Sunday, January 9, 2011

A lucky shot here, but I had to create the situation for the luck to strike. I knew the Blue Angels would be practicing, and hoped to get a shot with tall landmarks in the foreground. I set myself up in the corner of a stadium parking lot, guessing the wide lot and structure of the stadium would come together. They didn't, the planes were actually flying lower then I'd imagined. But I stuck around even after I realized that, and was rewarded by three planes doing a slow pass directly over me. I shot this handholding a 400mm 2.8, pointing straight up and bearing the weight on my eyebrow. It even felt bruised for a few days. You gotta make room for luck.