Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Glenn Watson wrote:
Took another stab at the whole video thing, this time put considerably more time and resources into the production and processing. man what a lot of work! I like the results much better than my first try..




Glenn

Cool Glenn! Video is a whole new world, isn't it? Frame rates, follow focus, post processing complexities, it makes Photoshop seem like paint by numbers.


stevezzzz
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Keith Skilling launches in the Corsair.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Hope everyone had a blessed and peaceful Easter/Passover...

I spent part of my day doing Helo A2A
In the right seat of my subject was our own Robert Turchick (YipDog) and we took turns swapping the lead so I could shoot stills and he could shoot video for the helicopter company who is our client.



stevezzzz
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I finally got a chance to shoot air-to-air today…just not at Warnaka. Marcia and I drove over to Omarama and flew in two Duo Discus gliders over the spectacular terrain in the center of the South Island. These were the same two gliders I shot at the airshow over the weekend; they'd aero-towed both back to the glider port this morning. Actually, I flew in the same glider, with the same pilot, Gavin Wills, as is seen in the photo I posted yesterday on MA2A. Great day of flying; Marcia looks good over there in the other glider, don't you think?



Jan-Arie
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Oww man that last one you sure delivered, I hope to do that one time awesome tip of the hat



Colin Giersberg
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Hey Steve, I really like the glider images, but I like the last one the most. That is also something that I would like to fly in.



Jan-Arie
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SPAD



Jurgen Radier
Registered: Oct 24, 2006
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Woooooooow Steve! Those glider shots are amazing! I think I'm in love!

Jan-Arie, thanks for the heads up!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Nicely done Steve!!!!!!!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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stevez wrote:
I finally got a chance to shoot air-to-air today…just not at Warnaka. Marcia and I drove over to Omarama and flew in two Duo Discus gliders over the spectacular terrain in the center of the South Island. These were the same two gliders I shot at the airshow over the weekend; they'd aero-towed both back to the glider port this morning. Actually, I flew in the same glider, with the same pilot, Gavin Wills, as is seen in the photo I posted yesterday on MA2A. Great day of flying; Marcia looks good over there in the other glider, don't you think?



Terrific images of the DD over some spectacular scenery Steve. Did you get any stick time? What is your opinion of the performance of the DD? Again, wonderful photography.



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
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Here's a frame grab from the video portion of the shoot Jay and I did. This is with the Canon C100 and 24-70 f2.8 II



JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
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Yorkshire Air Museum in the fall:











































stevezzzz
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Jeff W. wrote:
stevez wrote:
I finally got a chance to shoot air-to-air today…just not at Warnaka. Marcia and I drove over to Omarama and flew in two Duo Discus gliders over the spectacular terrain in the center of the South Island. These were the same two gliders I shot at the airshow over the weekend; they'd aero-towed both back to the glider port this morning. Actually, I flew in the same glider, with the same pilot, Gavin Wills, as is seen in the photo I posted yesterday on MA2A. Great day of flying; Marcia looks good over there in the other glider, don't you think?



Terrific images of the DD over some spectacular scenery Steve. Did you get any stick time? What is your opinion of the performance of the DD? Again, wonderful photography.


Gavin and I traded off on the flying, 50/50. He's legendary in the glider world, just as Omarama is legendary as a gliding Mecca. As for the Duo, it's one of the most perfectly crafted tools I know: easy to fly, beautiful control harmony, great performance. It looks good just sitting there on the ground, but in the air it is gorgeous. I own a share in a Duo based in Boulder, but I don't get to fly it much these days.



stevezzzz
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JamesG wrote:
Yorkshire Air Museum in the fall:


These are lovely, James. But you've got a color issue with the airframes sitting in shade: the open-sky lighting on the camera side of the airframes is blue, blue, blue; but if you correct for that the fall foliage (which is illuminated directly by the sun) won't look right. In LR you can try painting a color adjustment with auto-mask turned on; or you could cut out the airframe in PS and color balance it separately on its own layer. Or maybe you like the effect, but to me it's probably worth the effort.



JamesG
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Thanks Steve, not sure my LR or PS skills are up to that workflow but I'll definitely give it a go.



Go4Long
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stevez wrote:
I finally got a chance to shoot air-to-air today…just not at Warnaka. Marcia and I drove over to Omarama and flew in two Duo Discus gliders over the spectacular terrain in the center of the South Island. These were the same two gliders I shot at the airshow over the weekend; they'd aero-towed both back to the glider port this morning. Actually, I flew in the same glider, with the same pilot, Gavin Wills, as is seen in the photo I posted yesterday on MA2A. Great day of flying; Marcia looks good over there in the other glider, don't you think?



the last three make me want to take up gliding Steve1...so awesome.



J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
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Glenn Watson wrote:
Hi Stevez:

What a great trip you had! You can tell you in a world far far away when the flares come out. I really wish we could fire those in the good ol USA.

Glenn


Glenn,

Flares made an appearance at Aviation Nation 2012. I saw them multiple times from F-16's and F-15's. First time I had ever seen them in person. Pretty cool.

Jeremy



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Good Morning Rob,

How great that you and Jay were able to collaborate on that assignment. The client got a lot of bang for the buck having you two as their team!!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Ducked in for my flight physical yesterday, good for another 24 months, no restrictions at almost 65!



Bill Gass
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Good job Jim, hang in there.



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