Monthly Archives: January 2017

Spanish Hornets and Some Strange Patterns

It has been a long time since I last saw some Spanish Air Force Hornets so I was glad to see them at Red Flag.  They may not look very different to the Navy and Marine Hornets but still, some … Continue reading

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Nancy Gets the Geckos

This time the shots I am sharing are not my own.  I was there when they were taken but these were taken by Nancy.  I was traveling light with one camera and a wide angle lens as we walked along … Continue reading

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Eagle Inlets

The F-15 came onto the scene in the 1970s and it has been a major force ever since.  As a kid growing up fascinated with planes, the F-15 and F-14 were two of my favorites.  They each had features I … Continue reading

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Moisture on the Lichen

Rain forest conditions do tend to mean lots of moisture in the air.  That much moisture means perfect conditions for the growth of lichen.  The lichen do a great job of collecting the moisture from the air to keep them … Continue reading

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The Lonely Life of the AWACS

The beginning and end of an exercise has a common theme.  Long before the fighter start launching, an E-3 AWACS will lumber off the runway and head out towards the exercise area.  It gets on station and sets up to … Continue reading

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Roger Goes Fishing

One evening, while having dinner near the beach, we saw a flash of wings as a bird flew down to the water’s edge and landed.  It was a heron.  He was standing on the rocks as the waves washed in.  … Continue reading

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Air Berlin

I wonder how long this plane will continue to show up at SFO.  Air Berlin runs a service to San Francisco which is seasonal in nature.  However, Air Berlin is currently in some difficulty and they are reorganizing the operations.  … Continue reading

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Into the Heart of the World

The biggest thing that made me want to go to Big Island was volcanoes.  I have seen plenty of photos and video of volcanic activity but I have never seen it for real.  I wanted to try and experience the … Continue reading

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Backseat Cameraman

One of the fun things about looking through my pictures from a shoot is spotting things I didn’t notice at the time.  Often it is pilots waving or looking like they are doing something different.  This time, I was surprised … Continue reading

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The Secret Beach

Being lucky is so cool.  I don’t know how many excellent opportunities I have missed without realizing it (that’s the benefit of not realizing it), but I have been fortunate to stumble into some good stuff.  We were driving down … Continue reading

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