Blue Angels in Idaho Falls
Our weekend art show in Idaho Falls went pretty good. We didn’t make as much money as we had hoped, but we had great neighbors on either side, a beautiful park on the river to set up in, and an air show to watch.
I knew about the air show, and the fact that the Navy Blue Angels would be performing, so this was like a bonus.
When we were setting up the show on Friday, they were flying overhead practicing. I suppose they have to get a feel for an area beforehand. Needless to say, it took us longer to set up than usual because how can you not watch them? Saturday I went to the show prepared with my 600mm lens, and I am so glad I did.
I didn’t expect this to be easy, to photograph these super fast jets, and it wasn’t. Finding them, tracking them, and just trying to keep the focus on them long enough to get a clear shot was tough. But so rewarding.
I couldn’t help but think that these guys were just having a blast up there.
They are upside down in this shot. That is the top of the plane you can see.
This was pretty cool too. Earlier in the day this old WW2 P52 Mustang, and the newer F35A flew together. I’m pretty sure the jet had the brakes on.
It was a lot of fun watching the show both days.
This happened when I was waiting for the jets. An osprey had a fish, and this seagull looked like he was trying to talk him out of it. Cracked me up.
Today we’re leaving our tight spot at the RV park, and headed for boondocking on the river again. It will be good to relax and breath.