9.11.2011

the blue angels

On Saturday we took the kids to the Guardians of Freedom airshow to see the Blue Angels. Drew totally whimped out on us and we ended up leaving early, two hours before they performed. It was "too hot," (83 degrees) and we didn't bring cash for food (a lesson learned). My parents were also at the show, and thank goodness grandpa swooped in to buy us some overpriced food and drinks or I think we all would have wilted.

I was hoping to get some cool shots of the Blue Angels (I keep typing Blue Angles - LOL!)...but it was not to be. I'm not sure airplanes are the most interesting genre for us gal pal bloggers, but it's all I have for today.



















Edit: I didn't realize the Blue Angels were performing again on Sunday afternoon! So with Drew's permission I skipped his soccer game and went for round two. It was just me & TT, and we had a blast!

Before the show started...


And they're off!








Have a great week! ♥

29 comments:

Amy said...

I love them all! It's always impossible to pick a favorite photo in your posts! Cool explosion photo. :-D

Amy said...

P.S. What are you doing in your editing to get the effect that's in the Fedex shot?

Amarie said...

Awesome, Karli! So bright and beautiful!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots! We got to see the Blue Angels this past spring...so cool!

Misty said...

Terrific shots!

karren said...

Wow! These are magnificent photos!

Michelle said...

Ha! If I can post truck and tractor pull stuff (very boy-stuff) then you can post airplane shots! And I love yours!!! .... well, that explosion looked scary! ah!!

So glad that you got a 2nd chance to go see them! I bet that was a blast!!

xoxo
Me

Kristal said...

Fabulous pictures girl!

But you must explain the one on fire... was that set up or something bad happen???

deb duty said...

Wow! These are just fantastic. It looks like an air show is a lot of fun, especially for photography!

Mom of M&Ms said...

great job... is it airforce week in Nebraska?.. I love that.. we went to Offut every year we were there..

Natalie said...

Great pictures! I think you did a great job of capturing the planes and the mood of the air show. Nicely done as usual.

Sarah said...

Wow, these are awesome!! Looks like sooo much fun.

Jodee said...

Great pictures! Since we live near the airport, we watched from our deck! It was sooo fun to watch!

The Shades of Pink said...

Great shots, I really like the last one and the first one. I haven't been to an airshow in SO long. We wound up at the Free Fair last week, I thought I'd practice photographing smelly animals but that didn't happen.

Jess said...

That first shot is so perfect! I'm always afraid to shoot in full sun like that, but you really got great clarity and contrast. Makes me want to be brave too. ;)

Allan said...

Exciting day! That fire/explosion is really something!

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Jill Samter Photography said...

Awesome job Karli! That last shot was worth going back for round two!

:-)

Hugs and love,
Jill

happy me said...

Karli !!! You got some awesome shots! As in 'enlarge-frame-place in boys' rooms' shots!!!

YKILYLAS !!!

*please explain the fireball & smoke shot.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

how fun! I haven't been to an air show in years. I might have to look into going to one next year.

Brooke said...

What!?! I love all the plane shots!!! You could make paint drying look interesting with your mad photo skills, Lady! ;D

Adeena said...

Wow - these are really awesome! :D

Is it just me, or does the smoke cloud on the right upper corner of the fire shot look like a little dude from Space Invaders?? ;)

Ashley Sisk said...

How much fun is this - Drew would totally melt in NC. 83 degrees would be a blessing. While on vacation, it was in the 60s...then we come back to 90 degree humid temps. So jealous of this experience and MISS YOU!

SugarberrySensations said...

Wow Wow Wow Karli, these are GORGEOUS!!! Who would have thought airplane shots could be so GORGEOUS?! I loved the explosion shot, and the Nebraska umbrella shot, the boy on his father's shoulders . . . I love them all! I am so glad you and TT were able to return on Sunday for Round 2!

Gorgeous!!!!
xoxoxo
♥Lori

Kristin said...

wow! these are just gorgeous and awesome shots!! we love airshows and you captured it amazingly!! so so beautiful!!

elizabeth said...

beautiful shots Karli - loving the last one especially -Hope all is well

Sarah Andrews said...

Gosh these images are awesome! You must have been so pleased with the results! Love the colour and the comp! You nailed them girl!

Kara said...

I love these photos! Great job, looks like a great day!

Branson said...

Okay, I have been meaning to visit your blog for ages... and now I am here, and are you a fellow HUSKER?! Hehe ;) Either way, nice to "meet" you finally!

Natalie said...

So holy wowzers. We had the opportunity to see them perform (okay, idk if it was THEM..the blue 'angles'..;) but it was something similar) a few months ago but we didn't. But this sure made me feel like we did! Great shots!