Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Take Me to The Pilot

Some pictures of Clayton with my flying helmet using a wide-angle lens.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Brian in Lights

Brian with some different lighting - just trying some stuff out, but here they are for the family to enjoy:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Afternoon Babysitting

Some pictures of our friends' incredibly photogenic, incredibly well-behaved kids. I'll get you print-sized copies of these and more I took. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dyess Air Park at Night

I probably got more mosquito bites than good shots, but here are three from my experimenting.

T-38 Silhouette

Blue Talon

Pilot's Lighthouse

Friday, July 3, 2009

Busy Day Off

Even though every day is sort of a day off for me these days, today was a base-wide "family day" for the Fourth of July. We celebrated by going to the little zoo here once again. Some pics of Brian feeding the Giraffe, the boys looking at snakes, and a flamingo.

After lunch I took some pics of the children of one of our friends.

Funny story - another friend of ours went to Walmart to get some prints of some pics I took for them. The clerk apparently thumbed through them and said "I can't release these to you without the permission of the photographer." Despite our friend explaining they were taken by a friend and were hardly professional, the clerk insisted she bring them a release on my letterhead or a Walmart legal release form signed by me.

Gee whiz.

Lesson learned: If anyone wants to print out copies of my pics, do it online. I like AdoramaPix. I think they deal with a lot of serious amateurs, so no questions asked.

GRANDPARENT BONUS: Pics of our lovely boys helping me to setup my camera beforehand.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Retreat Ceremony

Every few months the base has a formal retreat ceremony where troops come stand in formation for the playing of the National Anthem and lowering of the flag. At an Air Force base that also means flybys. Last ceremony I was flying in the flyby and so missed it from the ground. Today I setup the tripod about 150 yards away and tested the limits of my telephoto lens.

Pilots walking up late. Typical. ;)

Kick off with a C-130 flyover.

Present arms.

The B-1 flyby wasn't as sharp as the C-130. Maybe I should have quit fiddling with the manual settings and let the camera decide the aperture and shutter speed. Or maybe the jet's just that fast!