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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 06 2006 01:13 GMT junsjazz
with these images, its like I was there watching the air show at front seat!!!!! marvelous shots!
Sep 06 2006 01:21 GMT junne PRO
wow, amazing what they still do with these behemoths, and you preserved it for us.
Sep 06 2006 02:11 GMT Laurie
Great shot... These planes are so cool to watch, and totally amazing that they were used in combat...
Sep 06 2006 05:45 GMT fredaH
soooo CUTE this one hihihi the colours and the flight!
Sep 06 2006 05:57 GMT tiller
to smoke is dangerous for the health ;-))
Sep 06 2006 06:40 GMT kosmos PRO
I would have liked to see this :)
Sep 06 2006 07:11 GMT Prikthai
Now I know what I do wrong with my shots. I learn, learn, learn. From you too! Thanks.
Sep 06 2006 07:22 GMT Elise
wooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo Awesome!!!!!!
Sep 06 2006 07:22 GMT Minz PRO
Amazing shot!
Sep 06 2006 09:33 GMT Panda52
few is my time to participate, a look and a regard to the best and return in the shade.
Sep 06 2006 09:58 GMT Satto
YESsss amazing and SOooo cool....great shot:-)
Sep 06 2006 10:06 GMT TinaRTiller
Wow, that's pretty impressive..
Sep 06 2006 10:43 GMT DGM
Great catch!!
Sep 06 2006 11:59 GMT deanbed
Your doing a fine job, these are very dramatic shots!
Sep 06 2006 16:46 GMT Dolcevita
Wow- excellent series, thanks for sharing
Sep 07 2006 12:01 GMT Haw59 PRO
Great capture.
Sep 07 2006 17:29 GMT PhotoPro PRO
upside down is a little much for me too jj!!

FT1