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on Oct 16, 2010 in Aviation, B&W Photography

While Waiting for the Paint to Dry

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“You can always find something to do while you’re waiting for the paint to dry!” Being a year older then Sharon, I “waited” around to start college the same fall as she did. So I took a cool job for that year. Working in a woodshop where we had to finish the work, while that paint was drying we found other tasks that could be completed. I guess you could call is a work ethic, something we’re finding to be critical in moving things forward.

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So yesterday while sequestered in our hotel room because of the weather we had a couple of options. Yeah, we did take a moment to just catch our breathes but then after that, it was to work making the most of our “idle” time. Since I’ve been on the road now for six weeks, not all my images have been dealt with. So, I got all my Reno Race images keyworded (the only thing I do Keyword). With that really fun task done, I decided to reward myself with finishing a couple from a special shoot from the races.

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I’ve already written about and posted images from the flight, but before that all the shooters were provided an opportunity to photograph the very special and rare P-38s Lightnings and F7Fs Tiger Cats. The top frame is one of my favorites of the week because of the shadows in the foreground. It communicates the excitement of all the photographers able to photograph this special event. After that, trying to make clean clicks was a real challenge. The only real option for cleaning up the background was lying on the tarmac which is what I did (watching not to lay in oil). After that, the rest was cleaned up in Photoshop. So even though I wasn’t out behind the lens like I would have preferred, thanks to photography I could visit some good memories and finish them. Pretty cool!

Photos captured by D3x, 24-70AFS / 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film