Avalon Airshow 2017

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I was lucky enough to be at the 2017 Avalon Airshow as an exhibitor during the trade days and take these photos on my lunch break and after the closing of the pavilions each day. The trade days focus on the exhibitors, so flying displays are kept to a minimum with a couple of sessions around midday and then again from about 4.30pm when the pavilions are closed.

One huge advantage of staying back each day is there are very few people around so access to the static displays for photos is quite easy. The downside is that it can be hit and miss getting access to the inside of aircraft or other exhibits.....still, it's better than waiting in endless lines for everything.

I hope you enjoy these images.

For the flying displays, Camera was a Canon 6D with Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 hand held and set to image stabilisation mode 2. Camera settings were mostly auto ISO, 1/2000th exposure in Exposure Priority mode (Tv).

For the static displays, Camera was Canon 6D with either Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 or Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 hand held with image stabilisation on. Settings were varied depending on the shot but mostly in Aperture Priority mode (Av).

Processing includes the usual contrast, brightness, noise reduction etc. normally done in Lightroom.