Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 576
Country: United States

Are you sure the terrorists from Die Hard 2 are not on that Evergreen aircraft? Yipee Kai Yay M@#*&@#(@#)!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
jason9101 wrote:
Rodolfo, are you sure that the Corsair is made of liquid metal? Just curious to know.


I apologize for not speaking clearly, Jason. Nothing special about the Corsair's manufacturing methods... what I meant was that the Corsair's metal looks so smooth and fluid in Chris's image that it appears almost as a liquid. It was a compliment to the airplane, yes -- I love Corsairs -- but mostly to the photographer.


I think your description fits that image to a tee Rodolfo, and the image/post processing is spectacular.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

While I always love a new assignment, I'm very ready to be done til the 2nd. Walking out the door for a day long architectural shoot. This I believe is the last assignment of 2012.

Did you ever do something that you knew was going to go south quickly, but you just couldn't resist?.............



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

skyhawkpilot wrote:
Are you sure the terrorists from Die Hard 2 are not on that Evergreen aircraft? Yipee Kai Yay M@#*&@#(@#)!


Ah, Christmas movies, donchajustlove'em? We just watched all four Die Hards over the last few days

And thank you for the Boxing Day greetings, Steve (I think)! It was always traditional in the UK to watch a James Bond movie on Boxing Day, but I guess the aforementioned will have to do this year.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

You're welcome, Jo. I once observed Boxing Day in England, but never knew what it signified. Here's a paragraph from the Wikipedia article:

"In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary entry for 19 December 1663.[4] This custom is linked to an older English tradition: Since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and sometimes leftover food."



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
While I always love a new assignment, I'm very ready to be done til the 2nd. Walking out the door for a day long architectural shoot. This I believe is the last assignment of 2012.

Did you ever do something that you knew was going to go south quickly, but you just couldn't resist?.............


, Jim. Looks like you got more snow in Dallas than we did in Denver: my boys went outside on Christmas Eve to assess the snowball potential, but abandoned the effort.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Saw the Corsair on FB but its several miles deeper here!

Gorgeous!


+1!



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2310
Country: United Kingdom

stevez wrote:
To Jo, Niall, Donald, et al: Happy Boxing Day to our English friends!

Too busy watching granddaughter opening presents to pick this up til now - likewise to all across the Atlantic or anywhere.
Niall



skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 576
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
You're welcome, Jo. I once observed Boxing Day in England, but never knew what it signified. Here's a paragraph from the Wikipedia article:

"In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary entry for 19 December 1663.[4] This custom is linked to an older English tradition: Since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and sometimes leftover food."


I always thought Boxing day meant people just started boxing with each other in the middle of the street. I have heard it is quite dangerous. :P



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2602
Country: United Kingdom

Jeff W. wrote:
I was informed this evening that Evergreen retired all of their 747's immediately after Christmas. It appears they may be a casualty of this challenging economy. I've enjoyed the opportunities to photograph these "Green Queens" (as Jay eloquently nicknamed them) and will miss their periodic visits. This image was taken on 12/21 and is one of the last flights of this 747-200.


Jeff,

Word is that the USAF has banned the -200's from undertaking airlift charters due to the high fuel costs compared to other types. USAF picks up the fuel bill on these flights.

Mark



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

MMcGrath wrote:
Jeff,

Word is that the USAF has banned the -200's from undertaking airlift charters due to the high fuel costs compared to other types. USAF picks up the fuel bill on these flights.

Mark


Very interesting Mark. We were under the impression that during the weeks before Christmas, the Evergreen, Atlas, and Emirates 747's were being used as surrogates for FedEx and UPS to help with the increase in holiday cargo traffic. While I'm sure FedEx and UPS paid well, it was a seasonal job at best. It appears that Federal budget woes dictate more fuel efficient carriers. Thanks for the clarification.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Walking The Dog



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

Come on up, if you want snow. We have about a foot on the ground and drifts to 5 feet. Bring your oxygen, as we are at 7860 feet.

Tom



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

3:19 To Phoenix
(More Bus than Train)



Aviationbuff
Registered: Apr 09, 2011
Total Posts: 698
Country: United States

Thanks for the kind words on the Corsair pic Jim, Jay, Rodolfo and Steve Z. Much appreciated.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

great skies and backgrounds lately Jay - is that a new focus in your work flow of late? If so its really showing!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

The current rash of quality skies is really just due to the fact it's winter in the desert right now.

We'll return to clear, blue and a gazillion soon enough.

FWIW, I am taking the time to separate the jets from their backgrounds in order to process each slightly differently. The clouds are getting a little bit more contrast.



me-109
Registered: May 08, 2004
Total Posts: 144
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Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4100
Country: United States

me-109....Way kool.



MrPlastic
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 292
Country: United States

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