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    Those back pylons during PRSs were great fun (the movie shoot was with PRS that year). My avatar was shot from Pylon 5 the summer Steve first got to fly Strega on the course at Reno. A great situation for somebody like me. I'm a more methodical shooter than you, I think. I like to have time to look and think and see and choose how I want to approach a situation. I also like to get a lot of chances because I screw this stuff up a lot. PRS used to mean lots of laps at reasonable speeds, and Steve gave me a lot of good chances. My stuff from when Dan brought Dago is really good too. I've always been shaky at best and can use any edge I can get. Dago at 325 mph works better with my skill set than Dago at 480 mph. Pylon 5 is much more useful when they're low and slow in the summer than on real race days when they're running higher and running at Jihad power.

    Neal
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    I wish I could remember exactly where I was, I bet if I looked at a topo map I could figure it out. I was on a ridge, somewhere out in the Pylon 3-4 area.. I'd wager that ridge is pretty easy to find, an amazing place to shoot from and watch what's going on.. (I wish)

    Those were fun times
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    I could never figure out why I was the only one I knew who really loved Pylon 5. I thought it was great...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    I could never figure out why I was the only one I knew who really loved Pylon 5. I thought it was great...
    Pylon 5 is awesome! The light is good all day long, you have a choice of backgrounds, and you can chose between an inbound and an outbound shot. I'll take P5 every time.

    Will

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    Well, I guess that makes two of us.

    Neal

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    Hello Neal,

    I know what you mean, I like the smokey one better too. People like what they like. Some like blue skies, others like grey. Some like prop blur, others frozen. Some like wide-angle, others tele. Some like RAW, others jpg. Some like Nikon, others like Canon, and Brad likes iPhones. Some like a scantily clad female in front of the machine, others like a sunset behind. And many fall in between.

    I always find it interesting the different shots people make on the same subject. Many years ago, Steve Edmundson and I walked down to the statics. We both took photos, sometimes standing right next to each other. Back at "Base," I thought all mine were junk. Utterly uninspiring and they did not tell any story at all. Later, I looked over Steve's shoulder as he reviewed his photos on his laptop. "WTF" was my reaction. I was right next to him and wasted electrons, while his photos of the same subject took you in and told a story.

    Today's installment...

















    Bill Pearce

    Old Machine Press
    Blue Thunder Air Racing (in memoriam)

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    Owen will like these...

    I've never been able to figure out whether that's a dumb looking airplane or a dumb looking helicopter. Nice shots of the Thunderbirds. It's always nice to see some because I hardly have any. I think I've shot the TBirds and Blue angels three or four times at most since they left the T-38s and Scooters behind. Too loud, and too much announcer. I'd always head back to the IF1 hangar when the time came. I'd just find a quiet corner and try to take a nap.
    I liked them a lot back in the T-38 days but more recently I've just wnted to hide. They put butts in the seats so I was glad they were there, but...

    You really are good at this.

    Neal

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    Bill,
    Neal is right! These are awesome. Well done, sir. Thanks for showing some love for the "show" side of the house.!

    Every year I put together a calendar for the ICAS convention held in Vegas in Dec. I distribute them to promote my air boss business during the exhibition hall sessions.

    While I am happy with the images I'm using this year, I wished I'd have solicited for images on here! I just wasn't thinking.

    Keep that in mind for next year, fellas!

    Terrific work! Thanks again.
    Owen Ashurst
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    Will

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    I really like that hangar set. That first shot is really nicely seen and shot.

    Neal

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