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on Sep 15, 2011 in Aviation

Nothing Like a Super G in the Morning!

One of the most amazing aircraft I’ve had the privilege to photograph is Bob Odegaard’s Super Corsiar. #74 is an aircraft that I’ve been involved with for a couple of months. I should rephrase that. I’ve been involved with the family that has given life back to #74 and it’s been just a marvelous experience. The world gets to see for the first time this amazing plane this week at the Reno Air Races and to say it is a hit is an understatement. Well, this morning at o’dark thirty, the Odegaards arranged for #74 to be on the ramp for a portrait session. The killer clouds of yesterday afternoon were gone leaving me with my favorite, bald skies. So I went to one side to get a little color. Not happy with this click at all. So with no love on the other side, I went to the sunny side. Still same bald skies but at least the color is better. The problem from this angle though is...

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on Sep 14, 2011 in Aviation

Reno Air Races – Changing Things Up

T-6 Texan T-6 Texan T-6 Texan T-6 Texan T-6 Texan Yeah, it’s that time of year again for the Reno Air Races and man, is it going to be great this year! There is an amazing group of aircraft here racing and my favorite, the “warbirds” are thick with some gorgeous aircraft. We’re here for the week with today being a “saying hello and working out the bugs” kind of day. With the change of the end of the hangar shooting location, I decided to change things up and try something I never have in the past. I brought out the big gun, converter and tripod to work the planes coming around Pylon 8. The goal, use long glass to communicate more speed. Now swinging the big glass is slower then shooting the 200-400VR2 handheld and once I got the flight path into mussel memory, I just shot. Now my overall shooting percentage went down but I figured it would because I was seeing a whole lot more heat...

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on Jun 22, 2009 in Aviation

Reno PRS ’09

Holly cow…where does the time go? Back in the office after a killer, killer time at the Reno PRS (Pylon Race School).

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