Just few pics from today's practice = Show will be Fri-Sun and I am sure that much better pics will be posted by the Cafe members in attendance. All taken with a D300 and 18-200 with a Nikon CPL (but few with a 10-20 Sigma). S-priority (@1000) and auto iso (max 400) to help with the (relatively limited) aperture of the 18-200. Minimal PP (not much time). The practice was from 11AM - 4PM and was dominated by the Blue Angels. Brief appeareance of a 4 small props with sponsors colors/insignia and one cargo (c130?) which is the Blue Angels support. AM: mostly passages of 4 Angels .... PM: the Angels (6 of them) went over all their show. There were not too many people and, due to the breeze on the beach. it was a very enjoyable experience for the kids and me and my wife (+MIL). It was a beautiful day in Chicago sunny and cool ..... NIKON D300    ---    10mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200 NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 200 ..... found a nice spot on the beach ...... NIKON D300    ---    14mm    f/10.0    1/400s    ISO 200 .... and waited Canon PowerShot G7    ---    19mm    f/4.0    1/320s    for this ..... NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 360 ..... NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 Not many photographers out there ..... just this rebellious guy (at least around me) NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400 Four prop carrying the sponsors' colors showed up in the PM NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/6.3    1/250s    ISO 200 .... along with the Angels support C130 (I think) NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 200 ..... and the waterman ($1 per bottle ) - Not bad considering what it costs at the ball park! NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    ISO 220 We met a couple of nice USAF pilots walking the beach preparing for their piece .... NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 400 ..... and that was it Overall, a nice day spent at the beach with the family. I hope you enjoyed the pics.