My Favorite Photos on Flickr
Are my photos for sale?

While all of my photographs are copyrighted, they are available for non-exclusive licensing and I also sell large size prints. Contact me via email at for pricing info.


to my personal photography blog. I specialize in making unique and highly detailed photographs. Notice I said making and not taking. Yes I take photos but a lot of time and work is involved in pushing and punishing the pixels in my images to achieve the look I like.

Please feel free make comments about any of my photos. I enjoy constructive critiques, learning about locations to shoot or photography techniques. Click on the "Share Article" link to share any of my photos via Digg, Facebook, Myspace, etc.

Want to use one of my images in your own blog? No problem, but please make sure it links back to the original image here and do the right thing and give me credit. Don't crop the image, remove the watermarks or claim my work as your own. This has happened more times than I can count so I've had to report copyright violations to ISP's and regrettably the violators blog is usually taken down.

Can't we all just get along?

Entries in Planes of Fame (9)


Double Trouble

Double Trouble, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

Two pristine P-51 Mustang fighters line up for their afternoon flight. An American design powered by a British engine, the P-51 was greatly feared by German pilots during World War 2. Kathy and I waited to see them take off and I have to say there is nothing in this world like the sound of the Merlin engine.


MiG Parking Only

MiG Parking Only, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

A Russian built MiG-15 sits on the tarmac of the Chino airport awaiting its afternoon flight.


Push Back

Wee Willy II being pushed back into the hanger after flying in from Arizona.

Push Back


Business End of a Mustang

Under that sleek cowling is the British Rolls Royce Merlin engine. When the P51 was first introduced it used an inferior Allison engine and the resulting performance was a big disappointment. Someone had the idea of putting the Spitfire's Merlin engine into the Mustang and the best fighter of World War 2 was born.

Business End of a Mustang


Polished Silver P-51D Mustang

One of a few flying examples of the P-51D Mustang that the museum has on display.

Polished Silver P-51D Mustang


Premiere American fighter aircraft of WWII - P-51D Mustang

P-51D Mustang "Wee Willy II" in the warbird hanger right after landing at Chino Airport.

Premiere American fighter aircraft of WWII - P-51D Mustang


A-4 Skyhawk and Kathy

Kathy with a Douglas Aircraft A-4 Skyhawk U.S. Navy attack aircraft.

A-4 Skyhawk and Kathy


Lucky Lady II

Boeing B-50 Bomber, the Lucky Lady II was the first aircraft to fly around the world non-stop. They utilized the then just developed technology of air-to-air refueling. I'm not sure where the Planes of Fame Museum aquired the aircraft. I do know I have seen the rear section against a hanger wall but I've never seen the wings which must be huge!

Lucky Lady II



Me with the Scooter

This A4 looks like it's been sitting outside for quite a while. Given the current state of the economy it could be quite a while before the talented folks at Chino California's Planes of Fame Museum get around to restoring it. This was a really nice day and a good time to be outside. It's days like this that remind me how good it is to live in California.

Me with the scooter