Mustang Air to Air
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Hutchy
Registered: Mar 07, 2005
Total Posts: 35
Country: Australia

WoW!

I've been doing some air to air shots over the past year for a cargo company, but nothing quite in this league. Thanks for giving me some added inspiration (over and above the thrill of shooting this type of subject).

Also, I'm glad you mentioned the danger factor. My first shoot a while back was FAR too dangerous. When you're hanging out of a plane you really want to make sure you're going to stay in the plane. There was no incident and nobody hurt but in hindsite, I should have had a better harness. I was lured into taking some great shots and forgot about my own safety. Lesson learnt!

Great shots! Could see an exhibition in the future?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

Good point Hutchy,

A couple of years ago I was asked to photograph a golf course and get low level perspectives of all the fairways. My helicopter arrived an hour later than he was scheduled and I was losing the sweet light so I was scrambling when he landed. I grabbed my gear, jumped in and we took off. The views were tree top level so I asked the pilot to fly sideways, beginning over a lake, tilting the helicopter at a pretty good angle and keeping it there as we flew down the fairway to the green. As he positioned the ship per my request, I leaned way out, looking almost straight down it was right about then that I realized that old familiar restraining sensation I was used to, wasn't there. In my rush, I never buckled in and my pilot didn't double check me. It makes me queasy just thinking about how close I came to falling out of that helicopter. Whether I'm flying for fun or on an aviation related shoot, I have a built in alarm now that goes off when anyone involved in the process starts to rush or get disorganized, there's no room for it in something this demanding.

JW

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

An exhibition? You know, I've never stopped shooting long enough to put one together. I know my lab would participate in the printing costs. Literally, I have 5,000 images in the files that are equal to, or better than the ones I've posted here over the past week. While I'd love to do an exhibition, I really don't have the slightest idea where I'd begin. Thanks for asking though!

JW

Edited by JWilsonphoto on Sep 04, 2007 at 02:54 PM GMT



esa17
Registered: Jan 13, 2006
Total Posts: 168
Country: N/A

When most guys close their eyes they see girls, I've always seen airplanes. Now I'm seeing these shots, hopefully that doesn't violate the copyright! :P



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

Thanks! First, I'm granting you a visionary copyright release so you can conjure them up anytime without fear of the copyright police or black helicopters or anything. Secondly, if you're married, it's much better for marital longevity to envision airplanes. Although, sometimes I think my wife would have preferred I envisioned women rather than a hangar full of aluminum!

JW

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grmedhat1
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2430
Country: Canada

Wow! That's incredible photography. I truly mean it. I'm speechless. Thanks for sharing.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

Hi Garry & Kevin,

Thank you! What I think is incredible is that 1600+ of you talented people have taken time to enjoy my work and comment on it. I do what I do because I love it, I'd do it for free (please don't tell my clients), and I appreciate the time and reinforcement you've given me!

Sincerely,

Jim

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

This beautiful Waco Taperwing is owned and flown regularly (not generally right side up) by a gentleman affectionately known as "The Great Dobransky", quite a stick, quite a guy!!

JW

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

There's roomier cabins but not much sexier airframes...

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JWilsonphoto
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Total Posts: 15448
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FLYAMT.com and the Extra...

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thunderbirds in the desert heat...

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midas
Registered: Dec 12, 2003
Total Posts: 11
Country: United States

As usual, nice work Jim. Samantha also approves.

Scott Meril:-)



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

Thanks Sam & Scott!

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JWilsonphoto
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Rolin', Rollin', Rollin'...



Blackstar
Registered: Nov 30, 2005
Total Posts: 57
Country: United States

Just Amazing!!
I can't get over the color and sharpness.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 15448
Country: United States

Thanks Jeff!

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Nothing like the sound of a Pratt & Whitney.... unless it's four of them...

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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Piaggio, Italian for screamin'...

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JWilsonphoto
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Global On The Go...

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DARKSTI
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
Total Posts: 314
Country: United States

Please keep posting, I am loving them all



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