Sunday, September 4, 2011
This is one type of shooting that I have not
done very often but would love to do again
and often. It would be best to have an open
window so next time I'm flying in a Beaver
I'm going to try to get the front seat and
get the little window open. From the back seat
I got some decent shots but the curving glass
reflects light from inside so I had to be careful
to avoid those reflections. And as the plane vibrates a lot,
I did not want to touch the camera to the window.
I used a high shutter speed like 1/500 sec to deal
with the plane's movement and the vibration. You don't
need a lot of depth of field as everything down
below is very far. So f 5.6 or 8 would do.
The worst problem is that the window was
a bit dusty so the dirt softens the image
as you shoot through the glass. Grab that
front seat next time.