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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! The famous Red Baron Squadron!

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Comments on this photo:

Sep 12 2006 17:40 GMT fainmen
Wow !!!!!
Very Beautiful !!!!
Sep 12 2006 18:10 GMT charlotte
Sep 12 2006 18:27 GMT Kriszti
whao!! awesome!!
Sep 12 2006 18:28 GMT jomoud PRO
Great stuff Bill.
I also just finished looking through your archive, to see what I missed over the last 3-4 weeks. As usual you uploaded some terrific work.
Sep 12 2006 18:29 GMT Seraphael PRO
Sep 12 2006 18:44 GMT edsmit
Sep 12 2006 20:27 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you John - I hope you enjoyed "my trip"! :))
Sep 12 2006 23:05 GMT aquiles PRO
Sep 13 2006 09:33 GMT deanbed
Impressive angle, lovely picture!
Sep 13 2006 12:24 GMT korni
Great !! Great!!! Great !!!!!
Sep 13 2006 21:10 GMT renate
Sep 13 2006 21:13 GMT Minz PRO
Wow - Some smoke this has caused........!!!
Sep 14 2006 09:16 GMT fredaH
great capture here!!! perfect composition.