On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Assn.(TCMAA) and Lake Nahwatzel RC Float Club(LNRCFC) held the second of three joint float events for 2015. The day started out problematical: the clouds were threatening and it appeared that rain was on its way. Later, the rain and wind disappeared and the flying conditions remained excellent until the end of the event. Thanks for the great lunch, too, TCMAA. Note: as you can see from the images, there were a lot of “mosquitos” on the lake, thanks to Thom Martin, Mark Anderson, and Gordon Osberg.
This gallery is best viewed on a PC or laptop. The default image size is 1000 pixels—although you can view scaled-down images on small monitors, phones, and tablets. Of course, the images are really at their best when they are viewed full sized—a width of 5184 pixels for my camera—which I get to do when I process them. I especially like the water/float action on takeoffs and landings.
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
The images were taken with a Canon Rebel T3i. I used a Canon EF100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM lens for the images. I set the camera to shoot at a shutter speed of 1/800. All images received simple processing in Photoshop and were saved as low-resolution JPEG images that were optimized for the Web. See "A New Photographic System for an Old Photographer" for more information about my (now somewhat dated) photographic system.