Charleston Air Show

I had an AWESOME time photographing the Charleston Air Show this year. With the war going on, we haven’t had one in town for several years. I’ve always been fascinated by flight. When I was growing up in Africa, my brothers and I were always loaded on to little Cessna single-engine airplanes for our trips to boarding school. So I think the awe and wonder of lifting off those little grass airstrips is where it all began. But even today as I watch the huge C-17s come floating into the base from their missions, it just blows me away that something THAT monstrous can remain span class=”blsp-spelling-corrected” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_0″air born/span! Anyway, here’s a few shots of the famous Patty Flagstaff in her stunt plane, the span class=”blsp-spelling-error” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_1″Thunderbirds/span pulling span class=”blsp-spelling-corrected” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_2″their/span span class=”blsp-spelling-corrected” id=”SPELLING_ERROR_3″maneuvers/span, and the amazing F22 Raptor showing off it’s prowess.br /br /img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5197302813826279986″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCHX2hA6jI/AAAAAAAABOY/JbTrleJlg3c/s400/080425-0278.JPG” border=”0″ / div align=”center”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvGhA6dI/AAAAAAAABNo/yhKMoz1iTfQ/s1600-h/080425-0154-2.JPG”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5197298815211727314″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvGhA6dI/AAAAAAAABNo/yhKMoz1iTfQ/s400/080425-0154-2.JPG” border=”0″ //aa href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvGhA6eI/AAAAAAAABNw/Z54qsk97oZs/s1600-h/080425-0201-2.JPG”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5197298815211727330″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvGhA6eI/AAAAAAAABNw/Z54qsk97oZs/s400/080425-0201-2.JPG” border=”0″ //aa href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvWhA6fI/AAAAAAAABN4/ga6Q95UVcSo/s1600-h/080425-0220-2.JPG”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5197298819506694642″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvWhA6fI/AAAAAAAABN4/ga6Q95UVcSo/s400/080425-0220-2.JPG” border=”0″ //aa href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvmhA6hI/AAAAAAAABOI/k-lhfh8E0Cg/s1600-h/080425-0327-2.JPG”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5197298823801661970″ style=”DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JUm00NS-SIo/SCCDvmhA6hI/AAAAAAAABOI/k-lhfh8E0Cg/s400/080425-0327-2.JPG” border=”0″ //a emAll shot with Nikon D3 amp; 200-400 f4.0br //em/div

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  1. by Anonymous on May 8, 2008  8:48 am Reply

    Chris: Great shots!... I am glad we had a chance to get together to shoot this event and further my frienship with you and Doug...your site displays a very high caliber of digital photography and services, you are blessed with an outstanding eye...keep on clicking...your friend always...Frank

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