Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
We're closing in on having our own, but I'm not rushing it, prosperity can be a bit daunting in and of itself. I was a pretty content and blessed guy before all this other stuff started. I want to make darn sure that I stay that way and don't let "stuff" cloud my vision.


Jim, I can attest to just how true it is that "prosperity can be a bit daunting." I have zero concerns about "stuff" clouding your vision... I do not expect that to be a problem for you. But there are plenty of other problems you can run into when you acquire wealth (and especially liquidity) very quickly, and most of them are not easy to predict and not easy to prepare for. And they can be hugely stressful or even lethal, financially speaking.

I see it all the time with my clients, and I've even seen it with my own family: the change from running a business to running an investment portfolio (or even worse, a portfolio of working assets like airplanes) is like leaving your photography business to running a hospital construction group... it's a whole 'nuther set of skills and nearly nothing carries over. It's incredibly easy to bite off more than you can sustainably chew -- even if you take great care.

Be very, very, very careful my friend. As you move forward, please note that all parts of the puzzle are interdependent and that you can make 10 good investments only to find that the "big picture" of all 10 shoots a hole in your foot because of the way they can interact.

Also note... the structural work (legal, fiscal, etc.) is critical. The right structures will make your life much easier, and of course the inverse also applies.

I'll leave it at that for now, hopefully we'll get a chance to chat soon just to catch up and add some detail to this post.



Larry Grace
Registered: Aug 06, 2009
Total Posts: 130
Country: United States

ISAP member meet-up at EAA AirVenture

ISAP members have asked about a meet-up in Oshkosh during EAA
AirVenture, and it looks like there will be a number of ISAP members
attending this year's weeklong event.

A good area to meet up with fellow ISAP members and to make plans is at the media center. Many photographers
who are on assignment meet there to catch up, to make dinner plans, or make plans to spend time shooting together during the week.

For members at Oshkosh for the beginning of the show, a meet-up will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at the media center. At that time, interested photographers can plan for future meet-ups during the week.

Other good times to meet your fellow ISAP members at the media center are during the lunch hour, and before and after the daily airshows.

Have a great time at AirVenture, and good shooting!

Members of MA2A are welcome to join us at OSH / EAA Air Venture.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

Larry Grace wrote:
Members of MA2A are welcome to join us at OSH / EAA Air Venture.


You're always a class act, Larry.

I'm sorry that I will miss the chance to spend time with you on this particular occasion.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Thanks for the insight Rodolfo. One good thing is, none of our aircraft will be working investments. The other good thing is, I've worked my fanny off for the better part of 50 years, my responsibility in all of this is to relax and have a very good time, while remaining exactly who I am (for better or worse) I'll put a coat and tie on and shake a hand, but then I'm going to play at the airport. There is a very astute international team handling the heavy lifting. The sign next to my door will say "VP of Fun", most likely with a "Gone Flying" sign hung over it.

You should have seen Gunny's face when JR told him, over a BBQ plate, that he wanted us to find our two favorite Mustangs and buy them asap, so we could just go to fly in's together and have fun. I think he's still pinching himself!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Thanks Larry! Weebeesee!



Did you ever drive with your knees and shoot out the window.............? Nope, me neither



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

22 more portraits to retouch and I'm finished for the day, "Wooohoooo!"



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

You should have seen Gunny's face when JR told him, over a BBQ plate, that he wanted us to find our two favorite Mustangs and buy them asap, so we could just go to fly in's together and have fun. I think he's still pinching himself!

HaHa...I bet he looked like he had the measles!

In other news, I just added another improvement to the farm...

(By the way, shooting this barn, I found the TSE would have helped greatly thanks to your quick tutorial!)





Canon EOS 5D, f/13 @ 34 mm, 1/100, ISO 1000


JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Man! That's a building every guy could put to good use!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/07/an-update-on-the-75mp-camera-in-the-wild/

Weebeesee............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Hope you are getting this wonderful steady rain Wrei! I can hear the landscape singing!



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

Well, we had over 3 days of steady rain last week, then a trip to the coast and then I got sick. Gotta mow the weeds now!



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
DD will be the platform if it all comes about, at OSH and back here in The Lone Star.

In a bit of a damned if I do damned if I don't scenario so I am choosing the wiser path and not plunking the change to ride DD to OSH, otherwise I would be right there with ya.

In anticipation of the results what type of subjects will you guys be having up there? If you are allowed to say.



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

Love the color choice there Wrei, always loved a nice dark green like that. Looks great



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 983
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
....... The sign next to my door will say "VP of Fun", most likely with a "Gone Flying" sign hung over it. ......


…. well that's it – right there – some of the best news I've seen this year so far.
I'm thrilled and excited for you JW. “VP of Fun” - now that's a position worth having.



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

That would go well right under the pilot side glass too. Capt. Jim "VP of Fun" Wilson Perhaps lens silhouettes in place of bombing missions for each A2A.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 9030
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Larry! Weebeesee!



Did you ever drive with your knees and shoot out the window.............? Nope, me neither


Jim,
would that happen to be Bryan?

Nice shot - he should put that on his wall

Gero



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19254
Country: United States

Thank you Nick! One of the facets of all this that I'm really looking forward to is the ability to actually meet and spend time with a number of you.

OSH shoot was scrubbed this morning. Might happen elsewhere at a later date.

Yup, that's none other than my Buddy Bryan Martin. One of the good guys for sure!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Paul Bowen is featured in the current issue of f11 Magazine online, with a 38 page spread...nice!

http://www.f11magazine.com/site/current.html



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

Did you ever drive with your knees and shoot out the window.............? Nope, me neither


No.






Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3832
Country: United States

Impressive doesnt begin to do justice to his (Paul B) porfolio...



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