Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, January 2, 2012

Airplanes

I love airplanes, so it's surprising I haven't taken many photos of them. For Our World Tuesday, as well as for Tina's PicStory theme of "A" this week, here are a couple of photos from the Wings Over The Rockies museum in Denver. First is a B2 bomber, mounted outside the museum. My ultrawide lens makes it appear much smaller than it is - this is huge!
And here's an overview of some of the planes inside the museum, which basically consists of one large hanger.
One of the unusual things about this museum is that you walk right in among the planes, so you can look right into the engines, bomb bays, and get some great closeups. I've got several more shots from here that I want to post.

25 comments:

  1. Liking planes so much, do you fly? The Prof finally relinquished his pilot's licence last year.
    Great shots Al, I really like the angle you have chosen for the first one.

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  2. Great pics! This museum is a good stop for something to do near Denver.

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  3. Amazing and impressive airplane! Al!
    Good pictures!

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  4. Terrific captures, Al! I, too, love planes, so I really enjoyed these shots for the day. The first one is awesome! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  5. Great pictures! I love the way you capture of plane statue. Nice angle! It reminds me of Night at the museum.. :)

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  6. Wonderful shots, Al!!! Very interesting museum.

    Have a nice afternoon!
    Erika

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  7. These are wonderful shots of the airplanes.

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  8. The museum really looks like having a wonderful collection.

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  9. Interesting museum! The photos are splendid, especially the first one!

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  10. what an interesting A! it must be great to walk between this big birds. thanks for sharing with us :)

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  11. I would definitely enjoy that museum. We have two pilots in our family. :)

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  12. Aeroplanes are the connection to my home more than 2,000 miles North from here, am grateful for their existens indeed.

    Always two hands of air beneath your wings and a good new year ahead.

    daily athens photo

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  13. Beautiful angle. The plane is huge! ^_^

    Peppermint

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  14. A B-52 is huge, I've been up close to one at the USAF-SAC museum in Omaha, and big is hardly a word when describing this - huge is more like it! The hangar shaped museum looks excellent with its many exhibits!

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  15. hehehe, I have a similar photo for my Sunday stills.

    http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2011/12/sunday-stills-favorite-photo-from-2011.html

    my plane is not as big as yours.

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  16. I will have to visit this museum the next time I visit Denver. My kids live there so I am a frequent visitor. I read that DIA will soon have a spaceport added to it

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  17. Great pix -- and this is one that I will call Bill's attention to -- he loves planes too. Didn't know about that museum and have made a note of it.

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  18. Beautiful pics. My OWT is up too.


    Happy New Year from New Zealand.

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  19. Wonderful choice!!!
    Planes are a miracle!!!!

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  20. It must be so exciting to see those planes up close! Good for you to have experienced it!

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  21. I used to live near Denver and have never heard of this place. Very cool. Great wide angle shots!
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  22. Wow! My aeronautical engineering student son would love to see these.

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  23. Fantastic perspective in that first shot!

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  24. Great shots, especially the first one, love it.

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