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on Dec 30, 2011 in Friday Thoughts

It’s the Best Way to Reflect on Year!

It was one of those weeks where the highs and lows come and go with breakneck speed. Leaving the house at 05:00, Jake and I drove ten hours through the desert to arrive in Mesa in time to jump on the lift and go up 45 feet to shoot at sunset. Then we went to this marvelous party with all our pilot friends knowing we’d be on the field at 06:00 to continue shooting at sunrise. After an amazing day at the Wing, we were up in the air again, this time in the back of an A36 Bonanza photographing an event not seen since 1949 and what we were told would never be seen again. We then spent the next day at the hangar shooting, talking and laughing and then packed up all the gear, said our good-byes and Happy New Years and drove the 10 hours back through the desert to home. Other than a couple of UFOs over the desert, it was a quite drive ending...

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on Dec 30, 2011 in Moose's Print Lab

Can You Help Me with My Printing?

We’ve had a whole lot of folks contact us since the posting of Moose’s Print Lab seeking printing assistance. Some are looking for actual, push the button make a print help. I regret I don’t have a big classroom full of printers that I can help folks, right now there seem to be a real need for that. I hate not being able to help folks but in these regards, I’m pretty limited. All I can offer you is the Print Lab here on the site, our Photoshop for Shooters which covers everything up to pushing the button on the printer and our PTs. A Private Tutoring session is a one at a time class in our office. Those who want help printing, we could do it this way which would be the usual PT cost plus the cost of materials. I will work on a more “mass” class but right now, that’s all I can do to help. I really want folks to share their images, printing is...

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on Dec 28, 2011 in Aviation

Ghost of Cleland & Becker

These to amazing aircraft, Race #57 (F2G-1D Super Corsair) and Race #74 (F2G-2 Super Corsair) haven’t flown together since the Thompson since 1949! For a very special moment in time, yesterday, they flew together again over the desert of AZ. I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to come down and be part of this aviation history. The day start long before the sun rose and finished long after it set. I spent the whole day with my good friends the Odegaards, Robert & Casey, never stopping for lunch, just doing planes and photography basically 16hrs. The story of the day will appear in Flight Journal in the near future. It’s a helluva story and I very incredibly honored to be asked by Robert to be a very small part of it! In the Bag D3s 70-200VR2 A36 Bonanza – Doesn’t quite fit in the...

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on Dec 27, 2011 in Aviation

What an End to my Corsair Year

It would seem 2011 was my year to become immersed in corsairs. This is the famous F2G-1D Super Corsair #57 which first appeared as a raced back in 1948. It was last seen in public in 2008 at Reno Air Races and right now for the first time since 1949, it has been reunited with fellow racer #74 F2F-2 Super Corsair. I was invited to come down and photograph the reunion so Jake and I are here for three days of bigtime fun. We started off with a sunset shoot in the desert twilight and continue with a sunrise shoot and then some cockpit time and finish off tomorrow with a bunch of air time. Couldn’t think of a better way to finish off my year of working with corsairs! Photographically, this is a pretty simple click. Dialed in -1.7 to squeeze some color out of the dusk while trying to not have the candle apple red of #57 burn a hole in the sensor. Finishing is no more...

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on Dec 27, 2011 in Moose's Print Lab

Moose’s Print Lab – Calibration

Calibration of monitors is important, but I do it for reasons, like most things I do, for reasons different then most. Here’s a reposting of a video I did on calibration and here’s a new blog posting on my take on calibration. Hope it helps a little....

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