I thought I would share a bit from a recent 4-day road trip. I'll post something with the rest of the road-trip pictures later, but for now, this is about a place in California's Death Valley known to aviation enthusiasts as "Star Wars Canyon". Star Wars Canyon is an area where (primarily) fighter aircraft practice high speed runs through a relatively narrow canyon. They fly below the rim of the canyon, and the photos I've seen from there have been amazing. I've been wanting to visit this spot for years, but for some reason always thought it was remote and hard to access. Week before last my wife and I spent three nights in the small town of Lone Pine, California, at the foothills of the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near the based of Mt. Whitney. I shot mostly with my new Fuji XF10-24 on an X-T2, and had the XF55-200 along in case I wanted to get a bit closer. On our way home we decided to drive through the southern part of Death Valley, going from Lone Pine out to the Panamint Valley, and then south towards home in San Diego. I had noticed a "scenic overlook" on the map, and I try to never drive past a designated scenic overlook without stopping to see what was there. The maps said that this overlook was at a place called Painted Canyon. I had the XF10-24 on the camera when I got there, and after walking up a small hill I found a small group of people with big lenses and a scanner listening to air traffic control conversations. Almost before I realized where I was, a pair of German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons showed up, and there I was with a 24mm lens. At least I got it into CH before they were gone. I'll continue the story (and explain the title) and put a few more pictures in the next post.