U2 to the moon and back


Chrism8

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 13:34
From a trip to Fairford this morning hoping for some B1's but got 2 x U2's instead

Take off




Flying to the moon




Final approach




Seconds from TD




All K3iii + 150 - 450 which was to close for the landing shots even at 150mm
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 15:24
Fabulous shots Chris...all excellent.

The Moonshot though is exceptionally good (even if there is this annoying aircraft in the frame)

regards

Karlo

LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 16:03
Great shots - as Karlo says the Moon shot is exceptional - "Final Approach" has me a little confused though, the angles look as though you are shooting the plane from above
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 16:19
Thanks both, I can assure you both feet were firmly on terra firma on final approach, the U2 was doing circuits and this was his first approach after take off and a much tighter line and descent than later approaches, giving the angles it does look like I could have been above him.

What amazed me was the exceptionally short run before airbourne, then went to a near vertical climb, those wings work superbly well and this is a 1960's aircraft.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Sry

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 18:36
Flying to the moon for me, Chris, a fine photo indeed.

psburnley

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 21:20
another vote for the moonshot.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/10/2021 - 11:43
Final approach for me - great image of a great aircraft
Gareth
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