Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Not a huge deal for most of you greats on here, but realized among the shots taken before the Apache festival we had, I managed my first off ground full disc As the Lowe's statement says..... never stop improving



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Hi Guys,

Back from Sydney tonight where I shot the NSW Wakeboard Comp...

Gave me 1Div its forst run,....had a few fiddles with settings, used my 70-200 II ,,,,all I can say is ...WOW !!!
Man these 1Div's are really something else....Ive had a mate trying to talk me into one for a while.....

Busy editing,...I'll post opsme tomorrow...

Al



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Another aluminum sewer pipe from Sky Harbor



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2906
Country: United States

Sewer Pipe? What does that mean?



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1649
Country: United States

My good friend and pastor shared this link with me. Not sure it would work at 0R1 though. Maybe more like 5 weeks into 30 seconds. It sure does get the creative wheels turning though.

5 Hours in 30 Seconds



Almass
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
Total Posts: 700
Country: United Kingdom

Some hand held cropped shots of Al Fursan team in the Dubai sky today:





Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Sewer Pipe? What does that mean?


Hey Wrei - "Aluminum Sewer Pipe" is the affectionate term some of us in AZ use to describe modern commercial airline platforms. It is meant to draw attention to the long cylindrical tube that comprises the largest structural element. As I noted in my original post, when compared to the often "sexy" lines of modern military fighters or the "classic" design of WWII warbirds, the subtle beauty of the modern Boeing or Airbus is often overlooked

I guess that is why you will find more images online of Audi's R18 Quattro or Ferrarri's V12 Berlinetta versus Volvo's 8400 City Bus. That being said, I'm working to change the error of my mindset as evidenced by my latest posts. I intend to spend more time at Sky Harbor refining my skills and working to expose the under appreciated beauty of these big boys. I'm hoping to achieve some of the success in photographing these "daily drivers" as shown by my more talented associates here on MA2A.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2906
Country: United States

Jeff, never heard that term before. Flying cigar maybe, but not that one (of course the F-102 inspired the "coke bottle" term for it's fuselage along with many of the century series supersonic jets). Guess you'll have to change the term for the 787.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

Hi Zim,

CPS has always done a great job for me, but it is completely impractical for me to send bodies in to them every time I have a dust problem. Normally it takes me about 30 minutes per sensor to get them squeaky clean, and prior to the X bodies I only had to clean them every 90 days or so. I'm guessing part of my problem is being out of new sensor swabs. I've just ordered a restock of all my Visible Dust components from B&H. Additionally, cleaning sensors in the dry winter air is more challenging because the dust is considerably more stubborn.

I'm headed down to my local supplier in a few minutes to see what he stocks in the way of swabs. My X's are clean and I will use them for my assignment this evening, but the 800 still needs some work and it is going to get a work out this week so it needs to be spotless.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Jeff, never heard that term before. Flying cigar maybe, but not that one (of course the F-102 inspired the "coke bottle" term for it's fuselage along with many of the century series supersonic jets). Guess you'll have to change the term for the 787.


Right you are Wrei. If we ever get the 787 into KPHX on a regular basis, I promise to come up with something better than "Carbon Fiber Sewer Pipe"



Jurgen Radier
Registered: Oct 24, 2006
Total Posts: 573
Country: Netherlands

I really should visit more often.... Thanks guys for the comments on my movie, I should certainly do more!

nrferguson wrote:
Jurgen
I thought I recognised the Loch with island - I've never been to Port Moak (and didn't recognise the name) but my father-in-law and I had plenty of trout out of Loch Leven when I was younger!
Niall
Great video, by the way - what's the square meter in one of the sailplanes?

Funny to hear that you come from that neck of the woods! It is a beautiful area!

The first glider I was flying (2 seater) has 18 square meters as wing surface, the second (one seater) around 12.5.

stevez wrote:
I loved everything about that video, Jurgen, not least the chance to vicariously experience a winch launch. We don't do enough of that here in the USA: most clubs can't muster the manpower to properly staff a winch operation, and commercial operators won't touch it.

Steve, thanks! I'm a big fan of winch launches, much more powerful and fun to fly. Do you know why the commercial operators don't touch it? Is it because of a (perceived) safety issue or something else?


gerov wrote:
Jurgen,
that is a great movie - looks like you had a lot of fun. Were you flying solo?

Gero

Gero, thanks! It was a blast and I'm certainly planning on returning there. The first few flights I did were with an instructor to get used to flying on the ridge, after that I could fly solo as well (the second part of the movie, after crossing the lake)



Jurgen Radier
Registered: Oct 24, 2006
Total Posts: 573
Country: Netherlands

Jeff, nothing wrong with some good old big stuff!



They pay my bills at least



Jurgen Radier
Registered: Oct 24, 2006
Total Posts: 573
Country: Netherlands

Although I have to admit that gliders have their charm as well!



Funny enough, both categories don't see nearly enough posts here compared to all the military stuff. Seems like I have to start posting more!



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2744
Country: United States

For anyone near Fredericksburg (TX) next weekend, it might be worth keeping an eye on this: http://www.flywithlevi.com/



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9901
Country: United States

Greetings to all, from way back on page 3420!

I have a simple suggestion for Shooter and others worried about card failures. If you have the luxury of dual slots, buy bigger cards than you need and use them in pairs. Set the camera to use the second slot as a backup, storing all images to both cards simultaneously, and you should be well-insured against any card failure that may occur.

Since my D800 has CF/SD slots, I shoot this way all the time but only download from the CF since it's faster. Once I'm sure the download (and the backup) were successful, I simply format both cards again and I'm good to go. I see no downsides to this other than the additional cost. If I've missed something, please let me know!

I'll get an image in here somehow...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18832
Country: United States

Stopped by my local camera guy's place to pick up a few things, one being Canon's new 600EX-RT. I'm going to sell my 580 EXII's if anyone is in need. We had an interesting discussion re: the 1D X sensor. Seems that everyone with an X is experiencing the same particulate accumulation problem. No one knows why, but everyone agrees that it exists. Nothing to do but stock up on sensor cleaning tools and be vigilant about keeping them .

Headed off to break in the 600 EX-RT. hands on report to follow.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8992
Country: United States

For those of you with Macbook Pros, did you opt for the glossy, glossy hi res, or anti-glare hi res screen. Are you happy with your selection? I'm going to upgrade (finally) from my 2008 15" macbook pro, and it has the anti-glare screen. I'm debating between a 27" iMac and the 15" macbook pro, and if I go for the macbook, would like to get the best screen possible.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions,
Gero

edit - here's an image to hold the fort while Rodolfo goes digging...



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 957
Country: United States

Jurgen Radier wrote:
Although I have to admit that gliders have their charm as well!



Funny enough, both categories don't see nearly enough posts here compared to all the military stuff. Seems like I have to start posting more!


Yes please! My first solo flight was in a Schweizer 2-33, so I have a soft spot for sailplanes. But then I've flown helo's too, so I'm partial to both ends of the spectrum.

Erich



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Jurgen Radier wrote:
Jeff, nothing wrong with some good old big stuff! They pay my bills at least


I'm definitely learning to enjoy this corner of aviation photography. Went out again this evening and tried a few different techniques. Certainly a change of pace (in a good way) from what I'm used to.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2832
Country: United States

Very cool. I think you will find the mkIII AF pretty amazing at night. It only needs a little light to lock on.



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