Aviation Photography

January was time to work on some Warbirds

January was time to work on some Warbirds

I know that I blogged too little last year.  With our adventure to Alaska and then through the Yokon, Northwest Territory, British Columbia and Alberta back South there really were too few bad weather days (yes a strange sort of complaint) in order to process images, update photography websites and blog! I also struggled with […]


Both Avro Lancasters Flying Together

Both Avro Lancasters Flying Together

I recently received and watched the BluRay “Reunion of Giants”.  It is an incredible feature of a truly unique event.  It is the story of how the Avro Lancaster Mk. X owned and operated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) was readied and flew to England in order to fly in formation with the only […]


Who Are These Guys?

I am at the TICO Warbird Airshow. I have finished the static shoot as there are now too many people milling around.  So I am back at the car leisurely swapping wide angled lenses for telephoto lenses, there is no rush. It is 11:00 am. with flying due to start at 12:30pm plenty of time […]


Anchor Points

Anchor Points

All good images have their anchor points which give you the context for the whole image.  However, I am at the TICO Warbird Airshow, the air show flying hasn’t started yet, but there is a magnificent Florida Sky!  I call them Florida skies because I have only seen them in Florida, there appears to be […]


F-104 A Rare Treat

F-104 A Rare Treat

It is not often these days you get an opportunity to see an F-104 Starfighter – twice!  Yes it performed the first two days at the TICO Warbird Airshow, unfortunately on the third day it was too windy  so the F-104 performed along the taxiways for the appreciative crowds. I certainly hadn’t seen a Strfighter in […]


A-4 Skyhawk and the Wall of Fire!

A-4 Skyhawk  and the Wall of Fire!

So I am back on the trail shooting warbirds.  Because this could be the last airshow the Thunderbirds perform at this year ( because of Sequestration, thanks to those wise men in Washington – the Party that Likes to say NO to common sense) I have been at the TICO Warbird Airshow in Titusville Florida.  It has […]


I just LOVE photographing Silver Birds

Often, as a child, airplanes were referred to as the “big silver bird”.  This description was aimed at civilian commercial airliners rather than military ‘planes (the military always applied camouflage schemes to make their aircraft less visible to the enemy). However, recently, with the restoration of old warbirds (such as the P-51 Mustang, B17 Flying […]


Arctic Camouflage is Great

The Black Diamond Jet Team are a rare commodity in our skies inasmuch as they are civilian owned. During the 2012 season they are fully sponsored by United Bank Card, Inc.  Thank you United Bank Card, Inc. The Arctic Camouflage is a very bright scheme albeit in black, white and grey, but to me as […]


Do I just L O V E this lens!

Do I just L O V E  this lens!

Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 G VRII AF-S Having made the decision to move away from  shooting film in my Hasselblad “V” series cameras I spent over a year agonizing “do I go Hasselblad H4D or Nikon D3X?”.  A key reason for choosing the Nikon path was that I could (eventually) get long lenses and return to Wildlife […]


Just how close is he going to get?

Just how close is he going to get?

Up in the air, bouncing around in the back of a Short Brothers’ Skyvan with the back door open, on a Moose Peterson workshop, and I think this guy wants to come aboard and join us! The air behind the Skyvan is very rough as it is not an aerodynamically shaped design – roughly square […]


T-6 Texan Air 2 Air added to www.warplaneimages.com

T-6 Texan Air 2 Air added to www.warplaneimages.com

This beautiful aircraft in polished metal finish just cries out to me BLACK & WHITE !  So here is the first crop (pun intended, although I don’t crop!) of the images for the T-6 Texan trainer. (Taken on an Air2Air workshop with Moose Peterson). Hope you enjoy!      


Russian Machinery in Mesa, AZ

Russian Machinery in Mesa, AZ

I arrived at Falcon Field in Mesa a day before my photography workshop began (another story to follow).  To get a feel for the location I headed into the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) to look around and get some “static” images of their aircraft. I was surprised to see this Ural […]