Flying Boat


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I popped over to IWM Duxford yesterday and, although it wasn't a 'flying day' there were a couple of planes in the air.
This flyingboat was being put through it's paces over the museum, which had been a WW1 & WW2 airbase.
08/10/2011 - 10:13Lucky Lee
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/125
Aperturef/22
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length200mm
Views/Likes58/0

nonur

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 10:46
I like this shot, especially the propellers and the positioning of the plane.
Regards,
Nezih

matwhittington

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 10:56
I agree - this is a great shot, just the right shutter speed and some good texture in the sky too!

Regards
Mat W

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pauljay

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 11:14
Nice Catalina shot.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
PPG

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 11:41
Thanks very much lads.

The Catalina (thanks Paul, I've never had a great knowledge of planes) was approaching the runway for another flypast and I didn't even need to angle the camera, it was banking as I lined up the shot.

I only had a 70-200mm lens (I really want the Sigma 120-400mm) so this picture has been slightly cropped, not much though.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 12:12
I like position of wings directed to opposite corners of the frame.
PPG

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 12:21
GIULIO57 - Thanks mate.

Roscoe

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 13:46
Hi Lee,
Nice shot of a Consolidated PBY Catalina.

Last time I saw one at Duxford, it was in a horrible yellow colour, and was being restored,as it wanted a lot of restoration.
I wonder if this is the same PBY?

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 15:42
It might well be Roscoe. They did seem to be putting her through some tight flying.

davidstorm

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 17:39
Brilliant shot, really captures the moment perfectly and has great detail in both the plane and the sky!

Regards
David
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Lucky Lee

Link Posted 08/10/2011 - 19:12
Cheers David. I was lucky as I'd stopped photographing the Catalina and gone inside one of the huts; when I came out it was doing a flypast right in my direction.

szgabor

Link Posted 10/10/2011 - 16:00
I like the good composition and the great sky with the nice clouds. The propellers look like the logo from a warning table of the X-rays.
Regards,
Gábor
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Lucky Lee

Link Posted 10/10/2011 - 17:01
Gábor - You're right, I'd not looked at them like that!
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