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Poring Over the Picture

Spending time near the North Island Naval Air Station gave me a great opportunity to brush up on my action photography. There are aircraft coming and going from the base at all hours of the day. During my stay I had seen a lot of training jets taking off and landing, but on this particular day I was lucky enough to catch a pair of F18s as they broke formation overhead. I didn't have much time to think but since I had been shooting other aircraft, I was pretty confident that this shot would turn out just as well. I was even lucky enough to catch some nice vapor on the jet to the right.

I know it's not really manly but I have to tell you, I have a thing for flowers. I'm not much into growing them or having them around the house; I prefer to photograph them. With so many varieties and ways of lighting and photographing them, they are always presenting me with new challenges. One of my favorite varieties to photograph is the orchid. This bunch, grown by a friend, was bursting with color and crying out to be shot, so I just had to oblige.

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