These both need some more work. I need to brighten the aircraft without diminishing the impact of the shock waves against the sky.
I shot these at the Abbotsford Air Show in August. This is the US Navy F-18 going over low (about 500', I'd guess) and as fast as the law will allow, about 1 knot short of the sound barrier. Those cones you see are condensation forming in the partial vacuum behind the pressure waves.