This was a great day that my son and I had in mid February. He loves to see them in the air as he is playing in the yard, but I wanted him to see some in person to see truly how big they are. Carolina's Aviation Museum was only twenty minutes away so it was a great choice. They had a great variety in planes including fighter jets, older planes, helicopters, and the Miracle on Hudson US Airways Flight 1549. All of this was great to see in person but he really was interested in playing in the cockpits of the planes.
Of course while we are visiting I bought my D3100 to snap some pics. The lighting conditions were not good at all and was dimly lit. I had to fire the flash on the majority of the pictures which I'm not great at using. You can easily see what the flash lit up compared to the rest of the frame. Majority of these shots were in aperture priority mode with some in manual. The above picture is credited to a worker at the museum because I definitely needed a picture with my son in front of the fighter jet.
This is my favorite picture of The Miracle on Hudson. It was amazing to see this plane in person and a great story on how the plane was landed. I edited the picture in black and white with slight adjustments in clarity and contrast. All in all I think it really came out good.
As you can tell Black and White edits are my favorite. I just really love how they turn out. i thought these pictures turned out the best and filled the frame to make it more of a interested picture. I know these are mainly snapshots at a museum but the lighting was tough to figure out for a beginner. With this shoot I took a decent amount of pictures with only a few keepers.
The best part of the day was watching my son pilot these planes. It was great to see him take control as if he really knew what he was doing. He also flew a older 747 and small Cessna. Fighter jet was definitely the favorite since there were more buttons and switches. Next step and to bring Noah when he gets a little older so Dylan can have a co-pilot. It would be greatly appreciated with any feedback of tips on how to get better results in low light conditions. Michael