Gotta Get Back in Time


Back to the Future Delorean by Chip Bunnell PhotographyNEWS FLASH! Great Scott! Doc Brown and Marty McFly just landed in the town of Appleton, WI! Before vanishing a vibrant flash of light, I was lucky enough to photograph the futuristic ride.

Prior to his eye-catching departure, I asked Doc how he was going to get up to 88 mph on the small town roads. He simply replied, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” And then he broke into a chorus of ‘Better get back in time!’ In the distance, I heard Marty mumbling something about the book being wrong and losing a fortune on the $%#! Cubbies!

Who knew a movie franchise originally released 30 years ago would actually get some things right. My iPad is great and 3D movies are everywhere.  Of course, I don’t have my hoverboard, the shark still looks fake and the Cubbies, well, they remain the Cubbies.

Happy Back to the Future Day!

Photo Stuff:  Single frame, edited in LR and PS

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Facing the Devil Dog


B-25 by Chip Bunnell Photography Events in Palm Beach Miami Florida

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Last week I had the privilege of attending the AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI. This week-long event brings aircraft from all corners and allows this normally quiet air field to gain the title of the “World’s Busiest Control Tower!” Among the 7,000 airplanes involved, there were literally hundreds from the WWII era. The “Devil Dog” is just one that was there.

The B-25 was built by North American Aviation with the goal of being a medium range bomber. In honor of General Billy Mitchell, an early pioneer of military aviation, this became known as the B-25 Mitchell. Built mostly in Kansas City, KS, over 9,000 of these highly effective aircraft were flown. During production, there were a number of variations and improvements made. Most commonly, the B-25 is see with a clear nose that would include a gunner for forward actions. This particular plane is a 1944 Marine model known as a PBJ – Patrol Bomber J (from North American Aviation). It was primarily used for aerial support in Marine operation throughout the Pacific. The B-25 is most notably known for the historic Doolittle Raid.

On April 18, 1942, just months after Pearl Harbor, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle led 16 B-25s in a daring attack against the island of Japan. Many thought this mission was absurd as the plan required these bombers to be launched from an aircraft carrier, something only reserved for fighters and rescue flights. Despite the enormous odds, they did complete the mission, disrupting the Japanese confidence with a fear of future attacks on their homeland. Their story is quite incredible. I encourage you to learn more of their sacrifice at: Of the 80 involved, there are only 5 of these heroic men still with us today.

I selected this image due to the color and interest the clouds give to the fuselage. From this aggressive angle, it is clear this aircraft means business!

3 Frame Hand-Held HDR, Processed in LR and Topaz Clarity