Monday, September 19, 2011

Aerostars at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo 2011


This is my third and final post from photography taken at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo 2011.  If you missed the first two installments, here are the links:


One of the aspects of shooting the Aerostars and the Blue Angels I really enjoyed was the ability to eliminate all the distracting elements that might enter the composition and focus on the beauty of the performance.  The compositions are clean – sky, smoke trails, and planes.  Simple and unconfused.


Even better, from a photographic perspective, the day was uniformly overcast with no discernable clouds to muddle up the shot.  In general, I am a big fan of large dramatic cloud formations – particularly for landscape photography.  For street photography and other types of shots, overcast is perfect because it makes for nice soft light even during the middle of the day.  Although this certainly is not street photography, the soft overcast worked wonderfully.


Speaking of street photography, this past weekend we enjoyed an afternoon at the H Street Festival (H Street NE, Washington DC).  Check back later this week for some words and photography from this fantastically food filled urban festival.


Until we visit the Air Expo next summer, I hope you enjoyed this photography.


Have fun, and go make some great photography.


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