Crop or Not | 35mm 2×3

Crop or Not | 35mm 2x3

Crop or Not | 35mm 2×3  This F-16 Taxiing is cropped in standard 2×3 scale.  I could get no closer due to the airfield fences.  The 80-400mm lens gave me some flexibility.  The moment happened so fast, I did not have time to adjust a bit after panning for a different shot.  The crop allowed a decent image to post, but not good enough for a nice size print.  To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Crop or Not | a 7 Image Story.

F-16 Thunderbird

F-16 Thunderbird

The Thunderbirds gave us a fantastic performance as usual today at the Rockford AirFest.  Last year, the AirFest was cancelled when the military cancelled all military performances do our dysfunctional federal politicians failure to address budget issues.  The turnout this year seemed low.  The number of static display aircraft was also much lower.  After a year off, the show seemed to incur a number of snags causing delays.  And, of course, prices seemed to have gone up.  Still, it’s a great way to spend a day in the sun.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team

The F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team put on a spectacular show for us at the 2007 Rockford Air Fest.  After they completed their flight and just before capturing this image, the wall of fire bombing reenactment happen leaving the nice smoke background.  One of my most difficult challenges at air shows seems to be getting a decent background for my images.