Monday, June 15, 2009

Photo-op: British Field Day

1952 MG YB

I made this shot of a 1952 MG YB at last year's British Field Day here in Salt Lake City. (Click on the image to see the all the photos from last year.) This is a cool event showcasing British cars and motorcycles that is held in Liberty Park. It's a great time to see some unique cars and bikes in superb shape. In addition to the standard static displays, they setup a short course participants can run their vehicles through against the clock, affording an opportunity to get some action shots that aren't available at most car shows.

This year's event is this Saturday, June 20th. More information can be found on the British Field Day website.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hill Air Force Base Open House

Due to a number of reasons, I was unable to make it up to the Open House at Hill Air Force Base last weekend. Fortunately, a number of other people I know were able to make it and share the photos they made. (Listed in alphabetical order.) Click on the photos below to see more by the same photographer.

Aaron Barker got this P-51:
P-51 Mustang

Skyler Call caught the Thunderbirds in action:
Thunderbird F-16

Matt Freestone has a number of human shots on his blog:
parachute jumpers

Nathan Marx made a number of images of older planes:
old plane

Ratish Naroor also shows the human side of the Thunderbirds:
Thunderbird team member and F-16

Ruben Schoenefeld got this Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 3:
Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 3

The Standard-Examiner has a slide show of images made by Djamla Grossman, including this one of a Thunderbird's F-16 preparing for the show:
F-16 Thunderbird

Scott Stringham caught this F-22 with water condensing in the pressure wave:

Thanks everyone for sharing your images.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photowalking Utah: Star party

Star trails

The Salt Lake Astronomical Society will be hosting a Star Party at the Stansbury Park Observatory on the evening of Saturday June 13th, 2009. At this event, members of SLAS, and other enthusiasts, bring out their telescopes for the public to look through in addition to the telescopes at the observatory. You will be able to check out Saturn's rings or Jupiter's moons while you wait for your star trails bulb shot to complete.

We will be meeting out there at 9:00pm, where we will be introduced to the Vice President of the SLAS. This should also give us enough time so we can be set up by 9:30. Around 10:00pm is about when the stars should really start to shine. Typically the star parties last until 11:00pm, but the ending time for this is still TDB.

You can find Maps to the Observatory on SLAS's website: (printable)

Once again, the details:
  • Stansbury Park Observatory (Not Island)
  • June 13th (Saturday)
  • 9:00pm

Weather Permitting

Follow the discussion on this Flickr thread.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Photo-op: Open house at Hill AFB

Originally uploaded by hpebley3

The last time I made it to an Air Force open house was way back in the 80's when the Blackbirds were still commissioned and making appearances. It was very cool to have one of those zoom past your head; too bad they've all been mothballed. The image above is a low-res scan of a print of my good friend Neil and his two boys when we went to an open house at Mather AFB in Sacramento, CA.

Anyway, just wanted to let anyone interested that there's going to be an Open House this weekend, June 6th and 7th at Hill Air Force Base starting at 0800. The air show is scheduled to run from 1030-1730. With a program as varied as the Thunderbirds, F-16s, F-18s, P-51s, MiG-21s, skydivers and hang gliders, I'm expecting some interesting things to photograph. UTA will have a shuttle running from the Clearfield Frontrunner station to the base for $2 round trip cost.

For more information: Official Hill AFB Open House site