Chicago Air and Water Show 8/15/2008

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by eng45ine, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
  2. WOW, gorgeous shot Frank! Great timing on the vapor cone here too.
    I wish I would have been in Chi-town for this, I would have loved to shoot these this weekend (I will be there again the week after next, Aug. 25 + 26).
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Frits, I was aweful lucky to get this one. I sent you a PM, let's get together when you come to town.
     
  4. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    I am speechless :eek:

    I seriously don't know what to say except - - Outstanding Frank !
     
  5. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Rod, this vapor event lasted no more than a split second. I did a burst of four images and only one had the vapor.
     
  6. kgilby

    kgilby

    336
    Oct 2, 2007
    Chicago
    That is just awesome! A great shot, Frank. I looked around for you guys but (surprise) wasn't able to pick you out of the horde of people. It was fun.
     
  7. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Awesome Frank! Just Awesome!!!
     
  8. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Great shots Frank,

    And the first shot is actually a shockwave that is visible because of the water vapor in the air that reacts with the soundwave/shockwave. It indicates the location or boundry of supersonic airflow vs subsonic airflow.

    Great set of pics, going through withdrawl right now!

    Wade
     
  9. Zowie Frank! You da man! I think the first is probably the most striking, although #2 with the con trails makes it a tough choice.

    Gotta love those Blue Angels. Forget the Thunderbirds, #3 & 4's wingtips are about 4' apart!
     
  10. Walt

    Walt

    135
    Jun 12, 2008
    North Carolina
    Great shots, the first one is fantastic. Perfect timing.

    walt
     
  11. iudoc97

    iudoc97

    Nov 13, 2006
    Indiana
    Love them all Frank. Especially love #3 with the contrails, mist and fire shootin' out the back! Excellent series.
    Scott
     
  12. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Holy crap those are awesome! The 2nd one is my favorite!!!!! What a great shot.

    Those are shots that you could easily sell as posters or large prints. Easily.
     
  13. One word....

    FANTASTIC!!!
     
  14. Outstanding Frank! I look forward to your shots of this show every year.
     
  15. No doubt...#1 is the money shot!

    Karl
     
  16. Great stuff, Frank. Your timing is super, maybe most of all on # 5.
     
  17. fantastic images, i should have been there!
     
  18. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks everyone, I look forward to the airshow each year, the photo opportunity is great. I have almost 3,000 images to cull through. Yikes!
     
  19. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Frank, these are unbelievable!! Thanks for sharing. These images are too impressive for words! :eek: :eek: