It rained hard most of the morning, peaking between 09.00h and 11.00h so we sat in the car, chatted, drank coffee and grazed on various unhealthy items of food. As noon approached a few glimpses of blue could be seen between the clouds and the weather continued its improvement as the day went on.
Most of the single aircraft images were taken with a 500mm lens on a 1D Mk IV, hand held at around f/5. Images of the display teams were taken with a 70-200mm lens + 1.4 converter on a 50D at around f/5.6.
I like to make a strong pictorial statement in all my photography, that way the images will hopefully be of interest to people who do not normally relate to a particular subject. At Fairford I wanted to convey not just the feeling of power and speed but also the beauty that the planes paint in the skies.
|An A10 'tank-buster' was one of the first planes to display|
|My favourite image of the day. No Photoshop needed here!|
|Seasick Steve made a guest appearance|
|A Dutch F16|
|Eurofighter / Typhoon|
Over and out!