Category Archives: Looking Back

Dusting off the old photos

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 2008 – Great Lakes T2

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - Great Lakes T2
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome – Great Lakes T2

What could be better than photographing the beautiful fall foliage you ask? How about photographing vintage airplanes with beautiful fall foliage in the background! I went to the October 12th air show this past Sunday at the Aerodrome. It was a perfect day… sunny, not too hot, not too cold, and not a even a whisper of a breeze. This shot is of a Great Lakes T2 taking off from the airfield. I’ll be posting a few more shots of the planes and people from the show, so stay tuned!

Best of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

I wanted to put together a collection of some of my favorite shots from the RhineBeck Aerodrome. These WWI Biplanes have been taking to the skies for 49 years at the NY94 Airstrip. The Aerodrome opens on Fathers Day weekend this year, and if you are planning a trip to the Hudson Valley NY area, make sure you stop in and see these classic flying machines, and the people who keep them flying.

All of the images below will open a larger version when clicked… enjoy!

Fokker DRI Low Pass
Coughlin Fleet
Curtiss JN-4H Jenny
Fokker D.VII
Tiger Moth


Curtiss Wright Jr.
Visiting Pitts Special
New Standard D-25
Nieuport 24 bis
Airfield Aerial View
New Standard Pilot
Spad VII CLoseup
New Standard Pilot
Fokker Dr.I
Spad VII Treeline
Albatross D.Va Treeline
Spad VII Treeline
Fokker Dr.I Taxi
Spad VII and Fokker Dr.I Dogfight
Spad VII and Fokker Dr.I Dogfight
Spad VII and Fokker Dr.I Dogfight
Fokker Dr.I Treeline
Fokker Dr.I Banking
Great Lakes T2
Albatross D.Va low pass
Fokker Dr.I and Black Baron
Nieuport 11
Curtiss D Pusher
Black Baron of Rhinebeck
Great Lakes 2T-1R

Looking Back – Feeling Blue

I am a big fan of photography classes. Even if you know how to work your camera, and you are happy with your skills, there is always something new to learn from others. The classes I take tend to have photographers of varying skill levels, and backgrounds. Usually there is an assignment each week, and the following class will get to review and discuss everyone’s work. By looking at so many different photographic styles, you can gain ideas and inspiration for your own work. Here are a few shots from a class I took in 2004 at the New York Open Center for an assignment called “Mood” :

Trumpet Player at the South Street Seaport, NYC
Trumpet Player at the South Street Seaport, NYC

Neon Sign, Downtown NYC
Neon Sign, Downtown NYC

Another thing that you can gain by taking a class is a project to focus on. Even a vague assignment such as “mood” will force you to go out and shoot with a goal in mind. If you are lacking motivation, or ideas… take a class!