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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!

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Sep 07 2006 11:59 GMT Haw59 PRO
Good colors.
Sep 07 2006 12:01 GMT Dolcevita
Awesome shot Bill
Sep 07 2006 12:01 GMT Poulet PRO
Really great series Bill !
I enjoy them so much and thanks for sharing.
With thhose medical condition........You did GREAT job Bill !! Hope you'll be real fine so soon.
All my best ! :)))
Sep 07 2006 12:10 GMT Nakolezestodoly
Very nice Bulldog! Great series!
Sep 07 2006 12:43 GMT ashdad PRO
Nice looking old (I presume) plane!
Sep 07 2006 13:39 GMT Afrogie
Fantastic capture - you can see the propeller!
(sent you message- check your in box)
Sep 07 2006 14:32 GMT Bali
Speedy series!Great shots!
Sep 07 2006 16:11 GMT korni
Brilliant series!
Sep 07 2006 16:15 GMT Lensvision
Sep 07 2006 16:31 GMT Satto
YESSss this is great....and cool series...:-)
I enjoy them so much and thanks for sharing...:-)
Sep 07 2006 18:26 GMT soldier
Sep 07 2006 21:17 GMT Elise
wooo hooo up up in the air !!!!!!! great shot!