On arrival I snapped a few pics of the static display using my 55mm lenses and then changed to my 250mm lenses. Due to the bright sunshine, I used my polarising lenses and set the camera to Tv 1/200 and iso 400. Throughout, the day I remembered to adjust the polarising lenses position to account for the sun movement, but wonder if I should have used a lower iso?
Anyway on to the pics…. Since the day was all about the Harvard, I’ll start there. 9 were flying and it was great to see them all up in the air. Such a great classic plane.
Off course there were some other aircraft too…. it wouldn’t be an airshow without some crazy aerobatics. 3 different aircraft were on display throughout the day (Giles, Zlin, MX2).
I got quite a cool shadow effect on this one with the sun…
You can tell when someone is having fun…. like when they do “doughnuts” in their MX2 :)
Ryan & Chipmunk. I haven’t seen the Ryan flying before. It’s a nice little aircraft.
One of the other old trainers (CT4)…
The jets. L-39 and Strikemaster. I was hoping to get some good pictures of the vapour trail, but as this display was around midday…. I struggled with the light.
P-40 & Spitfire.
M.A.S.H 4077th chopper…
Whoever came up with the idea of displaying some Mustang’s with the P-51… nice work! Just a shame the P-51 wasn’t flying….
Finally… the big battle. With the 250mm lenses on and the area slightly more crowded, I just focused on grabbing a couple more interesting shots of the battle. I’ve converted these to black and white as I think it adds to the atmosphere.
The award for “Best Death Scene” in a re-enactment goes to this guy…
So to finish off… a few shots of the Harvards as the day ended. Bringing to close another great day out. Thanks to Ardmore and the Warbirds Association!
Total photo count = 2114 :)
Check out Rob’s blog for a lot more pics! - http://paintedaddiction.blogspot.co.nz/