Didn’t I promise it’s a new year with new habits? Without further ado, here are many more photos from the airshow at Joint Base Lewis McChord. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed capturing them…
Above: F-16 On static display
Above: Thunderbirds before their dazzling air display
Above: Special Ops helicopter
Above: Special Ops AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter
Above: F/A-18 Hornet on static display
Above: Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter demonstrating inverted flight capability.
Above: Civilian aerobatic display
Above: B1 “Lancer” strategic bomber in supersonic configuration (swept-back wings)
Above: Boeing C-17 “Globemaster” military transport. [Huge!]
Above: Taken from inside an adjacent Special ops helicopter, that’s a Boeing CH-47 “Chinook” heavy-lift helicopter with its characteristic twin-rotors
Above: Daring parachute jump
Above: Thunderbird taking off
Above: The Thunderbirds in diamond formation
Above: Close encounters of the jet kind
Above: Upside down
Above: Top gun
Some months ago, I had the pleasure of attending an airshow at an Air Force Base in the North West US. Here are a few images I took. To be honest, I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t had time to get through them all. But it’s a new year and I will definitely post a lot more from this fantastic event.
Above: F-16 on static display. This particular Fighting Falcon is one of the Thunderbirds, the US Air Force’s aerial demonstration squadron.
Above: Low-level flypast
Above: Simulated assault mission (loved the pyrotechnics!)
More to come, very soon! I really enjoy reading your comments so go ahead and drop a line!
Those who know me well know that I love the rain And yes, even at weddings! I’ve had my cameras variously drizzled on and soaked (don’t worry, they’re pretty hardy and all still work great! )
So today I want to post some wedding photos that I have really enjoyed capturing…in the wetSo, my dear couples, next time it rains, prepare to…..HAVE A BLAST!!
No, this is not another post about my trip to Japan But it is about more travel photography….
Ohio is a State that holds a really special place in my heart. During my most recent trip over there, I got a wonderful guided drive-through of Cincinnati…
Above: Walking in…Cinci
Above: Crossroads. In the middleground is the head office of Macy’s, a well-known US-based department store.
Above: Fifth Third bank Yeah, I know, not sure what they were thinking either when they picked that name for a bank This is the bank’s HQ…
Above: Quaint house in the suburbs of Cincinnati. It lies on a steep hill, so I imagine that prominent red elevator comes in handy!
Above: Public transport…in the green
Above: As we drove out of Cincinnati, sun just setting…
Ohio may have been one of the key swing states, but from the first time I set foot in it, it always had my vote!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Keep coming back as I make regular updates, from my travels, my weddings and everything in between. Also, don’t feel shy Leave a comment. Or ten!
This is one of my all-time favourite shots. I saw this beautiful vessel while boating in Ilhabela, Brazil. I waited till we were perfectly lined up, then I just grabbed the shot. Somehow I sensed from the beginning that I would only have a split-second to get the boat in perfect symmetry. So I just took the one shot but it was exactly what I was looking for…
Last month, I had the honour of capturing the Big Day for a wonderful couple. They starred in my Enagement shoot, Drenched in Love
Needless to say, I just love to shoot weddings! They are always all unique. The sequence of the day may be similar, but it’s always the setting and the people that make the day. And this one certainly wasn’t short on either
Make up was executed by the lovely and super-talented Nayah, aka Mrs. Kathurima
I had shot at the location many times before, but never at that particular venue…
These guys love water, so I wasn’t in the least bit surprised that they would choose such a setting
…and of course, superb photo session with this fun-loving lot!
…the stars of the day? The truly fabulous couple!
The late afternoon reception had really nice details…
The cake, for instance, was gorgeous!
A beautiful day through and through. Congratulations, E&M!
Thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful wedding day. I wish you an even more beautiful marriage…
Over the years, I have been really blessed to have travelled to just about every continent, for various projects.
One place I have really come to love is Brazil. It is such a vast land, with such vast differences in culture, tradition and landscape…
What really draws me is that wherever you go, you feel like you belong. The people are so friendly. They may not speak much English, but the language of friendship is universal. You can feel their warmth and tangibly sense their desire to want to help, language barriers notwithstanding!
It’s a land of colour, literally and figuratively. I think the term melting pot really comes to life here. It’s a country amalgamated from people of every culture and background you can think of. You will find people with unmistakably Japanese features who don’t speak a word of Japanese. They only speak Portuguese. You will find ‘native’ Americans, you will find Caucasians and every race in between. All proudly Brazilian, of course.
From grappling with how to order a meal, to how to get around the place, it’s a place that is at once, frustrating and delightful. They clearly want to help, but you are not on the same linguistic frequency. Which always makes for good laughs!
So this post is in honour of the land of samba… a land with which I have come to form a strong bond and which has left an indelible mark on my heart…
India is a place that has always had a mystique about it; an intrigue that you can’t quite put your finger on…
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of one of my oldest friends. A few years ago, he met and fell in love with a beautiful girl from the land of the Taj Mahal. The ads don’t lie. India is indeed incredible! It is a land of vast proportions, amazing diversity and stark contrast. From ultramodern cityscapes in Delhi to centuries-old palaces in Rajasthan.
Being old and good friends, we agreed that I would attend as a guest and not as the official photographer. I’m glad I did! I got to really enjoy the moments and got to meet their friends, who flew in from literally every continent (except Antarctica )
Coupled with the fact that the venue they chose is over 700 years old and still standing majestically, this was one opportunity I wasn’t going to miss!
There were photo ops aplenty and needless to say, my trusty camera was never far away Whenever I attend a wedding as a guest, I really respect the working photographer’s role and always stay well out of their way. I also restrict my gear to 2 lenses max (usually just one, in fact) and shoot sans flash.
I had a superb time and got to capture some beautiful moments too!
Aaron & Dipti, thank you for having me. I wish you guys all the very best in your marriage, now and always…
A Wandering Mind
A Photographer's Journey Honoring the Spirit and Light of America's Great Lands
Mother, Wife, Blogger, Serial Entrepreneur. Living passionately and loving it