It's The Pitts!

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Pitts Special above Stoughton, Leicester. Taken from a Taylorcraft. *istDL2 and 18-55 MK1
01/08/2011 - 19:57Crossed-up
CategorySports / Action
Shutter Speed1/180
Focal Length24mm
Posted 01/08/2011 - 20:05 Link
Super WOOOW capture
Posted 01/08/2011 - 20:11 Link
That's a bit on the close side, isn't it, Crossed-up?!

Great image, though!

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Posted 01/08/2011 - 21:04 Link
I agree Roger, but it's great!
Posted 01/08/2011 - 23:45 Link
Thanks guys. Yes, it was pretty close but great fun. I had the camera poking out the window and after the Pitts pilot smiled for the photo he flipped upside down, turned on his smoke canister then climbed vertically out of sight Some of those guys up at the club are nutters (but in good way as far as I am concerned!) The Pitts was actually not as close as the other two Taylorcrafts that were up with us. (I may put some more pics up at some point) For some reason the pilot hasn't taken up my return offer of a thrash round the race track
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Posted 02/08/2011 - 00:07 Link
Really nice... The patterns below, the smiling pilot, the color of the sun beams... I love it...
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Posted 02/08/2011 - 07:37 Link
Excellent Simon great dynamic shot
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Posted 02/08/2011 - 09:38 Link
Very good It does seem incredibly close for a 24mm lens!
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Posted 02/08/2011 - 13:17 Link
An acquaintance of mine killed himself some years ago by always insisting on using a standard lens for his air to air shots. The two aircraft collided and his Aztec camera ship crashed killing all three aboard.
Bet the Pitts was teetering on the edge to match the Taylorcraft's speed?

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Posted 02/08/2011 - 18:39 Link
Dynamic and superbly caught Love the repetition of yellows in this composition
Posted 06/08/2011 - 11:05 Link
That's a sad story Paul. From memory I think the Taylorcraft was doing about 90 MPH airspeed.
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Posted 08/08/2011 - 11:31 Link
Excellent shot.
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