Seattle trip

August 11th, 2011 by Jeff Leave a reply »

Just recently got back from a trip to Seattle. I’m usually lazy about posting photos these days, but here are a couple shots of the airshow for ya from Seafair. The first is some crazy guy in a red biplane trying to stall his aircraft. The last three are the Blue Angels, and if you don’t know who they are then you’ve had your head buried under a rock.

A red biplane with the Oracle logo across it
Baron von Oracle

Four blue F/A-18 Hornets in diamond formation
Diamond formation (click on this one, it’s pretty neat)

Solo flight

Number six

If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that the first three photos (at 300mm) aren’t quite as sharp as the fourth one (at 96mm). The Tamron 70-300mm lens is really cheap, a fantastic bargain for the price, but it noticeably loses sharpness at the far end. Thing is, that’s where I want to use it, especially for stuff like this. It’s bad form to blame equipment, but in this case I actually did outshoot my lens. Looks like it’s time for an upgrade.

1 comment

  1. Astreyco says:

    Just watched 64 photos- Those trips are so cool.

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