Plan for The Color

Plan for The Color

450 Stearman "Black Gold" captured by D6 / 70-200f4Background, background, background, one of the key elements in any photograph especially in A2A photo missions. With spring right around the corner, some locales go crazy nuts with color you want to incorporate in...

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New Lens, Old Technique

New Lens, Old Technique

Waco EQC-6 captured by Z 9 / Z600f4 TCWhen I bought the Z600f4 my intent was using it just for critters. I can handhold it without any issue but just handholding compared to handholding and panning are two separate techniques. There is one aviation event I go to where...

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I Love the New and Different

I Love the New and Different

Cunningham-Hall PT-6 captured by Z 8 / Z50f1.2I couldn't miss it on the ramp, its bare metal shine sparkled in the afternoon light. It drew me right in. My imagination instantly went into overdrive, I started looking around for Indiana Jones being chased by some...

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Share the Joy!

Share the Joy!

Pietenpol Air Camper captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5There are many ways to share the joy that is flying. Light, color, gesture of the aircraft are just a few. One that I like to use as much as possible is a smile on the pilot's face. This is actually so important to me...

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Sharing the Spray

Sharing the Spray

N3N-3 on floats captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5I unfolded myself out of the cub from the A2A with the N3N-3 onto a floating platform out in the lake. Sharon meet me there with my Think Tank Trailscape so I could swap out the Z70-200f2.8 from the A2A to the Z400f4.5. The...

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The Fantastic Three Forks Flyin

The Fantastic Three Forks Flyin

Sunrises on Three Forks Flying captured by Z 8 / Z24-70f2.8The alarm had us on our feet at 02:00. By 02:30 the coffee was in the mugs and along with us, in the truck heading east. We had been forewarned that the weather looked bad for flying and few aircraft were...

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Lake Mary Ronan Splashin

Lake Mary Ronan Splashin

G-21 Goose @8s1 captured by Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4xThis past weekend planes were landing at Lake Mary Ronan seaplane base, MT for the third annual splashin. Sharon & I were treated to a grand time. First, when our ride to the splashin, Addison Pemberton & Son's...

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Love Ramp Practice Time!

Love Ramp Practice Time!

Bellanca 14-13 captured by Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4xSome might think of it as simply panning practice and it is, and a lot more! I've changed up my ground-to-air shooting rig to the Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4x, a smaller and lighter rig. This changes up my panning speed so...

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Smoke a Friend?

Smoke a Friend?

F-15 Driver captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRSpent a great weekend with my dear friend Chris at the Barksdale AFB airshow. A great airshow featuring our modern military also had many performers who puff smoke. Smoke is used to help those who don't fly a sense of the flight...

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Projects Just Take Time

Projects Just Take Time

Kermit Week's A-26B Invader 12.27.12 captured by D4 / 24-70f2.8I was working on another project at AeroTrader, Chino, CA airport the same time doing some shooting with Kermit & Paul at Fantasy of Flight, FL. This back in 2010-12. Kermit asked since I was in the...

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