Deb Thurlbeck  


Thunderbirds by Deb Thurlbeck

May 2023 - Thunderbirds

About the Image(s)

This is the Thunderbirds and was taken at the 2023 Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show at the Davis-Monthan AFB.
It was a wonderful, sunny day, and a great show. Many photos to look through when I was done.

Tech
Nikon Z6
F - 6.3
1/1250 sec
ISO 100
200 mm


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15 comments posted




Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
Ah, nice symmetry and movements captured.   Posted: 05/03/2023 05:22:33



Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
Thanks Wanda, I was fortunate to have a great spot to capture the Thunderbirds in action.   Posted: 05/03/2023 09:48:50



Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Deb, I think the various positions of the jets adds greatly to this composition. The three that are streaming off to the wild blue are supported by the two still in their wake. Then that final jet brings up the rear adding some closure to the image. One of these days I am going to get myself over to one of these airshows.   Posted: 05/09/2023 12:24:36
Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
Thanks Joe, It was a day well spent and many photos to sift through to pick my favourites. Many misses also so it was great practice capturing fast moving objects.   Posted: 05/09/2023 15:02:02



Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I agree with Joe. What a wonderful composition and well executed. I wonder if you added a bit more contrast if the jets would pop more. Just a thought.   Posted: 05/09/2023 12:58:38
Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
Thanks Deborah, I did some post processing, but may be over cautious and try not to overdo it.   Posted: 05/09/2023 15:03:09
Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I also had the same thoughts. Over processing is so obvious. However, someone just commented on one of my images - and said "punch it up". It is a delicate balance.   Posted: 05/09/2023 19:40:47
Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
A balance and personal preference, also what we are used to seeing in the area we live in. Interesting to get varied opinions though.   Posted: 05/10/2023 15:34:43
Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
A balance and personal preference, also what we are used to seeing in the area we live in. Interesting to get varied opinions though.   Posted: 05/11/2023 10:17:07



Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I tried to increase the sharpness in my post processing programs   Posted: 05/09/2023 16:16:31
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Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I wonder - sharpness vs contrast?   Posted: 05/09/2023 19:41:27



Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I, too, have gone to air shows, mainly the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and taken hundred of photos and know how many misses happen before a good shot is made. I like your composition. I also appreciate the comments regarding sharpness vs contrast as I have asked myself the same question.   Posted: 05/22/2023 21:01:25
Deb Thurlbeck   Deb Thurlbeck
Thanks Kathy, I find that air shows are great practice, both at taking photos and then deleting them.   Posted: 05/23/2023 09:42:52



Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I, too, have gone to air shows, mainly the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and taken hundred of photos and know how many misses happen before a good shot is made. I like your composition. I also appreciate the comments regarding sharpness vs contrast as I have asked myself the same question.   Posted: 05/22/2023 21:01:26



Chris Benjamin   Chris Benjamin
I like the composition . Haven't been to any air shows but 2ill be in USA in September and hope to go to San Diego fir an air show, my first one to photograph.   Posted: 05/28/2023 09:06:54