Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2457
Country: United Kingdom

Phillip
Welcome aboard. This is a great community and all criticism is definitely constructive. We were supposed to be starting a square-rigger cruise from St Maarten a couple of years ago, but the ship had to go into dock so we changed to one starting in Barbados - I managed to see the island from afar but have always wanted to visit. I love P-47 "Jugs" After snafu went stateside last year I don't think there is one flying in the UK at present!
Niall



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4097
Country: Netherlands

Great stuff Philip and welcome...



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 991
Country: United Kingdom

Well, it's been 9 hours . and that's way to long..... so .... send in the clouds.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4085
Country: United States

I reworked this according to what I learned in Jay's post-processing talk at Madras. Thanks, Jay, it makes a real difference!

Which crop do you prefer? I can't do a full-span 3:2 because of the position in the frame.



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
Total Posts: 149
Country: United States

I prefer the tight one Steve, although, I think the first one would look awesome if you were able to let it have more sky.



wizardwig
Registered: Aug 21, 2014
Total Posts: 18
Country: United States

Hi all and thanks for the numerous & warm welcome, and for checking out my shots.

WW2 aircraft was my first interest in military history from when I was about 10 years old. I learned all sorts of details, specs and histories of the aircraft, and even the difference yet interrelatedness of the Allison & Rolls Royce Merlin inline engines with Mustangs through the D model. I thought it was normal for a 10-12 year old kid. I found out when I started dating in high school that it is not the case.. use your imagination as to what happened in the awkward years after ;-)

I had the fortunate opportunity 15 years ago to ride on a B-17. It was part of a fundraiser for the McMinnville (Oregon) Historical Flight Museum. Below are photos/film scans from before the time I became a more serious photographer. I sat in the tail gunner position as we took off. It was eerie - the craft did not force through the air, rather it floated up like a heavy balloon, yawing in the wind. I was struck by the solitude in the tail position, entirely cut off from anyone else on the plane. I had read about the experiences of tail gunners in this regard, but to experience it was a different matter altogether. It was instantly easy to feel like everyone else on the plane didn't even know that I was there. I felt like a stowaway. If that is anything like how these gunners felt, all the while getting shot at, during the war, well, all I can say is that my respect for such (or any) veterans is even greater.

Quite an eye opener. I hope you enjoy the shots.





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

Steve,

There's a noticeable difference in the editing. The images on the previous page seem a bit muddy in comparison.

As for which crop, I personally prefer traditional 3:2 crops, however I think the wide crop would look great printed as a wide canvas.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4097
Country: Netherlands

Watch this Video pretty cool and enjoyable

Warbird Pilot Behind the Visor


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

Jimmy Graham, tight end with the New Orleans Saints is an aviation nut:

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/jimmy-graham-flying-high-20140820



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2015
Country: Canada

I'm with McGrath there Steve I, I like the second one on my screen, but I think the first would actually be more compelling in print if that makes any sense at all.



PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

Early morning.
KPHXDelta-1



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19276
Country: United States

Epic captures Guys, just phenomenal!



kwbarnes
Registered: Jun 26, 2005
Total Posts: 286
Country: United States

I've encouraged this poster in the Sports forums to give us a visit. A couple more invitations probably wouldn't hurt.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1314351



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Batting .750
3 of the 4 radial-powered aircraft operated by Pemberton & Sons Aviation in Spokane, WA
(we were waiting on the awesome Boeing 40C to join up)



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Stray Cat Strut...



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Nor Gloom Of Night...
Pemberton & Son's amazing Boeing 40C at dusk



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

.....



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2777
Country: United States

mmmmmmm......

Dangit, first page!

Well, while you lot were flying around Mount Hood, I was gently ascending it via chairlift... no, we didn't ski.

Oh, and we also headed west to the Evergreen Aviation Museum. The Spruce Goose is one big aeroplane!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Das Ist Alles...



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Something a little less "interpretive"

1929 Stearman 4DM Sr. Speedmail .. Built as a direct competitor to Boeing's 40C.



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