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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 21:15 GMT conart
Great!
Sep 05 2006 21:19 GMT Rocco
great series
Sep 05 2006 21:25 GMT ferrariwalter
Amazing shots... :-D
Sep 05 2006 21:34 GMT Y5
*gasp*

yellow....!! awesome........ :)
Sep 05 2006 21:49 GMT Mafernandes
beautiful
Sep 05 2006 22:23 GMT aquiles PRO
magnificent series, amigo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 05 2006 22:49 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Great series................Bravo. Great color!!

We have air races in Reno in 2 weeks................may have to try to go......
Sep 05 2006 23:11 GMT Nespolo
bulldog ?!?! a beer ? :)
Sep 06 2006 00:24 GMT PhotoPro PRO
no a different one Nespy, Bulldog is the pilot's call sign
Sep 06 2006 05:45 GMT fredaH
hihihih
i love this flight! soooo cute!! :D
Sep 06 2006 06:40 GMT kosmos PRO
Good shot!
Sep 06 2006 07:23 GMT Minz PRO
Wonderful capture!
Sep 06 2006 12:00 GMT deanbed
I hope to go to an airshow one day, these give me the inspiration from all the action you have caught!
Sep 06 2006 12:59 GMT Poulet PRO
Great shot!!
Sep 06 2006 13:56 GMT Afrogie
This is a great foto!
Sep 06 2006 16:17 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Afrogie!
Sep 06 2006 16:18 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Dean - it's really quite a spectacle!
Sep 06 2006 16:46 GMT Dolcevita
Superb shot - great colors
Sep 06 2006 19:15 GMT puppra
Imposing shots despite your handicap... An outstanding series!
Sep 07 2006 07:59 GMT Captivelight PRO
They would never let aircraft fly as low as this as part of a display in UK, must be a pretty awesome sight to watch them fly like this.
Sep 07 2006 16:11 GMT korni
WONDERFUL !
Sep 07 2006 17:33 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Captivelight - it's really amazing how close to the ground they actually get on some of the passes - on 1 pass they snagged with their tail a ribbon strung between two 25' poles!
Sep 14 2006 03:24 GMT Kenneth
Wonderful series..I love A/C...all kinds...(retired Air Force) I really enjoy your series.

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