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Commemorative Air Force, Camarillo, CA

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Commemorative Air Force, Camarillo, CA
Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:37 PM

Hey FSM,

One of my hobbies is obviously modeling, but I'm also trying to learn how to use my DSLR. I've always liked photography, but I'm not particularly good at it.  Still, I like to get outside and (try to) take "purty pictures."  

Anyway, I recently visited the Commemorative Air Force in Camarillo, CA, while FiFi was visiting.  I took a few shots while I was there, and I thought I'd post them and share.

A couple of them have been edited but for the most part, they haven't been too processed.

See the pix here:  Commemorative Air Force

Feel free to share your comments and criticisms, especially any of the constructive type.

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:23 PM

You are a REALLY good photographer. 

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:56 PM
Very nice, indeed! Thanks for sharing.
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:00 PM

Beautiful photos! I take it that you actually went inside Fifi for some of those shots? Wow!

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:16 AM

Hey, "O"

I'd say stop practicing, you're already there, just start shooting away. Excellent photos, love the subjects you concentrated on, besides the airplanes themselves. Such as the prop, control yoke, fuel cap and info placards. Altogether too often these important details are just passed over, then  while still great to see, all you get are airplane pictures.

Great instincts, thanks for posting, nice job.

Patrick 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:25 AM

Nice work on the photagraphy.  You have a good eye for framing your shots.  Thanks for sharing.

John

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:37 AM

Ah, cool stuff! Don't forget the post "Aircraft Photography" which needs some action!

Max

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    May, 2016
Posted by Raulduke on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:39 AM

Wow! Nice job. I thought fifi was at wright- Patterson ?

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:59 AM

Fifi is only one of two flying B-29s. The other is based in Wichita Kansas where I went to college. I did see Fifi at the Joplin Mo. Air Show several years ago and she is still touring as far as I know. The other B-29 just took to the air recently and is not on tour yet. 

Max

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:14 AM

I'm very lucky.  The airport one of the model clubs I belong to also hosts a Commemorative Air Force squadron.  In good weather, warmer months they roll out their planes onto the ramp on weekends (our club meets Saturdays).  I have many great photos of their birds, including things like BT-13 and Miss Mitchell.  I did a BT-13 kit in the squadron plane's current livery, and will be starting a B-25 as Miss Mitchell this summer.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:11 AM

Fifi is on tour as we speak, and Doc, the other B-29 just started touring.  I'm not even sure they posted a schedule yet, but I did see pictures of them at Barksdale AFB within the last couple of weeks.

John

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:29 AM

Hey FSM,

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad you liked my photos. I'm currently uploading some pictures I took at the Planes of Fame Airshow. Once they're uploaded, I'll share the link.

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:35 PM

Well;

 I certainly enjoyed them " Purty " pichers .! Nice job and thank you .  T.B.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:06 AM

Very nice photos, O - thanks for sharing your visit with us.

Mike

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    February, 2015
Posted by skyraider0609 on Thursday, June 01, 2017 2:04 PM

Outstanding images O. I always admire someone who has that gift of seeing a great picture in something that the rest of us walk right by. 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:39 AM

Hmmm;

 Appreciate the pictures . I used to be a member ( Flying ) and had to drop out before the Name change . I actually didn't know " FIFI's " Engines had names too ! Nice photo job , by the way !  Thank You . T.B.

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Monday, June 12, 2017 7:44 PM

Very nice shots. Looks like you already have the eye and skills. Thanks for sharing!

Also, the Commemorative Air Force museum inside is where Ventura Hobbies hosts their annual model contest/show/swap meet. I've been there for that a few of times.

 

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