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Thanks for the welcome back! I'm doing well, just being crazy busy with a 1 year old...
KZinnack - it's always fun to meet up with another MA2Aer. I've been absent for a while, though. Were those estimates correct? I had heard numbers about that high, but figured it had to be for the full weekend, not just a day. It didn't seem that packed. We were tucked in a corner right beside the Pratt & Whitney VIP area, right against the fence. We had an awesome view of the Blues, and the Golden Knights were landing directly in front of us. Even had the madman, Sean Tucker, come by and give us high fives. It was a grand day.
I goofed a bit on my photos, didn't realize that I had the ISO up to 500 (on my D80..a little high) and also pushed the exposure compensation the wrong way. Been too long since I've shot a show. My camera was also apparently having a brain meltdown, quite a few shots were WAY blown out, unrecoverably so, and then there are a pile of shots that are extremely dark. I still have some that I'm fond of, we'll see what I can dig out of the mess. I also may have some dust on my sensor, there's a fuzzy black dot on the center of every single picture...
For the first photo aside from my cell phone shot, I just have to say
"Negative Ghost Rider..."
Pattern Is Full by Shaggy Wolf, on Flickr
I can't remember if I posted any shots from last year, so here's an Osprey from the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival 2014.
Osprey by Shaggy Wolf, on Flickr
Fun show, lots of stuff hurtling over the water. The Osprey was really neat, though when he pushed a bit towards the crowd we got hammered with saltwater and sand. Uncool.
The Raptor from the same show:
Raptor by Shaggy Wolf, on Flickr
That was the first time I saw him, I'm hoping I have some neat shots from when it was at Westover this past weekend.