Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16221
Country: United States

I like the Matthews stands and all the accessories, but they're a bit cumbersome if you don't have a half dozen minions like JM. The vast majority of my assignments are on location, so I use air cushioned aluminum stands from Bogen/Monfrotto I don't get pinched anymore either.

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Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2650
Country: United States

40.



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Funny you should ask that question about ISAP/Red Flag. Larry and I were discussing the subject today. We might have an announcement soon on that subject.


RED FLAG!?!?!?! I want to go back! Please and Thank You!

Rodolfo: I will not be attending Photoshop World due to work,however, I want to know if are you interested in getting lunch on one of the days you are in Orlando?



Aviationbuff
Registered: Apr 09, 2011
Total Posts: 549
Country: United States

"Clearing Skies"

Dawn breaks on this Corsair after a rainy night at the 2012 Tuscaloosa Airshow







went
Registered: Apr 27, 2002
Total Posts: 1672
Country: New Zealand

Hi guys apologies, MIA, haven't posted much here recently, but have been keeping up with the reading on this MA2A link which is completely on fire with insane quality postings by the ton, and you are certainly punished if you miss a few days.
Since a very disappointing day of shooting warbirds at Ardmore with a keeper rate of 10-20%, trying to figure out the complexity of the Nikon D600 focus system/shutter speed combinations, prop blur, with the 80~400, having moved from the Canon after about 40 yrs, where my keeper rate was more like 95%, it was a real shock and at best a hard landing.

I decided to go to the Gannet Sanctuary and practice on birds in flight for a day or two, trying different combinations of focus types AFA, AFS, AFC, with 3D, auto, 5, D9, D21, D39, to regain some confidence with moving subjects, tracking flight in continuous focus.

Having just spent 3 days at a NZ international air show on the Nth Shore Auckland, with biplanes, model prop & jet aircraft, 5 winged suite guys from the States, Melissa Pembleton from the US acrobatic team & her husband also a winged suite experienced jumper & other aircraft including Airforce 777, & airforce red checker acrobat team.

Jet-man Yves Rossy, ex Swiss Airforce & Swiss Air 747 Pilot flying his 2.4m carbon fibre wing strapped to his back with 4 jets & 22litres of fuel, flying at up to 200kph, by himself, first day, then on day 2 in formation with 2 aero club planes then on day 3 in formation with 5 club planes doing barrel rolls around them was amazing, with no controls but twisting his body to bank left or right dive or ascend, then release a small chute to slow his speed then release his main chute and land, gracefully was spectacular. All in all a very different air show.

The surprise was this young 18 year old who for a school project elected to build a 5th scale Mig 25, twin jet fighter plane, he is now 20 yrs old studying at University for a degree in Mechanical Engineering, photos of this follow



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2105
Country: United States

A very interesting video of a glacier calving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hC3VTgIPoGU



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

Hey Shooter,

Thanks for weighing in on the Facebook image theft thing. I really appreciate it.



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

Jay: Love the BONE, having the fortune of hearing a full AB takeoff, those beasts are the loudest hands down

Went: First real good look at that one, MiG-31 I believe. Abnormally smooth lines for their design, especially the intake area.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

I dunno. Having been up close and personal with a BOne and a Super Hornet, I think the Bug rattles the guts more.

Maybe it's a frequency range thing but the BOne didn't make me want to drop to one knee like a Super can.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3433
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Hey Shooter,

Thanks for weighing in on the Facebook image theft thing. I really appreciate it.



Sleazbags. I left a nastygram on the offending FB page.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Hey Shooter,

Thanks for weighing in on the Facebook image theft thing. I really appreciate it.




May I ask where this discussion took place - I'd be interested in seeing Jim's comments.

Thanks,
Gero



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9753
Country: United States

I was about to ask the same thing. I tried to go over to Facebook and piece it all together, but I'm still not sure what happened. Can someone fill us in?



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

My thanks to you as well Zim...

Short Version: Found 7 or 8 of my images on someone's aviation "fan page" where the watermark had clearly been removed ('shopped even, not just cropped) and the wider FB community (including Jim and Steve) let the offending party have it with both barrels.

The images were removed, however, the offending party claims they were sent to him already cleaned via a third party.

Bottom line: Unless it's to a closed focus group, yours truly will no longer be posting loose images directly to FB or G+ for the foreseeable future. There will only be website links. I'll probably start choosing smaller sizes for sharing here and a couple other sites as well.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2415
Country: United States

Hey Steve, I just passed one of those 4-door Teslas on my way into town... looks pretty sweet! It has a really mean-looking pair of side/headlights :-)



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

FlyingPhotog wrote:
My thanks to you as well Zim...

Short Version: Found 7 or 8 of my images on someone's aviation "fan page" where the watermark had clearly been removed ('shopped even, not just cropped) and the wider FB community (including Jim and Steve) let the offending party have it with both barrels.

The images were removed, however, the offending party claims they were sent to him already cleaned via a third party.

Bottom line: Unless it's to a closed focus group, yours truly will no longer be posting loose images directly to FB or G+ for the foreseeable future. There will only be website links. I'll probably start choosing smaller sizes for sharing here and a couple other sites as well.


I never saw where they were posted but glad it got sorted. Sucks to have someone try to pull that garbage. Totally agree with your decisions to not directly post though. I post low res versions myself. People just need to have more respect for images and those who create them. Knowing that a "3rd party" is out there ripping out the watermark, I'll keep an eye out in case any more show up mysteriously.



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

Quick question Jay, how did you find that they were being used? Did you just stumble on them or did you actively look for something like this? Hoping to learn something here!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4547
Country: United States

Another FB connection gave me a heads up.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3433
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
Hey Steve, I just passed one of those 4-door Teslas on my way into town... looks pretty sweet! It has a really mean-looking pair of side/headlights :-)


Yeah, at night they look like cat's eyes glowing in the dark...

http://bit.ly/Vs5Zeg



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9753
Country: United States

Mine has finally been finalized and ordered. Waiting for a delivery date estimate now, which I assume will be after Easter.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3433
Country: United States

They're pumping them out at over 400/wk, Rodolfo, so you shouldn't have to wait too long. You will like it. A lot.



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