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Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 28th December 2019

19th January 2020
Written by: Rob Slusar

After enjoying a Christmas period with my family, the wife went back to work leaving me to find something to do. I decided that I would go for my traditional post-Christmas trip to Duxford.

IWM Duxford

Long term readers will know all about Duxford so I will spare the details. I had two motives for the day. Firstly was just to get out of the house. Secondly, I had been gifted a radio scanner by the wife so I wanted to test it out.

It was fairly quiet as was to be expected. Whilst there weren’t many people, they were together in some larger groups so I made an effort to stay out of the way. I was worried that I may not get any air traffic to test my receiver out, but as luck would have it, a pilot wanted to take his plane up for a test flight.

The Photos

Having been here many times before I didn’t just want to recreate the same images. I decided, therefore, to try and see the aircraft from different angles, or to focus on how they sit in the space.

Hopefully, it gives a fresh view of some of the planes I have shot over and over again.

Final Thoughts

I hope that the images are something different to look at and that I did the old birds justice.

It was a nice way to eat up that period before Christmas and New Year, and a great way to end 2019. I did get to test my frequency scanner out and I am now a certified aviation geek.

I’ve had some criticism in the past that my aviation shots are too “documentary style” so I am looking to try and give them a more artistic look in 2020. This style may not stick, but I just want to try new things in the next decade.

See you soon, and as always, thanks for looking.

 

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