From one extreme to the other...

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

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    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 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 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 Subscribing Member

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

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Photographers Lounge app
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  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    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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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    bluzcity Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    I would have to print the wing walker shot. Dang, that's good stuff.