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on Mar 29, 2011 in Aviation

Angle – Yes & No

Just talking with folks this past weekend at the FL Int’l Airshow brought tons of great opportunities to my door. This is one of the coolest. This is the only B-25H flyin and what makes it unique is the tank canyon mounted in its nose for attaching ships. It’s an amazing plane with an incredible history. Its pilot / chief bottle washer John of History Flights (check them out, they do incredible work!) instantly took us in and started to tell us Barbie’s story. That led to getting a tour of inside the B-25 and that led to this morning. We were to meet at 08:30. at 07:30 the skies opened up with thunder, lightning and a downpour. At 09:00 our photo mission was back on and to the airport I flew!

Both of these are handheld, 5 frame, handheld HDR images. Shooting right into those backlit clouds, HDR was the only option. Handheld because I was about to climb into a AT-6 and go shooting so I had no tripod. RC, forgive me since I threw these together really quickly, I didn’t give them the TLC you taught us last week. And where does the blog post title comes from? The top images was taken with my ass in the air as I kissed the ground to get the angle. Then, once in the AT-6 and with the props turning I took the second image. Top image is inches from the ground and the bottom image is nine feet up. I’m not sure which angle I like the best. I’ll have to stare at them for a while and take some note. The wet tarmac was to die for: note to self, bring water truck to all static shoots! Something learned shooting, that’s the icing on the cake!

Photos captured by D3x, 24-120VR on Lexar UDMA digital film