Experimental Blues – “Light Painting” Aircraft at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, CA

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CL-13  SABRE Mk5 (aka F-86 Sabre) Tail # N91FS:
Built by Canadair Ltd. With permissions of license from North American Design of F-86. Flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was then sold to TRACOR to use with pulling drones, hence the experimental on its side. Acquired from BAE Systems as a donation in 2000. Has a maximum speed of 710 mph (Mach 1), a range of 1,270 miles and a ceiling of 54,000 feet. First Canadian aircraft capable of Mach 1 and had a 10:1 kill ration against MIG-15’s in the Korean War.

Title: The Experimental Blues (6331)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 155 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-05-02. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA USA

The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, CA showcases a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, a source of pride and prestige for the city. The airpark was rededicated in Joe’s name in February 2008 in recognition of his tenure as commander of Plant 42, his service as a Palmdale City Councilman, and his role as commissioner on Palmdale’s Aviation and Aerospace Commission. The airpark displays aerospace, military, and civilian aircraft. I feel grateful and honored to have been granted access at night to photograph these magnificent planes.
CL-13  SABRE Mk5 (aka F-86 Sabre) Tail # N91FS:
Título: The Experimental Blues (6331)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 155 segundos de exposición, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 02/05/2015. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.

El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colección de aviones volando, probado, diseñado, producido o modificado en la planta de la U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles. Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magníficos planos.

Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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