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I would also like to say Happy New Year to what has to be the best family on the net.


Dec 30, 2012 at 07:16 PM
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Mrussfoto wrote:
Would like to post a few more from my first show. Was wondering what shutter speed works best for full circles. Does it depend on type of engine as I seem to do better with radials, maybe something with the way the props are geared. C and C will help. Used to shoot a lot of college Football and it seems a lot of what I learned there helps with this. Already looking forward to the Blue Angels April 27 and 28 in South Carolina.


Welcome, Michael! Happy New Year to you too.

I'm sure someone will chime in with a more definitive answer, but yes, the shutter speed you need for a full disk really depends. In my limited experience, I think the modern acrobatic planes are probably the easiest. Followed in general by single engine warbirds, then the multi-engine bombers. For me, by far the toughest is a Corsair.

Mark



Dec 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM
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I am wondering, where they found plastic wrap, to cover the Shuttle? How they made such a big piece, is another question..
Happy new Years to all, even those that are AWOL.

Tom



Dec 30, 2012 at 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the answer, I can already tell that this aviation photography ca be complicated, a lot to learn. So many masters on this thread who really amaze me with their work. From Mr. Wilson through the rest I have a lot to aspire to. Really getting hooked.


Dec 30, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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Dear Michael,

We are glad to have you on board. The talent pool is deep here for sure, and everyone has their own unique style, we look forward to watching your style develop. Heck, I look at our thread every day and seriously consider taking up golf! These folks are really, really good!

JW



Dec 30, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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Under the heading of our mantra..."Do Ya want the shot........or not?!" I just landed from a 1.2 hour air to ground shoot...Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The answer to our question is always "Yes!!" 39 degrees and 20kts. out of the south does make you think just a bit longer prior to answering though.

I know I've said it several times, but I really think this was my last assignment of 2012



Dec 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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Matt Chapman..



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Dec 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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Brian, I believe there was just the one Crew Compartment Trainer at JSC. I was fortunate to get to crawl around in it and several other full size mockups two years ago. A friend of mine worked at JSC as a Mission Controller and gave me the grand tour.

Crew Compartment trainer - Couldn't spend much time in there, best of the three pictures my friend was able to take.






Another shot towards the back of the CCT - the window would be looking out at the payload bay.






Full size launch configuration Crew Trainer






Payload Bay Simulation Trainer






Stationary Orbiter Simulator






Front end of the Payload Bay Trainer






ISS Mockup






Exterior of the mockup






The new Lunar rovers that will sadly never leave Earth.






I got to go in those too.






The famed Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory






Oh and one more thing...I moonlight as Space Shuttle Flight Director. And Apollo Flight Director.













Dec 30, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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Superbug movin'..



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Dec 30, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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Wow Andrew, thanks for that series. That must have been amazing. I once had tickets for a Shuttle launch that got scrubbed, and I traded them in for a Cape Canaveral Then and Now tour, which for me was pretty awe-inspiring in and of itself. I can't imagine what your access must have been like - I wouldn't have been able to sleep for days in advance.

Mark



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Good stuff Glenn and Andrew

Soo the last 24 and a half hour of this year are here rest me to say Thanks again for a great year were we raised the bar yet again fortunate enough to meet some of you in person, Ill hope that we can repeat that again soon.
Wish you all the best for the New Year and Ill be ready for another great salvo of pictures and story's

J.A.



Dec 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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Wow I can use some of that Sun now !!!

One of my Bad weather shots of the Red Arrows at fairford this year with Marcel K and Roel R






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    200mm    f/9.0    1/400s    160 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Dec 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Now I see Jo's secret to panning - rest the lens carefully on your forearm!



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Dec 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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OK, based on the photos Glenn, Jay, Jeff, Jan-Arie and the rest of you guys are showing, I'm taking a sabbatical to go figure out which end of the camera to point at airplanes! Hope this post doesn't show up at TOP, if so, Glenn, would you cover for me?!


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