Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase
How to Keep a B-29 Under Wraps
The Museum of Flight in Seattle has returned its B-29 to flightworthy status, yet it lacks a hangar in which to keep it. As a result, they have completely wrapped the plane (less the outer wing panels) in white plastic, giving it a surreal appearance. It's almost as if the artist Christo is doing one of his pieces. The setting of the glaring white plane against the rain-laden skies was interesting.
Cover Your Ears!
SR-71A (S/N 17980) taking off from RAF Mildenhall (U.K.) on June 2, 1983. I took this photo from Hurdle Drove (road) west of the base using an old 35mm camera. This made the loudest noise I had ever heard in my life!
Cropped and cleaned-up in a photo editing program.
Inbound for Kelowna
Taken with an iPhone en route to Kelowna, British Columbia in a Q400.
Elephant Skin Strip
Honey Lake dry lake bed.
Shot with a Nikon D7000. No manipulation. Rans S-7S.
Zoltan Veres in Poprad's air show at Vysoke Tatry Mountains.
Sony DSLAR A200.
"Because I Fly, I Envy No Man on Earth" — Brian Shul
I don't know if you can use that caption or not; it is probably copyrighted by Mr. Shul, but I thought this picture speaks to that line perfectly.
This picture is not manipulated in any way; I used a cheap digital camera and shot it from my Challenger II airplane. The date stamp is incorrect, for what it's worth; this is definitely not January in Manitoba!
C-47 at AirVenture 2011
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (N33VW) taking off from Rwy 18 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) during AirVenture 2011.
Nikon D90 — cropped for composition.
Lancaster FM213 at Windsor, Ontario
FM213 named in honor of Andrew Mynarski, who won the Victoria Cross, the highest award in the British Commonwealth on July 13, 1944. Only two flying in the world today.
The longest line at AirVenture OSH.
Curtis P-40 Warhawk
Photo taken at the YAF Thunder Over Michigan.
Color touched up and cropped in PaintShop.
"It's an Antique — Um — Well, It's an Antique ..."
This manure spreader was spotted IFR over LeRoy, KS. Rumor is it was a politician in his offical campaign vehicle.
This is a picture of my 1947 Luscombe 8A, taken at Schellville airport in Sonoma County, California, where I am based. Just thought it may be of interest to some readers. Thanks.
Camera was a Nikon N75 35mm.
Winter Time in the Tetons
No zoom, no manipulations.
I was putting chocks under the nose wheel, looked up, and saw this picture.
Taken with a Canon EOS 7D and a Tamron 10-24 mm wide-angle zoom.
Sunset While Camping
Taken with a Canon 40D on one of our fly-out camping trips to a private strip near Centerview, Missouri. More of my pictures are available at SportFlight.net.
Happy Canyon Blus
Happy Canyon, Utah. Caveman Fly-In.
Nikon D40 with 28-200.
Harvard at Tillsonburg Ontario
Photo taken October 29, 2011 at Tillsonburg Airport, Ontario, Canada.
Cruising the Atlantic
Taken near Blakesburg, Iowa, home to the Antique Airplane Association.
Cropping and minor enhancements in Photoshop CS5.
Camera: Nikon D70.
Blue Angel A-4 — And Painting
This is a static display of Blue Angels' A-4 with an artist's painting of a Blue Angels' air show. Both are displayed at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
Camera used was a Nikon S8000. Photos were resized and positioned with Photoshop.
Ag Aviation — Up Early to Feed the World!
Taken with a Samsung phone camera at Gooding, Idaho on July 6, 2011 before a day of spraying. Showing a nice silhouette of the winglet, fuselage, and vertical/rudder.