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Rhode Island Air Show


This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

Rhode Island Air Show

Gary Detonnancourt

I went to the air show on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm when the show ends at about 4 pm.  I know this sound kind of stupid and it felt really stupid when I was stuck in the long line of traffic with the other stupid people trying to get there before the show ended.  However, I did manage to get to a park that was very close and I got to see and photograph the Blue Angels, which made it all worthwhile.

I use the Canon 5D MIII and the Canon 400 mm F/5.6 for these images.  If I had to do it again I would get closer and I would choose the Canon 100-400 mm F/5.6 because when the planes got really close 400 mm was too much zoom and I ended up with a few cut off shots, which you can see below.