Spectacle of light and colors

Quad Cities air show this past weekend had a mix of summer weather- warm rain, scorching sun, and a lot of clouds. My favorite moment of the show happened on the gray, cloudy sky. It might not be the most interesting background, but surely helped the flares to be noticed in the sky, when Beechcraft T-34 Mentor piloted by Julie Clark flew through it.

It is one of the times where the moment does not render perfect as photograph. To make flares more interesting, I would have to shorten shutter speed significantly, and close the aperture. Slowing shutter will freeze the prop, and make the airplane feel lifeless.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor Free Spirit piloted by Julie Clark at Quad Cities Airhsow, 2013