Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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J-A, I definitely like your last image.



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
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US PR Spitfire ... yesterday I took a look at a BBC TV program about the WWII photo reconnaissance and intelligence effort. Part of the program had footage of a US photo reconnaissance pilot. By pure chance I was reading on another site and the source of the footage popped up. Here it is:-



Take a look guys this gent flew fifty one (yes 51) PR missions.


JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Jan-Arie wrote:
Jim not a raise but more a token of respect.

Also one of the image's that I had missed in the folder



Wow.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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nickjohnson wrote:
US PR Spitfire ... yesterday I took a look at a BBC TV program about the WWII photo reconnaissance and intelligence effort. Part of the program had footage of a US photo reconnaissance pilot. By pure chance I was reading on another site and the source of the footage popped up. Here it is:-



Take a look guys this gent flew fifty one (yes 51) PR missions.


Already saw it a couple of times but that is some great footage


stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4060
Country: United States

That's good stuff, Nick; thanks.

Looks like today's going to be a washout at the Gathering of Warbirds and Legends, so I'm packing up and will head for home today after a couple of hours more charging the car. Looking forward to getting home tomorrow in anticipation of Jay's visit on Tuesday.

Scott Glover's closeup in the Lodestar...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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One more of the Lodestar, a medium shot this time...still in that left turn.

Odd: I spent most of my time shooting at 1/60sec, but the full discs aren't even visible because of the flat light; this one, at 1/200sec, is visually more compelling even though there's not as much prop blur, I guess because you can see the airplane actually does have propellers.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Nice work Zim. I am anxious to get your impressions of the event. The hope, of course, was to lure warbirds from OSH and start a tradition. Part of that is born out of the continuing feud between the warbird faction and EAA. Gryder go his nose even further out of joint, understandably, when EAA changed the rules of the game on the "Last Time" mass arrival. There were two sides to that story and both had points.

Once again, I am so weary of trying to decipher what is fact and what is fiction, in every area of life today, my default is to file direct for my happy place and let people who enjoy and thrive on conflict, hash it all out. I could get more than a little worked up over Gryder using all my C47 images on everything from billboards to matted and framed fine art gifts to promote last time, not a mention of the photographer anywhere. I was at the dinner where he gave several large prints as gifts to significant attendees. I had a discussion with him after the event, but I felt like it was going in one ear and out the other as it was taking place. One of the reasons I blew this event off.

Have a safe and swift trip home, give my best to Jay.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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That Lodestar needs to be shot in the light we choose for our Alliance missions. Can you imagine that fuselage about three minutes before and after the sun hits the horizon. The frustrating thing about air to air work that involves going when someone else says "go", is that we perfectionists know exactly what we're not getting, and how incredible it "could" be. T'was forever thus, and will forever be.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Wow, lots of pages to catch up on. Last weekend I was at a family reunion in Orlando. As chief organizer of the event I got to pick the activities. So of course one day was at the Kennedy Space Center to see the new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. They did a great job of displaying her.

Erich



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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And you did a great job of capturing the exhibit!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Great looking plane that Lode star looks a lot like the Lockheed Hudson probably from the same family line.
The Hudson was the first model kit that I got from my father when I was young it was the old Airfix classic in 1/72 scale those were the days when you could buy a proper model kit at the supermarket...



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Wow Erich..... Gorgeous shots of Atlantis.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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The tiles underneath look like fish scales! Cool shots of a cool exhibit. A friend of mine worked on some of the animation on the film they show as you go in.



OK, here's one for you. I trust Glenn won't mind me appropriating his picture. But since we took basically the same shot from different points on the crowdline, I thought I'd see if a 3D composite might work... I reckon it does!


Gene Soucy in 3D technicolour



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
That Lodestar needs to be shot in the light we choose for our Alliance missions. Can you imagine that fuselage about three minutes before and after the sun hits the horizon. The frustrating thing about air to air work that involves going when someone else says "go", is that we perfectionists know exactly what we're not getting, and how incredible it "could" be. T'was forever thus, and will forever be.



Amen, brother Jim.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4060
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
The tiles underneath look like fish scales! Cool shots of a cool exhibit. A friend of mine worked on some of the animation on the film they show as you go in.



OK, here's one for you. I trust Glenn won't mind me appropriating his picture. But since we took basically the same shot from different points on the crowdline, I thought I'd see if a 3D composite might work... I reckon it does!


Gene Soucy in 3D technicolour



Works for me! Way to think outside the 'box', Jo (pun intended)...


Erich, I'm loving your Atlantis shots. So glad they decided to display her where you can see her flame-kissed underbelly.


[edit for TOPP: the ramp at the Gathering just after the three-ship mass paratrooper jump. Which I missed, because they launched us in the Lodestars as the C-47s were inbound on the jump run. Just out of frame to the left were four Stearmans and the two Grumman C-1 Traders, waiting on the runup pad. Also missing is the gaggle of T-6s, already airborne.]



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Had a little fun at Texas World Speedway today.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Friday night had one of those holy crap sunsets. Running all over looking for stuff to shoot.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Your Grand Champion Post WW II winner, another stunning restoration from Midwest Aero in Danville, IL



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Awsome sunset n Stang tim...

Love it..

Al



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Erich, nice shots of Atlantis, can't wait till they have the display here all set up and ready to actually go inside and walk around in there. Looks like the Collings Foundation planes are making a run through Ohio this week, Dayton, then Cleavland, then Akron. I think I'm going to see if I can catch them flying in tomorrow.



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