Blue Angels at Republic Airport, Farmingdale

Every Memorial Day weekend I get amped up about the Jones Beach Air Show.  This year is no exception, especially considering the world's best flight performance team, the Blue Angels will take to the skies.  On Thursday evening I scoped out Republic Airport in Farmingdale and found where they park the jets.  I shot this image through the chain link fence with a wide aperture of f2.8.  The sky was rather bland, so I decided to create a composite image using a dramatic sky I photographed recently.  Putting the two photos together made a pretty big impact.  This image was not for a newspaper or press wire, so altering it with Photoshop is not an ethical issue.  Tomorrow the real fun begins as I photograph them in flight. More to come.

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