I’ve been thinking of adding some character to the loft in our house. I spend a fair amount of time up there – it serves as my home office and photo editing room. I am in the loft right now as I write this. I’ve been thinking that this room needs some black and white aviation photography and I really need to spend some time shooting some airplanes on the ramp at one of the local airports. The weather has not cooperated lately and even if the winter weather was not too bad, there probably isn’t a whole lot activity out at the airport. It is winter in Wisconsin after all.
Then it dawned on me that I have a fairly extensive archive of airplane shots taken in years past at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. After rummaging around through 10 years of photos, I found a few shots that represent my annual pilgrimage to Oshkosh. What is old can be new – with a little help from Photoshop.
The aerial image is of the airport in La Crosse, Wisconsin which is right on the banks of the Mississippi River. This shot is reminiscent of years living in Mankato, Minnesota when I would fly our Cessna 152 to Oshkosh with one of my daughters in the right seat. We would always fly directly over La Crosse, which marks the halfway point of the flight from MKT to OSH.
If you have no idea what I am talking about when I refer to AirVenture on Oshkosh, check it out at http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure