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 ..... ..... found a nice spot on the beach ...... .... and waited for this ..... ..... Not many photographers out there ..... just this rebellious guy (at least around me) Four prop carrying the sponsors' colors showed up in the PM .... along with the Angels support C130 (I think) ..... and the waterman ($1 per bottle ) - Not bad considering what it costs at the ball park! We met a couple of nice USAF pilots walking the beach preparing for their piece .... ..... and that was it Overall, a nice day spent at the beach with the family. I hope you enjoyed the pics.