Wings over Houston is over already but the joy of all the images that came from the weekend are just starting. With over ten thousand images over two days of shooting, there will be lots to get through and certainly more to come but here’s a quick one from the start of shooting.
This weekend is the Wings Over Houston Airshow which is one of my favorite airshows and is one of the last in the circuit for this year. While the planes have gathered up today the shows starts tomorrow. This two day airshow is jammed pack with performers, planes and reenactors. One of the main sponsor is the Texas Flying Legends Museum which will be performing this weekend. If you’re in the area I highly recommend coming over to Ellington Field to have some fun.
Well in case life wasn’t busy enough, after getting back from Africa on the 26th, four days later i headed down to Houston for the Wings over Houston Airshow, which has become one of my new favorite airshows to go to. It’s the last major event in the season and warbirds from all over including the CAF, Texas Flying Legends Museum and this year Collings Foundation, come together at Ellington Field. It’s a really fun event if your warbirds enthusiast because a whole lot of great planes show up for this two day airshow. Not only is it impressive how fast everything gets set up but also how fast everything gets broken down. The show is pretty darn cool with performances that all ages to come to see and one of the most excited to see come back was the Blue Angels.
Now I’ve always liked prop planes a little bit more then jets mostly because of the challenge of getting a great panning shot with a full prop blur but I have to admit that the routine the Angels go through, the maneuvers that they pull are really quite impressive! I greatly enjoyed photographing them with the D4 and 200-400 as they did their routine. Despite being off the airshow circuit for a while they came back with a real sharpness that honestly the images just don’t do them justice. It’s one of those groups that you have to just see in person.