Monday, August 15, 2011

Pease Tradeport - Boston-Portsmouth Air Show

I spent more time gawking than walking last weekend! Pease International Tradeport, which is located approximately four miles northwest of downtown Portsmouth, hosted the second Boston-Portsmouth Air Show over the weekend of August 13 & 14, 2011.

Photo by Edith Campbell

My camera malfunctioned on Friday during the air show practice, so my wife captured the best photograph of the day (left) and arguably the shot of the weekend.

Edith's picture shows the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flying in formation over Portsmouth.

She snapped this photo using her Casio EX-S600 Exilim, a pocket camera with only a small LED screen and 3X zoom!

(Click any of these pictures for a larger view)

I took the remaining photographs on this page with my Canon PowerShot A95 on Saturday. The PowerShot is also a small digital camera with only a 3X zoom but has a convenient viewfinder that makes photography of fast-moving jets much easier.

Capturing photographs like these with compact cameras takes practice and knowing in advance where the flight paths pass overhead.
Team Heavy Metal
USN F/A-18 Super Hornet

USN F/A-18 Super Hornet
USAF Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds Power Climb
Thunderbirds Diamond Formation
I was walking Portsmouth again on Sunday, lurking around Strawbery Banke and taking updated photographs of the Penhallow House, Chase House, Aldrich House, and Pitt Tavern. Posts about these locations will be published in the near future.

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