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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 06 2006 17:53 GMT Lensvision
Very cool shot!!
Sep 06 2006 18:00 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
I am most defenitely enjoying the show..............thank you!!

I would be very happy with your captures, those darn things are just like birds for holding still!!!!

I have the same problem with not having a steady hand, however my condition I can only blame on age!! LOL Guess one day we will have to give in and tripod for most shots!! Ugh

Good job keep 'em coming!!
Sep 06 2006 18:20 GMT marijke06
Sep 06 2006 18:22 GMT lookchile
good exhibition !!!
Sep 06 2006 18:24 GMT edsmit
great catch !!!!!!!!!
Sep 07 2006 17:34 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thanks PPP!