Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/3000 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 135 mm
White Balance: Auto
Today I went up in an airplane to shoot video and photos of the WTC beam motorcade. The motorcade moved along faster than we thought and we caught up with it on Indiana 120 West as it was approaching Osolo Township in Elkhart County.
I set my shutter to 3000 of a second. I figured if this shutter speed was good enough to shoot the space shuttle taking off then it ought to stop action as the wind blew my camera all around. I had an idea of what I wanted to capture but I never got a very good look throw the viewfinder. I had to shoot fast and just hope the fast shutter speed would really help me out.
Video is another matter. Unfortunately if the plane is bouncing around and the wind is blowing the camera around, it shows. Check out the video of the motorcade but first take some Dramamine®. I decided not to take some before I flew and that was a big mistake.
There is a gallery that will be easier to view.