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Les Baldwin
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I love the "B ONE"! For and aircraft this large it is incredibility nimble.

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Nice tight F-16 cockpit. For an "off the shelf" fighter it sure has nice lines.
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This "Sweepstakes" is just another magazine all rights / copyrights grab.
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F-22 Vapor & Afterburner!!
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SmithsonianAirSpace (@airandspace) tweeted at 5:15 AM on Tue, May 21, 2013:
TONIGHT 8PM ET: Memoirs of a Triple Ace: Cold War Flight Testing w/Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, USAF (Ret.):

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I was lucky enough to meet Col. Anderson and receive a signed copy of his book. It was a wonderful read, exciting real life adventure. 
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This is my favorite image from 2010 Mavericks surf competition. Along with a little bit of artistic license. The wave is about 40 feet tall. Copyright 2010 Les Baldwin
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US NAVY Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.
The Support C-130 affectionately known as "Fat Albert" gets bombarded with heat waves on the tarmac.

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I think it is very cute!! I love orange sicles, and home made is better!! If the goal was to say "Summer Day" I think you headed in the right direction!! Thinking of terms, titles, and captions helps too. I can so see a little kid eating one of these with it spread from one ear to the other LOL
I would love some feedback on this shot. It was shot with a Nikon D5100 18-55m1 lense ISO 2000 1/400 F10
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SmithsonianAirSpace (@airandspace) tweeted at 5:30 AM on Tue, May 21, 2013:
After tonight's lecture, Col. Anderson will sign copies of his book "To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace":

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Black F-14 Tomcat VX4
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Sehr schöne Tomcat!!!
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I am a professional photographer with over 35 years of experience. I have shot MLB, NBA, and several college sports for editorial magazines. I have also shot commercially for several Silicon Valley firms, as well as food for both editorial and commercial usage.
    Chief Photographer / Owner, 1978 - present
    Professional Photographer in the fields of commercial product, industrial product, editorial, and fashion. Also I have shot advertising for several high end restaurants. Professional sports, and aviation are photographic passions as well. My images have been seen any several magazines and industrial periodicals.
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San Jose, California
Virginia Beach, VA - Ft. Bragg, NC - Memphis, TN - Pirmasens, Germany - Manteo, NC - San Diego, CA - Orlando, FL
Wrangler of wayward PHOTONS!!
Unique image creation is what drives my soul...

I "SEE" images everywhere.

Even though this is a business and my profession, I am still a kid at heart.
I Love the challenge of the photographic process. Creating an image that the client values, and that I enjoy as well.

From large commercial jobs for Fortune Corporations, to the wonderful expression of a portrait..
I will create images that exceed your needs and still stay within a reasonable budget.

Having a wide and varied experience, I have created all kinds of images, and actively seek the next creative business opportunity. So please drop me a line and lets see what we can create.

Here is a list of past clients
Academy of Cosmetic Arts | Rose Hill and Crew
Baseball America Magazine
California Air National Guard
City of Mountain View, CA Public Art for Exhibition at Stanford University
Com 21
Fitness Magazine
Kawasaki Steel Corp
Le Papillion Restaurant
Low Rider Bicycle Magazine
Low Rider Magazine
National Semiconductor
Seiko Electronics
Shutterbug Magazine
Sony Electronics
Today's Photographer Magazine

I am professionally affiliated with:

ISAP, The International Society for Aviation Photography,
EP - Editorial Photographers.
NPPA - National Press Photographers Association
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Married a wonderful and supportive wife!
  • Hard Knox!!
    19691 - present
    Can't sit still in class so I thought I would travel the country, the world and my neighborhood looking for stuff to create images with!
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This is perhaps the worst burger joint in the South Bay. We arrive and there are a few folks waiting in the lobby. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait for the two of us to be seated, but the bar was open seating. Quick glance into the main area and I counted 5 tables available for couples ir foursomes and two for larger groups. We went to the bar. It was nearly half empty as well. Then it took 15 minutes for a member of thw wait staff to see we were there, he came over and then said he would be right back to take our drink order. Another 10 minutes pass, while my wife goes to the lobby and gets menus for both of us. Finally he comes to get our drink order. .. two iced teas, no lemon. Of course it had DOUBLE fruit in both. He then asked if we were ready to order, but before we could he said he would be right back.... 5 minutes go by, 10 minutes.. up he pops again. We place our order. 20, 30, 40, 45 minutes go by. We complained twice during that time. He said he would see about a discount. The Manager came over and said there was a big rush and that he was in the kitchen.. he was all sweaty. Food arrives, lukewarm @ best. No discount. $47 and nearly two hours before food. Never ever going back. Id rather eat a month old happy meal.
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