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T. Adams
08-01-2004, 05:26 PM
The start of Oshkosh photos. Many more to come.

The first 2 immaculate Mustangs.
All shot with the 100-400L, 24-70L, and 70-200L and Canon 10D.

08-02-2004, 12:37 AM
Great stuff, guys. Skip Holm says that it's better to be lucky than good, but you guys are good! Our luck! Peas :thumbsup:

T. Adams
08-02-2004, 04:14 AM
Thanks, Peas. Tyson the Mustangs cranking is a great shot, but Sean Tucker and the T-6's is awesome. :D

By the way I'm sure you saw on the overhead flyby shot, it's time to clean your sensor.

Victor Archer
08-02-2004, 01:41 PM
Tim & Tyson,
:thumbsup: Awsome photos! :thumbsup:
More? Please :D

T. Adams
08-02-2004, 04:08 PM
I did get some C-130 stuff, it just a big old boring grey plane to me. Fat Albert is much better looking. I only got a couple of the fly over's. 4 T-6's together, and one with 3. With them flying right in the damn sun it is tough. Plus I only have one body, so I did not feel like playing lense roulette.

As for Shockwave, I only saw the one truck on Saturday. Here is a shot from Peoria last weekend.

As for being there, I'm from Wisconsin (in Illinois now), so I have not missed Oshkosh since 1983!!

T. Adams
08-02-2004, 06:36 PM
Here are some more.

08-02-2004, 07:13 PM
Here are some more.

Remarkable! How 'bout the wing bend on the C-130? And notice how big Riff Raff is next to the P-51.

I saw a C-130J at KLUK in June. The takeoff roll was s-h-o-r-t! Those new props are impressive!

08-03-2004, 09:03 AM
absolutly awesome photos. :thumbsup:

God I love this site.

T. Adams
08-03-2004, 06:43 PM
A few more. A better shot of Daddy's Girl is first. If this plane is at Reno to compete for the Heritage Trophy, it wins hands down. Getting to Oshkosh at 6:30AM has its advantages. I think I took close to 100 images of P-51's trying all kinds of different angles. A couple hours later, hundreds of people surrounded them!!

If you look close at the Excalibur shot you will see I'm not an expert at cloning yet.

T. Adams
08-04-2004, 04:42 AM
Wow, the two trucks together is really cool. Are using a mkII yet or still the 10D? I can't tell from the EXIF since it is not embedded in the image.

08-04-2004, 09:49 AM
Great photos!!

The performance of the C-130J is nothing short of mind blowing. My wing had H's, and we thought we were the baddest things in the sky. The J's have impressed me. Any one looking for a great read...try Herk: The Hero of the Skies

Long live the great Herky Bird!!


08-06-2004, 05:25 PM
Tim & Tyson,

Nice shots. :thumbsup:

Tim, the shot that you posted if the 130J was being flown by my younger brother. Thanks for keeping an eye on him for me. I never know where he is from one day to the next.


08-07-2004, 11:18 PM
Isn't that your younger brother in the picture in the back of Bob Love's mustang also?

Tim & Tyson,
Great photos! If you have any other photos of the C-130J demo, I'd like to see them if you have a chance.


Feh Decks
08-08-2004, 11:56 AM
Isn't that your younger brother in the back of Bob Love's mustang on your profile picture?

Tim & Tyson,
great photos! :thumbsup: Any chance you have more photos of the C-130J demo?


T. Adams
08-08-2004, 02:44 PM
This is the only other C-130 pic. A split second after the other one.

Feh Decks
08-08-2004, 11:15 PM
Thanks. I had a few low quality pics from a camera cheap enough to throw in my pocket.

08-10-2004, 06:34 AM
I'm finally getting my Oshkosh photos sorted out. Here's a few of the aerobatic guys from Friday.

08-10-2004, 06:37 AM
And here are some of the Mustangs (and the Ford Tri-Motor) from Friday. The Mustang formation aerobatics was quite cool.

T. Adams
08-10-2004, 09:49 AM
Nice stuff, the shot of the Mustang with Rich's Pyro behind it is really cool.
I notice on the EXIF data that the shutter speeds were pretty low on the aero acts. I have been having some trouble nailing the focus on these little guys so I raised it to 1/500 on a lot of shots. Since the props spin so much faster, you still get decent prop blur.

For the big iron though I still try not to go above 1/250. I see many of yours were 1/200, so excellent job of nailing the focus!! :thumbsup:

08-10-2004, 02:27 PM
And here are some of the Mustangs (and the Ford Tri-Motor) from Friday. The Mustang formation aerobatics was quite cool.Jeff, beautiful, sorry for not getting to the emails from you, kind of a bad end of last week for me... (much better now)

I'd love to see THIS ONE (http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=2659)

for potential POTW (Picture OF The Whenever)


08-10-2004, 02:58 PM
Hey Feh Decks, if that is your real name.

Isn't that your younger brother in the back of Bob Love's mustang on your profile picture?

It might be. That picture was taken quite a while ago and the details are a bit hazy. All I remember is a guy in the back seat with a big grin on his face (as is expected after riding in a Mustang).


08-26-2004, 01:37 PM
Hi all,
I was trying out a borrowed camera at Oshkosh this year. I have been jonesing for a nice Digital Rebel and 300mm lens but it just is not in the budget yet. However, a friend has a Fuji S5000, 10x optical *6* megapixel. All for about $330, I figured this might be the one!

Well the pictures tell the tale. Acceptable yes, on par with the other stuff in this gallery, No. (Although not all of that is due to the camera:)
As it turns out some post show research revealed the S5000 is actually a 3-megapixel camera with interpolation. Now granted these shots have been cropped some, but even at 100% size on the screen uncropped you could see some pixelation. Bummer.

Criticism and discussion of these rookie shots encouraged.

08-26-2004, 02:42 PM
What the beejeezzzesss went by that ferrari?
I think there nice but, hey I aint got Riningers eyes or devotion.

edited: and that ain't Steve either, aaaahhhhh Mary.

08-26-2004, 06:30 PM
That Ferarri is a Ford GT-40! Remember Ford's dominance of road racing in the late 60s? Sebring, LeMans, etc. It's not quite smoke & thunder, but when you bring cash...money talks.

08-28-2004, 01:30 AM
Awesome pics guys....Very impressive....Makes me want to bury my camera in the backyard (Canon A-1, manual focus). I gotta go digital someday...

Even though it's an airshow, I got a personal kick out of the Shockwave jet truck pics, as I built a 3D model of it for a videogame once...Here's a shot of the CG model (not great but not bad).