Prelude to Reno

It’s all most that time of the year again for the Reno Air Races and I am greatly excited about going this year! After the tragic accident last year, it will be nice to be back at Stead surrounded with those that care about the future of these great races.

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This was taken last year at the races with a technique not commonly used. Dad and I were panning with 600f4’s on tripods as the planes were going by. Using the longer glass than the 200-400 made it possible to get more close up shots but also more challenging. Panning with such a lens was difficult due to the planes moving so fast and being physically stuck to the ground with the tripod. This plane is known as “Sawbones” a Hawker Sea Fury and Gold Unlimited Competitor.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 600 f/4, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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