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Catalina

By Jacobite
I don't normally take photos of aircraft as the longest lens I've got is a 70-200mm f2.8 but this Catalina flying boat was just begging to be shot as it fly close to me.
I'd popped over to the Imperial War Museum (Cambridgeshire) whilst my wife was away for the day and although it was a 'flying day' at the museum 3 planes (2 seater Spitfire, Sabre jet and this one) did take to the air.

Tags: Sky Flying Transport Clouds Museum Aircraft Duxford Catalina Bradbury DonRak

Voters: podgod, alant2, MalcolmM and 10 more


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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 3:57PM
nice ... very very nice

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jonwebber 11 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 4:45PM
Good composition.
jon
Jacobite 12 38 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 5:28PM
Thanks both. I think the lights make this shot. I've another, on a previous pass but without the lights; although I like it a lot this one wins.
9 Oct 2011 7:23PM
I think its the composition that makes this.
The Catalina banking, but perfectly nose on to the camera, prop blur and a gloomy sky as a backdrop.

As Barbra said Very very nice

Mick
Jacobite 12 38 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 7:35PM
Thanks merecat_20. It all came together and I was lucky to be standing where I was.
pablophotographer 8 1.3k 353
9 Oct 2011 10:18PM
One word description:

Dramatic.

Congratulations
Jacobite 12 38 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 6:09AM
Thanks Pablo Grin
12 Oct 2011 12:20PM
Verynice,you have a better sky than mine.
Jacobite 12 38 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 3:50PM
Pure luck there Pete. I wonder if its the same plane? Most probably is.

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