Also posted in the lens section, hope you don't mind.
75th anniversary of D-Day - 'Daks over Duxford' my first go at air stuff and it's trickier than it looks! If I am honest for the majority of the shot's I wish I had taken the 200-400 but I had the 70-200 with the 1.4 ext on it so made do - even though most are ridiculous crops I think I got away with it. Few of my favourites:
#4 SERIOUSLY - how close do you want it
Going to stop here as I can keep posting all day - I felt humbled and grateful at the same time!
Gallery of my effortsHERE is you would like to see the rest, thank you for looking!
Thanks for posting those shots, David. I did look at more of the photos on your web site hoping to see this plane:I was happy to see that you did get some photos of it! It belongs to Historic Flight Foundation in Everett, Washington. It's about 45 minutes from my house, and I've been there many times. The owner and one of the pilots is John Sessions. He was almost certainly the pilot when you took your photos. All of us who know John were so happy he was able to go to Duxford. Here's the back story. Last August, John was flying his de Havilland Rapide at an airshow in Canada. Due to a wind gust, he lost control just as he was taking off. The plane crashed. The 5 passengers just had minor injuries, but John's right leg had to be amputated just below the knee. John is an incredibly positive person, and looked at this as just a setback. To make a long story short, John was re-certified as a pilot about a month before he and the Pan-Am DC-3 headed for England. John has a special connection with D-Day. His father was one of the paratroopers who went in the evening before. John used the DC-3 on June 5th to retrace his father's flight into France. Thanks again for the shots. It was really fun to see them.