Messy's S.A.C AIR Museum Pics

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    #1 Messy1, Aug 25, 2009
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    This past weekend, we took a mini family vacation to Omaha to go to the Zoo, and on Sunday, my dad and I headed to the SAC Air Museum. Took a ton of photos as best I could with my little point and shoot. Here are a few!

    #1-View from outside the front entrance. You can make out the outlines of the SR71 in the front glass area.

    #2-Here is the view that awaits you when you walk in the front doors.

    #3-Another view of the SR71. I had no idea how big this plane was until I walked under it for the first time. It is a truly big plane.

    #4-Here is a view inside the #1 hangar. They have some very large planes crammed into this hanger.

    #5-Another view. They have a very good collection here. I was really surprised how much diversity they hand on display.

    #6-Here is the S.A.C emblem.

    #7-B-36 Peacemaker. There was noway I was going to fit this monster in one shot inside the hanger. This is a huge plane!

    #8-Here is a internal view of a Wright R1820 Cyclone. They had several motors like this display.

    #9-Here is a very cool Avro Vulcan.

    #10-They have one of the Goblin experimentals. Pretty cool to see one in person.
     

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    Nice shots Messy1, thanks for sharing. They have some really cool aircraft there. 8)
     
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    Here are a few more.

    #1-B1-A. Only two left of this model I believe.

    #2-Here was a cool Delta Dagger.

    #3-Here was a RB-45 Bomber.

    #4-A plane I was not familiar with, a B-57.

    #5-Here was cool display of a double wasp engine.
     

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    Does anyone have any tips for shooting pics under fluorescent lighting? Some of these pics are very grainy. I am guessing that is due to the lighting. Anyone have any tips?
     
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    Awseome pics... I love the gremlin

    grainy is caused by low light... notice the outdoor pics are fine. some cameras have terrible low light capabilities.
    Flourescent, if the wrong settings are used makes the pics yellow
    cameras get confused when the lighting is from mixed sources...

    Every digital camera should have separate settings for day light, incandescent lights, and florescent lights. i assume it's digital? look in your view finder - make adjustments till it looks good.

    Check the features on your camera...

    alternatively, you can adjust the color of the photos with software like photoshop.

    thanks for the photos
     
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    Love that first shot and the B-36

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    Nice shot of that B1. 8)
     
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    #8 Messy1, Aug 25, 2009
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    the nice thing about this museum is you can walk right up to, touch, and even walk under most of the aircraft. You can really get a up close look at these birds. Not too many WW2 area planes though, but that was before SAC's era I guess.
     
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    Great stuff Byron!
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great Pictures!
     
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    good stuff
     
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    Holy crap. I have to smoke a pack of cigarettes after seeing the B-36!!!
     
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    God damn ! that really is a museum, beautiful gallery Messy.
     
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    Great stuff Messy!!!!!:shocked!: I looooooovvvvve the SR-71:headbang:
     
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    I love the SR71 too. As you can tell, it is the crown jewel in their collection so far.
     
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