Monday, March 21, 2011

747-8 Intercontinental

So this is what I work on for my day job, the last 5 years have been spent working towards getting this Baby off the ground, which happened on Sunday. The 747-8 Intercontinental is almost an all new 747, with a fuselage extension, an all new super critical wing and new fuel efficient Gen X engines, new materials and a fully computerized design. So I can't help but blog about this aircraft, all images where taken with the 5D Mk II and 70-200 f4 IS L lens.

Most of my time was spent here on the wing, with the remainder on the fuselage and wing to body fairing. Next year this aircraft will be flying people to the far corners of the globe.

A lot of people have been asking about the cone that hangs from the tail, see this.

Ross Images in Light

Parting Shots, 747-8I and T-33 chase plane

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Spooling Up

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Winter at Mt Rainier NP

Image: 5D Mk II, 300 f4 IS at f4, 1/2500 sec, iso 100
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Well I bumped in to my old friend at Mt Rainier NP a couple weeks ago, hes not scared of people so I assume he has been fed in the park by tourists, I think he's the same one I've seen a few times, each time he's a different color, above his transition to Red Fox is almost complete, even though there is still a huge amount of snow in the park, below is the black and silver phase in Jan of 2009.

Of course Mt Rainier was there in all her glory, this time she appeared to me in Black and White, a short snow shoe up the trail from the Paradise parking lot.

Image: 5D Mk II, 70-200 f4 IS L, f11 at 1/640 sec, iso 100
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I hope to be blogging a bit more in the coming weeks, its been a pretty busy and rainy winter, I have not had much chance to get out and about, I was snow shoeing just the other side of the Hwy 2 Pass this last weekend and got some good light its amazing that it can be so cloudy here and I can drive just 2 hours and its a sunny winter wonderland.