Dean Ginther  

Blue Angels Traverse City by Dean Ginther

July 2024 - Blue Angels Traverse City

July 2024 - Dean Ginther


About the Image(s)

Last Sunday I went to the Traverse City Airport to pick up my son on an arriving flight scheduled for 2:30 pm. I knew that the Blue Angles were scheduled to do an airshow along the lakefront at 3:00 pm, so I took my camera just in case. I had to wait several hours at the airport but, while waiting outside, I did get to take a few pics of the Blue Angels as they flew over and around the airport during their airshow.
I used my Sony A7RV handheld on manual with a 28-200 zoom
at f7.1, 1/800, ISO auto (125). About the only thing I did in post was crop in a bit from the right. I took a number of other pics but I like this one because of the perspective created by the low pass with the trees in the foreground.

4 comments posted

Tim Kemp
Hi Dean, looks like you had a great vantage spot for this nicely sharp and clear capture of the jets! My suggestions would be to crop a little more from the right and extend the canvas to the left, then use either content aware fill or generative fill/no prompt to give the jets more space to move into. Possibly remove a couple of branches touching the lowest jets, and remove a dust spot just above the highest jet.   Posted: 07/02/2024 21:40:43
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Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Tim for those helpful suggestions.   Posted: 07/03/2024 09:30:10

Jamie Cuaresma
Hi Dean,
Quite the action shot! Fantastic! My only suggestion is maybe remove the a some branches from the lower tree to get more sky under that 2nd plane.   Posted: 07/03/2024 19:49:21
Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Jamie.   Posted: 07/08/2024 08:57:01


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