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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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Sep 12 2006 05:30 GMT kutlu01
wonderful series,
Sep 12 2006 09:22 GMT edsmit
great catch !!!
Sep 12 2006 09:49 GMT Poulet PRO
Great series Bill !!
Sep 12 2006 10:25 GMT Satto
This is a great shot....cool series...but it is a dangerous sport..

I read just for a moment ago in our newspaper about a Swedish great flyman named Gabor Varga.....he died in a accident yesterday 10/9....
Sep 13 2006 00:06 GMT ashdad PRO
Was Snoopy there too?
Sep 13 2006 01:55 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Snoopy was unable to make the airshow due to prior comitmants however I did see the Red Baron grounded! :)
Sep 14 2006 09:17 GMT fredaH
*making airplane sound* phew!!! great!!
i want to be a pilot. :D
Sep 14 2006 11:00 GMT PhotoPro PRO
freda I'd fly with you any day! :))