Monthly Archives: December 2011

Other Waukegan Bits and Pieces

I did get a little side benefit when out shooting the A-4 at Waukegan. I made my way to the other side of the field to be ready to shoot the A-4 when it departed. However, I did give myself … Continue reading

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Scooter Time Again

For those of you that have hung around here for a while, hopefully there is more than one of you, you will know that I have spent a lot of time shooting with the Warbird Heritage Foundation up at Waukegan. … Continue reading

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Time in the T-6

I recently popped up to Waukegan to see the good folks at the Warbird Heritage Foundation. I was up there to take some shots of their A-4 Skyhawk. It was scheduled to fly and the weather was looking particularly good … Continue reading

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Article In Progress

When you are first putting together a piece for a magazine, you don’t know exactly what sort of response you are going to get from the subject.  I am presently working on a piece about a manufacturer of business jets.  … Continue reading

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Airliners versus Jetphotos

I bounce backwards and forwards about whether I am interested in the two most prevalent of the online aircraft photograph databases, Airliners.Net and Jetphotos.Net.  I have pictures on both services and they have (very) occasionally brought some useful contacts my … Continue reading

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Some Special Schemes

One of the things I did quite well with while around LAX was getting jets with special color schemes. Plenty of airlines are painting aircraft in something other than the normal house colors. This can be a livery that is … Continue reading

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Some Nice Biz Jets

While shooting at LAX, there are the occasional business jets operating. Thankfully, the FBOs seem to be on the south side of the field so the movements are on the runways that are closer to you when at Imperial Hill. … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Yacht Racing

Racing of sailing boats is a sport that doesn’t get much in the way of mass media coverage. I grew up in a sailing town so, while I wasn’t a sailor, a lot of my friends were and so I … Continue reading

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Elusive ER-2

Paul and I decided to make a trip up to Palmdale while we were in LA. Palmdale is about an hour and a half north of LAX if the traffic is flowing freely and can be a source of some … Continue reading

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Help Portrait

On Saturday I took part in the Help Portrait project. Last year I thought about it early and then forgot until it was very close. I was mad with myself for not doing it when the day came and promised … Continue reading

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