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While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:







F-4E | F-16D | B-52H | HC-130P | HH-60G | UH-1H | TH-1H | UH-72A | HH-3F | NH-500C | S208M | Mi-24V | A109 | SA316 | PC-7 | AS365 | SH-3D | AS532

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While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:










Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?
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Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?

Thanks :) A Sigma 12-24mm @12mm but you discovered that in the lens sample section :)
F-4E | F-16D | B-52H | HC-130P | HH-60G | UH-1H | TH-1H | UH-72A | HH-3F | NH-500C | S208M | Mi-24V | A109 | SA316 | PC-7 | AS365 | SH-3D | AS532

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Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?

Thanks :) A Sigma 12-24mm @12mm but you discovered that in the lens sample section :)

I've only read good things about that lens.

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I've only read good things about that lens.

I would recommend going for the newer model, not the original Mk.I which I have.

It is a great lens for being a 12mm non-fisheye lens but comparing it like for like with my 17-40L or a 16-35L within the 16-24mm range, the Sigma is clearly at an optical disadvantage - lacking sharpness and contrast, both centre and corners. Then again, these images would not nearly have the same impact if I had taken them with my 17-40L.Even the 14mm f/2.8L is not as wide (2mm is making quite a difference at this focal length) and costs several times more.

If Sigma or Canon were to produce a 12mm f/5.6 EX/L prime that was tack sharp all over - I'd be all over it like a rash and happily lose the remainder of the zoom-range and the extra stop.
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While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:









EPIC images ... really like them ... I would have never guessed it was made with the Sigma 12-24mm lens  ...this goes to show that sharpness is not everything ... good/compelling images like these can be made with the right vision by the photographer, even if the Sigma 12-24mm lens is "considered not so sharp".
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Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)
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Hi Erik.
Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

Hi Roo, nice shots, I like the jet pipe view, I took a similar image to this of a Phantom in the commemorative airforce museum AZ.
something fascinating about looking in there from the hot end!

Cheers Graham.

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Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)
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While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

Very nice series Erik  8)

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Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)

I love the B-52.  8)  Well done Roo

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Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

The first shot is from the cockpit of a UH-1H Huey from the 23rd Flying Training Squadron (USAF) at Fort Rucker, AL. The remainder of the shots were all taken aboard a HH-60G Pavehawk of the 512nd Rescue Squadron (USAF) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The Pavehawk is based on the Army's UH-60A Blackhawk but has been extensively modified for Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) and can be armed with 7.62mm "miniguns" (as shown) or with the good old .50 cal, or a mixture of the two types of guns.
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Hi Erik.
I wanted to say Huey, but saw the wheel config which led me to Blackhawk, never even considered they were from different aircraft, I guess that says something for the quality and consistency of your pictures!
I guess that to the uninitiated the Pavehawk and Blackhawk are similar birds, so not too far out on the ID.
Thanks for the explanation, and again excellent shots.

Cheers Graham.

Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

The first shot is from the cockpit of a UH-1H Huey from the 23rd Flying Training Squadron (USAF) at Fort Rucker, AL. The remainder of the shots were all taken aboard a HH-60G Pavehawk of the 512nd Rescue Squadron (USAF) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The Pavehawk is based on the Army's UH-60A Blackhawk but has been extensively modified for Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) and can be armed with 7.62mm "miniguns" (as shown) or with the good old .50 cal, or a mixture of the two types of guns.
7D + Grip, 40D + Grip, 20D, EF-S 17-85 Kit lens, EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS II USM, EF 2x III, Sigma 150-500, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 C, 50mm f1.8, 550EX some Filters Remotes Macro tubes Tripod heads etc!
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Great shots, and love the signature even more! ;)  You're not qualified on all of those, are you?

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Great shots, and love the signature even more! ;)  You're not qualified on all of those, are you?


Qualified? Not really, I'm just the guy in the back taking photos! :) But yes, these are some of the types I've flown with - the list is a little longer than that but most are just sub-types of these. If I would include subjects, then the list would be a lot longer as there is, sadly, only one YA-10B two-seater that was never taken into production. Ah the sheer thought of ever flying a Hog!  :o

Here's one of the subtypes that were dropped from the list - an Italian Air Force AB-212 (UH-1N Twin Huey, produced under license by Agusta in Italy). This particular model is an AB-212ICO, an armed variant used for CSAR and Special Operations.









These are shot with my old 1D MkII and 70-200mm f/2.8L (non-IS).
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Another beautiful series. Well done Erik.

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