Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Dropping Flares

One of the demonstrations at ShawFest was an "Airfield Attack" which was conducted by the Air Force's Viper East demonstration team. During part of the demonstration, the fighters dropped flares to illustrate how they would avoid a heat-seeking missile. The photograph above is one I'm quite pleased with as I managed to capture a flare just after it was released and while it was still close enough to illuminate the plane. A little luck and a camera that can capture seven-frames per second really helps in these kinds of situations.

Keep shooting.

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