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    Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Did okay (in my ever-loving humble opinion) on a borrowed camera and a short lens 28-105, Nikon D5000 shooting aperture priority at f/10..anyway, had a great time and got to take a young lad who'd never been to an airshow, so it was a double treat.

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    F-4 Phantom on takeoff
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    F-22 raptor, high speed pass
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    Inside the Belly of the Beast
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    SNJ Texas trainers
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    F-16 Thunderbird
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    This One is for Three Wheels
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    High Speed Pass (broke the sound barrier shortly after this shot was made)
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    The Starburst
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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Those are great shots, Chris. The only other person I've know to use the word, 'lad', is my boys' Scoutmaster.

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    Give yourself credit for more than just OK, Chris... great shots! You even got the gear-in-motion shot, so you earned your bona fides An airshow is definitely on my must-do photography list (and soon, I hope).

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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Nice set of images, Chris. Considering the gear was not yours, what more if these were shot using your D7000? Awesome!
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    Good job! I've seen them, and you did a great job with a difficult capture.

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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    One of our local TV stations allows its viewers to post picture for use on the news. Tonight, I hit the jackpot with four images. The one I submitted for a competition, the Trainers, the Five Plane Formation and the bright sunny beach shot.

    Dang!

    I was thrilled I got the Starbusrt shot as it is considered one of the hardest to get. Can't wait to get my new lenses. Oh, and thanks for the comments...it's good to hit one once in awhile.

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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    One of our local TV stations allows its viewers to post picture for use on the news. Tonight, I hit the jackpot with four images. The one I submitted for a competition, the Trainers, the Five Plane Formation and the bright sunny beach shot.

    Dang!

    I was thrilled I got the Starbusrt shot as it is considered one of the hardest to get. Can't wait to get my new lenses. Oh, and thanks for the comments...it's good to hit one once in awhile.
    This calls for a celebration. Now, bring out the Heinekens!

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    Wish that I could...maybe in ten years the technology will be there for that...here's one more I just finished editing...this guy was one heck of a stunt pilot.

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    I like 5, 7 and 9. Great timing!

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    That really is a great composite of the hammerhead, Chris. Thanks for posting it... it does bring back some wonderful memories

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    One of our local TV stations allows its viewers to post picture for use on the news. Tonight, I hit the jackpot with four images. The one I submitted for a competition, the Trainers, the Five Plane Formation and the bright sunny beach shot.
    Congratulations! I had a rainbow/lighthouse on the local news once, and they totally mispronounced my name

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    Nice work Chris and congrats on having so many.....aired...so to speak. I see Geico commercial somewhere in that last one.

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    Some cracking pics here Chris. My favourite is the Texas Trainers

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    Amazing pictures, they make me ready for spring to break here. I am so tired of shooting and freezing.

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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    And one more composition shot of a roll sequence. I am quite sure there is another, less complicated way of creating this and had I of had my camera, I planned to shoot some of these as movie files, then extract them frame by frame...oh well.

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    Your story proves again for me that the camera isn’t making the pictures. Only a device that assists you with the making of your picture. Sometimes in the wrong direction but that’s the fun of the device.
    Great shots.
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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan de Vries View Post
    Your story proves again for me that the camera isn’t making the pictures. Only a device that assists you with the making of your picture. Sometimes in the wrong direction but that’s the fun of the device.
    Great shots.
    Jan

    What was strange for me, is that had I of been shooting with my film camera, I would have had all the confidence in the world - I guess because of the familiarity aspect. Yet, once I began to see the success of my shots as found the rhythm of the pan, I did what I did with my old way of life...I shot and the camera became a mere extension of my eye. To this end, I think you are quite right; the camera is just a tool; it is our vision, "the mind's eye," which creates the artistic interpretation.

    Thanks for your insight.

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    Re: Went to the Thunderbirds Airshow Today

    Great pics from what was surely a great show. I need to go one of those again some time. Thanks for sharing.

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