Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16103
Country: United States

Talk about your 32 coats of hand rubbed lacquer..............................



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16103
Country: United States

Actually, that's another interesting story. When I bid these projects it's always a good idea to remind them, subtly, that I have three decades of experience working in and around these aircraft. A few years ago I lost an assignment to a guy who bid the job for $1,500 less. I ended up shooting the project after he attempted it,the client lost interest in the low bid after the photographer melted a window on a new GIV. Turns out, at $27,500 plus install, low bid was not really "low bid". One tripod leg bump on a section of that hand rubbed cabinet of pure unobtainium, one poorly placed bulb, one slip of any proportion and the tens of thousands roll up in the blink of an eye. That's not even considering the cost of delaying the delivery of the aircraft, the thought of it makes me weak in the knees.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Great image Mikko. Think of the texture in that shot at sunset!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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I like those Interior shots very much Jim, the only thing i sometimes don't get is why everything has to be gold plated I know that those clients have enough money and most important It's their money but i think it sometimes a little obvious.
(you don't have to react to this post if you don't want to because client costumer relations ship etc ).

But do you know? how is the sound level inside when flying something like that, is it the same like on a airliner or is it more sound proofed?
Just curious should be very nice to fly in or on one of these.



mmniemi
Registered: Sep 20, 2007
Total Posts: 598
Country: Finland

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Great image Mikko. Think of the texture in that shot at sunset!


Thanks

Yeah, it would be sweet. Just on the short sweet spot when the sun illuminates only the highest points of the rough surface. Darn, I need to find a plane to shoot!



Mikko



mmniemi
Registered: Sep 20, 2007
Total Posts: 598
Country: Finland

Just have to admire your work, Jim. How many lights do you have need for that long interior?

Mikko



mmniemi
Registered: Sep 20, 2007
Total Posts: 598
Country: Finland

One more...



I love this photo for many reasons...

Mikko



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2389
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:the only thing i sometimes don't get is why everything has to be gold plated

Yeah no kidding! I hate gold, it would have to be silver plated for me. Just while I'm speccing up my G3...



bobl
Registered: Sep 08, 2003
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States

It's not always easy if you have too much light...

Pretty easy to expose to the right, though



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh I can go one better than that Zim. A certain Saudi Potentate had his Airbus buckles engraved with his family crest, in platinum with gold plating. Now were way past the 1% and well into the .001%. Nice to have those names on the client list! And, even nicer to get some of my gas money back, well, all of it........come to think of it, all of it that I've ever spent....um, and probably ever will.

"What does this button do?".................................


Great images Jim. I'm loving these .001% guys/gals. A large group of terrific craftsman and aviation industry folks are able to put food on their respective tables because these .001%'s are spending. I see this business transaction as the proven and preferred "trickle-down" economics. Much better than the "wealth re-distribution" ideology being promoted by some. Why do Federal dollars to fund Solyndra type boondoggles seem appropriate, but allowing tax incentives for business aircraft is seen as inappropriate? Besides their actual corporations, these .001%'s employ a bunch of people through their purchases.

Whoops, I got on my soap box without a note from my mother. Back to our regular programing

BTW, does this particular Gulfstream have a heads-up display for the left seat? Thanks for sharing the images and information.



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

For my MA2A brothers and sisters using Adobe Photoshop CS6, there are some interesting presets and options available for both still and video that you might find helpful. Follow this link to watch a short video that gives a general overview of these presets/options.

I hope you find this helpful. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW1I_U9bs9Y



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4500
Country: United States

"Fly Circus"



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16103
Country: United States

The light gets better and better Mikko!

Jan Arie, I have no problem commenting on the gold, it wouldn't be my choice, but then they never ask me I don't have gold in the Cub....., but the Cub is gold..sort of.

Jeff, Yes Sir, those types of questions go unanswered, because the answers would make way too much sense. They are supplanted by sentences like, "We need to pass this so you we can know what's in it...", and "unemployment compensation creates millions of jobs.." And, we need to pay for birth control for women who are needing more often than their budgets allow.... I am getting used to the feeling that I am living in an alternate reality.

The answer about the number of lights in the tube is "a bunch", and color filtration, and wattages, and hidden cords.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Country: United States

I guess I get to post one in this thread, too, even though it's just Mustang ground to ground.







Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3555
Country: Netherlands

Hey PB welcome great opener with ain't Misbehaving.
The best thread on the net regarding aviation air to air ships cars nature we have it all.
Post some more if you have them always a joy to look at somebody's work your always welcome.



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 316
Country: United States

Zane Adams wrote:
Jan-Arie wrote:
Zane Adams wrote:
Ok...does this mean I can officially join the Mustang air to air club!?



Cool shot Zane, I like that you see a little piece of the P51C
Tell me how is the experience to fly in something like that Mustang.


I have been a fan of the P-51 for my whole life. My dad worked at North American during WWII and always talked about the Mustang with a mystical air to his voice. This flight was a true blessing from out of the blue. The idea was hatched a year ago.

The flight was amazing. The sound, smell and feel of the airplane is indeed special. The view in the Collings TP-51C rear seat is not all that good looking forward. But who cares! The airplane is smooth and docile feeling when you are just cursing along. But it shows it self to be a wild horse under power, during turns and rolls. I had the stick for over half of the flight..including one aileron roll. Flying along side the bombers just added to the special feel of the trip. My uncle flew B-24's so the added bonus of being in the P-51 along side the B-24 almost overwhelmed my emotions!

I was spent after the flight....driving home was not easy as the adrenaline wore off...lol
I owe many people for the making the opportunity happen. Jim, Whitney, Hunter, Matt, Ryan, Dawn, God...etc.

Wow...just wow.





Go ahead...try and wipe this smile off my face!



Well done Zane, didn't it feel like flying in a tube sitting in the back seat? Its a different feeling than being in the back of a D Model. It would be a great effort if you had to bail...

Lynn



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2152
Country: United Kingdom

Emirates after sun down



russ925
Registered: Aug 23, 2012
Total Posts: 58
Country: United States

Shots from recent visit to Cradle of Aviation, Garden City NY.


Cradle of Aviation by russ925, on Flickr


Cradle of Aviation by russ925, on Flickr


Cradle of Aviation by russ925, on Flickr


Cradle of Aviation by russ925, on Flickr


Vistor Center Atrium by russ925, on Flickr






FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4500
Country: United States

A mile of road will take you a mile.
A mile of runway can take you anywhere...



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
The "civilized" way to be conveyed......................


Is that another shot from the new photo ship you were talking about?



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