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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 19, 2006 15:56
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/7.1 - 1/1000 sec
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO: 320
Flash: None

The Chicago Air and Water Show was this past weekend, and as usual I was out there trying to get some good shots. But the weather on Saturday was lousy, with intermittent drizzle and hazy, grey skies. We tried to get on the rooftop of one of the parking decks along the lake, but they had posted a guard to keep people away. We managed to sit on top of another parking deck in the Lakeview neighborhood, but were disappointed by the view. This was one of the only shots from Saturday that I was pleased with; this one being taken as four of the jets were passing directly overhead. You can really see the precision flying here by how close together they are. They were flying FAST.

** You may have noticed that the archived shots are mis-aligned with the old template. I am still in the long and tedious process of up-rezzing all 320 of the previous MRB shots. Once those are all done I'll be able to upgrade the entire site. Right now it's only the homepage that uses the new template. Thanks for your patience as I continue the upgrades to the site.


08.24.06, 09:36 AM, Jeremi:

I've seen the Blue Angels a couple of times, so so so amazing and scary, lol. Great shot!

08.24.06, 02:01 PM, EXP:

Ah, the Blue Angels, Yeah, they are amazing to see in person. There's 6 and you have no idea where they're coming from. It's awesome. I had taken a similar shot with their smoke trails, and people thought i photoshopped the yellow words on the planes. NO! that's how they are! Cool shot.

08.24.06, 04:01 PM, micki:

A most fantastic catch, Mike!! If this is the only shot you came away with, you would have done well!!

08.25.06, 03:47 AM, navin harish:

Great shot. I wish I was there to see it myself

08.25.06, 05:55 AM, Bob:

Nice capture. I had exactly the same issue with the AF Thunderbirds last Saturday. I love their shows but do think I prefer the Navy show! (Well, I am an ex-Navy man)

08.25.06, 09:57 AM, Alex:

I like this picture, Uncle Mike. The Blue Angels are my favorites.

08.31.06, 02:51 PM, Alicia:

U.S. Navy. The paint and the blue color makes like look unique, almost toy-like.

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