Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2285
Country: United Kingdom

carrg1954 wrote:
A welcome return Donald, I hope Australia was kind to you on your visit. regards


We had a ball in WA for 3 weeks, then Sydney, NSW for another 3. Unfortunately we didn't rent a car and get to your neck of the woods. (Sydney transit was too good & cheap)



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3528
Country: Netherlands

Man you guys killing me with all those cracking photo's
Hey Donald good to see you again on the board good to see that your trip was a blast



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4416
Country: United States

Copperhead
One of our resident 161st ARW KC-135s



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2207
Country: United States

Since I'm the guy who points out the goofy stuff:

Does anyone monitoring this thread find the question at the bottom of the page in the bottom window rediculous? (Do you want to logout?)

As fast as this thread moves, and the wonderful photos, who would want to take time to log in again?







johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2470
Country: United Kingdom

^ Sweet,great light.

Wave to Sally ;-)

There are times when my 400/5.6L is too long, other times when it's too short, what's a boy to do.
Well I guess there's no such thing as too long when it comes to airshows, so when the big birds are close by i'll settle for cropped wings and such



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Take heart Brian, if a Caterpillar tractor peddler can do it, you can do it. There is that 33 years of practice thing, but what the heck, ya gotta be somewhere, doing something! Go for it! We'll all help.

In fact, I'll have some extra time from now on because I have "rent my garments........" and given up on A2A work since a guy in Austin began knocking them out of the park, even with a fever of 101!


Can't IMAGINE who you mean I have some free time for a bit too now, will PM you in a little while



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 745
Country: United Kingdom

Your welcome Donald. As you can see, our CinC was asking after you, and questions from Texas need to be answered ...

Some time ago folks here kindly gave me help and encouragement with an interior picture that I was having trouble with. Well, I'm getting closer to what I was looking for.





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

Yipdog, great going. It's fun seeing the different methods of post on the shots you and Jay get at the same time



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 3865
Country: United States

Donald Gray wrote:
nickjohnson wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hey, where's Lady Jo? I'm getting worried about her. And how about Sir Donald?


Jim, All,

Just to let you know that I hit the panic button this afternoon. Donald just checked in by text about 15 minutes ago. I do know that there has been a lot of snow down where he lives. He knows about our concern.


I was most touched by your concerns. Thank you all.

Yes, we have had a goodly amount of the white stuff & we were snowed in yesterday... Today the temperature rose to +4c and the snow has almost gone.

My apologies for my extended absence. I have had no aviation photos to show. I have been busy doing home repairs and many other things. I have also been heavily involved with the other passion in my life, Namely Freemasonry and it looks like the next couple of years will be quite demanding...

Post some pixs of your brick work if ya get a chance.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1849
Country: United States

It is definitely enjoyable to spend an afternoon in such close proximity to the 16's at Luke. If and when the 35's arrive, I hope to have a similar opportunity



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

I've been wanting to ask for awhile. Are the F-4's in private hands or restored/flown by the USAF ?



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4416
Country: United States

Chainshot wrote:
I've been wanting to ask for awhile. Are the F-4's in private hands or restored/flown by the USAF ?


I think the Collings Foundation has a Phantom and that may be the only flying example in private hands.

AFAIK, the four being used for Heritage Flights are USAF.

I think I heard that the Bone Yard in Tucson launched the last couple of QF-4 - worthy aircraft a couple of weeks ago. AMARG is "officially" out of Phantoms now and they've started making QF-16s instead.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2589
Country: United States

Yes Collings has one, and it flies.



DanNehmer
Registered: Nov 26, 2009
Total Posts: 263
Country: United States

Jim,

So I'm only one day and 4 + pages behind, but have read your story back on page 3519 (Thirty five hundred and nineteen pages, that's monumental!) 4 times now. It reminds me of 2 times in my life I have placed honor and principle above all else to make sure the right outcome was attained. And found that if you believe, truly believe it will work out. It may not work out as you plan, but for each door closed, another really does open.

So when you say "I guess my point in telling this story is, don't let anyone, anyone discourage you from pursuing what you believe to be your right course", better advice is hard to find. Finding the courage and internal faith in one's self to follow them sometime is.

Dan



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2589
Country: United States

These videos were shot from places that were off limits at Reno. I don't know how they did it, but they did. The shots from down low are of pylon 4. You can see from this video why 4 is one of the most amazing places to be during race week. You can also see the very hard turn they have to make around 4 to get to 5 and 6. 4, 5, and 6 were all relocated after Jimmy's accident last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWSDi8w4U74&feature=youtube_gdata_player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O21JWkP9x4



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

Hope they keep the ones they have for the HF duty, would hate to see them go.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

Hi Jeff:
I'm always blown away by the sharpness of your photos. Do you (and curious about others as well) run them through any noise reduction at the beginning of your workflow before making any adjustments?

Glenn



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1849
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
Hi Jeff:
I'm always blown away by the sharpness of your photos. Do you (and curious about others as well) run them through any noise reduction at the beginning of your workflow before making any adjustments?

Glenn


Thanks Glenn; you are no slouch in the sharpness department yourself. To answer your question, I wash nearly every image through Nik Dfine as the first step in my post processing workflow. That being said, I believe that sharpness is all about edges and contrast (take this with a grain of salt). While noise reduction is part of the equation, sharpness is primarily about properly contrasting edges. Much of my workflow is based upon Jeff Schewe's pp methodology and I consider his book "Image Sharpening" to be the bible on this subject. I'll get off my soapbox



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

Hi Jeff:
I tried to read a link you sent about his methodology some time back and dont take this the wrong way, but my forehead was sore for days from dozing off and hitting the keyboard I need to give it another try earlier in the day.

Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

Way to go on the Phanton Stevez....You cant even tell its green in my photos from the day! It maybe ugly but its pretty menancing.

Glenn



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