Aviation Art — Part 1


A-7E Corsair II

A-7E Corsair II

We’ll get back to China next week with the start of a six-part series on one of the most photogenic spots during our entire China trip — Tongli, the Venice of the East.  Yes, it really does take six whole installments of photographs to do this town justice.

Tupolev TU-2 Engine

Tupolev TU-2 Engine

Meanwhile, this week we’ll take a look at what I consider “Aviation Art.”  The reason I’m bringing this up is because I recently received a request from the manager of El Paso Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) — Curtis Dowling — to supply him with aviation-related photographs suitable for framing for display in the facility.

F-84F Thunder Streak

F-84F Thunder Streak

So, heeding the call I dug up some of my more interesting shots as well as making a special trip out to the War Eagles Air Museum at the Doña Ana County at Santa Teresa Airport (5T6).

Super Guppy Turboprops

Super Guppy Turboprops

Some of the selected photos were chosen for color, others for interesting content.  Some of these shots you’ll see processed in different ways such as Black & White conversions or the use of special effects to focus or enhance something of particular interest.

Tupolev TU-2 Gun

Tupolev TU-2 Gun

On Friday I’ll present my favorites of the bunch.

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3 responses to “Aviation Art — Part 1

  1. Roy

    Love the Aviation Art. I have some great pictures from when I was on a carrier in the Navy. All on 35 mm film. Thought of you recently when I saw Pushing Tin on HBO. Thanks for all your posts.

    • And many thanks to you, Roy, for both taking the time to visit and to leave a comment. Very nice of you.

      By the way, you ought to get those negatives converted to digital format. You’ll be glad you did one day. Now if only I’d take my own advice on my old film shots. 😉

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