Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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A couple more from NAS Whidbey Island



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
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Country: Australia

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Dear Niall,

Well isn't that nice that a big deal "Explorer" of whatever would behave like that toward a fellow photographer? Good way to act at any time, but especially when you are a paid representative. People's ego's and self importance never ceases to amaze me. Kind of one of those "OXY" things that the folks who could justify (if you could justify) sticking their nose in the air, don't. The poster child that always comes to mind is my good friend Paul Bowen. Never, in 32 years of being friends with PB, have I ever seen anything but humility, kindness, and understatement from him. He is a constant example for me, and a benchmark I am not likely to ever attain.

Anyway, "rude" what's his name can take his attitude and go pound sand, my guess is he isn't fit to "loose your sandals" on many levels. What a putz! Definitely not MA2A material!



+100
Nearly said it myself
Tim



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Calling Jim, and Wrei, and anyone else in the DFW area. Check in please.

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Oh yeah, we're getting hammered, but for the moment the real severe stuff is to the north and south of us. Lots of rain and lightning, pretty substantial winds. There's more building to the west of DFW that will track right through us shortly. Hope it remains at it's current intensity. Wouldn't you know that this would all take place with our garage filled with furniture. Sheila and I shuffled all the vehicles but one to the hangar earlier this evening. The floor guys will be doing what they do for three more days, then the furniture can go back. Oh well.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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What an idyllic little spot to base our fighters! Nice work Zim!

Exactly Tim!

Thanks Laura! We're ok but it was a close call for sure. Folks North & South weren't so lucky.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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That would include Wrei, Jo, and the Watsons, no? Hope they're OK.

I've never seen my PM inbox so full, both with sympathetic comments and prayers about Rolf and with friends joining up on the effort to make healthier iterations of ourselves. I'll get back to everyone sometime today, promise. And above all, thank you.

Also, had a brief conversation with Elon Musk yesterday about improvements to the Model S. I'm always amazed and appreciative of modern technology... but its power to connect one human to another, who might not otherwise have been able or willing to reach each other across time and space, is perhaps its most endearing trait. I'm also impressed with Elon's humility and attitude: that man never ceases to impress me.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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I'm way south of Austin, a good three or four hours drive from whatever weather was passing through Dallas. We got a little bit of rain (0.04") last night and that was it. I don't imagine Glenn would have got much more. Wrei might have got something of the edge of it?



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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We're good. Sent prayers of thanks and then help and comfort for the folks in Granbury. There were some very large homes damaged there from the mile wide tornado, wow.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Whut?! Mile wide tornado?!!



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Just restating what I read Jo:

"In a warning issued at 9:23 p.m. CDT Wednesday, the National Weather Service indicated that, "Storm spotters and Doppler radar observed a tornado moving northeast at 15 mph near Cleburne. Spotters reported that this tornado is a mile wide, and capable of incredible destruction. This tornado has shifted paths, and is aimed right at the city of Cleburne.""



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2751
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A quick Google reveals that we had a mighty fine and quiet night in Buda compared with the folks further north!
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/05/16/4860509/tornado-watch-issued-for-north.html
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/20130515-at-least-3-killed-100-hurt-in-granbury-tornado-as-twisters-hit-north-texas.ece
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/05/15/deaths-multiple-injuries-confirmed-from-granbury-tornado/
Holy cow.



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
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Hey....look what I found on my door step.....


photo (7) by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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I dunno about that shot, Jon... lighting's very contrasty and your model looks way too happy to be there: too obviously posed. Not your best work.

Now about that gorgeous piece of art in your hands...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18967
Country: United States

That mile+ wide tornado packed winds up to 145mph. I checked in with Gunny late last night, the worst went south of him, but not by much. None of this was forecast, but "a few scattered storms" quickly built into four "super cells" and four to six funnel clouds. It was an action packed evening for sure.

Looks like ISAP 2013 is off to a rousing start with the Whidbey Island pre-field trip. Wish I could have been there, but glad my little enterprise is rockin'. 33 years of this teaches one that, while you can love what you do for a living, don't ever let yourself think of it as a hobby. 2013 is the year to make up for five years of job creation through welfare and unemployment, what a concept, and "W"'s last year wasn't any great shakes either! I'm grateful for my schedule, while being ever mindful that "I didn't create this........." Actually God created it, I just do the photography and send the invoice.



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
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I know you are getting into lighting....no comment on that glare in the microwave glass?

It is a gorgeous piece of art for sure....



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Congratulations Jon! You obviously have very discriminating taste in art!



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
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Wonder if Jay would faint if he knew it was going on my wall next to an Ansel Adams original?

Naaa....probably not...



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Glad everyone was safe, it was a pretty wild night up there for sure.



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
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I know, this way off subject, but this is the Hoveround web site . Does anybody have any thoughts on what to look for?
PM me

Tom



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Jon Uhler wrote:
Wonder if Jay would faint if he knew it was going on my wall next to an Ansel Adams original?

Naaa....probably not...



Good for you Jon! We have a large Jay Beckman original in our house as well. I always feel small walking by it



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
Country: United States

Sweet.....he does amazing work....



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