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T. Adams
09-20-2004, 04:35 PM
Well I just got home, and I'm starting to sort through the almost 2000!!! pics I took. Here is the first, a little salute to the Gold winning T-6 team.

T. Adams
09-20-2004, 05:08 PM
Here is a few more, the Goss family and crew celebrate, Nemesis on Monday before the accident, PM with the home pylon behind, and Mike Brown getting help buckling up.

T. Adams
09-21-2004, 05:46 PM
More stuff, F4 Phantom, and from Sunday's Bronze race. The full prop blur was 1/60, and a total accident. I spun the dial on the camera by accident and thats where it ended.

Kilo Hotel
09-21-2004, 08:09 PM
More stuff, F4 Phantom, and from Sunday's Bronze race. The full prop blur was 1/60, and a total accident. I spun the dial on the camera by accident and thats where it ended.

That's a pretty good looking accident, Tim! I'd settle for some 'accidents' like that next time I go out shooting ground-to-air. ;) Those two Phantom shots are tack sharp and beautifully lighted, BTW. My best congratulations on all your stuff from race week, it's been super.

T. Adams
09-23-2004, 05:36 PM
Well here are some more.

Peashooter
09-23-2004, 07:05 PM
Tim: These are stunning. Sharp, great color, etc. I could almost reach out and touch Sparky. What's your setup? Do I recall that you're shooting film? If so, what's your scanner setup? My bro & I are still struggling with panning focus. Get a few, come close on a few, lose a lot. Static ground shots are by and large OK. My nephew is doing the best -- must be the video games! Peas

Unregistered
09-23-2004, 07:58 PM
Yeah....The JellyBelly! For some reason that really caught my eye. I never did make it back down there to get a picture. I'm sorry now. Mainly because of the weather. Thank you for letting me know you got it on here. You have got some fantastic pictures! FYI...this is a cool site!

Terri

T. Adams
09-24-2004, 03:55 AM
Thanks, Peas. No more film for me. Canon 10D and 3 "L" zooms. The 24-70, 70-200, and the 100-400.

I'm not real thrilled with the airborne shots. I think it just has to do with how far away the planes are flying. At most airshows, the showline is much closer than the flight path around the pylons. I'm much more pleased with the stuff in the air I shot at Oshkosh, when the planes were much closer to me.

Peashooter
09-24-2004, 06:30 AM
Tim: Have you been out to the Valley of Speed? We watched the Jet Class and Gold Race there on Friday, and it was easy to have too much lens. Dago was cruising over the telephone pole, which put him less than 100' away. Great work! Peas

T. Adams
09-24-2004, 06:36 AM
I was at the valley on Tuesday, I think. The PM, Argonaught, and the Sparky shots were from the valley.

Propellerhead
09-24-2004, 08:05 AM
Tim: Have you been out to the Valley of Speed? We watched the Jet Class and Gold Race there on Friday, and it was easy to have too much lens. Dago was cruising over the telephone pole, which put him less than 100' away. Great work! Peas

Ain't that the truth!!! The optimal spot for me with a 300mm (fixed FL with the 1.6x digital boost) on my Canon 10D was about 3 poles up from the one with the transformer on it (in the flats). When Skip comes out I found myself taking many paces back from the road and missed some opportunities. He's consistently in the wires. Scary fast!!!

With everyone else, 300mm at that location was plenty long.

I still have tons of exposures to plow through from the valley. I got some good jet stuff, but wish my Unlimited output was more consistent.

Rob

T. Adams
09-25-2004, 02:20 PM
Here are some more.

T. Adams
09-25-2004, 08:03 PM
And more.

T. Adams
10-01-2004, 07:40 PM
Had time to process some more stuff. I'm thinking of another theme, but have not gotten to those images yet.

Notice the call sign on the F-18???

Peashooter
10-01-2004, 08:28 PM
Composition, execution -- NICE! Peas

T. Adams
10-05-2004, 06:02 PM
More to enjoy. Notice the nice blown out sky on the engine shot!!

AAFO_WSagar
10-05-2004, 06:14 PM
More to enjoy. Notice the nice blown out sky on the engine shot!!Yea, but the subject is properly exposed, nice work Tim!

Wayner

PS: Ewe guys know you're KILLING me don't cha.... I had the brand new only shot at two events D2H sittin downstairs in my camera bag, my newly re-brand new D1 as backup, complete with extra lenses, I was READY to kick booty with that "machine gun" D2H and my new 2gb card... then my crappy old 1951 model body hadda go on the fritz on me..... grrrrrrrr!

I'm kidding of course.. I'm loving you guys stuff... Tim, you are raising the mark somewhat.. your stuff is extremely good this year!

Mark K. is going to be taking over the processing of the POTW soon and I'm not sure how he's going to go about the selection but man, I'll ask in advance if there are any that you might consider being featured in that way?

T. Adams
10-06-2004, 04:35 AM
POTW, I would be honored if any my pics were chosen, as I'm sure most everyone else would be who posts here, if their pic gets chosen as POTW. :thumbsup:

AAFO_WSagar
10-06-2004, 10:19 AM
POTW, I would be honored if any my pics were chosen, as I'm sure most everyone else would be who posts here, if their pic gets chosen as POTW. :thumbsup:One thing we'd have to figure out would also be, would you guys want to sell prints of your shots if chosen.

Trust me the POTW shots RARELY sell and if I were to rely on that part of "income" from this site, I'd have dried up and starved years ago but once in a while they do and also, once in a while, a certain picture will strike a chord and the artist will get a lot of requests....

Quite a while back, we featured a shot by a fellow of a B1B with a great shock wave building on it... over the past year or two since we published that photo, he's gotten more requests for reprint and sales than anything I've ever done personally... so it's a valid question..

I see that Mark K. is viewing this thread at this time so we'll see how he checks in on the subject also.. We don't want to make the choice part of it too hard on Mark as I know it is a hard thing sometimes to decide just which shot to go with..

Wayne

Pylon1_Mark
10-06-2004, 10:49 AM
Mark K. is going to be taking over the processing of the POTW soon and I'm not sure how he's going to go about the selection but man, I'll ask in advance if there are any that you might consider being featured in that way?
I see a lot of great candidates in the photo section posts here - so if you do think this is something you would be inyerested in contributing to - just email me at markk@pylon1.com .

If you didn't notice, you should take a look at the home page of AAFO - and you'll note the hearder graphic has changed a bit. That's right - pylon1 has officially joined forces with AAFO.

It's good to be home :D

AAFO_WSagar
10-06-2004, 10:53 AM
It's good to be home :DIt's good to have you home bro!

Wayne

Pylon1_Mark
10-06-2004, 11:05 AM
It's good to have you home bro!

Wayne
Thanks buddy :thumbsup:

T. Adams
10-06-2004, 05:59 PM
Make money??, What is that? I don't think I have ever been adverse to making money, as long as it was not illegal.

T. Adams
10-07-2004, 05:56 PM
More.

W J Pearce
10-07-2004, 08:09 PM
Glad to see Pylon 1 and AAFO working together.... air racing for all.

Tim,

Awesome shots. You have a much more artistic eye than I have. Keep up the amazing work.

Bill

T. Adams
10-09-2004, 06:41 PM
More again.
Notice on the Yak pic, looks like they are having a problem keeping the gear doors shut tight. The stuff from Friday turned out real nice this year. Amazing how much nicer some pics look with a few clouds.

Victor Archer
10-09-2004, 06:50 PM
Nice photos Tim :thumbsup:

Friday was a great day for taking pix, blue sky and puffy white clouds.
I wish it had stayed that way for the weekend.

T. Adams
10-16-2004, 06:24 PM
Had to add at least one more, the blazing Tom Camp. :thumbsup: