Aviation

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Look To The Skies!

I truly find this to be the hardest area to get good shots of at EAA Airventure, Oshkosh. The great thing about this airshow is that they are lots of performances going on at all times. The downside it is not always easy to get good shots. Between finding a good place to stand, having […]

July 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Look To The Skies!
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You Got To Work The Crowds

The one thing that there is more of at Oshkosh then planes is people. It’s really a pretty amazing place to have thousands of aviation enthusiasts show up for the week. Not just fans but pilots, historians, re-enactors, and of course veterans. They all have stories and it’s impossible to hear them all. When it […]

July 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on You Got To Work The Crowds
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Oshkosh is Here!

Today is the first official day of EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI! For many people this airhsow started much earlier as planes arrive early as do the people. When I tell people about Oshkosh, the informal nickname of the airshow, it’s fair to say that it is like no other event. In many ways it […]

July 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Oshkosh is Here!
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Photographing Planes

Ah aviation, the one area that you never have to worry about finding a subject. It’s the one truth to aviation that isn’t in Wildlife photography, you can always find a subject and it will be there. It may not be flying and it may not get pulled out of the hangar, but every running […]

July 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Photographing Planes
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Happy 100th Birthday to Boeing

The tittle says it all, Happy Centennial to Boeing. That truly is an impressive feat to have changed the world of aviation for one hundred years. Boeing has produced many memorable and important aircraft since 1916. One of my favorite is, you guessed it, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Probably one of the largest and most […]

July 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Happy 100th Birthday to Boeing
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Does Size Matter When it Comes to Background?

This is a question in photography that everyone seems to struggle with. How big does the subject need to be? Size isn’t always important if there are strong supporting elements to go with it. If there is an interesting and compelling background then the subject can be smaller and still be impactful. This Aeronca Champ, […]

July 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Does Size Matter When it Comes to Background?
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A Little Flying Over the Fourth

It was one heck of a good fourth here in North Dakota. Good Food, good friends and of course some flying. Now out here I’m never quite sure what is going to happen so I always have my camera with me in case something interesting happens. Well this massive thunderhead that was brewing all day […]

July 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Little Flying Over the Fourth
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Oshkosh is Around the Corner

One of the premier aviation events in the world is EAA Airventure better known as Oshkosh, due to it being held in Oshkosh, Wi. Every year thousands of planes and people arrive to see what’s new and what’s still going. I’ve had the pleasure of going in past years and the photography has always been […]

June 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Oshkosh is Around the Corner
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Sometimes You Just Need a Reason to Post About a Big Plane

Truthfully I don’t need a reason, I’m always happy to put up a picture of a big bomber. Most of these planes were work horses then and after WWII. Well today actually marks an interesting day in aviation history, in 1944 B-29 bombers of the Twentieth Air Force took off from Air Bases in China […]

June 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on Sometimes You Just Need a Reason to Post About a Big Plane
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The C-47 Skytrain

Since this week is honoring the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, it seemed appropriate to put up another post about the C-47, C-53, or DC-3. Without a doubt one of the most well used aircraft to come out of WWII the, DC-3 with all of it’s conversions made it such a versatile plane. Many are well […]

June 9th, 2016 | Comments Off on The C-47 Skytrain