Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ShawFest 2010

Jumping Over the Moon

This past weekend we went down to visit my parents again. The reason was to go out to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina for their ShawFest airshow. I have been wanting to photograph an airshow for quite a while now. However, the couple of bases in the state have been sending so many people overseas that they have had to cancel the airshows. As a matter of fact, the Charleston Air Force Base canceled their airshow just a couple of weeks ago. Luckily Shaw AFB was able to have their show this year.

More after the jump.

The airshow itself got started off with the Army's Golden Knights. The picture above shows two of the Golden Knights connected to each other. They are so high up that they appear to be one jumper and one parachute. But, when I zoom in I can make out the second parachute and jumper. A crescent moon was just barely visible through the daylight haze, and I'm glad that I was able to get at least one shot of the Knights in the frame with it.

Here are a few other photographs from the Golden Knights' demonstration:

Opening Event

Golden Knight Overhead

Two Golden Knights Connected Together

More to come from ShawFest 2010 throughout the week.

Keep shooting.

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