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  • Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2009

    I took about 500 pix at the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow yesterday using my Konica Minolta DSLR with a 75-300 AF lens. I haven't used that long lens in over a year, but I got a few great flying close-ups of the WW II fighters and the Blue Angels. While I didn't use the exact camera grip technique mentioned in another thread here, I think I was close without realizing it. And I shoot left-eyed...

    All the pix are on my website.






    Regards,
    Al
    All my equipment & my DVD collection

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    Al,

    EXCELLENT.

    Those reminded me of the great time I had when I was at Boeing.

    Thanks,
    Hugh
    MELODY US Distributor
    www.angelcityaudio.com

    A man is only as good as his words.

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    • #3
      WOW! Looks like a terrific air show.

      They had a F4U Corsair which is one of my favorite WWII planes. Of course, a P-51 Mustang was present. Nice to see some British planes. They even had a Hawker Hurricane. You mostly see the more popular Spitfire at air shows. And a Lancaster. WOW! I woulda spent the extra dough to go through that.

      Also, it was good to see some of my Vietnam era faves - The B52 was the meanest, nastiest looking plane ever. And I spent a lot of time in the venerable C-130 (great airplane!), and the Huey helicopter. Loved them both.

      Thanks for posting the pics.
      Jack

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hugh
        Al,

        EXCELLENT.

        Those reminded me of the great time I had when I was at Boeing.

        Thanks,
        Thanks! I hope to make it up to the Selfridge AFB Airshow next month, too. That should be even more fighter jets, maybe Stealth a/c, etc. USAF Thunderbirds, too. I don't see them too often - much more common to see the Navy's Blue Angels.
        Regards,
        Al
        All my equipment & my DVD collection

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        • #5
          May be you'll see the F-22 Raptor too.
          Hugh
          MELODY US Distributor
          www.angelcityaudio.com

          A man is only as good as his words.

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          • #6
            Those are some great pics. I haven't been to an air show in a long time.

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            • #7
              Al, good stuff! I have zero confidence in being able to shoot at an airshow.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hugh
                May be you'll see the F-22 Raptor too.
                Did you working at Boeing/F-22?

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                • #9
                  Wow those are some great shots. I am excited for EAA this upcoming Monday! I have not been there for years.

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                  • #10
                    I wish I did.

                    I actually was accepted by Northrop's YF-23 Program Manager but got turned down by their Security Dept. due to not being a Caucasian.

                    This was being a Lead Engineer with a Top Secret clearance at Boeing in KS.
                    Originally posted by uw69
                    Did you working at Boeing/F-22?
                    Hugh
                    MELODY US Distributor
                    www.angelcityaudio.com

                    A man is only as good as his words.

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                    • #11
                      Great pics. I haven't been to an airshow in quite some time either. The last one was hosted by the Navy at Fisherman's Wharf in SF. Saw some crazy manuevers with some taildragger sponsored by Yahoo.

                      I miss flying....gotta get back into it someday:(
                      Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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                      • #12
                        Haven't been to an airshow in a long time....went today!

                        The F-16's were fun!

                        The FA-18's (Blue Angels) are cool! Especially with 6 of them flying.

                        But it was the F-22 that got me to go....and it just simply KICKS ASS!!! :thumbsup:
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                        • #13
                          Love the first pic, possible to get a larger version for a desktop say 1080 sized?

                          If not I understand, this would be for private use only.

                          Tanks a lot! :tanks alot:

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by theelviscerator
                            Love the first pic, possible to get a larger version for a desktop say 1080 sized?

                            If not I understand, this would be for private use only.

                            Tanks a lot! :tanks alot:
                            If you want to PM me an email address I'll send you one - it's a little under 400k - I don't think I can upload that here.

                            The F22 flew for a while with a P38 which is one of my favorites from WWII. The P38 is in front and the perspective makes them appear similar in size. The F22 actually is much larger than the P38.
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                            • #15
                              Here are a few shots from EAA from Monday. Unfortunately the air show got cancelled due to the weather.















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