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Happy to play, and grateful for the chance to learn from others better than I. As for my "best" shot, still in my future as I have but recently begun to learn. Still, here are a couple of my favorites.
In the last daylight hour of the last day of Oshkosh 2006 (greatest aviation event on Earth), as I was exhaustedly walking to the bus which would take me to the car which would take me to the plane which would take me home, I caught sight of this gorgeous P-51 Mustang, sitting in a field and looking nostalgically up at the sun through a break in the clouds. I swear it wanted to be up there as badly as I did, hence the title: "Airplanes Have Feelings Too."
D70s, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G, 1/250s f/13.0 at 38.0mm iso400
Wandering through the streets of Chinatown on a rainy day, looking for images. A small boy stopped cold, staring wide-eyed at the 70-200 lens on my camera. His mother gave permission with a quick wave of her hand, three quick frames and they were gone, hurrying off to somewhere.
D200, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR, 1/160s f/5.6 at 75.0mm iso400
And most recently, I drove six hours each way to stand in the sun for another five hours, in order to see the Red Bull Air Race in Monument Valley. Worth it. So utterly, seriously, amazingly, worth it. One or two shots from that day are among my best-ever so far. This one in particular puts a silly grin on my face every time I see it, or even remember it:
D200, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR + TC-17EII, 1/125s f/5.6 at 340.0mm iso100
Thanks to many of you who've helped me learn more and faster than I would have been able to achieve on my own.
Edited by Rodolfo Paiz on Jun 21, 2007 at 09:15 AM GMT (Reason: Added EXIF data.)
Edited on Dec 22, 2007 at 12:12 AM