Russian Visitor at the Minneapolis Airport

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union. The An-124 is the world’s largest serially manufactured cargo airplane and world’s second largest operating cargo aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 (an enlarged variant of the…

Air Force One by Larry Grace

When President Obama paid a visit to Minneapolis to give a speech on gun control Larry Grace was there at the airport to snap images of Air Force One. Larry is president of the International Society of Aviation Photographers and does have access to airport events here in Minneapolis and around the country.

Aviation Series

Below is an image of a B-17 refueling in the bright sun before they fly more passengers at the Wings of the North Air Expo that are part of my aviation series. Submitted by Member John Ringquist

More Images in the Aviation Series

John Ringquist has added two versions of the Boeing Dreamliner to his series of aviation images he has started.   “I was very impressed with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the EAA Airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I took some wide angle shots of the front of the plane. This image was cleaned up in Lightroom…

New Aviation Series

Member John Ringquist is starting a new series of aviation “photo art” .  The idea is to use artistic backgrounds and techniques to separate the traditional photo from all other pure aviation photography.   Rather than soften the image and blur the effects like photo painting usually requires, John is pushing up the color saturation while…