Planes of Fame flew their Zero a few weeks ago, unfortunately the day was overcast and foggy and the aerial images weren’t the best. I took a few of it on the ground and did the best I could with those in the air. This is a famous zero that has been in movies and has the honor of being the last original one. The day was very hazy, but I was out there with my A9ii and 200-600 with 1.4x tele extender. I ended up using quite a bit of dehaze in Lightroom to get the shots to look anywhere near decent. Beautiful plane would have loved for the day to have been better.
Living History Day
P-38 Living History Day at the Planes of Fame
This month was showcasing the P-38 Lightning at the Living History Day. This plane is unique in that was a dual prop plane that was extremely quiet due to the fact that it’s turbo super-chargers were muffled. It was those same turbos though that allowed it to climb and allowed it be a successful plane in the pacific theater during WWII.
Living History Day Vought F4U-1A Corsair
This month’s Living History Day was the Vought F4U-1A Corsair at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. All shots taken with the 100-400 Sony lens on my A6500 Camera. 1/160th in Shutter Priority mode. I used a polarizing lens to try and keep the Aperture down so that the camera would continue to autofocus since I was in continuous focus mode.
Planes of Fame January Living History Day – Focke-Wulf Fw 190
The local Air Museum holds a living history day each month where they bring out the planes along with people that might have flown them or worked on them. It’s a great benefit living so close to the air museum that I can just drive over and in some cases shoot from my backyard. As I am trying to improve my airplane photography I took this as an opportunity to work on shooting at a slow shutter speed and working on my panning. Needless to say my panning needs some work so that I can get some sharp photographs.