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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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Sep 14 2006 12:16 GMT jnevins
You have such great airshows out in the mid-west. They are few and far between in the northeast!
Sep 14 2006 12:24 GMT Ini
WOW WHAT AND ADVENTURE GREAT,,,
Sep 14 2006 12:41 GMT PhotoPro PRO
it was indeed a great show and lasted 3 hours! I'm only about 3/4's of the way through - shot close to 800 total pics!
Sep 14 2006 20:10 GMT Babybop
WOW THATS A LOT OF PICS LOVELY PICS
Sep 17 2006 03:23 GMT SunnyRea
Going up :)

FT2