I finally got the filters for my Canon Digital Rebel and decided to bring it down to the airport today. Before and after flying I shot over 150 pictures, but the P-51 shot below is my favorite of the set.

P-51 Mustang at Hollister

There's quite a variety of planes you can see there on any day of the week: biplanes, war birds, business jets, gliders, and even ultralights.

Posted by jzawodn at May 15, 2005 08:03 PM

Reader Comments
# Jonathan Disher said:

Wow, I had no idea you were a photo buff.

Nice shot of the Mustang, btw. On one of my trips to the UK last year, I took quite a few at the Imperial Air Museum at Duxford, also with a Digital Rebel. I've since upgraded to a 20D.

on May 15, 2005 11:44 PM
# Justin Plock said:

What sort of filters did you get? I've got a Nikon D70 with just a clear UV filter and a circular polarizer but have been thinking of getting some color enhancement ones. Neat filter demo at http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HelpView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&contentId=filterDemo

on May 16, 2005 04:37 AM
# Guillaume said:

Wow cool pictures :) i wish i could try those planes :)

on May 16, 2005 05:02 AM
# BDKR said:

If you are a warbird fan, or just curious, take a trip down to Chino and got the 'Planes of Fame' museum. Tons of cool stuff there. The ME262 and Zero are both tasty. Too bad the ME doesn't fly.

Anyway, I loved that place as a kid. I figured you may get a kick out of it too.


on May 16, 2005 06:43 AM
# Josh Woodward said:

A friend of my dad's in Van Buren restored a P-51 to its original glory when I was younger. I remember riding in it for some acrobatics - I don't think I've been on a roller-coaster since.

on May 16, 2005 07:01 AM
# alek said:

Nice warbird shot!

on May 16, 2005 07:27 AM
# Lana said:

Nice shot, Jeremy! Very well done! And those filter sure help, don't they?!?

on May 16, 2005 08:00 AM
# Charles said:

A family friend used to have a P-51 hangared at the local airport, I used to see it flying around quite often during the 1960s and 70s. But one day he crashed it and the plane was destroyed (although he walked away unhurt). The owner/pilot was a doctor, I've heard that doctors and lawyers have the highest accident rates because they think they're invincible and take risks that mere mortals would avoid.

on May 16, 2005 09:37 AM
# Matt said:

This is a great photo of Dan Martin's Ridge Runner. Apparently Dan has owned Ridge Runner since the mid 1970's, and has been based out of Hollister for much of that time. He also is a regular at the Reno Air Races, although he doesn't always race Ridge Runner. Thanks for sharing!

on May 16, 2005 01:27 PM
# Tom said:

Since Jeremy referred to his Canon Digital Rebel, I'm selling mine (body only) for $550/offer. It's in near new condition.

Digital Photography Review of the 300D

on May 16, 2005 07:19 PM
# Tom said:

Since Jeremy referred to his Canon Digital Rebel, I'm selling mine (body only) for $550/offer. It's in near new condition.


on May 16, 2005 07:19 PM
# Patrick Mullen said:


Great picture!

on May 17, 2005 10:20 PM
# Jim Ashford said:

Nice shot of a very nice plane and pilot. I took a ride with Dan and Ridge Runner III last Saturday. Experience of a lifetime.

on February 27, 2007 08:39 AM
# said:

Looking for Dans phone number, a friend wants a ride
please email carvellt@gmail.com

on January 18, 2008 11:43 AM
# Randy M said:

Nice shot of "Ridge Runner". I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in this awesome aircraft. It was at the 1988 Madera Warbirds Fly-in. I bought 3 raffel tickets for 5 bucks (!) and won. After the flight with Dan Martin, I couldn't speak without stuttering for about 4 days! LOL.

on March 27, 2008 12:17 AM
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