From Wings Over Houston, 2007.
Airshow Brain Dump:
For some reason I was so much more into it on Sunday than Saturday. I felt better and my photos were WAY better. In fact I haven't even looked at them yet, but I know that my photos were better.
All pilots are good looking. I hate to generalize but there it is. Usually swagger is a complete turn off, but for some reason the pilot swagger is different. And pilots in official uniforms like the Thunderbirds? Whew.
I need to finally accept that my vision is wide angle. I should always take my 17-50mm wherever I go and the only other decision should be whether I take anything else. I felt so out of sorts on Saturday while walking around because I couldn't get the shots that I wanted because the angle wasn't wide enough. I also really need to get a decent lens longer than 100mm. I have a 200mm fixed Hoya that was given to me and it worked great last year, but I was fighting it all day Saturday. But when I think about buying a new lens I think 10-20mm, not going the other way.
Normally I get to fully enjoy the airshow almost as a reward for finishing the major fall competition. Thanks to Ike the competition is this Saturday instead. I am worried about getting sick since I've been pushing myself so hard so I was extra careful about trying to take things easy. One more week and it will all be over.
They had a P-38 Lightning there. I haven't seen one since the airshows of my childhood. What a beautiful, graceful plane. This particular plane, Glacier Girl, has a fascinating history which you can read here.
I think I'm going to become a member of the Lone Star Flight Museum, which is funny because I've never been there. It is one of those things I always meant to do, but never got around to. I know they certainly could use my money now and I'd like to keep tabs on their progress.