Wings Over the Rockies – Aero and Space Museum

Located in Denver Colorado, on the grounds of what used to be Lowry Air Force Base, the historical Hanger one now houses “Wings Over the Rockies” air and space museum.  Today I went there to work out my new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark 11 camera with the Olympus Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 pro lens.

The image above is of an old B-52 training bomber from the cold war era.   This one was shot at the normal 16 megapixel but at this link, you can view one that uses the E-M5 Mark II high rez mode to produce a 40 megapixel image.  The additional detail is amazing.  You can also see all 38 of my photos from today.

A total of 744 B-52s were built with the last, a B-52H, delivered in October 1962. Only the H model is still in the Air Force inventory and is assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command.

The Wings over the Rockies Air and Space museum is a fascinating place, a window into the history of aircraft, both military and civilian, as well as a good glimpse into space travel.  “The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.”

Wings Over the Rockies  Air and Space Museum

7711 East Academy Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230-6929

You can view a complete selection of my photographs (38 images) at Through David’s Eye photo galleries.  

Today was the first chance I’ve had to really work on verifying my settings on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and get the camera setup the way I like.   I remember the days when all a photographer needed to know was aperture, ISO (then ASA) and shutter speed and how to measure and control exposure.  Now days, digital cameras have dozens, if not hundreds of possible settings.  It is exciting, but at times mind boggling when getting a new camera body to figure out how to set it up the way you want.

I do like the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II but have ordered the grip for it.  It is very well built but smaller then I am used to.   The grip should just about make it perfect.   It is a lot of camera to get used to, but I really am enjoying it.  The image quality and versatility is great.

I am pleased with the photograph’s of the Air and Space Museum that I got with it.

Enjoy and be sure to check out the rest of the photos.   Feedback and comments are always appreciated.

~ David

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