Archive for the ‘Air Shows’ Category

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Got the Blues Again… 2010!

November 5, 2010

So just before the weekend rush at Dubbins Air Force Base for the Great Georgia Air Show 2010, my dad and I parked at the Lincoln car dealer ship across from the base to see the amazing Blue Angels perform a private show for military and aerial performers! Amazingly we got a chance to really experience them up close and personal as they flew just a few hundred feet above us!! It was truly a great spot to capture them with such clarity and consistency!

The Blue Angels are know across the world to have the tightest formation in aerial performance! They are so precise with their aerial maneuvers that they get as close as 18 inches from each other! WOW truly remarkable. The wildest and craziest bit is that each pilot is watching each other rather than whats in front of them. Imagine yourself driving you sport car traveling at over 300+MPH and just watching the driver next to you as you are only inches apart maneuvering around turns. Its just simply crazy to imagine… thats why I take photos of these wild cats rather than imagining that madness.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 68 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2010 season, as the team celebrates their 23rd year of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. That would be amazing to follow their tour all over. They just performed in Hawaii… I could only imagine the pictures over the cool crystal water and Hawaiian mountains!

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I Got The Blues!

November 14, 2009

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Wow! What a beautiful day it is here in Pensacola Florida. Its the perfect weather for a great air show with the Blue Angels as they roar through the crisp blue sky. CLICK on the picture for more on my Flickr.

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The Return Of The Blue Angels

November 7, 2009

During the summer I traveled down to Pensacola Beach, Floridawith some friends I met during my internship to spend the weekend photographing the incredible Blue Angels. Well the time has come again for another and Final Blue Angel Air Show for the year!
Blue Angels Over Pensacola Beach

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I will be heading down again to see them perform for their Home Coming Show in just less than two weeks! I can’t wait.

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Air Show/Falcon Field, Peachtree City The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

November 7, 2009

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Straight Up
This is what you want… RAW POWER at its best! Check how much one of these bad boys would run you…you know, if you where to win the lottery and have an itch to buy one. Buy-Now!

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High Speed Fly By

November 7, 2009

The F-18 Super Hornet. Now this jet is fast. Trying to capture this jet while zoooooming by at speeds of 750+mph was tough. I used a 70-200 2.8 with a 2x converter which by the way, great gear for fast & far subjects, the only thing about the converter is that, you loose two stops (from 2.8 to 5.6) on a full frame sensor. But let me tell you, if you have great light that doesn’t matter. Other samples with this affordable combo . With the overcast and rainy day, I had to jump the ISO to over 400 just to get the shutter high around 1/1000-1/2000 in hope that thats fast enough. Let me tell you…lighting is everything, it helps a million times over. Personally,I needed faster shutter speed at the end…the F-18 Super Hornet is extremely fast. And for spectators out there…you know that If you blink, you’ve missed it. Just wait to you see it for your self.
High Speed Hornet

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And Then, There’s That Guy…

November 7, 2009

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Cameras ready?!!!… Shoot!!! Fun times at the air show this past weekend,…this is the place where all size cameras are welcomed!

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Neal Darnell’s Flash Fire Truck

November 7, 2009

This insanely fast truck has a monster jet pack to launch it to speeds over 300+mph! How you ask?Click Here for more picks and info about this super charged truck.
Rocket Flames! WOW 12,000hp