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My (HDR) view of Oshkosh

Monday, July 30th, 2012

AOPA writers, editors,¬†reporters?, content creators?, whatever we are, each spend three and sometimes more hours per day beside our Husky¬†talking with members during Sun `n Fun, AirVenture, and AOPA Summit. Between visitors, I took this iPhone shot with an app called Pro HDR. It combines three pictures exposed for bright areas, dark ones, and middle tones (the shot you would normally get)¬†and averages them out. The result is “high dynamic range,” or HDR.

This appears to be one of our most popular sweeps planes ever. At Sun `n Fun members told me, “It’s a real GA airplane.” At Oshkosh the main comment was, “It’s beautiful.” That’s a little unusual considering only 10 percent of our members are tailwheel pilots. “I’ll learn to fly a taildragger if I win that one,” a Sun `n Fun visitor said.