Aviation

What a Week in Houston

It’s been one heck of a week here in Houston but it’s coming to an end. I’m heading home today after a great week of shooting planes. The Wings over Houston Airshow was great. Only being two days long I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the airshow was crammed pack with warbirds. Being on Ellington Field has a couple of other perks, NASA is across the way and the Texas Flying Legends Museum is based at the field. The combination of everything made for six days of fun.

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To say that Sunday was a wet day is an understatement. It poured that morning and the evidence was all over the field as puddles lined the tarmac. We ended up sitting in a hangar watching the storm role by and afterword we headed out for a little shooting. I heard some grumbling from other photographers about the weather but I liked it. Besides having clouds that were moving through we had these puddles with reflections in them. As if it isn’t cool enough to see one warbird but having two at the same time is just awesome. Historically the the rain added another factor in that made the shooting great. We had a number of Navy Carrier based aircraft at the show which all flew over water during their careers. Take for example these F8F Bearcats, both planes were Carrier and island based fighters that fought in the Pacific Theater. Usually these planes are on boring asphalt but the water just brings the planes to life.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 200-400 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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