Sunday, October 4, 2009

Photo of the Week: Chopper 5

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One of at least three helicopters circling above Daley Plaza, October 2nd, 2009, during the 2016 Olympic Bid rally.  It took some trial and error to get this shot, as I wanted the propeller blades to be just a touch blurry and I wasn't sure what shutter speed to use.  It turns out about 1/100sec works very well.  This was shot with a Nikon 55-200mm lens at 200mm and f20-- I credit a steady hand combined with the excellent VR system for this photo turning out as sharp as it is.  Check out this 100% crop:

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2 comments:

Meeting Neil is Easy said...

Is it appropriate that the A-Team theme song popped in my head?

Andy said...

It's always appropriate when the A-Team theme song pops in your head.