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It's a Texas thing...








May 11, 2013 at 07:46 PM
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p.3704 #2 · p.3704 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I went up in the Remos at noon today to give the Kenyon 4x4 a workout. I wanted some turbulence (and got it) and put the 0.6 ND filter on, too, to slow the shutter at reasonable apertures. So here's a sample of what it can do for you. At 1/400 second, which is two stops slower than I normally try to shoot aerials with the 70-200, my hit rate is about 60% for keepers and 40% for tack-sharp keepers. Here's a highway interchange at full-frame and again at a 1:1 crop.

The Kenyon and the D800+70-200 is a handful in the cockpit, and it's hard to look through the viewfinder when the subject is approaching 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis. Some adaptation to my normal techniques is required, but for a first effort, I'm quite pleased.




  NIKON D800    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/4.5    1/400s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  









May 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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p.3704 #3 · p.3704 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Took a bit of googling - June 10th.

http://upi.com/blog/2013/05/03/Solar-Impulse-solar-powered-plane-goes-on-cross-country-flight/7331367598415/


saph wrote:
Folks, anyone know when the Solar Impulse is due in DC?




May 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Brian! I'm putting a plan in place to take this rig downtown. I envision a series of images of the Dallas skyline at about the same illumination, using a 407 as the platform. I'm going to be in Houston next week, might try putting the same thing together down there. I love it when a new tool gets you thinking about new possibilities! Now what I need is a body that has less noise at higher iso settings, lots less noise.


Compared to what? Have you ever considered borrowing a D4 from Bill Fortney to compare versus your 1Dx?



May 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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p.3704 #5 · p.3704 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


stevez wrote:
I went up in the Remos at noon today to give the Kenyon 4x4 a workout. [...] The Kenyon and the D800+70-200 is a handful in the cockpit [...]


Large setup, small cockpit.



May 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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p.3704 #6 · p.3704 #6 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Folks, it looks like I'm going to miss the Gathering this year. I could cry...

My consulting practice is having a blockbuster year (already beat last year's total revenue), and the annual conference for family-business consulting is in San Diego, October 16-18. Even with the gala dinner on Friday, it's possible I can get to Dallas in time to meet y'all for the airshow... but no way no how can I go to both the Gathering on Thursday and my conference at the same time.

Dang it.



May 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.3704 #7 · p.3704 #7 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Well, you could always send Anya as your proxy, Rodolfo.


May 12, 2013 at 01:56 AM
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p.3704 #8 · p.3704 #8 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Aerial view of a pond starting to fill with water after a long winter's drought.







May 12, 2013 at 01:57 AM
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p.3704 #9 · p.3704 #9 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Jan-Arie wrote:
Flaps are down possibly to slow down for the camera ship and port side aileron is deflected a little bit translating in the right bank of the Mustang if I'm correct.


Right you are Jan Arie!




May 12, 2013 at 02:09 AM
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p.3704 #10 · p.3704 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Large setup, small cockpit.



Perhaps a local commercial pilot in the right seat acting as a safety pilot could help....phone lines are open.



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p.3704 #11 · p.3704 #11 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Nice B25 Wrei!


May 12, 2013 at 02:13 AM
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p.3704 #12 · p.3704 #12 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Compared to what? Have you ever considered borrowing a D4 from Bill Fortney to compare versus your 1Dx?


Naa, I don't really care, and I wouldn't invest in a D4 regardless at this point...D4X...now that might be a different story. The 1Dx does what it does nicely, no reason to look further until someone releases the next game changer.



May 12, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.3704 #13 · p.3704 #13 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


A few from today.

Rob

















May 12, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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p.3704 #14 · p.3704 #14 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Sorry to hear part of that Rodolfo, very happy to hear your efforts are paying off in spades.


May 12, 2013 at 02:25 AM
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p.3704 #15 · p.3704 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Nice Rob!! What a beautiful day for an air show.







May 12, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.3704 #16 · p.3704 #16 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


It was! Warm, but not hot. Cool NE breeze. And just enough clouds to add interest; no more.

Rob



May 12, 2013 at 02:30 AM
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p.3704 #17 · p.3704 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Now, on to Zim's A2G efforts. Glad you got into the air with the 4x4 Steve. As you discovered, it does hamper spontaneity a bit, but then so did my KS-4. It takes a little adaptation, but with the vantage points the Remos and Cub offer, it makes the adaptation a lot easier. That abstract landscape is incredible! I'm anxious to hear more of your impressions.


May 12, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.3704 #18 · p.3704 #18 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


RobMoser wrote:
A few from today.

Rob



Well done Rob, you going to Brady next weekend??

Lynn



May 12, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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p.3704 #19 · p.3704 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I thought about going to Corsicana today, but ended up at the business end of a tiller, and at three games. Only so many hours in the day, and I got things that need to be done before it is 105 degrees. We're having all the hardwood floors reworked, because they didn't meet spec the first time around, so that's adding to the stress level around the old hacienda. It'll be a vacation to go back to shooting next week!


May 12, 2013 at 02:50 AM
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p.3704 #20 · p.3704 #20 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


What's going on in Brady Lynn?


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