Here is a view of the crowds from
the hill near the control tower. This is a great vantage point for
taking pictures. It is also the furthest from any refuge from the rain.
It started once we got up there and we had quite a walk to get out of
in the relative dry of a tent shelter, I took some shots of the people
taking shelter wherever they could, including garages and under the
wings of any airplane.
was very close to packing up and heading for home. I was wet to the
bone and starting to get cold. Then, another observer in the shelter we
stood under pointed west. It looked positive! This shot was taken as
things started to dry out.
wandered back to the hill. The show was getting ready to start. This
shot was taken a few hours later during a lull in the action.
Gar Travis caught
this "action shot" of me and one of my fellow photograpers.
That's me in the hat. The guy running security on the other side of the
rope said the group looked like a syncronized machine. All lenses
pointed in the same direction and following the airplanes.
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