Meet the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III


Globemaster III

With a 170 foot wingspan, it is hard to believe I could stand practically under the nose of this beast and get the entire wingspan in the frame. This was a static display at the Dayton Air Force Museum. The C-17 is the main aircraft at the Wright -Patterson AFB which is located close by.

This was a very chilly morning hours before the snowstorm that hit that night, this was 9 exposures captured with the Promote and some very cold hands, where is spring??

Thanks for stopping, have a great Wednesday!

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  1. Super composition Mike I feel like the nose is right in front of my face. Sorry I haven’t responded to your comments on my site – it has been a hectic month and I am headed to SC tomorrow morning for the rest of the month.

    Your comment on my Turret Arch post – the classic shot of it is the sunrise shot where you see it through the south window. The only way to get that shot is to get there very early and walk to the south window (it is the one visible to the parking lot). When you are right beneath the window “top”, look to the left and up around one third of the way. There is a little cubbyhole that you need to climb up into in order to get the shot. The first time I tried it, there were photographers already in there (there is room for 2, maybe 3). The last time it was cloudy & rainy, so I didn’t even try. One day I will get that shot. Have a great trip. If you need any advice or info, let me know.

  2. Nice work Mike, reminds me of that little caption everyone has on their side car mirrors, OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.

  3. I like the angle also. Gives it a sense of motion. I’m eagerly waiting for Spring, too. Maybe we’ll find it in Moab!

  4. I love the tilted horizon on this one, it adds so much to the picture! What a terrific capture, Mike, this is a strong subject captured just perfectly!

  5. That’s one huge beast! Cool shot!

  6. All of the above and in addition, for me, the image takes on a cartoonish face which is so cool.

  7. What a beast of an aircraft! Fantastic shot and composition, Mike.

  8. This shot really give me an impression of he sheer size of this beast. Wonderful capture, Mike.

  9. cool tilt and love those clouds!

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