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My Favorite Photos from 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on this year.  From a work/personal perspective, it was a very busy year with less time for photography than normal for me.  From a photography perspective, there were fewer local trips but more trips outside of the Houston area including California, Lubbock TX and the Valley area in SW Texas.  Galveston’s FeatherFest in April was a blast as always.

My goals for 2017 are to continue to expand my photography reach beyond Texas and to also try to get back to my roots more often around the Gulf coast area.

Thanks to everyone that checked out my blog and special thanks to those who commented on my photos.

Hope that everyone has a fun and safe new year’s celebration.

Here are some of my favorite posted photos from 2016.

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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