Some Airplane Photos

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Some Airplane Photos

Post by Mark1 » September 24th 2017, 7:27pm

Some folks asked me to post a few shots from the Oregon International Airshow this weekend. So in no particular order, some may recognize some of these new and old timers. I enjoy seeing both. A WWII era radial engine to the newest Raptor and some more in between, there was a little bit of everything.
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Post by Mark1 » September 24th 2017, 7:49pm

Thanks guys. TB-the camera body is an old Canon EOS T3, lens used is also a Canon, EF 100-400mm telephoto zoom.
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Post by biglove » September 24th 2017, 8:07pm

Fantastic photos!
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Post by Mark1 » September 24th 2017, 9:41pm

jaw wrote:Man those are some great photos Mark.
Been to many an airshow but never got any shots this good.
Curious, what are you shooting with?


Canon T3 with Canon EF 100-400mm telephoto lens. Some of the pictures I took today with the bright sun have some kind of weird 50's sci-fi special effects look to them. When I went on Saturday there was a high overcast which is actually better I think for taking pictures. Today, it was harder for the autofocus to pick up the aircraft as they came into range, it was due to glare off the shiny parts I think. All of the pictures are completely untouched.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » September 24th 2017, 9:48pm

What, no A-7's? DAYUM! Oh well, that's okay; the U in SLUFF did stand for "Ugly," after all. Still, you DID start with the USN F/A-18C/D Hornet, in which I was able to amass just over 3000 hours without becoming a "Lawn Dart." (I came pretty close a few times, truth to tell... ;) )

I have to join everyone else here and praise your awesome -- even consummate -- photographic skills. The details you captured were simply amazing; I could almost smell the JP5 and sweaty aramid suit! Well damned DONE!

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Post by Mark1 » September 24th 2017, 10:11pm

Mortuus wrote:What, no A-7's? DAYUM! Oh well, that's okay; the U in SLUFF did stand for "Ugly," after all. Still, you DID start with the USN F/A-18C/D Hornet, in which I was able to amass just over 3000 hours without becoming a "Lawn Dart." (I came pretty close a few times, truth to tell... ;) )

I have to join everyone else here and praise your awesome -- even consummate -- photographic skills. The details you captured were simply amazing; I could almost smell the JP5 and sweaty aramid suit! Well damned DONE!

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One of Olde Morte's Olde Outfitte's,
VFA-195 DAMBUSTERS; shot was taken off the coast
of Japan, sometime after Dessert Storm...yum!


No Corsairs, unfortunately. I saw an occasional Corsair arrive at the Eglin AFB transient aircraft ramp back in the mid 80's, (mostly ANG stuff then, with the external pylons for golf clubs and what not). I did have some A4 pics which I though maybe you logged some time in back in the day. The dude in the rear seat of the A4 is a retired Rear Admiral who commanded the Blue Angels when they flew the Skyhawk. I have some hours in the Skyhawk but they are in the decidedly less exciting Cessna C-172 variety.
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Post by jaw » September 24th 2017, 11:36pm

Mark1 wrote:
jaw wrote:Man those are some great photos Mark.
Been to many an airshow but never got any shots this good.
Curious, what are you shooting with?


Canon T3 with Canon EF 100-400mm telephoto lens. Some of the pictures I took today with the bright sun have some kind of weird 50's sci-fi special effects look to them. When I went on Saturday there was a high overcast which is actually better I think for taking pictures. Today, it was harder for the autofocus to pick up the aircraft as they came into range, it was due to glare off the shiny parts I think. All of the pictures are completely untouched.


How bout that. I was thinking more like Canon 5D + 600mm.
Proof that it's has more to do with the shooter than the rig.
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Post by SynMike » September 25th 2017, 1:13am

Great photos!

That's the airshow in Hillsboro, right? My company used to own a factory that backed onto the field. I was visiting there one year during the airshow. Sitting in the back parking lot provided a perfect view. It's a great show.
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Post by codguy » September 25th 2017, 4:59am

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Excellent pics Mark! They rival ones you took at the Columbia Cup.


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Ah yes, the two seat TA-4J Skyhawk, used to train/refresh Naval Aviators for some 40 years!
The single seat A-4 was the attack aircraft embarked on my first cruise!

If I look hard enough, I can probably find that picture of that Blue Angel A-4 zorching across the Fallon desert directly at us and over our heads some 35-40 feet above terrafirma.

Need to make it to Hillsboro for this event some day! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Some Airplane Photos

Post by biglove » September 25th 2017, 5:25am

3,000 hours in the Hornet? Dang, Mort. I thought those were just your part-time gig. How many total hours do you have?

Again, Mark, fantastic shots. Next show I am going to have to try to come close with my 70-200 2.8 EF. Won’t be nearly that good but am encouraged.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » September 25th 2017, 6:05am

Mark1 wrote:
Mortuus wrote:What, no A-7's? DAYUM! Oh well, that's okay; the U in SLUFF did stand for "Ugly," after all. Still, you DID start with the USN F/A-18C/D Hornet, in which I was able to amass just over 3000 hours without becoming a "Lawn Dart." (I came pretty close a few times, truth to tell... ;) )

I have to join everyone else here and praise your awesome -- even consummate -- photographic skills. The details you captured were simply amazing; I could almost smell the JP5 and sweaty aramid suit! Well damned DONE!

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One of Olde Morte's Olde Outfitte's,
VFA-195 DAMBUSTERS; shot was taken off the coast
of Japan, sometime after Dessert Storm...yum!


No Corsairs, unfortunately. I saw an occasional Corsair arrive at the Eglin AFB transient aircraft ramp back in the mid 80's, (mostly ANG stuff then, with the external pylons for golf clubs and what not). I did have some A4 pics which I though maybe you logged some time in back in the day. The dude in the rear seat of the A4 is a retired Rear Admiral who commanded the Blue Angels when they flew the Skyhawk. I have some hours in the Skyhawk but they are in the decidedly less exciting Cessna C-172 variety.


I did in fact have some very memorable hours in the TA-4, which made me rather wistful, having grown up wanting to be a Skyhawk Scooter or a Phantom Phlyer...still, I didn't do too bad for myself...
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Post by Mark1 » May 15th 2021, 10:58pm

I am glad the show is back on this year after covid cancelled last years. This year's show will be different in that they are selling tickets for people to drive their cars onto the taxiway to watch the show. May take my truck and some chairs and a cooler. Or perhaps just find a spot outside the airport and watch the show for free like thousands of people do every year.
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Post by codguy » May 16th 2021, 6:21am

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Yep, Mark's pics never get old.

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This year's show will be different in that they are selling tickets for people to drive their cars onto the taxiway to watch the show. May take my truck and some chairs and a cooler. Or perhaps just find a spot outside the airport and watch the show for free like thousands of people do every year.

Trying to convince myself to go as well, particularly since both H-1 events in WA appears to be cancelled..
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Post by koimaster » May 18th 2021, 12:00am

Mortuus Fakeuus wrote:
September 25th 2017, 6:05am
Mark1 wrote:
Mortuus wrote:What, no A-7's? DAYUM! Oh well, that's okay; the U in SLUFF did stand for "Ugly," after all. Still, you DID start with the USN F/A-18C/D Hornet, in which I was able to amass just over 3000 hours without becoming a "Lawn Dart." (I came pretty close a few times, truth to tell... ;) )

I have to join everyone else here and praise your awesome -- even consummate -- photographic skills. The details you captured were simply amazing; I could almost smell the JP5 and sweaty aramid suit! Well damned DONE!

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One of Olde Morte's Olde Outfitte's,
VFA-195 DAMBUSTERS; shot was taken off the coast
of Japan, sometime after Dessert Storm...yum!
No Corsairs, unfortunately. I saw an occasional Corsair arrive at the Eglin AFB transient aircraft ramp back in the mid 80's, (mostly ANG stuff then, with the external pylons for golf clubs and what not). I did have some A4 pics which I though maybe you logged some time in back in the day. The dude in the rear seat of the A4 is a retired Rear Admiral who commanded the Blue Angels when they flew the Skyhawk. I have some hours in the Skyhawk but they are in the decidedly less exciting Cessna C-172 variety.
I did in fact have some very memorable hours in the TA-4, which made me rather wistful, having grown up wanting to be a Skyhawk Scooter or a Phantom Phlyer...still, I didn't do too bad for myself...
Love the photos, no comment on the stolen valor stuff. Hopefully you can get some more great photos Mark.
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