Having started the year with a post containing a shot of the world-famous Blue Angels flying team(with a little graffiti thrown in!), I realized I actually had a good deal of photos from that particular photo shoot… might as well load up a few more.
As much as I enjoy watching the Blue Angels do their thing, it was nice to see this group, The Patriots, included in the show. It proved to be a good choice whoever made it as the Patriots were a fantastic addition. At one point, the two squads took turns in a sort of ‘friendly competition’ and send the fans wild!
My previously mentioned Blue Angel post from the summer found me talking/writing a little about the ‘continuous shooting mode’ of DSLR cameras. I’m certain this shot of the Angels would never have happened without continuous firing mode. If you’ve got a camera that offers you this feature, and most DSLRs these days do, I highly suggest becoming friends with it. Three, four, six shots a second (or more in some cases) is going to give you lots of photo choices, allowing you to keep only the ones you deem good or great.
More continuous mode goodness! Inverted close company formations like this one never cease to amaze me. I love being outdoors to see shows like this. It was made all the more fantastic because the huge crowd I saw them with enjoyed the show just as much as I did.
Every now and then, all the elements for a perfect day come together: good summertime weather ( a BIG deal in San Francisco!), a phenomenal airshow, and a crowd who felt the same way I did about being there.
It was a perfect day in my book!