Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Progression of a Beautiful Day: MCAS Miramar Air Show

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This was how our day started when we got up at 8:00 am last weekend....it was a foggy morning, as most mornings are....
looking outside from our bedroom window
After breakfast, we went to see the MCAS Miramar Air Show, which of course could not start with thick fogs on the ground.
A safe air craft launching and landing requires a minimum of 2000 ft ground visibility, which we did not have at the start of day. The forecast said it will be sunny and clear, so everybody knew it is just a matter of time and the thick marine layer on the ground will be lifted off the sky.
Marine Air Ground Task Force Demo
While the visibility was not yet so clear, close to the ground maneuvers of the Marine Air Ground Task Force performed their spectacular special effects simulating air-to-ground explosions.
Marine Air Ground Task Force Demo
And then, slowly, nature revealed itself wonderfully when the sun slowly lifted up the fog on the ground,
to give way to a beautiful blue sky.
Red Autumn Leaves Against Blue sky
What does blue sky mean for an air show? It means clear visibility for the jets to bring in the show! So here goes! These jets flew very fast, it was not easy taking their pictures.
Canadian Snow Birds
(sorry, we took a long lunch break thinking it will take time for the fog to clear up, when we went back, we were at the end of the Canadian Snow Birds show )
Robosaurus
Blue Angels ( Line Formation )
Blue Angels (Vertical Alignment)
Blue Angels 360 degree flip
Ribbon in the Sky by Blue Angels
And The Sun Sets, But the Show Goes On
U.S. Army Golden Knights
U.S. Army Golden Knights
Dan Buchanan's Special Effects Power Glider
We were not able to stay until the end of the show, which is the fireworks and spectacular Great Wall of Fire, for we wanted to beat the traffic, and we were running out of energy too, and so our cameras :) Well, maybe next year.
I love days that progress like this, starts with misty and foggy mornings, then, giving way to blue skies with nice clouds mid-day and end with a beautiful sunset.
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20 comments:

  1. That looks much more exciting than any airshow I've ever been to. Your pictures are wonderful. Love that Robosaurus!

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  2. those Airshow shots are fantastic, and that robosaurus is one of a kind.

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  3. wow....i just so love the progression....you know which ones i love best- the blue sky and the sunset but of course how could i not love each photo betchai!

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  4. The day was full of events which never disappointed you.

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  5. Betchai, what a spectacular day you had and every photograph you shared with us is so special. The Blue Angels are in San Francisco this weekend for Fleet Week and have been delighting the city witht their aerial gymnastics.

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  6. what a magnificent show. the sky put up a wonderful stage for a magnificent show of aircraft and nature's miracles.

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  7. These are gorgeous photos, Betchai, especially with the blue angels formation! I love them..

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  8. an exciting event. i particularly like the pic of the planes in formation

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  9. I'm glad the sky cleared up for you to see the air show. It was Fleet Week for us in SF so we got to see the Blue Angels too. I wasn't aware they were performing in SD too. I love Robosaurus.

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  10. I have always the opportunity to watch air shows, but I was really scared. Your beautiful photos made me want to see one (probably next year)in our area.

    The flight formation is a sight, and really an exhibition!

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  11. Must be awesome to shoot an explosion like Hollywood style :)

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  12. sounds like a perfect day! i enjoyed the photos tremendously! :)

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  13. Betchai I love the pictures of the fog so creepy and mysterious. You got awesome shots of the air show as well.

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  14. I love, love these photos! I haven't been to an airshow, my eyes were fixed on each photo :)

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  15. I love these progression shots of yours. They are stunning in every sense of the word.

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  16. Betchai, I love how you got progression shots. Those Blue Angels shots are sheer perfection. Crisp, clear and just beautiful. Love this post.

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  17. Wow, we had the same weather last weekend in Santa Cruz on our camping trip. It's been great the last couple of days though. My perfect weather.

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  18. you're a pro betchai! I salute all those shots! Amazing!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!