Xtreme Air Show #3

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 11 October 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

My favourite shot of the Thunderbirds in a very tight grouping of window rattling directly overhead sound barrier threatening propulsion gusto and daredevil audacity exceeded only by the amalgam of their prowess which elicits my craned neck awe and shutter finger trigger reflex capped by a run on sentence to leave many of you either breathless or asleep.

NIKON D7200 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 280 140 mm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

C'est une très belle série.

11 Oct 2018 6:43am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup, Captain.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

génial la courbe

11 Oct 2018 7:42am

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Difficult to stay asleep in front of this pictorial beauty (and the sound of the wall of sound .....)

11 Oct 2018 7:50am

@Gérard Flayol: Eyes open, ear plugs in, and thanks very much.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice comment Rick. Gave me a crick in the neck :) and a great pic with a lovely colour palette to go with it

11 Oct 2018 8:36am

@grouser: Some rednecks have been known to call a creek a crick, but I know for sure you aren't one of them ;) - thanks !

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nicely seen.

11 Oct 2018 10:36am

@beach: Thanks.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love how the contrails appear like beams of light against the sky!! Great capture!

11 Oct 2018 12:05pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. I can't believe how close together these pilots can operate their machines.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 Oct 2018 12:13pm

Wallace from Burlington, Canada

An amazing shot.. Too bad I couldn't make it to the show this year.

11 Oct 2018 12:19pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superbe capture.

11 Oct 2018 12:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this dynamic image. ALmost like light trails.

11 Oct 2018 1:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb !

11 Oct 2018 1:24pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A rainbow in the sky!

11 Oct 2018 3:14pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States

nice colors, good grab

11 Oct 2018 3:32pm

@Eye for Beauty: Thanks, and our thoughts for Florida right now !

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Incredible as they are so close from each other ! A great capture Rick !

11 Oct 2018 4:19pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The processing ansd the diffused wake has resulted in a beautiful painterly look. Great series Rick!

11 Oct 2018 5:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of that impressive arc they painted across the sky.

11 Oct 2018 6:00pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Vraiment superbe Bravo à toic

11 Oct 2018 7:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An amazing image! Gorgeous light and color. Just catching them flying so fast is a feat unto itself. This is a spectacular series! 5*

11 Oct 2018 7:18pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It's like a rainbow.

11 Oct 2018 11:46pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

These guys are so phenomenal that all brain power and grammar recognition and observance of rules taught in school are/is blown out of the sky because we are so amazed at these guys.
We have been fortunate to witness not only the Air Force Thunderbirds, but also we saw the Blue Angels many times in the San Diego area where we lived for man years...the noise was awesome and my tinnitis.... which I have been fighting since the Army days pre Vietnam.... just gets worse but seems to return to it's "normal" screaming in the ear...BUT Most importantly, THIS is Just a wonderful composition and effort by you, sir! Absolutely fantastic Photography and completion by you...You are amazing my friend ;-)

12 Oct 2018 4:59am