Airshow with 105mm? 5 for C&C

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  1. Primoz

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    Yesterday I was taking photos of a spectacular airshow above river in my hometown. Since I am NOT a proud owner of a fast telephoto I tried to do my best with my nikkor 18-105. (noise was a bit of a problem, since I had to go high with ISO to freeze motion, but I sorted it quite nicely with software).
    Here are 5 for you to judge:
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    Thanks!
     
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    most of them seem a bit dark for my taste.
     
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    I did some intentional vignetting on computer, because I thought the sky was monotone and subjects were not taking attention.
     
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    #2 is quite underexposed

    #4 nice pan

    #5 really like this one, a great capture for sure.
     
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    #2 i like but a little too dark.
    #4 is a good pan! looks like a Canadian Forces Griffon.
    #5 very nice!
     
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    good job on #4
     
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    4 and 5 are my favorite i love how you got the background and the blades of the chopper blured and I love how you got the 5th one that is truely a beautiful photo
     
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    like mentioned above i really like the last out of the series. awesome shots!
     
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    I like the photos, but I'm not sure the vignetting works for me. In a lot of cases, less is more, and even though vignetting is supposed to help focus your eye on the subject, I found it distracting because I noticed it before I really looked at the photos. Even without the vignetting, most look a bit underexposed, but that could be my laptop screen that I'm on right now. However, very nice work using what you had to get these shots. They really are nice airshow shots.
     
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    #5 definetly very nice capture
     
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    I really like number 1. However the plane is so tiny I can barely tell it is a plane... But maybe that is just my old eyes.

    Also, I agree that it is a tad dark...
     
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    Last time I was at an air show, I figured to run spot metering with +1EV, and I seemed to get good results. Using any other metering or no compensation seemed to give me really dark subjects. I'd rather have a bright and clear subject than anything else.

    That said, I really like #5, but the cropping puts it too much in the center, IMO.
     

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