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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 05:29 GMT eshinobe
love this shot!!
great series !
Sep 05 2006 05:47 GMT tiller
Great shots
nice series
Sep 05 2006 05:56 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Ah, one of my favorite warbirds to draw when I was a kid: the Chance-Vought F-4U Corsair, which made its mark in the Pacific theatre of WWII. Its nickname was "Hognose."
Sep 05 2006 06:06 GMT Prikthai
I`m envious about your great pics.
Sep 05 2006 07:09 GMT Aviator
wonderful seıres and beautıful shot ....................... ;o)
Sep 05 2006 07:17 GMT kosmos PRO
I think you did very well :)
Sep 05 2006 07:57 GMT AmericanPainter
WOW PP - Great camera work!!!
Sep 05 2006 08:04 GMT Satto
You do it so great in this great and cool series....:-)
It so fun to look at your series.....so intresting and so many good shots..:-)
I like it very much....YESssss:-)
Sep 05 2006 08:09 GMT AmericanPainter
PP - I can sure sympathize with you hand shaking problem but you do wonders in overcoming it.

I have the same problem with my left hand shaking due to nerve damage which occurred last year and I'M LEFT HANDED! It really causes problems with painting - unless I'm painting tree limbs since they’re never supposed to be completely straight anyway - - then the shaking …..REALLY HELPS!!…. LOL


Sep 05 2006 09:45 GMT TinaRTiller
Nice series! I dig airplanes! Used to live next to a military airport, it was nice but very noisy! :)
Sep 05 2006 10:45 GMT edsmit
great serie !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 05 2006 11:02 GMT Adamus
Very beautiful series.
Sep 05 2006 12:10 GMT fredaH
interesting and fun series!!!
Sep 05 2006 12:37 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Satto!
Sep 06 2006 12:01 GMT deanbed
This is a great angle, you even stopped the propeller turning :))

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