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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 07 2006 16:47 GMT Haw59 PRO
Ok, now I am getting dizzy.
Sep 07 2006 16:48 GMT kosmos PRO
Wouldn't like to sit in that plane!
Sep 07 2006 16:56 GMT Wildspirit PRO
From one airshow buff to another, great series, Bill! I know there's more.
Sep 07 2006 17:27 GMT fredaH
I could hear the sound of the plain!!! :D
Fun series!!
Sep 07 2006 17:35 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thanks Jim!
Sep 07 2006 17:37 GMT mateo
great series.... allways in the air
Sep 07 2006 17:51 GMT marijke06
great! almost right vertical! nice and SHARP...:)
Sep 07 2006 18:22 GMT bennystr
Beautiful capture!
Sep 07 2006 18:26 GMT soldier
Huuuuu.... fantastic capture!!!! Great view!!!!
Sep 07 2006 19:09 GMT hans55 PRO
wowow ... stalll !!! hiaaaaahhh !! :-))
Sep 07 2006 20:28 GMT grimp PRO
Aerobatics is great fun once you've overcome the initial fear.
Sep 07 2006 23:44 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Funny, Grimp, you're right...aerobatics is fun--it's flying that I'm afraid of!!!

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