Texas Flying Legends Over Ellington

Among the performers at Wings Over Houston was the Texas Flying Legends Museum. Their routine of six WWII warbirds flying bombing and straffing runs across the field always leaves the crowd in awe. Combined with their flying is the pyrotechnics that literally make people jump back.

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Photographing this group is a cinch. With the D5 and 200-400 VR it all comes down to good panning. Twisting at the trunk and smooth follow through.

Wings Over Houston, the last airshow of the Season

For the past few years I have gone to the Wings Over Houston Airshow. WoH is the last major airshow of the season and is usually a lot of fun. The planes arrive on Thursday and Friday with performances over the following two days. It’s a whole lot packed inside a short time frame. The airshow is based out of Ellington Field, Houston, TX. It’s home to a couple of museums including the Texas Flying Legends Museum. Their fleet of aircraft were constantly on display and flying for everyone to enjoy. Now I actually got back in late last night so i haven’t had time to get through all the thousands of images I took but I thought I’d share a couple of quick clicks from the ramp.

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Saturday morning was an absolutely gorgeous morning to photograph static planes on the ramp. We had a great sky and plenty of subjects to choose from. I naturally followed the light which lead me to the lineup and the Tigercat parked by itself. Both shot with the D4 and 24-70 AF-S, finished in Adobe Camera Raw. This is just a taste of the fun we had, there’s plenty more to come this week.

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