…morning light is magic…

F-35 Stealth Fighter Over the Moon

It was a very busy weekend with my trigger finger needing some well deserved rest.  Between two days at Wings Over Houston air show and going to Bolivar Flats for the first time in several months, ended up taking over 11,000 photos over the last three days.

Friday started out with Doug, David and I taking photos of the abbreviated special show for Wings Over Houston.  The Blue Angels were back in Houston to show off their precision flying skills.  A first for Houston was the new F-35 Lightening stealth fighter, which was on static display and participated in the heritage flight with a P-47 Thunderbolt and a F-16 Fighting Falcon.

The moon was still out on Friday morning, which made for a cool back drop for this photo of the F-35 and the P-47.  Converted it to B&W to help bring out the detail in the moon.  When the F-35 took off, it looked like a F-22 Raptor from a distance.  Can’t wait to see it perform during an airshow.

Went inside the gates on Saturday to get some close-up shots of the F-35 and the usual array of aircraft on static display and when they performed.  More air show posts to come as there were too many photos to go through after a most excellent weekend of photography.

I’ll also be posting some shorebird photos from Bolivar with the action being off of the charts.  It’s prime time for Bolivar and I’ll be a frequent visitor there this fall/winter.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II, handheld at 500mm

1/2000 sec @ F 6.3, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation


6 responses

  1. Steve Goulet

    What an incredible and interesting shot!

    October 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  2. Thanks Steve. We kept looking behind us to see if any of the planes were flying near the moon as they circled back towards the show. These two were very cooperative. I like how detailed the moon came out.

    October 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

  3. That came out great, just right! I like the BW effect. Good catch.

    October 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  4. Thanks David. Haven’t had time yet to go through my shots from Saturday. One of these days…

    October 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

  5. Awesome capture!

    November 5, 2016 at 9:24 am

  6. Thanks Donna.

    November 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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