Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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The MiG-17 and the Fujifilm X-T3

I just returned from the weekend at the “Wings Over Camarillo” airshow. Making for huge crowd excitement was my friend, pilot Jason Somes in his newly acquired MiG-17. Going past the crowd, down on the deck, at speeds I will only confirm were below the sound barrier.

A great test for any camera, photographers were kind of just giving up in frustration trying to get the MiG in the frame at that speed so close and getting a sharp photograph. Well my Fujifilm X-T3 with the Fujifilm 100-400mm F4.5-5.6R LM OIS WR lens did the job.

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Instant Printer

Have you seen the Instax instant printer from Fujifilm? Very cool! Print directly from your phone or Fujifilm camera. Check it out here… https://instax.com/share/

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I Am An Artist

I am an artist! Well I am in the latest issue of Art Patron magazine anyway. Along with my two buddies, Dennis Johnson and Hunter Johnson. (No they are not related)

A two page story with our photographs and art works from our photo excursions. Very Fun! The magazine is distributed in galleries and museums. Take a look at the full magazine here in the online edition… http://bit.ly/31xlUPs

The first full page photo shot by me with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and XF16-55 2.8 lens. Iso6400 and 1/18 second at f/2.8. Inside the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley.
Thank You to writer and artist Barbara Gothard!

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Are You Serious?

Working for artists but stealing copyright works for their sales pitch.

I get all these promo e-mails from “Art Storefronts” about how they make artists zillions of dollars by using their web services.

So I clicked on one link to look into it and what do I find; they are using a clip from the movie “Wolf Of Wall Street” with Margot Robbie. I am sure Paramount Pictures did not license a clip from their huge movie so they could sell online artist stores. https://blog.artstorefronts.com/dont-need-an-art-marketing-consultant

Not good ArtStoreFronts.com Artists depend on their works not being stolen for someone else’s profit. So stealing for your own purpose and not understanding copyright is a big strike against you.

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Bunny Looking Good

Shooting this morning for the Palm Springs Air Museum. A flight of ” Bunny” the P-51 Mustang dedicated to the “Red Tails” of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. The actual “Bunny” was flown by Lt. Col. Robert J “Bob” Friend (February 29, 1920 – June 21, 2019).

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Photographed with my FujiFilm X-T3 and XF100-400 lens. Pilot Tom Nightingale.

GoPro Goes

GoPro goes when I can’t go. Two reasons for that here… the P-63 is a one seat airplane, and passengers are not allowed in the races.

This is a rare sight indeed! The Palm Springs Air Museum P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly” flying the pylons at the Reno Air Races 2018. Turn on your sound! When our P-63 is in the air you can be sure it is likely the only P-63 in the air in the world.

 

My Watch Raced At Reno

Looking a little beat up now. But it has the distinction of flying the finals of the Reno Air Races 2017, Unlimited Class, in the Palm Springs Air Museum P-51 Mustang “Bunny”. Back on my wrist it has done a lot of flying ever since. But for that race it was on the wrist of pilot Tom Nightingale who borrowed it from me.

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