Vero Beach Aviation Day

Aviation Day was an opportunity for the public to come out to the Vero Beach Municipal Airport for a little "Airplane Time". History Flight brought a B-25 and a T-6 and gave rides in both.  A civilian owned L-39 jet trainer with a Blue Angels paint scheme lead the list of over 50 aircraft on static display, including new production aircraft like the new Piper Jet and Piper Light Sport LSA, antique and classic aircraft, military and war bird aircraft, home-built and light sport aircraft.
© Janice Reynolds
"Glad there were different planes to photograph this year." -Janice Reynolds

© Boyd Fellows
"Always a good photo op." -Boyd Fellows

In addition to checking out the display aircraft, visitors tried their hand at two flight simulators, (provided by EAA Chapter 99) that was set up with the latest version of MS Flight Simulator X with add-ons and accessories such as yoke pedals and a switch panel similar to a real plane. The simulator also provided the viewer with photographic scenery of Vero Beach including ground terrain.

© Louise Jones-Takata
"I thought last year's A Day was more interesting but in any event I would do it again." -Louise Jones-Takata

© Barbara Oliver
"Beautiful day....great opportunity for photos!" -Barbara Oliver

© Roger T. Sobkowiak
"Beautiful day...bright sun...important to get there early before it gets too crowded...plenty of planes to photographic from regular and artistic angle...many veterans to admire and thank...historic bomber giving demo rides was the center piece." -Roger T. Sobkowiak

© J. Scott Kelly


Bahamas Photo Cruise "Capturing Island Images"

We set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida, for three fun filled days at sea. First stop Nassau, Bahamas where we will photographed the Bahamian "CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURE " around the island. Later in the evening we immersed ourselves in "NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY" around the beautiful Atlantis Resort. The next day we "TAKE STOCK IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY" at Royal Caribbean’s private beach on Coco Cay! There we will be photographing typical Beach/Resort stock photographs with still life objects.

© J. Scott Kelly
"Great group of members! We had fun and I was a bit exhausted, Too bad we couldn't go to the island, but it did allow us to do other things on the ship. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the images on Thursday evening!" -J. Scott Kelly

© Janice Reynolds
"Had a blast even though Coco Cay was cancelled. Got to photograph more around the ship this time. Great group of people and a lot of fun!" -Janice Reynolds

© Virginia Lavish
"It was great! Everyone was helpful and FUN .. that's the best part .. what a SUPER bunch of people!!" -Virginia Lavish

© Louise Jones-Takata

© Bruice Weissman

"Great fun! I learned a lot about my new camera and enjoyed getting to know everyone. Thanks for all the help! I can't wait for next year's trip." -Lynn Niemczak


58th Annual Fellsmere Cracker Day Rodeo

The 58th Annual Cracker Day Rodeo in Fellsmere took place recently. We enjoyed an exciting day filled with bull riding, barrel racing and team roping! Professional Cowboys and Cowgirls from around the State of Florida as well as local favorites gave quite a show.

© Boyd Fellows
"This rodeo is always a great photo op." -Boyd Fellows

© Janice Reynolds
"Always exciting!" -Janice Reynolds

© Carolyn Shafer

© Bruce Weissman

© J. Scott Kelly
"Fun time and a lot of action at the best hometown rodeo in the area!" -J. Scott Kelly