Through The Lens 148 – Bombardier

One of the shots from the photo shoot with Doc that I was invited to participate in back in June.  This was a challenging shot to get, involving carefully holding the camera in the air at the top of a monopod and a lot of guesswork on composition.  The unique angle, featuring the bombardier through the window of the B-29 was worth the effort.

More from this shoot on Tuesday.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 129 – WWII Weekend

'Takeoff Time'

B-25J Mitchell, ‘Takeoff Time’ performs a photo pass at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend.  Looking forward to attending again this weekend.

Through The Lens 35 – Boeing Turns 100

B-29 Superfortress - Fifi

Today is the 100th Birthday of the Boeing Company, so I thought I’d share a photo of one of my favorite aircraft, the B-29 Superfortress which was first introduced in 1944, helping the United States win WWII.  Currently “Fifi” is the only flying B-29, but if things go well on Sunday, “Doc” will become the second flying example.

Through The Lens 28 – WWII Weekend

It’s that time of year again! This weekend is Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend.  After only spending one day there last year, I’m looking forward to a full weekend this year.

Sadly, the P-47 Thunderbolt, Jacky’s Revenge, pictured above will not be in attendance this year. Last Friday, it suffered what is believed to be engine failure and was landed in the Hudson River.  It’s pilot, Bill Gordon, drowned when the plane sank before he was able to get out of the harness.  My condolences go out to the Gordon Family and to the folks at the American Airpower Museum.