Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Thanks you for saying such nice things. I'm pretty excited about these and cant wait to deliver them to the owner later today.

Funny how much planning, preparation, and time goes into these things and it really all comes down to about the last 3 minutes.!




Glenn
ps - Wrei: Thats a cool signature to have Guess i better stick to airplanes with polish aluminum props!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
David: If you can make it grab onto the Remos on the way!


524nm from KEIK to Coolidge, one fuel stop. See you boys down there on 7 April? Now that Doolittle is out might as well fill that hole with airplanes...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Shoot! Flat out excellence is becoming his signature!

Must go to Nordstrom's to replenish rent garments...............


If Glenn's gonna keep this up, wouldn't Target be a better idea? We could all start buying in bulk and save a bundle...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Glenn Watson wrote:
Thanks you for saying such nice things. I'm pretty excited about these and cant wait to deliver them to the owner later today.

Funny how much planning, preparation, and time goes into these things and it really all comes down to about the last 3 minutes.!

Glenn


Without all the planning, you don't get the three minutes. And without all the prep you wouldn't be able to take advantage of them if you did.

Your client will be ecstatic.



pfnskyshots
Registered: Oct 26, 2005
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Country: United States

Jim - the news about the Doolittle reunion is certainly disappointing. I've been looking over the Ft Walton Beach Chamber notifications about the currently planned events and it looks pretty sparse. There is no real mention of any B-25s that might be invited to the event other than the "Thirty Seconds over the Emerald Coast" fly by at 6pm on Friday the 19th.

They do mention the Parade of Heroes that is supposed to take place on Saturday from 1100-1200 but there is no mention of the Raiders being part of it, though I would expect them to be there.

If nothing else, I'm going to try to be there for the fly-by and the parade. It doesn't look like they'll be signing anything except what is purchased from them or the museums where the events are held. Guess I won't get my photo I took of them and the Prowler crew signed.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Roger that on Target Zim!

Rich, It is too bad, but it seems like the final reunion is going to be decidedly underwhelming. I got a one line email from the guy last night and I responded by telling him we pulled the plug based upon his attitude in his first response. What a shame, clearly his ego preservation caused him to turn down one of the best offers he'll get this year. Oh well, sometimes I forget what you get when you step out of the MA2A family and my circle of influence. I've always tried to surround myself with egoless wonderfully talented and just generally wonderful people, situations like this make me value those few even more. No biggie, their loss, and the beat goes on.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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And I don't have to sacrifice my once-every-six-years participation in Photoshop World either, 'cause I could sorely use all the help I can get. I was already in the process of restructuring because an air-to-air mission trumps nearly anything else, but I'm glad to be going to PSW too.

My apologies to whomever it was that posted because it went right by me, but did someone volunteer to have me take him (pretty sure it was a him) to lunch during Photoshop World? Rich, might that have been you? Or Andrew? I'm getting old, sorry...



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Oh man, after all these beautiful light images all I have is a typical Cleveland sky.

Erich



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Or you could wait until later this year and see if this rumor comes true.............If it does, I'm in, in multiples!




You know, the D800 is a bargain at $3000. But its real cost has been closer to 20 grand: four new Nikon lenses; a whole new tripod system (mirror slap was killing me on the old tripod, which had been Just Fine up until I got to pixel peeping those 36 megapixel D800 images); a new editing station (those huge RAW files brought my old MacPro tower to its knees) and a whole new archival system (did I mention the 40+ megabyte .NEF files?).

I don't think I can afford a 52 megapixel body, even if Nikon were to give them away.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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You wouldn't have to keep buying new lenses like that if you'd just switch over to dark side completely, Steve...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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...if the Canon 24-70 L II would fit on the D800...







FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Nice low pass...



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

Hi Wrei:

The Nikon 24-70 is a work of art!

Glenn



pfnskyshots
Registered: Oct 26, 2005
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Country: United States

Rudolfo -

I don't think it was me you made the offer to but I'd gladly accept it if made. IF I was going to Photoshop World! I know it's "only" a 6-hr drive from here but the Doolittle thing, as anemic as it is looking, is only about 1.5 hours from here. And being on unemployment right now, I'm thinking of taking the "cheap" way out. Unless, of course, I can win a full Photoshop World pass from one of the Kelby TV shows! I'll keep trying...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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I agree with how good the Nikon 24-70 is, especially coupled to the D800. I was just thinking of Roger's comment from a Lens Rental discussion:

One of the first compromise questions I had involves shooting with 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses; this is my most commonly used lens. The highest resolving 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II. The highest resolving camera is the Nikon D800E. Since I canít mount the best lens to the best camera, I thought Iíd look into how the two systems compare in final resolution.

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

pfnskyshots wrote:
I don't think it was me you made the offer to but I'd gladly accept it if made. IF I was going to Photoshop World!


Absolutely. I think dinner might be easier than lunch, actually, but overall I always try to meet up with any friends who are in the area when I travel. So yes, if we can make it happen, by all means let's do it. If you decide to do a little Doolittle instead, then I'll see you later in the year.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1963
Country: Canada

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Or you could wait until later this year and see if this rumor comes true.............If it does, I'm in, in multiples!


Nikon Rumors has 60% probability rating of the Nikon D4x being the sensor from the D800E wrapped in a D4 style body (complete with the off the charts amazing D4 autofocus system) and 6fps. I would say the likelihood of seeing a D800 Sensor in a full pro body package is MUCH higher than 60% probability given Nikon's history, whether it be the D800E sensor, or the D800 sensor is another question which will remain to be seen. Assume some new software wizardry and I'd imagine it will be a fantastic package.

http://nikonrumors.com/2013/02/04/more-nikon-d4x-rumors.aspx/



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
Jay and Yip:

Whats the Coolidge flyin schedule? Is that a monthly thing? Might have to make the trip out for that some time - Maybe some of our Colorado members would fly down as well...

Glenn

First Saturday of each month. March is weird cause there's another fly in close. Jay may have more details on that.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
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I admire the entrepreneurial spirit I often see in the aviation industry. Here is an outfit flying an amphibious Caravan in the middle of the Arizona desert. They take folks on day-trips to Roosevelt Lake for sightseeing and a meal on one of the "islands". It is just under 100 miles roundtrip from KSDL. I never would have "thunk" it



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Country: United States

Ok, I thought I knew photoshop, up until I tried a project from today. Cranial drywall fusion has ensued. I have about 15 images for each of today's gear swings with Devil Dog on stands today. I am trying to combine the images to show the swing, but not having to go layer by layer with an erase tool. Jay, or anyone else in the know got any ideas? I am on CS6 if that helps, and tried a pano stitch program and a star stacker program as well, no luck. Here is a shot of the first attempt of the look i want out of this. thanks



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