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Clair de Lune

By cceccles
Sorry I haven't been on for a while, it's been a very busy time recently with work deadlines and a house under construction!

Thought you might enjoy this. We went to an air show yesterday at Owls Head Transportation Museum, near Camden in Maine. This glider, piloted by Jim Parker, performed a stunningly graceful aerobatic display to the music 'Clair de Lune' (which was also the name of the aircraft), performing a continuous series of rolls, stalls, spins and loops as it gradually descended towards the runway. As there was no engine, the smoke came from small cannisters on the wing tips and fuselage. It was a great contrast to the other high-powered ear-splitting aircraft!

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Tags: Photo journalism Jim Glider Aerobatics Maine Landscape and travel Parker

Voters: woolybill1, StephenBrighton, JohnEW and 8 more

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woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 9:56PM
A most interesting capture, beautifully composed and exposed. I have never heard of a glider leaving smoke trails before!
JohnEW 15 3
31 Jul 2007 1:44AM
Most interesting shot Chris. An aviation subject is particularly appropriate for me since I have just developed a new obsession to add to digital photography - RC electric helicopters - almost as expensive & equally frustrating! Welcome back to the photo madhouse! Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
31 Jul 2007 3:08AM
Unique and very well done-- He is making a very gracefull design!
Welcome back!
31 Jul 2007 9:22AM
Welcome back Chris - this is an excellent way to make your return, so unusual, so graceful.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
31 Jul 2007 11:25AM
A most imaginative shot Chris. I can just see that glider looping and rolling to the music.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
31 Jul 2007 12:34PM
Nice to see you back, and with a fascinating shot too.
Guillaume 15 119 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 5:46PM
Good to have you back on-line Chris. That looks like impressive aerobatics to me. Good capture
31 Jul 2007 10:24PM
Thanks for all the kind comments - it's good to be back!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 3:52PM
This is beautiful, and i missed it the otherday! Glad I'm here now.

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