This is another instance of what is known as good timing and "situational awareness." Basically it's picking a good step-up and taking note of what is going on to make a good shot better. I knew the Lockheed C-130J would cross behind and above the F-22 Raptor. I just didn't know how high up the frame it would be. I estimated where I thought it would enter the image and waited. Sure enough, there it was and it made for a more interesting shot. One of the things I particularly like about it is the green glow off the F-22's HUD (Head Up Display). It adds a nice touch of color.
This picture was taken at the 2007 NAS Pt. Mugu open house.
"Salt River Cliffs" ©
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