I made a trip recently to Los Angeles with the intent to visit some family. As some may know I have a thing for aircraft photography. For some time I have been following some folks who gather at this small canyon at the edge of Death Valley. On Hwy 190 there is a small town at the base of the canyon named Panimint Springs. I believe the real name is Rainbow Canyon, but it has gained a reputation for the military aircraft that drop in on occasion and blast through. The canyon has un-offically been renamed. It has become quite the tourist destination with visitors from all over the planet.
On occasion I help out a dog trainer that works his winters in Texas, because New York is just too cold. After a recent day in the field I broke out my D750 with a 70-200 2.8 and played photographer for a few minutes.
Attended a small warbird show this weekend and had my J5 along taking some video. A group there restores Soviet cold war era aircraft. I was told all the Mi24s in the us are at this location (Lancaster TX airport)
I was able to take a number of stills while making the video. This one was my Fave
There has been a bit of weather lately that has put a damper on much of my photography. Thought I might like a little bit of Birding. I had observed several of these raptors (Mississippi Kites) in my neighborhood working in a team to hunt our over abundant dove population.
Just for grins and giggles i popped the Super Tak on my V1 just to see what would happen. the surprise was the focus confirmation still worked . I know this is probably nothing special, just me geeking out and having fun.
I went ahead and made a stab at it. I found a pretty clean Takumar 135 -3.5 for $75 and a chipped adapter $8, which my D750 kinda treats as a AI lens. This is from some of my first shots so don't be overly critical as Im still feeling it out a bit.