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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! Look it's the famous Red Baron (pizza) Squad!

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Sep 07 2006 20:29 GMT grimp PRO
They're real close. Excellent capture!
Sep 07 2006 20:54 GMT Captivelight PRO
You nailed this one Bill, well done.
Sep 07 2006 20:58 GMT bennystr
Great shot!
Sep 07 2006 21:16 GMT Elise
WOW....great shot.....very impressive!!
Sep 08 2006 11:55 GMT kosmos PRO
This makes me think of Biggles :)
Sep 08 2006 14:40 GMT hans55 PRO
thats reall close !!! wow !!
Sep 08 2006 20:00 GMT pinko


..really nice..
Sep 09 2006 01:12 GMT ashdad PRO
Love the color of thes. Great catch!
Sep 09 2006 11:39 GMT deanbed
This is real good!
Sep 14 2006 05:13 GMT deedjer
I viewed your airshow album. Congratulations on the magnificent photos I enjoyed them very much!
Sep 14 2006 11:07 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you so much deedjer. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, it was certainly a pleasure shooting it!
Sep 15 2006 22:46 GMT mickmusser
You have so many great compositons in this series. I think the biplanes are my favorite. Just so colorful. .

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