Saturday, August 04, 2007

Blue Angels Weekend

It's Seattle Seafair weekend again and I made it down to the I-90 bridge with Peyman to take some shots of the Blue Angels. After doing this for several years in a row, I've gotten most of the shots already but today one of the solos did a full speed run very low over the bridge and I saw something that I've not seem before -- a pressure wave (or something like that) building up behind the wing. Very cool!

It wasn't quite the same without my 5D -- the 400D is nice but not nearly as fast or clean as the 5D was. Still, it beat any of the old point and shoots for responsiveness and the 100-400L IS lens got pretty close, including my closest helmet shot to date.

Some other nice shots are available here.

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