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on Oct 4, 2010 in Aviation

Making Progress Thanks to Jake

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Aviation photography has a whole lot of different aspects to it. You have racing, air-to-air, ramp and static for example. The one the I find the most challenging (another word of course for frustrating) are the statics. Planes are meant to be anything but static in my mind which is probably why they are so hard for me. Well Jake is really, really good of working static into something really sweet. So with that challenge I ventured in the Fantasy of Flight. Their whole mission is not static displays but flying aircraft but while not in the air, they have they housed is really cool displays. The FM-2 Wildcat is part of a carrier display and just like the Wildcat, the other planes like the Corsair are real, flying aircraft. Part of this display is the carrier tower so you can look down on the carrier deck which is where this photo is taken. Leaning out over the rail, I simply lined it all up and made the click. Setting the D3x to AWB made it a snap. Not bad, huh Jake? There’s hope for me yet.

Photo captured by D3x, 18AF on Lexar UDMA digital film

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