The local Air Museum holds a living history day each month where they bring out the planes along with people that might have flown them or worked on them. It’s a great benefit living so close to the air museum that I can just drive over and in some cases shoot from my backyard. As I am trying to improve my airplane photography I took this as an opportunity to work on shooting at a slow shutter speed and working on my panning. Needless to say my panning needs some work so that I can get some sharp photographs.
We went to Animal Tracks on 12/30/18 and had a great time interacting with the animals. The people there are great and really knowledgeable of all of the animals. Can’t recommend the place enough if you are in Southern California or coming here for a visit.
One of the houses in our neighborhood had a fire a few months ago. The house was gutted by the fire and had to rebuilt from the inside. I was out on one of my walks and happened by and thought it was an interesting image. If you look at it looks like i have removed the roof with photoshop with how cleanly it has been removed and the angle I am taking the shots at. However that isn’t the case, they were just in the process of rebuilding the roof and lifting the eves back up with a crane.
Happy with most of these, of course they could always be better and they will be at the next air show. Learned a lot shooting this time. Most of these were done with the Sony 70-400 lens on my a6300. Going to look at some of the other long lenses for my camera. I had to use the e to a mount adapter from Sony. All of it worked well there are some limitations, although those limitations could have been my own inexperience shooting planes in motion. Will know more the next time I shoot at an air show.
I did the early morning pass for the airshow again this year and I am finally getting through my shots. I took way too many of them and way too many duplicates, it has taken a few weeks since I don’t just have unlimited time to edit shots. Here are a few of the shots from the planes on the ground during the early morning shoot.
Some other shots while touring around New Orleans and enjoying ourselves. We did a swamp/bayou tour and saw some alligators. As we walked around we saw other things that we thought were cool.
We went recently on a trip to New Orleans for vacation. We took some tours while we were there one of them was to cemeteries. These are some of the pictures that I took while I was there. Really some of the work that is there is so fascinating and wonderful. Different shots at some different angles. Unfortunately it was bright as heck out and I was just trying to get some decent shots to remember the time we were there. A little bit of stardom in is Nicholas Cage’s future grave site or is it where he is hiding his money to keep it from the IRS. The tour guide wasn’t really sure so we spent some of the time guessing.