I have four images for you today from the Sunday 9/11 fly in breakfast held at the Dubuque Regional Airport. Photographing static airplanes displays (or a parade) always offers some significant challenges if you are trying to make a quality image. You can click on any image to make it larger and reveal more detail.
First problem is the event is usually held in the worst light of the day. The light is very harsh and produces specular highlights and clearly defined shadows. Then there are the people. They are everywhere milling around the display and in the background. So the challenge is to make an image with no people in the shot or at minimum keep them “minimized.”
This was the only war bird left at the airport when we arrived. I’ve photographed it before but never get tired of looking at it and photographing it. While I was trying to photograph it some little kids were actually climbing up on the wing while their parents just watched. I suggested to them they probably should not be doing that and I got the hate stare.
The only other plane of interest was this biplane. It had a beautiful paint job and was in pristine condition. Other than the required electronics the instrument panel was pretty authentic with only the basic necessary flight instrumentation.
So yesterday evening I got the last of my four programs ( and plug-ins) working on my iMac. A lot of software companies put limitations on the number of times you can install a piece of software. Even though I had cloned the old drive onto the new SSD, some of my programs considered it a new install. An email to them explaining the situation usually takes care of the problem.
The last program was one that I use the least and I got a stern warning from the technical guy that when I duplicate, replace, or do anything else to my hard drive on one computer I should deactivate the software first. Who knew. 🙂
That’s it for today. Rainy and stormy this morning in my world and that makes for an interesting time. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.