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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!


Notice the tail markings, this is a special FotoThing jet!!
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Sep 14 2006 12:26 GMT bennystr
Fascinating one!
Sep 14 2006 12:32 GMT hans55 PRO
good foto ..... i bet it was a fantastic sound too !
Sep 14 2006 12:38 GMT Scarlett PRO
ahah!! Thank you, I really like this aircraft with a squale nose!! ;)
Sep 14 2006 12:42 GMT PhotoPro PRO
the sound was awesome - notice it's a Fotothing jet - see the tail markings! :))
Sep 14 2006 13:04 GMT Dolcevita
I like the nickname for the A-10, "Warthog", very appropriate!!
Sep 14 2006 13:17 GMT SunnyRea
wow great shot very cool I like its teeth :)
Sep 14 2006 13:37 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Cheng!
this was the result of a single 3 hour airshow.... I shot about 800 pics and have thrown out about 400, not a bad ratio if I do say so myself.
Sep 14 2006 17:09 GMT Adamus
Very beautiful shot.
Sep 14 2006 20:10 GMT Babybop
Sep 14 2006 20:54 GMT deanbed
Well noticed!
Sep 14 2006 21:52 GMT Elise
great close shot....wow!!
Sep 15 2006 00:52 GMT ashdad PRO
Interesting looking plane!
Sep 15 2006 08:46 GMT Aviator
beautiful ............................ :o)