Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7679
Country: United States

Send Trenchmonkey (Will) a PM, that's his neck of the woods. He shoots flying things like this:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1191995

and rodeo as well. About 135 miles to the south, you can also visit White Sands National Monument.

KZinnack wrote:
In about 3 weeks I will be in Socorro, New Mexico (75 miles south of Albuquerque)for 4 days. I will be attending a class there but hope to have time before and after class. Is anyone familiar with this area? Any suggestions on things to see or places to go with the camera?


Edit for TOPP, sorry, no aircraft though. Any time I've had free time, the skies have turned gray.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2220
Country: United States

Edited: Laura beat me to it!



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2975
Country: United States

david russell wrote:
I'm sitting here at LGA waiting to get home and watching a little 4 year old boy get jump-up-and-down excited each time a plane taxis by. It is so fun seeing that pure and simple joy.



I still do that at 37!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1868
Country: United States

On our most recent AzAP trip to NAFEC, I was determined to play with my 24-70 lens and try some slow shutter speed/wide-angle panning. I even employed my tripod and the leveled/smooth ballhead for some of the experiment. I thought there might be some interesting images to be captured that close to the aircraft using a wide angle lens.

It was an interesting exercise inherent with problems - primarily keeping the entire T-45/Growler/Prowler in focus. Even switching from auto to manual focus did not improve my "keeper" rate. My yield of usable images did not improve until I started using faster shutter speeds. I normally attribute the "focus" problems to my shaky hands; however, when the back of the aircraft was tack sharp and the front half out of focus (and visa/versa), I'm thinking the wide angle and slow shutter speeds combine for some type of parallax issue (read wild guess). Why that problem disappears at 1/1000th compared to 1/30th escapes my very small brain.

Here is a borderline "all in focus" image that turned out better than most. I was sooooooooo frustrated by this experience that I processed this image with some serious gusto and enthusiasm for the sliders. I therefore call it….

Georgia O’Keeffe's Prowler


FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

The Beast Of The Imperial Valley



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Flight of a different sort..?



snippet ..... "If we cool people down by a number of degrees Celsius ... we slow down the rate by which cells — particularly brain cells — are undergoing their own process of death, because we have to remember that cell death takes place through chemical steps. So, from our high school chemistry days we all know that chemical reactions need heat, and if you take away the heat, that slows down the chemical reaction."

The new hypo hyper thermia units on the market also address the link you provided. Use to be just cooling and heating .. www.somatco.com/Gaymar%20Medi-Therm_D200-65.pdf They now offer different rates of cooling or warming for new protocols.





FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

Sailing On Despite Building Clouds Of Doubt



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16101
Country: United States

Well Jeff, you don't know til you try. Hats off to you for pushing the envelope.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

Do Not Go Quietly!
Grumman EA-6B .. Soon to be phase out in favor the of EF-18G "Growler"



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1868
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Well Jeff, you don't know til you try. Hats off to you for pushing the envelope.


Thanks Jim. It is always fun to experiment. My frustration comes from not understanding and learning from the failures. In this case, I've got some more head-scratching to do.

With the ebb and flow of the blustery weather, I felt like this future F-18 driver was trying to honor Messrs. Beckman and his professional alias. Not sure how his IP felt about the tribute

CROSSWIND LANDING


FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

New Kid In Town



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2611
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Do Not Go Quietly!
Grumman EA-6B .. Soon to be phase out in favor the of EF-18G "Growler"


500mm @f/4.5, awesome shot, and another reason I'll never sell that lens.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

Thanks Tim...

White Noise Generator
(Note Full Discs!)



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4494
Country: United States

First To Fledge .. First To Fight
(Last one out of the nest is a TARGET!)
T-45C Goshawk .. TW-1 Meridian, MS



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1868
Country: United States

0830 practice with the Blue Angels.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2220
Country: United States

Reviewing photos in my LR Catalogue I found this one, don't know if I posted it. This was Endeavor on the Shuttle Carrier A/C leaving the 17/35 runway to the taxiway at Ellington Field, Houston, TX. Endeavor was on it's last flight to El Paso, then CA. If you look closely, you will see the Flt. Eng. flying the Texas Flag signaling the distress of the NASA manned space program. The flag is flown upside down. As they neared the parking area, where, the media was located, he must have decided to change the flag to the correct orientation. (I am sure there were some "NASA Honchos" down there.

Thought I was lucky to get the A/C configuration head on with the wind blowing the flag crosswind.







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

The Bosque, is something you want to check out, take your looong lens. There are platforms, to work from and the wildlife is great to se, and photograph. There is a neat Brew-pub, in Socorro, that has great pizza. The VLA, s where they are looking for life, out there in the Cosmos.

Tom



Flameboy
Registered: Jan 11, 2009
Total Posts: 568
Country: Netherlands

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Welcome back Andras! Hope all is wonderful in your neck of the woods.


Thanks Jim, yes, i must say , life is progressing as i would wish, everyone is healthy, My youngest Skylar and my oldest Ace are doing great, and well, that is the most important part in my life, the rest is just not as important I seem to have lost the upload feature by not paying for Fred Miranda anymore, will need to change that again in the future.. So, for now i will use another link for a few shots i would like to share if thats ok.. I hope it works..


My ipad drawing

Photoshop work

Finish F-18 Frisian Flag 2012

Composite Photoshop work "Baltic encounter"

Thanks guys for still being here and all the wonderfull stuff, already since 2009 for me, that is a long time!..

Regards, and have a good sunday!
Andras



Flameboy
Registered: Jan 11, 2009
Total Posts: 568
Country: Netherlands

Darn, no thumbnails?

@ Jay, those are awesome shots sir, i love the Hornets configuration..



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3552
Country: Netherlands

The Best Pilot-Shot F-18 Fighter Video You'll Ever See



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