Lake Isabella Float Fly 07/26/2014

On July 26, 2014, the Lake Nahwatzel R.C. Float Club and the Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Assn held their second float fly of the year at Lake Isabella, Shelton, Washington. The day was perfect for the event: the lake was still, the sky was sunny and blue (with just a few fluffy clouds overhead), and the temperature was warm.

I arrived at the lake in time to help with the setup for the day—and a doughnut and coffee. Soon, others arrived. After a pilots' meeting conducted by Richard (Dick) Robb, the flying began.

Since, except for the occasional water skier, the lake was comparitively still, the reflections of the aircraft on takeoff and landing were sometimes breathtaking.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.


About the Images

The images were taken with a Canon Rebel T3i. I used a Canon 100mm macro lenses for the images. All images received simple processing in Photoshop and were saved as low-resolution JPEG images that were optimized for the Web. Because of an higher than usual ISO setting (OK, I goofed!), the images tend to be somewhat noisier than they should have been. See "A New Photographic System for an Old Photographer" for more information about my photographic system.