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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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Sep 11 2006 05:07 GMT Wildspirit PRO
All so great, great series!! How's your neck, Bill?
Sep 11 2006 05:36 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I just took a pill for pain - first one in a couple of days but OUCH!
Sep 11 2006 05:38 GMT marijke06
great series pp, you were not afraid they were coming down by accident?
Sep 11 2006 05:52 GMT Kriszti
the series is great!! i can feel the need for speed!
Sep 11 2006 06:33 GMT kosmos PRO
What a series!
Sep 11 2006 06:53 GMT Satto
So cool....and great shot...again:-)
Sep 11 2006 08:07 GMT Prikthai
Great shots indeed!
Sep 11 2006 11:16 GMT Elise
I really enjoy your serie...like being there again:))
Sep 11 2006 11:34 GMT Poulet PRO
BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUTSTANDING series Bill !! :))
Sep 11 2006 11:49 GMT Dolcevita
Everytime I see these shots of the old bi-planes it reminds me of the movie 'Aces High' - I wonder if any of these beautiful aircraft have made film appearances.
Sep 11 2006 16:03 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Mari - when I first got there - yes I was a little afraid of a plane crash. But after 15-20 minutes I wasn't thinking about it anymore.
Sep 11 2006 17:16 GMT vipe
Super shot!!
Sep 11 2006 18:45 GMT GeoffReeves
Superb series Bill,Flamboyant is the word...........
Sep 11 2006 20:45 GMT Archer
Fantastic series! I like all those formations captured so successfully!

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