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on May 28, 2010 in Friday Thoughts

Sense of Reality

My desk was in an “office’ which was really the stock room. From my desk I could look out its door onto the show floor and easily take most of it in with a single glance. Right in front of me would be 800mm, 600mm, 400mm, and 300mm fast Nikkor lenses set up on tripods.

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on May 27, 2010 in Aviation

Up in the Air – What I was After

>What was I after photographically? The P-51D served many roles in WWII, from bomber escort to ground troop support. You might remember them coming in at end of Saving Private Ryan and their being called “tank busters.” The P-51D can do easily 400mph, not bad.

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on May 27, 2010 in Field Reports

Up in the Air – The Need for Speed

The plane I was in was a T6, able to go just over 200mph. What I’m photographing is a P-51D that can crank up to 450mph. We ran at full throttle and the P-51D slowed down as much as it could and stay in the air. Why does that matter?

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