Photography by Ian L. Sitren


RCAF Thanksgiving Visitors

We had five visitors this Thanksgiving weekend here in Palm Springs. Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawk training jets. Leaving tomorrow morning, Monday, November 28, at approximately 0900hrs. 

20 Minutes Microwave?

Getting ready for dinner. My best guess… 20 minutes microwave? My future as a food photographer.

Busy Airport

The day before Thanksgiving, a United Airlines flight departing Palm Springs. It is going to be a very busy airport over the next few days.

Tour de Nude

I am thinking I should photograph more sports.

Color At Sunset

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday. I like the flashes of color at sunset. Time-lapse.

Pacific Princess

The B-25 “Pacific Princess” at the Palm Springs Air Museum this past Saturday.

My Office Today

Sitting at the jump door of the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47.

Clouds Before The Storm

Clouds over Palm Springs yesterday ahead of the storm moving in today. Watch for appearances of myself and Eddy in the beginning.

Helicopter Flying Patterns

A helicopter flying consistent North South patterns West of the Palm Springs Airport. A Bell 206L-3 owned by Premier Rotors LLC. Perhaps inspecting power lines or a survey.

United Airlines Landing

I do get to be in some great places. On the west side of the airport taking care of flights for the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Alaska Airlines Taxi By

Over on the west side of the airport for Palm Springs Air Museum flights is a fun place to be to see other aircraft close up.

Clouds At Sunrise

Clouds over Palm Springs this morning at sunrise. Time-lapse.

C-47 Takeoff

More of the Palm Springs Air Museum C-47. This time as it does a takeoff. I was on the west side of the airport waiting for it to return to marshal it in after two more takeoffs and landings.

C-47 Taxi By

The Palm Springs Air Museum C-47 as it taxi’s past me while I was on the west side of the airport waiting for it to return to marshal it in after two more landings.

Abandoned Car

Someone left this behind at the Palm Springs Air Museum from the Chili Cook Off and Car Show. I am feeling bad that it was abandoned and should take it with me and give it a good loving home.

Good Shoes

She told me the shoes were actually very comfortable and easy to walk in. I do have the best luck with models named Maria.


A member of the Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Demonstration Team descending to the airport on their jump at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Hold It There

I said… Harmoni hold it right there!

Harmoni Everett Studio Photo Shoot.

Yellow Not Orange

I received this e-mail blast this morning from Method Seven. They make high end eyewear for pilots. The e-mail is thanking people for being at the Reno Air Races 2022 this past September. What really got my attention is the airplane is our T-6 from the Palm Springs Air Museum. An airplane I know very well and have photographed many times.

For starters, the photograph used by Method Seven is just not very good. It is blurry, flat and the colors are wrong. There is a magenta color cast to everything. But the big miss is the name on the cowling “Heave Ho”. The name is actually yellow not orange. You can see that in my photograph below.

You might think I am being overly critical. However I have learned over the years that if you want to present your company or product as meeting a standard of excellence, it has to carry over in something like this as well. Not using good photographs denigrates your brand. And I will say Method Seven is a quality product. I have eyewear from them myself.

The Palm Springs Air Museum T-6 Heave Ho take off

Rain Palm Springs

It was rain and thunderstorms last Saturday here in Palm Springs.

Arnold Governor

Arnold when I photographed him running for Governor of California in 2003.

Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigning to be first elected as Governor of California in the 2003 recall election.

You Have A Race!

Not as fast as airplanes but much fun too!

Vintage Auto Racing Association racing


Sometimes I just photograph things…

C-130 Landing

A military C-130 aircraft landing in Palm Springs yesterday. I just happened to be out there.