Winston Salem Air Show 2015

It’s been one year since I started photographing air shows.  Winston Salem 2014 was the first one, and now one year later, I’m back to do it again.  This time is different, I have a year of experience under my belt, a photography class and an aviation workshop also behind …

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Dreary Skies and Amazing Planes

One thing you never know for certain is what the weather is going to do.  When I scheduled my trip to Rome, Georgia for the Wings Over Georgia Air Show, I thought fall would be a fantastic time for it, not too hot, not too cold.

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An Aviation Photography Workshop

Since I started photographing airplanes, I’ve marveled at the absolutely gorgeous shots by published photographers of the sun setting behind planes, and longed to replicate such pictures.  I wasn’t sure how you would even gain access to do such shots unless you knew the owners.  I found that most of …

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Waiting on an FAA Review

What I had hoped to be a simple process of getting cleared to fly again, has met another speed bump on this road called life.  After being declared cancer free by my oncologist, the FAA wasn’t completely convinced, and wanted an MRI of my brain since it was the only …

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Finding Hope in the Midst…

There are days that my heart still aches for a different time, days when I remember what it’s like to be so absorbed in a moment that there’s nothing else you can see around you.  Moments when I could melt from the heat raging inside of me, of a fire …

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Red, White and Blues Air Show 2015

July on Pensacola Beach and at 8:00am, it’s already hot, crowded and exciting! Parking is the biggest challenge you face besides the heat.  Plenty of people have stayed the night and camped out on the beach, so even though finding a spot isn’t really an issue, you can’t see the …

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A Visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum

Home for me is Pensacola, Florida.  I may not live there any more, but I still have family there.  I don’t visit as often as I’d like to, but I’ve been trying to get home more these days. I planned a trip home after recovering from my last reconstruction surgery …

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My First RC Jet Fly-in

After being turned away at the balloon fest due to high winds in the morning.  We decided to check out the area.  Zebulon has no hotels and the closest city is Wilson, about 20 miles away.  We decided to check out the town while waiting for balloon launch time.  They …

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The WRAL Balloon Festival in Zebulon, NC

If it flies, it will probably get my attention.  When I was at Sun n’ Fun earlier this year, they were scheduled for a balloon launch early one morning.  I’d never seen a hot air balloon up close and I wanted to photograph them.  The pictures I’ve seen are so …

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Reconstruction Surgery Behind Me

It’s been just over two weeks since my reconstruction surgery was done after my mastectomy. I was looking forward to getting this one behind me.  It’s been a lot more difficult and painful than I thought it would be, and they only gave me two weeks of medical leave this …

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