Oh sure, we have seen the traditional ribbon cutting with a big pair of scissors and lots of talking heads. But, if you really want to put on a show, ask this stunt pilot to do it. 😉
Taken this past weekend at the Grand Junction Airshow, I had too many folks in front of me to track him as he approached only about 10 feet above the ground. I did, however, have a clear shot of one of the ribbons he was going to cut so I did my best to squeeze the trigger and capture the action as he arrived on target. Purposefully keeping the shutter speed slow while holding the camera in one position shows the speed of the plane as it moved through and performed this impressive maneuver.
Fun stuff and an impressive display for sure. I know this isn’t the usual type of ‘bird’ you expect to see on this page, so I ask you to indulge me for a few days while I share of my favorite shots from this cool event on Colorado’s Western Slope.