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

Safe trip Jo!

Jim, just plain gorgeous. I loved that last shot best for some reason, even without the tv trick, thinking something about the interesting textures of the wall.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

J Mosher wrote:
Just dropping in to say hello. Maybe with my impending mandated days off I can get out and shoot more.



JM


Jeremy - Your Strike Eagles "head-on" shot is one of my favorite images on MA2A thus far in 2013. Great, great work sir.

BTW, hang in there



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Jim - Your architectural work is always inspiring.



Leftcoast_Mike
Registered: Feb 27, 2013
Total Posts: 36
Country: Canada

I have to agree with the others, Jim. Your architectural work is incredible!


Jeremy - that Strike Eagle shot is something I've dreamed of getting. My all-time favorite modern fighter. Terrific shot, sir!

There is an huge amount of talent in here. Just flipping the pages in awe of it all.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Have Fun Jo!

You should be doing workshops Jim. You'd clean up.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
That'll be fun Mike. Get your res in early because that's going to be a limited attendance pre-field trip. The Navy put a cap on the number of folks we can bring.


Somebody clue me in by PM, please: my Internet connection hangs by a thread here on the Abacos and loading FM pages is an iffy proposition. Photos when I get back to civilization...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
That'll be fun Mike. Get your res in early because that's going to be a limited attendance pre-field trip. The Navy put a cap on the number of folks we can bring.


Somebody clue me in by PM, please: my Internet connection hangs by a thread here on the Abacos and loading FM pages is an iffy proposition. Photos when I get back to civilization...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
That'll be fun Mike. Get your res in early because that's going to be a limited attendance pre-field trip. The Navy put a cap on the number of folks we can bring.



Somebody clue me in by PM, please: my Internet connection hangs by a thread here on the Abacos and loading FM pages is an iffy proposition. Photos when I get back to civilization...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
That'll be fun Mike. Get your res in early because that's going to be a limited attendance pre-field trip. The Navy put a cap on the number of folks we can bring.


Somebody clue me in by PM, please: my Internet connection hangs by a thread here on the Abacos and loading FM pages is an iffy proposition. Photos when I get back to civilization...



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

Now this is a compact glider ..



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

Jeremy, those Strike Eagles are absolutely jaw-dropping.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Contributed an image for the 162nd AZANG to use on a manual...



J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
Total Posts: 174
Country: United States

Thank you Jim, Jeff, Mike and Rodolfo. I appreciate it.

Jeremy



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18834
Country: United States

Thanks everyone!

Safe and productive trip Lady Jo!

Thanks Jay, funny, I can't even get Canon to look at me as one of them "Explorer" type guys. Actually, when I added Nikon to my arsenal, I was really glad that I didn't have a contract with Canon. If they catch you looking in the dark direction all heck breaks loose, understandably I guess.

Seminars, what do they say, "those that can't do, teach? While I don't think that applies across the board, in our industry, many who can "do" but can't make a living at it, find teaching more lucrative. I could give a residential architecture seminar, and any number of my clients would give me the run of homes from a few hundred thousand to millions, but then a dozen people in my back yard would know exactly how I do what I do. Whether they could actually do it, and convince clients that they could do it, is another matter, but theoretically, they'd be armed with knowledge that takes years to cultivate for most in the biz.

Speaking just between us, and the zillions of folks who lurk here, and I'll probably get blasted by a handful of ISAP complainers, but here it is. There's something in my business acumen that tells me teaching your potential competition, in bulk, techniques that will save them a decade or more of getting up to speed, isn't the brightest thing one can do. I am happy to give a great presentation and salt it with unique situations and experiences, but would I stand in front of 100 attendees and show them exactly how I light a business jet? Call me crazy, but not on your life. I struggle with the dividing line (not within the family here) between encouraging someone with talent and desire, and handing them the keys to the kingdom. Now that's not something that you'll find people candidly discussing, like we are here, but come on, photography is competitive enough as it is. On the other hand, you'll not find me hiding my light under a bushel, (unless that is what the bushel needs to be shot properly), and discouraging someone with a dream from pursuing it. Like I said, fine line.

Now if you're a Joe McNally, George Lepp, Steve McCurry, etc., and you have decided that the rigorous tenacity required in chasing assignments has lost it's appeal (and boy I can relate at times) then clean up teaching your hard won techniques to aspiring pros, you are no longer competing in that arena anyway and teaching people who love doing what you do is just plain fun.

I think I told Y'all about my first five years in the business. I was amazed at the number of pro shooters who treated you like you were going to steal their souls if you asked a question about a beautiful image they had created. That's not my style anyway, but I made a note to self, never to treat anyone that way if I found myself in the remote situation where I might actually know something someone would want to know. So far I haven't had to test the theory I'm in a rather unique position because my client list keeps my W2 in the top 1% of commercial photographers in the world when the measurement is income, so as long as my faculties and stamina allow, I guess you'll find me behind a Gitzo doing what I am so very blessed to do.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Thoughts well expressed Jim...

TOPPs...

Before


After




JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18834
Country: United States

Ahhhh, I can just smell the aroma Jay! And you rolled us over to 600 pages! The book is getting heavier and heavier.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18834
Country: United States

iStock just sent me a note letting me know that I'm approaching 4,000 downloads. Another thing I struggled with, stock at four or five bucks a pop. Once I got over it, I discovered that cashing the checks is kind of fun!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18834
Country: United States

Time to clean my sensors again, especially the 1DX. The upper left hand corner is always the worst spot. Some action within the mirror chamber seems to toss a preponderance of crud in that quadrant.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18834
Country: United States

Whew! I'm glad it's the weekend! Five 16 hour days in a row are tough on an old guy's feet! Looking forward to relaxing at HQ tomorrow and backing up the week's take.

My iMac is back, new screen, new logic board...Apple Care is good!



Cicopo
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2049
Country: Canada

The thread title threw me off so I hadn't paid any attention to it thinking I couldn't have anything to contribute. However based on what I'm seeing I think these fit. Some amazing images and I've only checked a few pages so far but will catch up. These are from last years Air Show Cozumel where the crowd gets to line up right along the runway. I'll start with a couple of the late Fred Cabanas who unfortunately lost his life there in Jan doing some promotional stuff for this years event.





































And no I didn't freeze the prop. He's landing dead stick which seems to be his trademark. He's quite famous for landing a passenger jet dead stick as seen in this YouTube video.









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