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P-51 on the break

By acaado1  
A P-51 mustang at full power makes an impressive turn to break for landing at the motorway end of the Duxford airfield. Photographing at the extreme ends of the airfield give you your best chance of a topside shot where you can attempt to portray an air to air capture, when sadly you are on terra firma only dreaming of photographing air to air one day!!

I deliberately did not crop this shot as I think many members prefer more cloud content. My previous entries for military aircraft have all been frame fillers. What do you think?

Large shows good rivot detail.



Tags: General Transport P-51 Mustang Duxford Airshow Warbird Military aircraft Usafe Sports and action

Voters: DaveU, Maddie, jarendell and 24 more

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DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
15 Apr 2008 11:15AM
Your crop is just about right IMO. Tight enough to show the plane in good detail but not too tight to leave some sky and put the plane in context. Just wish you had a bit more blur on the prop Smile

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acaado1 10 5 England
15 Apr 2008 11:19AM
Fair point Dave, but the shot was taken on the classic 1/250 speed setting for warbirds. However, when Mustangs are going at full pelt I am pleased to get a sharp airframe.

By the way, I refuse to add any motion blur in photoshop, I like em as they really were.


User_Removed 11 485 13 England
15 Apr 2008 11:38AM
i don't know Dave U and his blur on propellers, obsessive complusive behaviour if you ask me Wink

A fantastic shot Adrian wonderfully sharp and perfectly framed

mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 11:44AM
cracking shot of Ferocious Frankie. makes mine look dull lol. nice crop and crystal clear Grin
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
15 Apr 2008 11:53AM
Picking on me again Dave? Enough to give me a complex I'd say Wink

It is a fine shot and technically very difficult to get right I daresay. And good on you for not "cheating" in Photoshop Adrian.
acaado1 10 5 England
15 Apr 2008 11:54AM
Thank you very much Dave and Matt!

javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 12:56PM
1/250 on a mustang would give good blur if viewed from the front, but it is the angle of the prop to your POV that is limiting the blur not the shutter speed in this.

Very sharp shot and I would say the comp in frame is about spot on.
21 Apr 2008 2:19PM
Well captured, nice technique and detail.

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