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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
My next 5D arrived this afternoon, it will go into service at HQ tomorrow. Once it's configured and loaded, my storage and back up system should be back to a comfortable level with enough space for 2013 and a little beyond. The Drobos have finally allowed me to begin consolidating, thereby reducing a bunch of peripheral drives and smaller arrays. Simpler is better.



You've got the Doolittle shots nailed down perfect Jim.

Edit: TOPP San Jacinto Monument, sunrise



TurbosLS1ta
Registered: Apr 10, 2012
Total Posts: 27
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
The sounds and smells of a B25 on take off, or any other flight mode, pure heaven to me.

Except when you live with it's home airfield in your backyard and the owner takes it out almost weekly. I've had to screw my pictures to the wall because the Devil Dog, several P51s, a C47, and several other WW2 planes make their home here in Georgetown.
Naw, Im kidding.. I actually love watching them fly, except for the dude in the SNJ4 who buzzes my house at 200 mph on a regular basis. He never seems to do it when I have my camera handy...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

Welcome Turbo!

I might feel a bit differently if they were shaking my pictures off the wall at home, but I'm not absolutely sure of that......



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

Hey Everyone,

ISAP is asking for a couple of your 2012 favorites. Time is short and it's good exposure..........uh, of your great exposures. If they are going to be in the article, they need to be sent in within 24 hours because we're really past the deadline.

Here are the specs if you're interested:

If you have submitted your image for the members image year in review..Thank you.

If not please submit your images ASAP, we are working on the current issue and I would like to see your images featured in this issue.

(2) 6x4 at 200dpi images from this past year. Please send the images to isnap@aviationphoto.org



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9758
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I might feel a bit differently if they were shaking my pictures off the wall at home, but I'm not absolutely sure of that......


Easy! Step 1: Figure out a better way of attaching the pictures to the walls. Step 2: Grab camera.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2439
Country: United States

Brian, that sunrise image is fab. I do see a little chromatic aberration around the monument edges. Lightroom will fix that in a microsecond, if you use that.

Welcome Turbo, you should get together with Brian, sounds like you're neighbours. Glenn and I are also local.

Anyone interested in the ISS should spend 25 minutes watching this tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doN4t5NKW-k and don't forget to ogle all the cameras around the 18 minute mark!



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9758
Country: United States

Last night, as I was going through some of our Christmas pictures, I had a little voice inside my head griping about how my little Nikon 1 camera doesn't have the same IQ as I'm used to seeing from my D3x and D800 bodies. Then I suddenly realized that the little Nikon 1 outguns the Nikon D200 DSLR I took to Africa in 2007 in every single way. And some of the best images I've ever captured came from that trip.

In fact, apart from a 2MP handicap, the little 1 probably matches or beats my 2008-2010 primary body (D300) too, and that's my all-time favorite action body. Obviously the ergonomics, layout, and buttons/levers of a DSLR are an advantage in and of themselves. But in image quality, video, high-ISO performance, AF speed and accuracy, even frame rate... it's a contender. Put the guts of my V1 into a D300 shell, and you'd have a very real and capable action camera.

Good Lord, how quickly things evolve.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Brian,
that sunrise shot is quite interesting. Nicely executed.

Gero



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7839
Country: United States

Wish I had these cameras when I was living less than 1 mile from the end of the runway at Holloman AFB to get shots of F-15's all day long, that and the test sled, now there's something that will rock your walls

Get velcro, staple a small square to the wall and a small square to each corner of the picture frame. Waa Laaa! I do it here too, even though no sonic booms to rock my walls anymore

TurbosLS1ta wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
The sounds and smells of a B25 on take off, or any other flight mode, pure heaven to me.

Except when you live with it's home airfield in your backyard and the owner takes it out almost weekly. I've had to screw my pictures to the wall because the Devil Dog, several P51s, a C47, and several other WW2 planes make their home here in Georgetown.
Naw, Im kidding.. I actually love watching them fly, except for the dude in the SNJ4 who buzzes my house at 200 mph on a regular basis. He never seems to do it when I have my camera handy...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7839
Country: United States

Reworked some things from Alliance



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7839
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ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 557
Country: United States

More from Sun-n-Fun 2011. Is anyone planning on going there this year? I'm thinking about going for a few days.

Erich



Chainshot
Registered: Aug 19, 2010
Total Posts: 215
Country: United States

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/06/excavators-head-to-burma-hoping-to-uncover-buried-stash-wwii-fighter-planes/



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4574
Country: United States

Looks like they at least hit crate:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20957162



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

Well when Zim gets back from his tropical isle R&R, he'll discover that I had a similar experience with the newest Drobo 5D this morning. I unboxed it and loaded all five drives at HQ. When I booted it I got five red vertical lights and nothing showed in dashboard. A call to Drobo technical help, which was answered in less than two minutes, was ably handled. Turns out it needed a firmware update, a two minute exercise, and a re-boot. The array is now backing up 14.89TB of files at HQ and should be finished in 1.5 days, at which point HQ will be "all Thunderbolt all the time"



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

I have a good friend and client who has ties with the powers that be in Burma. The other day we were doing a shoot together and I mentioned that I'd love a crate of something aviation when he comes back from his next trip over there.

One another note, my new neighbor, Words With Friends inventor, is on a binge of the nicest sort. Flanking his new TBM 850, are two new birds, a gorgeous Extra and a Corvalis. He's a "progressive", I think it's about time to talk to him about "redistribution"



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3496
Country: United States

We're sitting in a shaded veranda on the top floor of our hotel overlooking the Pacific: not too shabby. Took a long walk on the beach this morning and, palefaces that we are, will hide from the midday sun. Weather forecast: partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees, every day this week.

Like I said, not too shabby.

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Just saw a humpback whale breach, completely out of the water, a half-mile offshore. And of course I had the 14-24 mounted at the time...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

Hmmm, we're looking out the window at the third inch of rain (welcome) and about 55. I like your scenario better.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Country: United States

JW: redistributing some front seat time in the EXTRA is a grand idea!

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16333
Country: United States

Hi Glenn. I have this little alarm that goes off around fast airplanes recently purchased by people who made big money quickly. 45 years in aviation has imprinted the cliche: "person loves aviation, person gets rich, person buys fast airplanes, person ends up in smoking hole" in my mind. There are really about six people in the WWW (whole wide world) that I'll crawl into an airplane with, call me chicken, but call me "alive". It's a rule that no amount of new and shiny tempts me to break. I've turned down rides and stick opportunities that would make you cringe over the years, and I've never regretted it. Many of the offerers are no longer this side of green.



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