AT Shot of the Day Thread

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UsandThem

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spacejamz

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Cool picks!

That's only 7 planes flying in formation in this shot, but just imagine what the sky looked like from the ground back in WWII with some of their massive bombing raids.

In fact, I was curious and just looked it up. The largest was a raid was on July 27, 1943, in which 787 RAF aircraft bombed Hamburg, Germany. :oops:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Hamburg_in_World_War_II
when you think about the logistics behind something like that, it can make your head hurt...imagine the fuel, ammo, bombs and coordination to get that many planes in the air in that short amount of time...then imagine what it takes to feed, provide clean clothes and supplies for all of the men (pilots and ground crews) who make it happen...mind boggling...and they didn't have excel spreadsheets or access databases to keep track of everything....
 
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CuriousMike

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Took a random time lapse of sky from inside the house a while back, as sometimes I end up capturing cool stuff. Ended up capturing a shooting star.
Note sure it's a shooting start - looks more like an airplane. Shooting starts tend to have more color in the trail.

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Marley the cat! Saw him/her on a walk w/my daughter and thought wow, beautiful cat! Next thing I know, the cat's walking over and begging for a belly rub. A neighbor explained that the cat's super friendly and belongs to someone a bit down the road.

(A73, 85mm, f1.8, 1/500, edited in Cap One and fixed up the fraying on the collar with the new Healing Tool -- really loving that feature)


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spacejamz

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Taking my first stab at using an off camera flash....I already had an external Sony HVL-36 FM flash, I mean speedlight LOL, that was wireless compatible but my Sony a9 doesn't have a built in wireless flash controller...after having fun researching what i needed, I found a suitable controller (Sony HVL-F20M) on Amazon warehouse that did the trick...it was listed a 'Very Good' condition and was $70 off the brand new price of $148...

I just hand held the external flash while taking this pic...it definitely changes the mood of the pic....Now I just need to figure out how to work the distance settings...Since both flashes are part of the Sony wireless flash function, it does pass exposure data to control the flash (so it isn't just a simple slave mode flash that fires full power every time)...
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