Mark’s Ride

Mark's Ride

Mark’s Ride  Today was race day  at the Autobahn Country Club.  A friend, Mark, was racing.  Since I rarely get a chance to get images of racing cars, I tagged along.  The photog challenges are quite different from wildlife and landscapes.  One of the most difficult techniques for me is to keep the car in focus while panning smoothly and shooting slow enough to blur the wheels.

Reflection

 

Reflection

Reflection  Tonight’s walkabout was all about the light.  Didn’t see any cool critters, but the soft light made the pond come alive with color.  Most folks use the 50mm f1.4 to control small changes in DOF; notice it works reasonably well a f9.

B-25 Mitchell Bomber

B-25 Mitchell Bomber

The North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a twin-engine medium bomber, became standard equipment for the 22nd BG 33rd BS in 1943 during World War II.  Basically, it was a twin-tail, mid-wing land monoplane powered by two 1,700-hp Wright Cyclone engines.  Normal bomb capacity was 5,000 pounds. Some versions carried 75 mm cannon, machine guns and added firepower of 13 .50-caliber guns in the conventional bombardier’s compartment.  Most important, the B-25 was my dad’s favorite airplane.  It took incredible damage and still brought its crew back.