Today was the 25th Wings Over Houston Air Show. This is a very good one. The boys and I have attended many times. I think I might have gone to the first one. At that time it was a pretty informal affair. Anyway, I had a field day because it was the first air show I had the 5D Mk2 and the 100-400 lens at. It takes some getting used to under the conditions. The sun was in a bad position. The show line is north-south (that's where the runway is so that's where the show line is). So the morning shooting is into the light. I wandered as far south in the viewing area as I could to try getting a little favorable sun, but it was hard. One other thing I found out is that the metering system is very inconsistent against a pure blue sky and that the airplanes are generally underexposed. Also noted quite a bit of vignetting, which I don't understand. With all that said, I went home and downloaded my photos. I didn't realize how much fun I had - there were 2569 photos on the cards. Now I have to slog through and keep the good stuff.
BTW-this Fat Albert. The Marines operate this C-130 as part of the Blue Angels. This was the first time I had seen the JATO take off. Very impressive!