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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 9:06 PM

I checked it out. Really cool stuff! What an experience that place is! Good work!

Max

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:16 PM

Some very fine photography there, Frank!

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:23 PM

OK. the first batch of photos from our trip to AirVenture. My new SmugMug page. It ain't pretty yet but have a look at the pictures anyway. MOre to come. Tell your friends...

https://franklewisphotography.smugmug.com/

 

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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, August 04, 2018 8:06 PM

Cool stuff Frank! Looking forward to more. Did Oshkosh 2009. What an adventure!

Max

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, August 04, 2018 5:39 PM

Well, I'm back from Oshkosh. In 2-1/2 days I shot 1974 pictures! And I still had time to walk around and watch the airshow. Anyway, I've whittled it down to just over 200 images that are somewhat suitable for editing. I edited these two today to share with desTROYer in his Gloster Meteor thread.

I think I'm going to open a photo sharing account to post the images from Oshkosh in albums. For the last few times, use.com just hasn't been working for me.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, July 30, 2018 11:35 PM

Frank, I had a Canon way back, but since then it's been a Pentax SF-1, K-100D, K-5 (which was recently stolen) and now the K-3II and a K-5II.  I bought a DA 16-85 ED DC WR and the new 55-300 with the PLM motor to replace the older screw drive 55-300, what a difference!

We are having our usual fire season in California, I live near Sacramento.  Tried some sunset pictures tonight, might as well get something from the bad air.

 

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, July 30, 2018 4:16 PM

Jeaton, we have the same camera set up. The K-3 is my third Pentax digital. I started out with an ist DL, then a K-10, and now a K-3. I'm saving my money for a K-1 to buy someday. I still shoot with an ME Super once in a while.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, July 30, 2018 4:12 PM

Well, we got home from AirVenture yesterday afternoon (07/29/2018). I uploaded my images to my computer, all 1974 of them. I had my camera set for rapid fire so there are lots of doubles and triples that will have to be weeded out and lots of blurry images that will have to be deleted. I'm hoping to get at least 150 good images out of the lot. I'm going to post a few unedited images later this week.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, July 23, 2018 8:47 AM

fotofrank

 

 

I like when the pilot banks the airplane enough that you can actually get a shot of the topside. Great shot (#3) of the Memphis Belle. Image #5 looks like a still from a WWII movie. Overall, well done.

 

Thanks!  They were calling it a "Banana Pass"  They did it twice with MMB.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:23 PM

We had a nice warbird event at our flying field, called Wings of Victory this weekend.  One photo, and a link to the photo page where there are 109 more.  I'm gettying used to a new 24mp Pentax K-3 II and I think I like it.  Most of these photos were taken with a 55-300 Pentax telephoto that has a PLM motor for focus, silent and very fast. 

http://yolo.net/%7Ejeaton/WDA/20180721WOV/2018wov.html

 

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, July 20, 2018 3:34 PM

Keyda81

A few of MMB.

 

 

I like when the pilot banks the airplane enough that you can actually get a shot of the topside. Great shot (#3) of the Memphis Belle. Image #5 looks like a still from a WWII movie. Overall, well done.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, July 20, 2018 1:57 PM

The third B-17 photo is the best of a bunch of nice photos, Keyda. 

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, July 20, 2018 8:56 AM

My personal favorite "Whiskey 7" 

I had the great experience of taking a flight on Whiskey after the show, and it can not be summed up in one word!  Hopefully I can do it again someday.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, July 20, 2018 8:52 AM

A few of MMB.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, July 20, 2018 6:33 AM

Cool B-25 action Keyda! Max the photographer is impressed. Keep up the good work! 

Max

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:19 PM

Great pictures, Keyda.  I see that the camera sensor has a few dust spots, you can clean those up in the image with the clone tool.  Blue sky is always good at showing those.

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:20 PM

Super nice, Keyda! Very well done.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:41 AM

First batch of shots from Geneseo.  B-25 Mitchell "Take Off Time"  I have acheived prop blur thanks to Foto Frank!

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:35 PM

I hope I have some good pictures when I get back from AirVenture.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:39 PM

Well, this thread is getting too far back in the pack, so here are some pictures I took at our Golden Age Fly-in at Woodland Davis Aeromodelers.

 

 

 

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:48 PM

fotofrank

Geneseo?! If your suitcase seems to be really, really heavy, like by a couple a hundred pounds, poke a hole so I can breathe, OK? Geneseo has been a dream like forever. Be sure to take lots of big SanDisks, like 128 gig, 'cause you'll use 'em all up!

 

Yep, Geneseo NY.  Lol.  It's only a couple hour drive for me.  I just bought a 64GB, and have another 16GB as back up.  So glad I got the new camera, I wasn't all that happy with the pictures I took last year.  I'm going to need a bunch of reference shots of Whiskey 7.  I plan on building a 1/48 replica of her, cause I'm not only going to the airshow, I'm going to be taking a ride on Whiskey after the show!

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:43 PM

Geneseo?! If your suitcase seems to be really, really heavy, like by a couple a hundred pounds, poke a hole so I can breathe, OK? Geneseo has been a dream like forever. Be sure to take lots of big SanDisks, like 128 gig, 'cause you'll use 'em all up!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:14 AM

Thanks fotofrank!  I had asked a few people about that, and couldn't seem to get a straight answer, guess I should of asked here!  I still have to learn how to change the settings on my camera.  I have a book, now I just need to read it!  Thank you for the tip, it will come in super handy when I go to Geneseo next month for their annual airshow.  Everything there will be prop planes!

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, June 16, 2018 5:18 AM

Keyda, there are two things to remember in aviation photography, One is for prop planes you need a slow shutter speed to blur propellers, 1/250 or slower. For jets you want a fast shutter speed, 1/500 to 1/1000.

This image of Killer B was shot at around 1/125.

The MiG-17 at around 1/500.


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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:35 PM

Thanks Hodakamax!

Keavdog, I guess they invert the #5 because that plane spends most of it's time upside down during shows.  My camera was certainly getting a work out when they were performing, it was the only way I was going to get a shot like that. 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:10 PM

Hodakamax

Keyda, I just grabbed your JPEG and loaded into my Mac "Photos" program and lightened your shot by about a stop. I then turned up the contrast as you sometimes have to do on a gray day. I don't know if "Photos" is availible in Windows but something is to quickly adjust your work. This was all done in about two minutes. Your images will all quickly tweak into brightened up versions. Hope this helps!

Max

 Nice shot BTW!

 

Great shot Keyda - and way cool that #5 has his plane number inverted :)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:05 PM

A little bit goes a long way I see!  Thanks.

I played around in Photoshop a little bit, I still have a long way to go to learn that program, lol.

Shots of Whiskey 7.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, June 15, 2018 2:56 PM

Keyda, I just grabbed your JPEG and loaded into my Mac "Photos" program and lightened your shot by about a stop. I then turned up the contrast as you sometimes have to do on a gray day. I don't know if "Photos" is availible in Windows but something is to quickly adjust your work. This was all done in about two minutes. Your images will all quickly tweak into brightened up versions. Hope this helps!

Max

 Nice shot BTW!

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Posted by Ish47guy on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:57 PM

From Thanksgiving weekend last year, the final Formula 1 race of the season in Abu Dhabi.  Etihad sponsors the race, and the UAE Air Force did some fly overs.  I was just in a good spot to have the flags in the pic.

From experience, their A380s are very comfortable upstairs.


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