David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Blue Angels

It was a beautiful day to attend the Wings Over Houston air show.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend.  Saturday I took a few from the easement behind my house. Got a few nice ones but it just wasn’t close enough.  I knew the Blue Angels would be flying about 3pm Sunday.  Driving around the week earlier I found what I thought was a good location.  Wide open and inline with the runway they would be using.  I was surprised no one else was taking advantage of this spot especially if they didn’t want to fight the 100,000+ crowd at the air show.

All shot with a Nikon D4 and 500mm lens on a tripod.

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Thank You!

To all those that have served our nation and families that stood beside them proudly – Thank You!

I tried to envision our past history to this point in time. I kept going back to July 4, 1776. The number 1776 kept tugging at me as I was reviewing some pictures. This Blue Angel’s pilot was banking hard to line up with the straightaway to continue his performance at the air show. I believe it was his way of sending a message to most likely 100,000+ watching – This is who we are and what we represent – Serving You! The camera picture file number of this jet is 1776. I didn’t make up this number, it just happened.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 200

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