RS7_PHOTOGRAPHY

Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 29th June 2018

2nd July 2018
Written by: Rob Slusar

Because I had an early finish at work and the weather was stunning. Last Friday I went to Duxford.

It seemed like there had been several planes flying round in the days before, mainly getting ready for their Flying Legends show in 2 weeks. Hoping the field may be busy, I packed up my camera and headed down.

As it was just a weekday, Honestly I wasn’t expecting a lot. But as it turned out, it was a surprisingly good turn out for test flights so I managed to get some nice photos.

Photos

With the above in mind, I set out to use it as a test of some different settings for flying aircraft. This time didn’t take my 150-600 because it was a lot to carry if nothing flew, but my 70-300 did me well.

I have never had the chance to sit back and photograph planes outside of air shows, so as such I have always winged it (pardon the pun). With time on my hands, I played around with settings, went manual, shutter priority all over the shop trying out different things. Some of these things I will look to use at RIAT in two weeks.

There wasn’t a lot of display type flying, but I still was happy with what I got.

Final Thoughts

For a day that I wasn’t expecting a lot, I am happy with what I got.

It’s amazing how restricted I felt with the 70-300, but it goes to show that it still has a place in my arsenal and that you don’t need a massive lens to do flying displays.

So it was a great day for the weather and a great day for the planes. Thanks for looking