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2006 St Louis Airshow (http://www.stlcofair.org/)

I started this series with the most dramatic shot of the show. Now we are getting into the "core" of the show - the planes and jets... and of course the dramatic smoke.

I have a medical condition that causes hand tremors(shaking). I always have to make special compensations when I shoot for this. Focusing is almost always a nightmare - so you can imagine how difficult these action shots are for me. I am just pleased that they came out at all. One compensation I make is to take MANY photos of the same thing - then choose the best ones. So for this 3 hour show I shot +/- 800 shots! Unfortunately all the image stabilization I have tried doesn't help much. ;(

I hope you enjoy the show as much as Christopher and I did.

Best experienced at original size! This is the famous A-10 Thunderbolt!

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*****************Notice the tail markings, this is a special FotoThing jet!!*********************
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Sep 14 2006 14:09 GMT Laurie
These are excellent A-10 photos...
Sep 14 2006 15:07 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Yep, the Warthog may be ugly but it was a very effective tank killer in the first Gulf war.
Sep 14 2006 16:06 GMT Captivelight PRO
A phantom and an A10... now I'm REALLY jealous!

:)
Sep 14 2006 16:23 GMT Nighthawk75
great aircraft!!! i love the noise from this jet
Sep 14 2006 16:24 GMT Lensvision
Cool!!!
Sep 14 2006 16:29 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Captivelight - I'm saving my favorite two for last!!! :))
Sep 14 2006 16:58 GMT Captivelight PRO
I look forward to seeing them...
:-))
Sep 14 2006 20:10 GMT Babybop
BEAUTIFULY DONE

FT1