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Random thought's about photography, and equipment related to it.

Wings Over Waukesha

  Hi Everyone, Lance here.  I hope your week off to a good start!  As many of you have more than likely noticed.   The photography I lean towards is wildlife and nature photography.  That said, seeing fellow great photographers like "Moose Peterson http://www.moosepeterson.com".  Trying there hand at photographing planes, mostly Warbirds intrigued me to give this a try.

  So this year when planning photo outings I researched when Air shows where occurring near me.  There is of course, EAA up in Oshkosh, WI.  Which goes for about a week.  But this year due to a great opportunity at work, I was out of town.  Then Milwaukee has its own Airshow along the wonderful lake front.  However this year, both days were cancelled due to extreme fog.  So, that left more more I believe for the summer in our area at least.  Wings over Waukesha (http://www.wingsoverwaukesha.com).  I was a bit worried as fog and low ceiling on Saturday made it hard for them to run many of the acts.  But Sunday though cloudy in the morning,   There was no rain or fog.  In fact the Sun started to appear about the time the flying was taking place, 1:00 in the afternoon.  

  The Show itself was a blast, got up and personal with some great historic aircraft, talked to some of their owners.  The show staff keep you well informed on what was going on at any time.

  For most of the day my shooting was done with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens Attached to the D4.  I did have my Tamron 150-600mm attached to the D3.  I did hand hold as I felt it gave me better control to track the planes in they alternated their paths.  But next time, I think I would put one on a tripod.  I will be posting more pictures on my website shortly.  Thanks for stopping by, and happy shooting.

Lance

F-86 Sabre, Taken with Nikon D4 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

F-86 Sabre, Taken with Nikon D4 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Aluminum Overcast, B-17G Bomber.  Taken with Nikon D4 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Aluminum Overcast, B-17G Bomber.  Taken with Nikon D4 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens