Aug 302010

ISO 80; f/5.6; 1/1000; 59.2mm; 6:41 AM (Canon SX10)

We went out to the model airplane flying field this morning just as the sun was coming up.  I took quite a few photos with the tripod but felt I was missing the glider… so I took the camera off the tripod and started to just follow the glider with the camera. This lucky shot was taken while facing east into the sun… post-processing consisted of a crop (to give the glider more room in front rather than behind) and adjusted the black point to darken the silhouette a wee bit.

With as many photos as I’ve taken at the flying field, I felt I would have been remiss not post at least one for this month’s “flight” theme!

May 312010

ISO 80; f.4 ; 1/100; 5.3mm; 7:00pm (aperture priority; levels adjusted)

This is Carl’s most recent model airplane .  It’s a Sig LT-25 that he built from a balsa kit.  It was intended for a gas motor but he converted it to electric.  Last night was its first flight, which went perfect.

I’ve included a few more photos from last evening to give you an idea about this hobby.

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Feb 182010

I was at the model airplane field… and I noticed this model airplane and the jet contrail… and of course I thought “big & small.”  We know that the jet is “big” and the model airplane is “small”  but perspective makes the the jet “small” (actually invisible without its contrail) and the model airplane “big.”

Since this is not great resolution, I decided to not crop and just let the “big” blue sky overpower all, and make everything look “small.”

Enough play on the theme, don’t you think?