Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Black Aces Tom

This super-freakin'-groovy-lookin' jet is F-14A 162689 of VF-41, 'The Black Aces'. The modex, '101', makes this the Skipper's jet. Photos were taken by yours truly at the Niagara Falls airshow in 1988... on a very wet morning...

S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz photo

 S.Donacik/BuffaloWingz photo

Many photogs scream bloody murder if they don't get 'good light', and I dunno how many people have dissed these photos, albeit mostly in a polite manner, presumably because the lighting conditions at the time were 'less than ideal'. I dunno if I picked this up from my Dad, or if it's just the result of artistic tendencies, or what, but I'm of the opinion that you don't need a clear sky and bright sun at your back to make good pikshurs with natural light... but then I suppose, as with everything, it all comes down to preference. It's just that I personally prefer not to wait for three-quarters of an entire day to get 'good lighting'.

Anyhoo, enjoy these dark, dingy, 'blah' photos!

Fade to Black...

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