So lets start with the planes, Jet Fighters not an issue as you set your lens to Horizontal tracking mode (setting 2 for my L Lens) then set your shutter speed to high and hope that the Jet plane fly's past something which can give you some depth of field and thus present the illusion of speed.
However my primary subjects were World War 2 fighters with nice spinning prop blades, so a little more thought was needed. The trick here is to not capture at such a high shutter speed so that your plane resembles an Airfix model hanging from a kids bedroom ceiling.
So lets take a look at my first shot.
|f29, 1/250 ISO800 190mm (CR)|
So after watching a few plane passes, and running some manual tests to see what my camera was telling me, it was time so with a steady hand I used single focus point and focused on the target, then panning left as the subject flew by I clicked away.
The prop motion I think is perhaps borderline in terms of rotation pattern but happy with the result and I believe I achieved my objective.
My Next subject was an old Pioneer race between a very old car and 3 guys racing Penny Farthings. I first watched these guys ride around to sort of gauge how quickly they could move. I wished I could have got myself down to a lower point for this as the angle and composition appears to have lost some of it's swagger, however capturing the car in the background, adds to the flavour and generally happy with the shot. Unfortunately I had to crop the photo tight as I caught someones head as I panned left.
|f22, 1/60 ISO200, 110mm (CR)|
My next shot offered a different challenge, firstly the Glider had no visible moving parts and the cloud cover was light to average. Luckily the glider generated a slipstream as it came down from a high dive, so I just waited for it to do it's routine again and bingo, caught the stream..
|f20, 1/200, +.33exp IS400, 280mm|
|f11, 1/320, ISO400, 100mm|
|f8, 1/100 ISO400, 160mm (Converted to B/W)|