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Old 03-12-2010, 10:52 AM
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Sorry for delay in replying but i was using a Canon F/4 600mm L IS . I had a 2x on the first shot and none on the second.


Here is another shot.


Endeavour on her way to pick up the rest of the stack
Excellent lens and yet another great shot! Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Sorry for delay in replying but i was using a Canon F/4 600mm L IS . I had a 2x on the first shot and none on the second.


Here is another shot.


Endeavour on her way to pick up the rest of the stack
Another beautiful shot! Any chance of fixing your ED link?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:50 PM
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yeah.. got to re-upload the ED site. It has been awhile since i looked at it.


Tight parking

American 737 on short final


Spirit A319

B744 Korean Cargo

Polar 744
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yeah.. got to re-upload the ED site. It has been awhile since i looked at it.


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American 737 on short final


Spirit A319

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Old 04-23-2010, 07:04 AM
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A few more!

NASA runway overview

Discovery ready to launch

BA 744 on short final

P-38 Lightning closeup

Alitalia 777 on short final
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:40 AM
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I always look forward to your pics. Thank you very much for sharing them!

How in the world do you get close enough to the planes and shuttle to take such high resolution pics? Simply amazing!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:57 AM
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I always look forward to your pics. Thank you very much for sharing them!

How in the world do you get close enough to the planes and shuttle to take such high resolution pics? Simply amazing!

+1 on everything he said.

I'd still love to see your ED pics. I'm sad every time I click on it and it doesn't work.
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+1 on everything he said.

I'd still love to see your ED pics. I'm sad every time I click on it and it doesn't work.
sorry!. I promise I will get them up. My host went away and I have to reupload the whole site up..It is on my do list. ..First I got to find my copy of the site on one of my backups.

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One more link. This is Endeavour setting up for a mission.

Endeavour closeup on launch pad.
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How in the world do you get close enough to the planes and shuttle to take such high resolution pics? Simply amazing!
Well...i guess three things:
1. access matters. Thanks to my work,I have good access to all of these.
2. good equipment i.e. if the operational boundaries push me back such as launch I try to bridge it (1200mm of focal length puts me right next to the shuttle at the minimum safe distance of 3 miles that I am operationally allowed to stand at). Standing at a runway threshold,600mm puts me practically in the cockpit of a landing 747. You get the idea.
3. practice.

I also try to push the technical/visualization boundaries on what I am doing hence after each shot I am trying to push the envelope on the next sequence. Needless to say,I do this for fun so that helps too!
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:30 PM
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One more link. This is Endeavour setting up for a mission.

Endeavour closeup on launch pad.
Detail in this pic is truly stunning. Just curious...what kind of work do you do that allows you this kind of access (pilot, engineer, photographer, CIA agent, hot dog vendor...j/k, etc)?
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:11 AM
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Detail in this pic is truly stunning. Just curious...what kind of work do you do that allows you this kind of access (pilot, engineer, photographer, CIA agent, hot dog vendor...j/k, etc)?
I am the designated bug cleaner. I also do cockpit windows!

Here are more!

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Three
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That picture was nice the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth time =P haha still cool though!
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:12 AM
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That picture was nice the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth time =P haha still cool though!

Sorry..did not check the links before I posted!


These should work

Discovery towback

South Florida from the sky

747 touchdown

767 touchdown
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You take such awesome pictures man! I love seeing this thread up at the top with new stuff! Great work! I am truly jealous haha
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:49 PM
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I am the designated bug cleaner. I also do cockpit windows!
So you're saying that you're really a secret FBI agent
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:46 PM
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You take such awesome pictures man! I love seeing this thread up at the top with new stuff! Great work! I am truly jealous haha
Thanks!

here is one more....This took some work and coordination but here is what it looks from off the wingtip of the space shuttle...




Discovery - short final in flight shot.




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here is one more....This took some work and coordination but here is what it looks from off the wingtip of the space shuttle...




Discovery - short final in flight shot.




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Seriously, how in the world did you take that pic?
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I am not authorized to tell... Sorry,...


A few more:

Mobile Launch Platforms

Shuttle training aircraft

Prowler Cockpit

Lufthansa 744


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Thanks, eksath. The pictures are exceptional.
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Thanks, eksath. The pictures are exceptional.
+1. You're very lucky to have the type of access that you do, to get such great photos.
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+1. You're very lucky to have the type of access that you do, to get such great photos.
Thanks guys.

Dave...you coming down for a launch? shoot me a pm. I plan to be there for all (unless operational issues impact plans)

Here are more.

Atlantis in takeoff position for upcoming mission

Wing view of Ft.Lauderdale

AA 757 on short final
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Beautiful as always!


I love this one. Were you in the chase aircraft????
http://www.airliners.net/photo/NASA/...c05ccf0566a7b5


Still waiting for that ED link to work... I keep clicking and linky keep no a worky.
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Beautiful as always!


I love this one. Were you in the chase aircraft????
http://www.airliners.net/photo/NASA/...c05ccf0566a7b5


Still waiting for that ED link to work... I keep clicking and linky keep no a worky.
No. The T-38 canopies make it difficult for this type of shot. The STA's also hae a similar problem. To shoot air to air, it is best not to have any canopy. On a side note if you remember that Air Force One fiasco, they sent a F-16D with the Air Force One and if you look at the shots, you will notice canopy reflections and even the canopy rail in the picture. To truly shoot air to air, you need an open window, this opens host of other problems like wind effects (at 200+ mph, try holding a camera and breathing) and also the cold.

One of these days, you might find the ED link working....

I need to do ED again, my car is approaching 8 years from build date!
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Discovery backing out of the Hanger prior to mission






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