From one extreme to the other...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Lightmancer, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I spent last Saturday at the Chap Olympiad in a park in central London and Sunday at the Farnborough Airshow. You couldn't get two more different events, and two more different ways of working. On Saturday I used my X-Pro1 with 35 and 90mm lenses and "fly-fished" a small handful of images I was happy with. On Sunday I shot over 2500 images with the X-Pro2 and 100-400mm lens, machine-gunning my way through three cards and four batteries in doing so, to arrive at just seventy images I was happy with and a handful that I really liked - a hit rate of less than 3%.

    These two images capture those two extremes for me; different subjects, different techniques, different styles - one photographer, one system.

    Chap Olympiad 2016 spectator 9 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    Farnborough Airshow July 2016 XPro2 Wingwalkers 9 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity
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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    That second shot of the airshow is a great image. My favorite, for sure!! :D
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    The airshow shot is absolutely glorious.

    Every once in a while, I see a shot where I say "I wish I had taken that."

    Well, that airshow shot is one of those.

    Well done.

    Cheers, Jock
    PS -- Don't sweat the hit rate when you get even one shot like that!
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Both shots are spectacular for different reasons.
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  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Both shots are fabulous. And if I didn't know Bill took them I'd be hard-pressed to tell if they weren't shot 80 or more years ago.
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I wouldn't let those two observations exclude themselves. :hiding:
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  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    What are you implying, you young whippersnapper..!?
    Victorian Bill 1 mono vignette.jpg
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  8. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    I would have to print the wing walker shot. Dang, that's good stuff.