Blue Angels Side View Transition to Diamond Formation
Photograph - Digital Photograph
02.17.2023: THANK YOU to the precious customer from Mesa, Arizona who purchased a 30"x20" acrylic print of my Blue Angels artwork. May you enjoy your print for many years to come. Thank you again! God bless you abundantly!
11.18.2021: THANK YOU to the precious customer from Ballwin, Missouri who purchased a 500 piece puzzle set of my Blue Angels portrait. May this give you and your loved ones many hours of enjoyment. Thank you again and God bless you!
It was thrilling to capture this image of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as they jetted toward San Francisco Bay during Fleet Week, the afternoon sunlight glinting off the sleek aircraft which I thought added a very cool touch to their spectacularly close formation.
Here they are transitioning from four abreast into the Diamond Formation, which is seen in the second photo (inset) I took of them flying overhead.
The aircraft in this photo are the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets painted in blue and gold, the official colors of the U.S. Navy.
Each pilot who qualifies to be one of the Blue Angels must be a career-oriented, carrier-qualified, active-duty Navy or Marine Corps tactical jet pilot with a minimum of 1,250 flight hours, according to the official website of the Blue Angels.
The pilots' admirable work ethic and precision remind me of the wise maxim, "Perfect practice makes perfect."
I am reminded of how God rewards those who put their mind and all into doing things with excellence:: “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings. He will not stand before obscure people” (Proverbs 22:29, TLV).
The Blue Angels are the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron featuring Navy and Marine Corps jet pilots. Celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2021, they have performed for nearly 500 million people worldwide since 1946. Approximately 11 million people view their spectacular performances each year. Additionally, each show season the Blue Angels visit more than 50,000 people during school and hospital visits.
San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) is an annual public event honoring the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. According to the official SFFW website, it is the largest and most significant event of its kind in the U.S. and features a unique training and education program bringing together civilian and military forces to develop and share best practices in humanitarian assistance.
My sincere hope is that this image will inspire both the viewer and the buyer of this artwork to pray for our military, particularly during the holidays when they will not be with their families while on duty.
May we honor, respect and support the brave men and women in uniform who have given much and risked their lives so that we may live in freedom.
"No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13, Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Grateful to God and thankful to the group administrator for featuring this image on the home page of the Fine Art America group::
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Special Feature: Peer-nominated for a Special Feature in the 1,000 Views on One Image Group, 02.20.2023. Thank you kindly to the artists who nominated this image! God bless you!
This image is available as a print, and would look stunning as a metal print, one of the ordering options on this page. 30-day money-back guarantee on the purchase price through Fine Art America. World-wide shipping is available.
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Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem" [ב ס " ד] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist and photographer of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".