Midnight Hawks at the Helsinki International Air Show showing tight diamond formation of four jets. Midnight Hawks is display team of Finnish Air Force using BAe Hawk Mk 51 fighter trainers.
(Title Aces High, a single of Iron Maiden from the album Powerslave, 1984.)
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baclama (18829) 2012-03-11 9:18
wonderful shot with great light and color
good sharpness and the size square is a very good idea
rbassin (22715) 2012-03-11 10:00
Une photo spectacle.
C'est superbement bien fait avec de bons effets de lumière.
arican (125) 2012-03-11 10:49
What a wonderful framing! It shouldn't be so easy to properly catch and frame this view. Sharpness is also good. Congratulations.
batalay (38773) 2012-03-11 11:34
This is a powerful action shot of the four fighter planes in formation. Shooting at 1/1600 sec, you probably did not have to track them very much. But you catch a high resolution image of the planes. A couple of years ago I had submitted a shot of a virtual formation of fighter planes. In your's there is real action.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-11 12:57
this is a stunning picture given the speed at which these planes are travelling. the sharpness is perfect and you have composed this superbly with the four planes filling the frame.
Jeppo (17645) 2012-03-11 14:03
"run live to fly fly to live do or die
run, live to fly fly to live..aces high!!"
I think Iron Maiden fits to the picture like a glove
congrats for the sharpness on such supersonic subjects
delpeoples (57622) 2012-03-11 15:10
Whilst not a plane enthusiast, I can certainly appreciate the skill that's gone into this great photo. They must be moving at what, at least 600kph, and your photo is pin-sharp. The grey sy really helps you here, a white sky would not have had the same effect. I love of course the graphism of the planes formation and their chem-trails. No an environmentally friendly photo, but a great photo nevertheless :)
Enjoy your Sunday evening
francio64 (39888) 2012-03-11 15:12
immagine molto dinamica e ben catturata.
Il cielo grigio fa da ottimo sfondo, mettendo in evidenza i fumi dorati degli aerei.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-12 0:12
Impressionnante photo de cette patrouille finlandaise magistralement saisie. Jolis tons d'image également.
annjackman (21895) 2012-03-14 5:45
Excellent fast shutter speed work so that you have achieved excellent sharpness. The grey, cloudy sky works very well as the BG to these Hawks. Your composition is very good with the planes across the diagonal.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-03-15 9:05
Wow! Awesome capture of this formation! Love the lighting! Good pov and dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
claudeD (38362) 2012-03-15 13:33
Very fine action shot from Finland with a perfect sharpness and composition. Youdidan excellent fotojob here.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jimkil (1706) 2012-04-18 0:21
Love it, the composition, the square format the mood, all rolled into one, the tail streams are very dynamic.
jemaflor (96753) 2012-04-18 12:37
well taken and presented, interesting position with diagonals on the shot, tfs.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (27508)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-15
- Categories: Transportation, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1600 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos with Titles of Songs 09, Square format [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 9:08