Sunday, April 11, 2010

photographing war eagles

One of the things I miss about not living in southern New Mexico any more is the opportunity to visit the War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa.

The dim light and a lot of planes in the museum's hangar made photography there an interesting challenge.

A few times each year, there are some opportunities to see the planes out in the daylight, and sometimes one or two are put in the air.

All of the planes on exhibit have undergone considerable expert restoration, and many are in flyable condition.

I had about as many old film cameras as there were planes in the museum, and I used most of them there. The P-40 was shot with my Kodak Monitor.

Most of the collection are military planes from WWII and later, but there are also some nice civilian aircraft from earlier times like this great old Waco.

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