Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

Incoming....



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

My vote, for favorite, too. There looks like there was a lot of set-up work, invoved . I would expect no less, from Mr Wilson.

Tom



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4502
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Gero. One of my favorite images of all time. I'm trying to decide what paper surface to print it on.


Metal...

Not just "metallic" but on actual metal...



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3562
Country: Netherlands

This is a photo that I would like to share it's not mine I came by it on the Internet in the Public Domain.
This photo has everything I like subject and color wise.

If this is not allowed could you let me know
to bad no exif is present.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2621
Country: United States

Some great video from the Rod Lewis camp of Reno.

http://vimeo.com/53166158



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

Leo Hursh wrote:
Yesterday I took my son, Skyler and my nephew to the Strategic Air and Space Museum outside of Omaha, NE. A fun time was had by all. The museum is tough from a photographic perspective with all the displays packed tightly together, but it was a lot of fun seeing many aircraft that I've only seen in pictures since I was a kid.



Just what was kelly Johnson smoking way back in '58 to come up with that design
Sheer genius...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3370
Country: United States

Leo Hursh wrote:
Yesterday I took my son, Skyler and my nephew to the Strategic Air and Space Museum outside of Omaha, NE. A fun time was had by all. The museum is tough from a photographic perspective with all the displays packed tightly together, but it was a lot of fun seeing many aircraft that I've only seen in pictures since I was a kid.


Looks like a good day with the boys, Leo. I haven't seen that museum since it was housed on base at Offut.

Anybody know what the bulges in the SR-71's chines, just aft of the nose probe, are for? Airflow modification, maybe, or to house sensors?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3370
Country: United States

Leo Hursh wrote:
Steve, I really enjoy the landscape shots you add to our home here. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


You're very welcome, Leo. When I don't have airplanes to shoot I still like to share what I've been up to here, among friends.

Holy cow, is that a B-36? And did they get that monster indoors?!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7702
Country: United States

Doesn't look too big in this shot:

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=360



And thanks for all those views of Colorado, and Santa Fe. I'm guessing your car handled the Raton Pass a little better than the 1974 Chevy Vega we did it with... thought I was going to have to get out and push it up at one point...



stevez wrote:
Leo Hursh wrote:
Steve, I really enjoy the landscape shots you add to our home here. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


You're very welcome, Leo. When I don't have airplanes to shoot I still like to share what I've been up to here, among friends.

Holy cow, is that a B-36? And did they get that monster indoors?!




USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1246
Country: United States

Oh Leo, you have been to my favorite place! Only in this country could you walk into a building and be greeted by the fastest plane in the world! And at such a sexy angle!........Mike



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7702
Country: United States

Still one of my most favorite planes, glad I got to see it take off once.

Leo Hursh wrote:
Incoming....



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

@ Angry, I'm not sure what it was, but it was doing the job! To think that they went from paper to flying example in 4 years on an aircraft that is at the top of the food-chain is amazing!

@ Steve, it was a great day with the boys. I don't know exactly what the bulges are for, but a bit of research would suggest that they housed ELINT sensors or cameras. Yes, they had the B-36 parked behind and to the side of the B-52 and the B-17. It is amazing how many aircraft (both large and small) packed into those buildings!

@ Mike, you aint kidding! We walked through the front doors and both boys jaws hit the floors. They just walked over and looked at the aircraft for several minutes, pointing and making comments about the various features of the airplane.

@ Larua, I would've enjoyed getting to witness that!



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

One of the newest additions to the museum....



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2621
Country: United States

Some of the other classes from Reno. I hate to crop stuff, except to level the horizon, but this is cropped since it was so far to the left side of the frame.



mikegeng
Registered: Oct 06, 2009
Total Posts: 334
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:

Mike,

Most of my thru the fence shooting is of a/c on the move, and I predominantly use back button focus. How would your technique help me with this?

Mark


Mark, I use back button focus too. For shooting up in the sky, not sure it would apply, but it may apply to an aircraft taxiiing behind some fencing you are standing near. With long lenses I am sure you know the depth of field can be very shallow. You can literally be right up behind some chain link fencing, or trees with leaves, and pan right through them, or at times, even shoot a still and the lens won't even pick up the chain link. I like to do this with no autofocusing enabled and by pre-focusing on a spot on the track and then essentially turning AF off. The below example is through foliage much denser than what appears in the frame (I wanted some edging of the leaves here) and had a bunch right in front of the lens that don't even appear. This shot is out of camera and not dolled up at all, just something that was close to what I was describing. Again, I wanting some leaves in this for effect. Apologies if most already know this...just thought a casual walker by on the thread could learn something.

Happy Thanksgiving for those in the USA.







mikegeng
Registered: Oct 06, 2009
Total Posts: 334
Country: United States

Tim, love that last one...the plane itself, the light hitting the panel/cockpit. Very nice.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Had a little fun hanging out catching all the holiday travelers. Traffic was wild getting to the shooting spot though



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16104
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
This is a photo that I would like to share it's not mine I came by it on the Internet in the Public Domain.
This photo has everything I like subject and color wise.

If this is not allowed could you let me know
to bad no exif is present.



That is a nice image Jan Arie. Wild guess at exif......1/500 at f/11, iso 400. Don't ask me why, just seems about right.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2986
Country: United States

Texan from Texas..



Glenn



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

With all the talk about the honor flights a few pages back figured out of today's shots, one for Southwest seemed appropriate. Nothing too fancy, but if you guys have any pointers, fire away. One never stops learning.



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