Scale Masters Qualifier 2016

The gallery of images below were captured at the 2016 Scale Masters Qualifier held at Sanderson Field, Shelton, WA. The event was held from May 13 to May 15, 2016. To prepare the field for the event, work was done by the Sanderson Field RC Flyers (SFRCF), which hosted the event, on Thursday, May 12. CD for the event was Tom Strom Jr., a member of SFRCF.

The gallery images are 1000px wide and are, therefore, best viewed on a monitor, although they can also be viewed on smaller, mobile devices.

I hope you enjoy the gallery images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.


Preparation—and Coffee

Test Flights

Pilots' Meeting

On the Flight Line


Results and Awards

Raffle Winner

Special Award Winner

Event Security

Self Portrait

The Pits


About the Images

The images were taken with a Canon Rebel T3i. I used Canon 60mm and 100mm macro lenses for the images. For the images of the planes in the air or on the flight line, 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.