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Star Wars Canyon - 30-NOV-2016 - Epic Day of 84 Passes

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Post by TS010 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:09 pm

Wow! :thumbs:

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Post by Rob666 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:05 pm

They are nothing more than amazing, have to agree with other posters that I struggle to get static shots that sharp. They are pure quality and some great images other non-related plane pictures on your website.

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Post by Morseman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:10 pm

Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Buccs2b » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:34 pm

Superb set, numbers 23 & 24 for me. :thumbs:

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi Jason :P

Phwooaarrgghh :Wow:

Fanblinkingtastic :Wow:

Simply awwssoomme :Wow:

Thanks for sharing an epic post :thumbs:

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Post by squelch » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:00 pm

WOW what a group of photos what camera gear and settings were you using?
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Post by jasonowatson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:08 pm

Thanks again everyone for the very kind comments.

Re: prior knowledge -- I had no clue this was going to happen. The COAP/Bluelife group obviously did, and I'm eternally grateful for their organization of the day. In fact, I spent the early morning drive from Las Vegas telling my folks (who tagged along and helped me shoot video while I shot stills) that they'd likely see a bunch of grey Super Hornets and maybe and F-15 or F-16... or nothing at all. How pleasantly wrong I was! This was my 5th trip to the Canyon this year, and each trip I've had something new/interesting happen:

1) Feb 2016 -- first trip, 4 passes, Super Hornets
2) June 2016 -- 106 degrees, 16 passes -- Super Hornets, Fouga Magister, F-15s, F-16s
3) Oct 2016 #1 -- 8 passes -- A couple Growlers and the rest grey Hornets
4) Oct 2016 #2 -- 10 passes -- Danish F-16, AV-8B Harrier
5) Nov 2016 -- Epic day 84 passes, F-15s, Scooter, and the F-35A and C air show

I know a lot of the folks that I've met from the UK, EU, and Australia go and spend a week or two (or more) and they end up catching a wide variety of passes. The place really does have an element of luck involved -- I'm going back close to the holidays this month and fully expect to get very low (if any) numbers... or I could be surprised again, who knows?

Cheers,

Jason

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Post by jasonowatson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:13 pm

squelch wrote:WOW what a group of photos what camera gear and settings were you using?
I shoot with Canon 1DX Mark II bodies -- most of these were taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II lens -- some I put the 1.4x softner... I mean teleconverter... on for extra reach. A lot of the passes were very very close, so the 400mm prime was just fine. 300mm would've been too short for where I was standing (further down towards the middle/end of the canyon, but not at the exit as a lot of folks were).

Cheers,

Jason

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Post by thorny1a » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:46 pm

Wow :D :D phenomenal photography!!

The F-35 burner shots are immense, you've made a lot of people smile, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing :clap:
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Post by wiggy66 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:26 pm

Wow stunning shots. Looks like a location worth a visit!! :thumbs:

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Post by matt e » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:42 pm

fantastic,#14 just edge`s it for me

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Post by Dan D'Air » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:12 pm

Flippin' eck. Words fai........
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Post by Soundbarrier » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:33 pm

Lucky man :grr: I envy you for the Dutch F-35s :blush:

Great series, thanks for posting :thumbs: :thumb: :clap:

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Post by luke28 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:50 pm

As close as I've ever been to being aroused by pictures of aircraft!

Out of this world! :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by Paultojo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:50 pm

Really great set :thumb:
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Post by Ben Montgomery » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:16 pm

I'm normally loath to use the word "stunning" to describe images, as it's used far to often.

That being said, these are stunning.

Image 12 is the standout for me - the distortion around the fuselage is just incredible. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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Post by Dave934 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:36 pm

Yeah, they aint bad !!... :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Fantastic set of photos.
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Edit, In fact I think that's the best set of photos I've seen !

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Post by paullangford » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:42 pm

WOWZERS !............well done :thumb:

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Post by jdupons » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:44 am

A fabulous series of pictures ! congratulations and many thanks for sharing !

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Post by LTFT5 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:26 am

The other 38 posters have said it all.
What a great set of images.
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