Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

Sure Glenn, first you get a piece of plywood and some pvc....................



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

I'll take that as a no



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Somethings are just impossible to resist..........................


But it is for sale right now...



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Lot's of water in North Texas today! The lake we fly over during HQ Thursday went up six inches since this morning. It needs to go up 21 feet, but not today.


We had near 6" down here in Waxaville today. We'll take more anytime...



IndyFab
Registered: Jan 18, 2010
Total Posts: 2063
Country: United States

Well your tips paid off, Blue Angels training today for game day Sat & Sun..
1st time shooting planes.. It was impossible for me to keep up with paining on them, when they were real close and low with the pedal to the metal. I think with a little more practice, I could get them.. I definitely have respect for you veteran aviation shooters..
7D ~ 100-400

IMG_4430-2 by Sett N trenZ, on Flickr

IMG_4532 by Sett N trenZ, on Flickr



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
fwiw i finally got the 3d thing to work by holding my thumb about half way between my face the the screen, and trying to focus on the thumb. While doing so, the 3rd and center image appears and you just have to figure out how to transfer from staring at the thumb to the pic.


re: phanton at 30 knots, thats pretty good speed. Is it possible to rotate the camera while hauling ass in the manner you were leading a takeoff roll and "panned" with it as it passed you by?


Glenn


Not possible with the Phantom 2 Vision, but perhaps with the rig Jim has: I believe they added the yaw axis to the gimbal. With mine, you have to rotate the entire aircraft to yaw the camera.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

I have the yaw axis, but I think the landing gear would interfere with much rotation. The DJI rotates very quickly and smoothly, with a little practice I think one could nail that rotation.



betta21
Registered: May 09, 2014
Total Posts: 3
Country: United States

I don't know much about planes, and they are not my passion as they are yours, but this thread is fantastic, as are the planes and the photographers of them. I can see how they really get you going..,...
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

Welcome Betta! Thanks for your appreciation of the work here!! They do kind of get into your blood.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Jim,

My uncle used to have a DB9, but traded it for a Bentley Continental GT9 convertible which has since been sold. His latest ride is a Porsche Panamera.

Are they the "stock" Aston dealer photos?

Mark



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

HI Mark,

Yup, just screen captures from the website. I can see some possibilities when I have a little flexibility with one, can't you?



Cicopo
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2058
Country: Canada

Here's a heads up re some great photo ops in the UK during late summer. Based on the news article it's pretty much a go for the lone airworthy Lanc in Canada to fly over to the UK & spend roughly 1 month touring the UK along with the only other airworthy Lanc.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/canada-s-lancaster-bomber-to-cross-atlantic-for-u-k-tour-1.2546757

This is rather special to me because the Canadian Lanc is one my father served on / serviced when it was stationed in Greenwood back in the 50's.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I have the yaw axis, but I think the landing gear would interfere with much rotation. The DJI rotates very quickly and smoothly, with a little practice I think one could nail that rotation.


It's how to manage a smooth yawing motion while tracking down the runway parallel to your subject aircraft that perplexes me: that would require some mad piloting skills...and you'd still have an ever-changing bank angle due to how the DJI manages translation motion off-axis to the camera's pitch gimbal.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I know that it's yesterday's technology, but I see one of these in the garage in the near future.........


The heart wants what the heart wants. It doesn't have to make sense...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

IndyFab wrote:
Well your tips paid off, Blue Angels training today for game day Sat & Sun..
1st time shooting planes.. It was impossible for me to keep up with paining on them, when they were real close and low with the pedal to the metal. I think with a little more practice, I could get them.. I definitely have respect for you veteran aviation shooters..
7D ~ 100-400


Yeah, IndyFab, this forum has a deep well of talent. Nice work; post some more when you get a chance. As for panning with the close-in fast movers: practice, practice, practice. And luck.

A suggestion: the drop shadow on your watermark is a bit too dense and makes it look all wonky: as if you had the jitters, when the image shows that you're steady as a rock.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Here's a combination you don't see every day. The last time I saw this helo, two years ago, it was sporting a 15-foot magnetometer boom out the front.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

"Mad piloting skills", yes indeed!

Very few cars make sense, most are sold on emotion. Look at all the hybrids, etc. that they have a hard time selling, but they come out with Tim's nostalgia laden Camaro, and the Mustang, they can't keep them on the lot. The US has always had a love affair with their cars. In the case of your "S" the owner can have it all, style and technology, but I can't think of much else on wheels right now that fits that bill.

Every time I see a "Smart" car on the road in Dallas, I think just how not smart that is. They must just bury the driver in the chassis if there's an accident. I'd darn near rather be on my old Softail Springer if things are going south. I have a standing order for a New Landcruiser if anyone hears a rumor that they will cease production. I absolutely love that car for most everything I do during the day.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

Wow Zim! 1/40th, 1/15th, something tells me that there's a lot more at work here than "luck"!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

This guy flew the most impressive helo demo I've seen in a while. The Cabri G2 is incredibly popular in NZ for tourist flights and general utility use; helicopters on the South Island are as common as fleas: they use them for everything.

http://www.cabri.co.nz



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19273
Country: United States

I'm not sure I can even wield my 800 anymore, it hasn't been out of the long lens case since AFW 2013. Come to think of it, I don't have that 800mm knot in my lower right back anymore either.



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