Yesterday we went to a local air display at Dawlish on the south coast of Devon, U.K. Unfortunately the great British summer intervened with some low cloud and rain, so the full programme wasn't completed. The famous Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial flight were unable to display but we did see the new Typhoon Eurofighter, some stunt planes, a Seafire (Royal Navy Spitfire) and probably one of the last appearances of the old Avro Vulcan a huge cold-war bomber. I will start posting some photos tomorrow (Monday).
I have now begun to add some photos of our break to Berlin. More to come over the following days.
As you can tell from my photos, I travel as often as I can. However, my photos don't come through luck but from preparation. Here are a couple of tips:-
1. Always do your homework
Get travel books and/or look up your location on the internet before you go so you get an idea of popular sights to see.
2. Bring the right equipment.
I use a general zoom lens (28-300mm) as a travel lens and supplement this with a wide-angle lens (10-24mm)
If necessary bring a small compact camera for photographing in the street where you may feel vulnerable with a large DSLR camera.
If you want to shoot in low light conditions, consider a more powerful flash gun.
3. Ask around when you arrive.
Locals like hotel staff, taxi drivers, and cafe staff will be glad to tell you of some spots that the locals go which most tourists are not aware of.
4. Be aware of time and light.
Check for sunrise and sunset times and also local weather forecasts via the internet.
5. Be flexible.
If you find a great spot be prepared to stay there longer than intended. Also, be prepared for the unexpected.
HAPPY SHOOTING !
Apologies for the break in service but we went on a last minute city break to Berlin. The trip was nice but the weather was simply too hot to walk around the city for any length of time. I will post some photos in a couple of weeks time when I have finished the Calgary photos in the TRAVEL section. We also visited Berlin Zoo so I hope to have some new bird and animal photos.
STAY TUNED !
I am a retired IT professional. I use my spare time by travelling and taking photographs. I love wildlife and history.