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  • Member since
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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Monday, August 29, 2016 6:48 PM

Max, I'm seriously honored that I got 3 of the top 12 shots.  (Including the flying dear Stick out tongue)  Of course, you may have created a monster.  My hands are itching to go out and shoot some more.  Wink  Thank you.

John

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, August 29, 2016 8:07 PM

Funny John! It's credit given for credit deserved! If I've revved you up, all is good. I'm even somewhat enthused in that I too can post some old things that may have never seen the light of day again. All fun. Photography is a good medium to show and express things we've seen and done. I really like viewing photography in that it's recordings of things seen by others that I may have missed in life. Getting philosophical here, but it's all true that we get to see the world in the eyes of others. Get after it I say!

Max

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Posted by Ish47guy on Monday, August 29, 2016 10:51 PM

"Open up and say ahh..."

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Posted by Ish47guy on Monday, August 29, 2016 11:06 PM

"Ding." " You are now free to move about the... er... building."

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Posted by Ish47guy on Monday, August 29, 2016 11:08 PM

The Board of Education's solution to school buses arriving late... J-79 powered Student Transportation Vehicle

 

 

 

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Posted by wayne baker on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:48 AM

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:44 AM

All, Love the pictures so far and am looking forward for a few more.  Got to throw my hat into the ring again with a few non-airplane pictures for your enjoyment.

Boom!

My friend the red tail hawk

Osh Kosh 2015 Heritage Flight  Thought it was cool to have a P-38

John

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:45 AM

Lotsa fire breathing equipment from busses to cannons (love that cannon shot!) I thought I'd better throw one in to stay competitive. Smile  It shows one of the problems of big telephotos at long distances where ground heating is distorting the image. The lens is sharp and in focus but just too much air turbulance. No problem when shooting upwards.

Max

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:46 PM

Max, Actually the car/plane picture is really cool, and I like the way the background is blurred out.  The cannon shot was a bit of luck.  I had been watching the cannons fire for some time and finally decided to see if I could catch a shot.  I had never noticed the flames until I checked the camera and there in the middle was the shot above.  Love the auto-fire feature that can catch things even your eye can miss. 

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:43 PM

Not a very good shot, but I didn't have many options.  It had just landed at the base, turned around and took back off.  Last time I seen one was over a year ago at the airshow. 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:59 PM

Much of my work in the past was Photojournalism where you covered an event by telling a story. I still try to shoot more than one aspect of a subject and here's an example while at an airshow. I picked several subjects that day the F-18 demo for one. I envisioned a short  article or story about what happens at an air show with this subject. The performance demo is what you're there to see but I wanted to tie the human aspect in showing someone really flies this thing and it has support and such. I thought that 3-5 final pictures would be needed. Three shots are the performing aircraft where two more show the ground crew and pilot. Three shots would cover the story but I had several possibilities for the performance part and added a couple. Here's the results.

Max

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:31 PM

Buses, birds, and canons, keep bringing them. Cool images guys.

Max! You can really see the photo journalism in this last set. They are neat to see. How did you get the pilot to waive? Or was he just waiving at the crowd?

 

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Posted by Ish47guy on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:11 PM

Keyda81

Not a very good shot, but I didn't have many options.  It had just landed at the base, turned around and took back off.  Last time I seen one was over a year ago at the airshow. 

 

 

I totally forgot that Stewart was switching from C-5s to C-17s.  I bet the maintenance troops are somewhat happier about the switch.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:51 AM

Bakster

Buses, birds, and canons, keep bringing them. Cool images guys.

Max! You can really see the photo journalism in this last set. They are neat to see. How did you get the pilot to waive? Or was he just waiving at the crowd?

 

I just waved at him and he waved back! Somewhere I have a B-17 pilot waving at me. When you're looking through a camera and waving they know that will be a good picture and they always wave back!  Smile  Notice he's smiling also.

On the taxi shot there's the heated air simmering that we like and check his hand on the windshield.

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:18 AM

Hey Bakster and gang. Check out this awesome shot! No, I didn't shoot it but wish I had! When I was building my 1/48 Mig 25 Foxbat I found this on line. What a great shot! (and what a beast that thing is!)  Indifferent

Max

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:56 AM

"I just waved at him and he waved back!"  Thats awesome Max. Nice job.... The images that you took give a person the sence that you were given personal access to the pilot and plane. Excellent! You are a master of illusion. 

Comrade Max. Yeah... that is an awesome shot of the Mig. Look at the heat distortion... Then there is the human element of the two people looking back at it, and the Mig looks poised to kick some serious BEEP. Very cool!

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:12 AM

Every time I look at the Mig-25 picture, I can't help from wondering how many cubic feet/second of air is going through those monster intakes at near mach 3. Yikes!

Max

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:48 AM

Hodakamax

Every time I look at the Mig-25 picture, I can't help from wondering how many cubic feet/second of air is going through those monster intakes at near mach 3. Yikes!

Max

 

ALL of it!!!Propeller

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:05 PM

Funny Fermis, you did make me giggle! LOL actually!

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:10 PM

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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:37 AM

Hey Ikar01, Brrr!

Here's my post for the day. Be patient I've almost (but not quite) ran out of pictures.LOL.

I was armed and ready on this P-51 pass and here's the best two. I usually try to pick just one but here's two examples. The first one has the better angle but the second one shows more detail. Opinions? 1 or 2?

Max

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Posted by wayne baker on Thursday, September 01, 2016 8:03 AM

#2 Mustang.

 

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:24 AM

Max, I vote for #1, and I agree, like the angle better.

John

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:31 AM

Yeah I like number 1.

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:46 AM

Thanks Gang, maybe with some post processing on #1 like lightening up the shadows would make the choice a little easier. #2 shows more detail and he has moved to a bluer part of the sky. Lotsa factors. BTW, I hardly ever let the camera overshoot with a hi-speed burst. These are single shots with the photographer picking the moments rather than the camera. Not that this is a good idea, but it does add disipline to photography. If this was a real paid job I probably would have used the burst mode to help insure success. I'm also shooting a RAW file at the same time as the JPEG with quite a bit more data. Even with pro cameras big hi-res bursts can fill the buffer and shut the camera down until the info is loaded on the card. I also use hi-write speed cards for that reason. Just a little added info for those interested.  Smile

Max

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 01, 2016 3:52 PM

I like #1...just for the "pose".

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 8:28 PM

I like #1 but the lighting is unfortunate.  I raised the color temperature slightly and lightened the shadows and highlights.  Better or worse?

John

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, September 01, 2016 8:34 PM

Ok, I think I've helped the situation by opening up the shadows on #1. Look better?

Max

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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:10 PM

Max, I think I like the original better.  I am having trouble putting it into words, but the shadow adds authenticity, maybe, it looks more real?  The lightened shadow looks more posed(?) or something like that.  Just my 2 cents.

John

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:58 PM

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