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nickjohnson wrote:
Oh, and did you see the orange / yellow “feathers” on the trailing edge of the main gear? Super job Brian.

Here in the UK I mostly find myself shooting G to A into a flat grey sky. In the past I've often ended up busting a gut trying for a full disk only to be rewarded with an invisible disk!
From now on I'm going to reserve silly shutter speeds for helicopters – getting any blur into those big two blade Bells is hard work.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/9427767487_8079e734c7_o.jpg

Amen to that
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Dec 14, 2013 at 05:42 PM
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Aircraft with internal props are much easier to photograph







Dec 14, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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Ain't that the truth Jeff! It's easy to get a full disc on the Global front stages Whenever I have a jet subject air to air, it's a whole different set of rules, and much less pressure. (That is , of course, if everything that is in the aircraft, remains in the aircraft……….. )






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Dec 14, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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Kids day at HQ, they are all bundled in throws laying around watching a marathon of Monsters Inc, Despicable Me etc. Chandler and I are working on the R/C Park Flyer Cub and his Nieuport kit. What this place needs is a fireplace…hmmm.


Dec 14, 2013 at 07:17 PM
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Featuring Glenn Watson



Dec 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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Jan-Arie wrote:



Featuring Glenn Watson


very cool video - nice to get the view from the cockpit.

Thanks J-A



Dec 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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Good example of old fashioned drive, Glenn created that opportunity from nothing. He knew they were going to be in town, did some research and learned where the previous stop was going to be, contacted the powers that be and proposed his photographic plan. Well done Glenn!




Dec 15, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Brian's wonderful Stearman image is a great example of the "full disc" goal. Not everyone can get them, no one can get them all the time, for some it's not even a goal, some like the effect, some don't care. Therein lies one of the beauties of our passion and trade. Kind of a "from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her vision" to paraphrase good 'Ol Karl.

Because of Brian's vision and skill at the instant the Stearman was captured, one can see something I don't ever remember seeing prior to this image, a perfect shade sketch
...Show more

There was a little bit of the man upstairs putting me and the sun in agreeable spots as well Thank you for the kind words on that.



Dec 15, 2013 at 05:23 AM
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stevez wrote:
Not to mention both of the right wings! I puzzled over that shadow on the prop disc until Jim's note made it obvious...

Love the watermark 'stenciled' on the side of the fuselage, too, Brian

Thanks! I wasn't totally sure what I would get on the reverse side of the disc when I shot it but I knew at the very least it would show up given the sun angle, the shadows were a nice bonus. With the watermark I try to put that in a place that looks a part of the photo when I can, this one worked out nicely for that.



Dec 15, 2013 at 05:28 AM
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A number of our Arizona Aviation Photographers (AzAP) group went to Tucson for some night photography at the Pima Air & Space Museum. While this is a semi-annual event for our group, it was my first time. We had nearly a full moon, clear skies and some ambient light from Tucson. It got a tad chilly as the hour grew late, but nothing a warm coat could not handle. Here are a couple of my efforts at long exposures. It was a fun way to spend an evening with some talented shooters in a non-typical aviation photography environment. I have a lot to learn




Boeing B-52 Stratofortress






Convair B-58 Hustler




Dec 15, 2013 at 09:50 AM
 

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That B52 ia outstanding. Is that a 'shooting star' that you captured? (above the wing wheel on the left...


Dec 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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Donald Gray wrote:
That B52 ia outstanding. Is that a 'shooting star' that you captured? (above the wing wheel on the left...


Thanks Donald. Actually, I believe that was a left-over from a meteor shower we had the evening before.



Dec 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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I'll second what Donald said on the B52, and raise him with a fabulous on the Hustler shot - the star trails are a really nice touch.


Dec 15, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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Wow Jeff! Wish I was a bit closer, sure would love to be a part of your active, and talented group.


Dec 15, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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Looks like with all the different shadow patterns that the B52 has some splinter camo on it's engines...


Dec 15, 2013 at 02:40 PM
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Jeff,

Both shots are outstanding. What sort of exposure times are they?

Mark



Dec 15, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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Love the Buff, Jeff!

Now for something completely different...

http://bit.ly/INwSYz



Dec 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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So I'm sitting here in Dallas this morning and wake up to Kirby Chambliss (I think) doing aerobatics over the fancy suspension bridge near downtown, with a camera 407 in tow. Not a bad way to wake up on a Sunday morning!


Dec 15, 2013 at 04:42 PM
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MMcGrath wrote:
Jeff,

Both shots are outstanding. What sort of exposure times are they?

Mark


Thanks all for the kind comments. You'd be more than welcome in our group Jim; we have a ton of fun and there are some very accomplished shooters. I try and peak over their shoulders whenever I can - like I did last night.

@Mark - The Buff and Hustler were 2-minute and 30-second exposures. The F-84 below is a 10 minute exposure. I had to go to f/22 for depth of field purposes and that significantly increase my exposure time. Thank goodness for the high ISO and long exposure noise reduction built into my 5D3.





Republic F-84F Thunderstreak



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Gee !
Which one do I fly today, --

















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