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Old Sep 7, 2007, 1:01 AM   #1
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Hello,

I went to the Wings Over Wine Country Airshow this year, I wasn't able to stay for the entire thing (I plan to next year). However, I was able to get some great shots and some video (I was juggling both my K10D and a Sony camcorder). I have put together a video that combines both the still images (not all of them, I shot 1267 of them) and the video. I will be posting the still images seperatly in a day or so and will post a link to those then.

If you would like to view the video you have two options.

1. You can view the hosting sites converted to flash version (small and fast downloading) at:

http://www.archive.org/details/Rober...tryAirshow2007

2. You can view my large high resolution version which is 361MB at:

http://ia341241.us.archive.org/1/ite...007Airshow.mov

It is in QuickTime MPG4 format. The best results is with the large file, but even with broadban it can take time to download. The video is almost 19 minutes long. It covers the R/C Plane demonstration, the SWAT Team Demonstration, Stunt Flying, F-16 at high speed (this was fun to shoot) and a couple of other things.

All of the still shots were done with the K10D and the 18-55 kit lens, 10-17 fisheye and the 50-200. All of the shots of the F-16 because it was near mach 1 were done with the 50-200 with the K10D in rapid shoot and continous autofocus mode.

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Sorry for the delay folks I have been busy. As promised I have put the still images up from my video for those that want to see them without the quality loss of video. I have also put together a series of still images in to a flipbook like video. This is one of the dozen or so series of shots of the F-16 that I shot. I had the K10D with the 50-200 in coniguous shoot and congiuous focus mode. It was the only way I thought I can be assured of catching good shots of this very fast plane.

The flipbook is in QuickTime format so you will need QuickTime to view it. It isn't very like at least not like the video I posted a link to earlier.

Flipbook Animation:

http://www.sonic.net/keesha/plane.mov

Still Image Gallery

http://robertbarnettphotography.smug...9414#193679603

Keep in mind that I am in an extreme cropping phase of my photography.

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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Very nice. You seem to have a had a perfect sky.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 10:58 AM   #4
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I was surprised that I had as nice a sky in the images as I did. Usually, most of my shots have blown out skys.

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Robert,

Nice photos of the air show. I was looking at your gallery on smugmug and the static shot of the P51 in your image _IGP4603 caught my eye. The nose has the color scheme of the 357th fighter group. It appears to be "Ace of Clubs" B6. This link has some more info on the original "Ace of Clubs" - http://www.cebudanderson.com/357profilewingedaced.htm

My interest in the 357th FG is that my Uncle flew in the 357th. He was killed over Germany Sep 1944. He was in the 357th's 362 SQDN, while the Ace of Clubs was in the 357th's 363 SQDN. My uncle was flying a "B" version of the P51 ("Geronimo") which did not have the full panoramic canopy. I have to check my image files, I may have an old B/W photo of the "Ace of Clubs" taken circa 1944 from a B24. If I can find it, I will post. Thanks for posting the link to your gallery.

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 1:38 PM   #6
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Cool. Being able to attach people to the planes really helps bring them alive. I am not a military buff however, I find the history of the equipment, station sites and people very moving. Thinking of all the men (and today) women that spent a lot of their young adult lives or all of their young adult lives (if they were killed) in this places, using these peices of equipment both fastenating and sad.

When I go to the Marin Headlands on the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge I can feel the people that were stationed there. To think what they gave up to guard our country and to think that now all that is left is in the history books or as... well now basically ruins is really kind of sad and moving.

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Here is a full size version of the plane.

http://www.sonic.net/keesha/plane.jpg

If you wanted to talk to the owner of the plane let me know and I will see if I can't track him down.

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Old Sep 10, 2007, 8:40 PM   #8
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After reviewing those again I am very jealous. I cannot begin to get shots that good with the 50-200.

For anyone that loves Mustangs, the second Mustang gathering will be in Columbus, OH later this month. It will probably be the biggest gathering of Mustangs and the people that flew them since WWII. Hopefully it will not be the last. Everyone pray for blue skies with high cirrus.

http://www.gml2007.com/


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