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Detail Photos From The Combat Air Museum

Sometimes while photographing a person, an event, or even a place you don’t always want to show what the eye can easily see. Sometimes it’s a great idea to use detail photos to give visual hints and clues that suggest the larger scene.

I tried to do a little of this while at the Combat Air Museum at Forbes Field in Topeka, Kansas last week.


To read more about this
museum visit look for yesterday’s
post; The Combat Air Museum –
It’s HOT HOT HOT
.


The idea of photographing those details is to create an image of the event that gives the viewer’s imagination time to discover what else there might be filling the world outside that one single frame.

A detail photo might include reflections of what lies outside the frame, colors that fill the space, textures that define an object, words from a sign that guide the imagination, or even a facial expression that can give the viewer a sense of what it felt like to be there.

Here’s a few of my detail shots from the Combat Air Museum.

1/100 - f/4.0 - ISO 1600- 40mm
1/100 – f/4.0 – ISO 1600- 40mm

 

1/100 - f/4.0 - ISO 800 - 40mm
1/100 – f/4.0 – ISO 800 – 40mm

 

1/100 - f/4.0 - ISO 800 - 40mm
1/100 – f/4.0 – ISO 800 – 40mm

 

1/100 - f/5.0 - ISO 800 - 40mm
1/100 – f/5.0 – ISO 800 – 40mm

 

1/100 - f/4.0 - ISO 800 - 40mm
1/100 – f/4.0 – ISO 800 – 40mm

 

1/800 - f/4.0 - ISO 200 - 17mm
1/800 – f/4.0 – ISO 200 – 17mm

Do they help your imagination fill in the story a little more?


Click on the images above to see a larger view, order prints, or download photos of the images appearing in this post.

Click here to visit the complete Combat Air Museum gallery.


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