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On Thursday I heard them practicing and went to sit out back on my patio and watch them. I saw they were in camera range so grabbed my camera and made rather a lot of images. Here’s just one from my patio.
On Friday I went to a secret spot and photographed them practicing for the week-end show. Here’s one of my favorite shots. An upside down Lunar Flyby.
Flying in Moon image is #1 Capt. Brian C. Kesselring, USN, in #3 is Lt. Scott Goossens, USN, in #7 is LCDR Griffin Stangel, USN, and in #2 is LCDR Chris Kapuschansky, USN.
They’re so much fun to watch! I have oodles of images, because I went back to the secret spot on Saturday, and photographed some more. Hoping to pick up some shots I missed. So, you may be seeing images of from these 3 days for awhile.
Fuji X-T3| Fuji 100-400mm| PS CC 23.5.0
more to come…
65 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. The Blue Angels Came to Town!”
Your second capture is my favorite – just stunning. In my thoughts I can see you excitement to make as many captures as possible!
Thank you so much, Jesh! I was very excited to see them and sometimes I was watching them and forgot to get a photo, but mostly I was clicking away! 😀
If you see so many it’s easily being taken up in looking and forgetting the camera in hand:)
Isn’t that why most of us love photography?:)
Wow! Great photos!
How cool that you know how to access the secret spot- and just love seeing some of the plane details – and can feel the buzz…..
Thank you! It was pretty neat finding as it turns out not so secret spot. 😀
hahah – well what a great spot for photos – secret or not – ha
It was great fun, and a guy I met while shooting there told me about another spot I’m going to check out for the next time the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds are in town.
that was nice of him to share his tip (or secret – ha)
I hope it’s a good spot! 😀
These are amazing! And the lunar flyby is super amazing!!!
It was a neat show! That shot was fun to catch. I didn’t know they’d fly by the moon at all!
Wow. What a treat to see the Blue Angels here, Deborah. Both your photos are fantastic! I love that you found a secret place to watch them practice. I searched the skies this past week, knowing they were coming to SF for Fleet Week, but I didn’t see or hear them this year. Their Sunday showing had to be cancelled due to the fog. Neat, too, that you included the names of the pilots. Very cool post.
It was so cool to see them here. Thank you so much, Jet!
Cool shots, Deborah! I’ve seen them due fly-shows over the Chesapeake Bay, they are amazing!! Made my own adrenaline soar!! 🙂
They are exciting to watch! Thank you so much, Donna!
OMG, Deborah that is such an amazing shot! Beautifully done. Hugs on the wing.
Both great images, but the one with the noon is a wall hanging! That was some great timing on that shot, 👍.
Thank you so much, John! I am planning to print that one.
These are terrific, Deborah! And against that blue sky, Wow 😊
You are very, very lucky to find a spot to photograph the Blue Angles. When our son graduated from the Naval Academy, the house we rented had a ‘secret spot’, and we were lucky enough to witness what you saw. Wow! Your photos are the best. Love the moon in the photo shot!
I do feel very lucky and blessed to be here and to have been able to see and photograph the Blue Angels was so cool.
Thank you so much, Jennie!😀
Yes, very cool! Best to you, Deborah.
They are so amazing!
They are aren’t they! Thank you, Cheryl! 😀
Cool beans. Your photos are wonderful, as are the subject of them.
Thank you so much, Ally!
A secret spot, eh? 🙂 That second shot is really excellent and I’m sure it was fun watching them.
It was so fun. Thank you so much, Janet!
They are wonderful captures Deborah, especially with the moon background, quite artistic if I may say so 🙂
Thank you so much, Ashley!! 😀
Bring on some more, please. These are amazing shots. I’m really glad you have a secret spot to shoot from. 🙂
Thank you so much, Judy! It wasn’t as secret as I thought it would be, but I was amongst friends. 😀
We had the Blue Angels in town just a couple of weeks ago. They don’t quite fly over our house, but we can sure hear them and see them in the distance. Your image with the moon is fabulous!
Thank you so much, Janis!!
I saw the Blue Angels during Fleet Week in San Francisco. To avoid the crowds we went to the Marin Headlands and just sat on a hill top and enjoyed the show.
It’s nice up in the Headlands. I never went up to the city to look for another place to watch them… I should have!
They actuually made a pass at our eye level
How cool and loud that must have been!! 😀
It was unbelievable. One of the pilots gave us a salute.
That’s cool! 😎
You coud post these images every day until you run out, Deborah (and then you could start over). I saw them from above once as I was flying into LAX and they were practicing for the Miramar Air show. Practice or not, they are so fun to see. That picture of them with the moon in the background is amazing. They could use that as a promotional piece.
Thank you so much, Dan! I never went to see them while I lived in the San Francisco Bay area b/c of the traffic and crowds. I’m so glad I got to see them here!
I don’t think I’d ever get tired of seeing them soar and zip by. They’re pretty amazing pilots and planes.
Thanks for sharing the photos.
My pleasure! 😀
Cool capture of the Angels with the moon! They are in the Bay Area now; thinking about shooting their practice session since their shows get too crowded at times.
Yes, to going to a secret spot to shoot the practice run. They’re fantastic too!
Thank you so much, Gordon!
Thank you so much!! 😀
Wonderful Deborah! Especially the moon shot. The Blue Angels are a special Air Force team?
Thank you so much, Peter! They’re a special Navy team of 17 officers who serve voluntarily for the Blue Angels. The team usually selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers, and one Marine Corp C-130 pilot to relieve departing members…per the USN Blue Angels website.
How did you come to know the secret spot?
🤣 A friend shared it with me. Come to find out; friends told a lot of people about it because I was far from being alone. I was amongst lots of friends!
Brilliant captures! You were at the right place at the right time for the right reason. These are magnificent pilots.
Aren’t they amazing! My heart stopped and my stomach fell a few times watching them do their maneuvers! Thank you so much, Rebecca!😀
I love the Blue Angels! Fantastic images!
They’re so cool!! Thank you so much!😀
They ARE fantastic images. A few years back we got tickets to see them, and I took (and even shared) photos. The few where I captured the Blue Angels. In most I captured just sky 😀
I’m in awe of the one with the moon, what a SPECTACULAR shot!!!
Thank you so much!!
They put on a fantastic show don’t they.