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on Mar 28, 2011 in Aviation

I Had My Hopes Up

You might have seen it, but there are some really great fighter images out there with amazing vapor waves forming around the aircraft. The vapor waves come from humidity in the air being excited by the airstream going over the fighter. We’re here at the FL Int’l Airshow this weekend shooting my next Kelby Training video and when the F-16 took to the air and I saw the vapor saves, I thought that I might get one of those cool shots. I tracked that fighter for every inch of its flight but the best I can do is what you see here. I had my hopes up but no cigar for that killer wave shot. What is so, so, so cool about this airshow is you are up close and personal with the planes. That F-16 on one pass as you can see was right on top of us and it banked and turned. It was a killer photo op! Now how did I captured this photo? You’ll have...

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on Mar 26, 2011 in Aviation

FL Int’l Airshow

Sharon, Jake & I left Kauai and came straight across to FL to be at the in Punta Gorda. We made that flight because not only is the airshow a really good one (really, really good one) but also because we’re filming my next Kelby Training class on, aviation photography. There are two main attributes making this a great airshow. One is the aircraft, they have a great force here, you can see a sample above. The other is the show is “small” in that if it’s very personal, not spread over a huge acreage and all the aircraft in the air are right overhead. We’re really enjoying it and can highly recommend. We’ll be there again tomorrow and if you’re at the show, I hope if you see us you’ll come up and say hi! Photos captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital...

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