Monday, September 04, 2006

Air Power Show



For the past two days there has been a big air show roaring around our house, which I guess is part of living near the lakeshore. I actually love to see these incredible machines, especially the fighter jets (which I think are U.S. Raptor F-22s). Everytime I hear the roar of one as it makes its turn around our apartment building---and they are VERY LOUD---I scream "Holy!!!!.....", and drop everything, including the baby, and run out to the balcony. Of course, the jet is traveling faster than sound and is long gone by then.

Despite the rain leftover from Hurricane Ernesto, I have spent a lot of time this weekend out on the balcony trying to take pictures of the jets as they fly by. Getting a good picture of one of these planes is not as easy as you might think. The show continues today, so maybe I'll be able to get a good shot. Check back later.

4 comments:

  1. coopersleuth10:38 AM

    I'm not so sure I like the ominous sight of a huge plane flying that close to a huge building...but if you're enjoying it I guess that's what's important...(?)

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  2. You're right....that picture is even scaring me now. The plane was about a mile behind the building, but I think the symbolism of this image is etched into our collective consciousnes. Sorry. I'll replace it with a new picture.
    A

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  3. OK, I changed the picture...don"t know if this is much better though!
    A

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  4. coopersleuth12:06 PM

    Yes...this is better..looks a little like the pic I took from our train window last week of a small plane doing stunts..just a dot in a big milky sky...

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