Camera: NIKON D2H
Shutter: 1/1000 s
Exposure Setting: Shutter Priority
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 217 mm
White Balance: Auto
Shooter's Comments: On Monday I shoot aerials of Momper Insulation on west Main street. From above, I could still see fires burning even though the fire started on Sunday. The aerials help give a perspective that shows what is still going on, how close the fire is to a creek that flows into the St. Marys River and a sense of the location.
When shooting aerials, I like to shoot with the highest shutter speed possible. I was shooting with a long lens that was being blown around by the wind in a plane that was bouncing around. The camera was moving so much that I really could not see what I was shooting. A fast shutter speed gave me sharp images.
I shot a video, too, but I wasn't able to hide the movement. It will be hard to watch, but you will understand why I wasn't able to see much while I was shooting my photos. I have also put together a gallery.
- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist