Monthly Archives: May 2016

What, No Winglets?

There is not a huge amount of variation in airliners these days so coming across something a little different is usually a moment of interest.  While the name Alaska Airlines might suggest an airline focused on Alaska, it is actually … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Tour

I have been on a few whale watching trips in the past.  We took one out of Provincetown on Cape Cod that had a whale guarantee.  No whales and you get a free second trip.  95% success rate.  Guess what … Continue reading

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Optica Flashback

A few outlets have recently been covering the reemergence of the Edgley Optica.  In the 80s, his was an aircraft that was coming in to production.  Designed as an observation platform, it is a rather interesting looking airframe.  A bulbous … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Ocean

I’m sure this will look very formulaic to a number of photographers but, for the longest time, I have loved the image of a lone boat in the open sea. I think the first time I took a shot like … Continue reading

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Night Loading the Ruslan

Waiting on the ramp at Moffett Field for Solar Impulse, over on the other side of the field we could see another visitor.  An Antonov AN124 Ruslan was parked up with its nosed raised in the process of loading a … Continue reading

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Fishing the Surf

At the end of Baker Beach there are some rocks.  One guy had set himself up here to do a bit of fishing.  He knew exactly where the waves would crash over and where they would miss – unlike some … Continue reading

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Pacific Aerospace P-750

An oft quoted idiom in aviation is that if it looks right it flies right.  I’m not sure whether that was deep in the minds of Pacific Aerospace Ltd when they designed the P-750 or not but this is an … Continue reading

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1DX Mk II First Impressions

After a little bit of time shooting with the 1DX MkII, I have started to build my impressions of how it is working for me.  This is definitely only a first impressions review since there will be a lot of … Continue reading

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The Camera Might See But Autofocus Doesn’t

And I could barely see much myself!  We were on the ramp at Moffett Field for the arrival of Solar Impulse.  There was some time to wait while we were out there.  As I looked around, I thought I could … Continue reading

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Baker Beach

The Bay Area is not short of photogenic locations.  Probably the most famous is the Golden Gate Bridge.  I have certainly photographed it many times from different places.  One that I have not shot from before, though, is Baker Beach.  … Continue reading

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