MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM'S WORLD WAR II WEEKEND PHOTO GALLERY

HERE YOU CAN ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY THE WWII WEEKEND PUBLIC

Photos and images displayed on the following websites "Gallery" pages were contributed by WWII Weekend visitors and were selected to portray the “flavor” of the history of WWII and the historical accents and events surrounding that conflict.
They in no way represent or depict any specific beliefs or messages on behalf of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum.


SELECT A GALLERY BY CLICKING ON A BUTTON.
PLEASE BE PATIENT AND ALLOW TIME FOR THE PHOTOS TO LOAD.  WHILE YOU WAIT, ENJOY THE BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR EACH PAGE.
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED WITH A GALLERY, CLICK ON THE MAIN GALLERY BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE.

 


IF YOU ARE GOING TO READ THE REST, AT LEAST YOU DESERVE A LITTLE APPROPRIATE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT.

 


PHOTO CREDITS  OUR SINCERE THANKS TO ALL THE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS, BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR, WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS TO THIS COLLECTION. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS. IF YOUR NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST, BUT SHOULD, PLEASE CONTACT THE WEBMASTER.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS OF WWII WEEKEND FOR DISPLAY IN THESE GALLERIES, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS, THEN SUBMIT THEM HERE.  

POST ON FACEBOOK YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO POST YOUR WWII WEEKEND PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ON MAAM'S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE.

CONFESSION FROM THE EDITOR (WEBMASTER) I USUALLY STEER CLEAR OF THE "LITTLE JOEY POSING WITH A GERMAN SOLDIER", OR THE "MARY WITH GENERAL MACARTHUR" TYPE OF SHOTS WHEN SELECTING PHOTOS FOR THE GALLERIES.  IT'S NO REFLECTION ON JOEY OR MARY, OR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY; IT'S SIMPLY BECAUSE WE WANT THE GALLERIES TO REFLECT THE OVERALL SCOPE OF THE SHOW, RATHER THAN SERVE AS ANYONE'S PERSONAL ALBUM.  THAT SAID, I SUGGEST YOU GO AHEAD AND UPLOAD THESE PERSONAL SHOTS TO THE FACEBOOK GALLERY AND MAKE USE OF THE TAG FEATURE TO ID YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES, IF YOU WISH.  WE LOVE CUTE KIDS AND PRETTY GIRLS AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GUY!

FORMAT NOTES PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS IN JPEG FORMAT IN AT LEAST 1000 PIXEL SIZE (LONGEST SIDE), WHICH IS THE SIZE USED IN THE GALLERIES TO REDUCE LOADING TIME AND WORK AT ALL COMMON SCREEN RESOLUTIONS, WITHOUT SLIDER BARS.  YOU MAY SEND THEM IN THEIR NATIVE SIZES, IF YOU WISH, OR GO AHEAD AND REDUCE THEM, YOURSELF.   PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LAST NAME IN THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTOS, SUCH AS "JONES_001.JPG" OR "WW2WE10_JONES_001.JPG", OR SOME SYSTEM OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING.  THIS ENSURES THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO ID YOUR PHOTO AND GIVE PROPER CREDIT IF IT ENDS UP GETTING USED IN THE BROCHURE, SCHEDULE PAGE, ETC.  SPEAKING OF CREDIT: IF YOU WISH TO MARK YOUR PHOTOS WITH A DISCREET CREDIT IN ONE CORNER, I'LL BE HAPPY TO USE THEM THAT WAY.  BUT PLEASE LEAVE OFF THE TIME AND DATE STAMPS, AS THEY DETRACT FROM THE PHOTO'S DESIRABILITY AS A MORE PERMANENT PART OF THE WEBSITE, OR ON PROMOTIONAL PRINTED MATTER.

SUBMISSION

YOU MAY E-MAIL JPEGS AS E-MAIL ATTACHMENTS IN GROUPS OF 10MB MAX PER MAIL.  THAT'S A LIMIT SET BY MY ISP.  OR IF YOU WISH TO SEND A CD OR DVD, CONTACT ME FOR A MAILING ADDRESS (I GET ENOUGH JUNK MAIL COMING THROUGH THE DOOR SLOT ALREADY WITHOUT PUBLISHING MY SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS HERE!  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT, JUST FIRE AWAY.  YOU MAIL ALSO DROP THEM OFF OR MAIL THEM DIRECTLY TO THE MUSEUM AND THE STAFF WILL SEE THAT I GET THEM.

IF YOU WISH TO UPLOAD TO PHOT0-SHARING SITES, SUCH AS PHOTO-BUCKET AND STEER ME THERE, THAT'S FINE, AS LONG AS I CAN DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOS IN A USEABLE SIZE.  MY PAST EXPERIENCE WITH THE KODAK SITE WAS NOT POSITIVE, BUT PERHAPS THEY HAVE IMPROVED.


SELECTION WE RECEIVE MANY, MANY HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS EACH YEAR, AND ARE MOST GRATEFUL.  BUT THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN USE THEM ALL, AND SOMETIMES I JUST CAN'T FIND THE TIME TO PROCESS AND POST ALL OF THEM, ESPECIALLY IF THEY COME LATE IN THE YEAR.  IT'S A FACT THAT WE BEGIN PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT SHOW THE DAY AFTER THE CURRENT ONE CLOSES.

WE ALSO TEND TO GET A LOT OF DUPLICATIONS IN SUBJECTS, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE.  WE CAN ONLY USE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF SHOTS OF A SPECIFIC PLANE FLYING OVER, FOR INSTANCE.  EVERYONE SHOOTS PLANES AT AIRSHOWS, OF COURSE, AND AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, WE ARE PARTICULARLY FOND OF FLYING MACHINES, OURSELVES.  BUT I'M ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT PHOTO THAT DEPICTS SOME ASPECT OF THE SHOW THAT NO ONE HAS SHOT BEFORE.  THESE ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR THE VARIOUS PAGES, SUCH AS THE FEATURES AND TIPS PAGES.  FOR EXAMPLE, I'D LOVE A SHOT OF THE CHOW LINE AT THE EVENING MEAL, OR THE GATE AS THE CROWD IS COMING IN - EVEN THE TRAFFIC MARSHALS AND PARKING LOTS.  I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE DON'T THINK TO SHOOT SUCH MUNDANE DETAILS, BUT LET'S FACE IT, WITH DIGITAL CAMERAS, AT LEAST YOU AREN'T WASTING FILM!  LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN RAMPANT.

PLEASE DON'T SEND ME THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF YOUR SMART CARD.  PICK OUT YOUR BEST SHOTS, TRY TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATIONS OF SUBJECT MATTER, AND AVOID THOSE PERSONAL SHOTS, UNLESS JOEY OR MARY HAPPENS TO BE A COSTUMED/UNIFORMED RE-ENACTOR (SORRY, LITTLE JOEY IN A SOLDIER SUIT DOES NOT REALLY QUALIFY).  LOOK THROUGH THE GALLERIES AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN.  YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THAT GUIDELINE - IT'S NOT A HARD AND FAST RULE.  THE TODDLER IN THE SAILOR SUIT AND THE SISTERS PLAYING WITH THE AIR RAID SIREN WERE TOO PERFECT NOT TO INCLUDE!

WE WILL NOT USE PHOTOS THAT DEPICT PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES (CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, SMOKING IN PROHIBITED AREAS, ETC.) . 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE OF YOUR SHOTS ON THE COVER OF OUR BROCHURE, COMPOSE AND SHOOT IT IN PORTRAIT, NOT LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION.  WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARE RE-ENACTORS WITH VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, OR BOTH.  WE WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE IT WAS SHOT DURING WWII, SO WATCH YOUR BACKGROUND, AND POLITELY MOVE THOSE MODERN FOLKS OUT OF THE FRAME, OR PHOTOSHOP THEM OUT LATER.


CONDITIONS OF USE SUBMISSION OF PHOTOS TO THE WEBMASTER OR MUSEUM OFFICE STAFF FOR POSTING ON THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR PERMISSION FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM TO USE THEM ANYWHERE ON ITS WEBPAGES AS WELL AS IN ITS WWII WEEKEND BROCHURE, PROGRAM, OR OTHER PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.  THE MUSEUM CAN NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR USE BY OTHERS WHO HAVE DOWNLOADED YOUR PHOTOS FROM OUR SITE.  BY SUCH SUBMISSION, YOU WARRANT THAT THE PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY YOU ARE YOUR WORK AND PROPERTY AND/OR THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO UPLOAD THEM.  NOT WITHSTANDING ANY OF THE ABOVE, THE COPYRIGHT REMAINS WITH YOU, THE PHOTOGRAPHER.  (ALL OF THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH SHOULD BE READ IN A LOW MONOTONE AND AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE)