Photography and photojournalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Blue Angels revisited


I was cleaning out a hard drive at work today and came across a folder of photographs from the 2007 Hillsboro Air Show. It was the middle of the afternoon on an overcast day, but the Blue Angels and other performers routinely fly so low that capturing images of the planes in flight is not as difficult as some might think. I’ve always been fascinated with flight and airplanes of all descriptions. So shooting air shows like this, while rare, is something to be savored.

These images were shot from the tarmac at the Hillsboro Airport and are barely corrected for exposure or color. Little can be done about the overcast background, but it does cause the F-18 Hornets flown by the Navy’s premier acrobatic team to stand out pretty starkly.


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