John of History Flights offered me a ride in their AT-6 to do an air to air I was so high I didn’t need a photo ship. The weather this morning nearly did us in. We had a very small window to go up and shoot before the weather closed in around us. From take off to landing, it was just a 18min flight but it was a great 18min. Here’s a quick image from the flight, not the best but it was near the end of the file so I could quickly get it posted. It’s no the best because the feature making this plane unique, the canon, is not visible. I did get that shot but that’s still uploading in the computer as I type. I can’t thank John and History Flights enough for this and upcoming opportunities. I can’t wait for our next project in 45 days!
Photo captured by D3x, 24-120VR on Lexar UDMA digital film
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