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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 05 2006 03:00 GMT Laurie
Great shot!! Love the jets!!
Sep 05 2006 03:32 GMT Haw59 PRO
Great colors in this one.
Sep 05 2006 03:32 GMT junne PRO
i thought you had joined prikthai in switzerland! :-)))
Sep 05 2006 03:45 GMT ButterflyShutterfly
Super clear shot! quick shutter :))
Sep 05 2006 05:49 GMT tiller
that's great
Sep 05 2006 05:58 GMT Wildspirit PRO
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet 'dirtied up.' Great shot!
Sep 05 2006 09:48 GMT Captivelight PRO
Like this one, it has a dynamic feel to it due to the placing of the plane, and nice sky colours.
Sep 05 2006 11:58 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Captivelight!
Sep 05 2006 16:18 GMT SIGMUND
GREAT SERIE!!!!!!!!!

Sep 07 2006 20:31 GMT grimp PRO
Wildspirit, you're sure it's a Hornet? I was thinking 'Tomcat'.
Sep 07 2006 20:33 GMT grimp PRO
Oh yes, single vertical plane, you're right, it's a Hornet!