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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 10 2006 13:25 GMT ashdad PRO
Love the Clouds for a backdrop for this!
Sep 10 2006 13:27 GMT korni
splendid image!!!!
Sep 10 2006 13:35 GMT Bali
Sep 10 2006 13:48 GMT fainmen
Fantastic !!!!
Sep 10 2006 14:01 GMT rohtas
Super perfect shot!
Sep 10 2006 15:05 GMT faenzu
Gorgeous series!!!!
Sep 10 2006 16:23 GMT SunnyRea
Wow this is a great shot!
Sep 10 2006 16:59 GMT Lensvision
Sep 10 2006 18:25 GMT Elly
Nice action! Great moment.
Well done!
Sep 10 2006 18:36 GMT soldier
Fantastic capture... in a right moment!!!
Sep 10 2006 22:59 GMT deanbed
This series really rocks!