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On a wing and a .......

By phil_j  
A real move away from my usual Flora and Fauna shot's for a while.

I will be uploading a selection of images from outside of my normal genre, I would like to develop my photographic skills to cover as many different styles.

This shot was taken at the very wet Sunday running of RIAT 2009, and was during one of the brief dry moments with a little sunshine, although as you can see from the sky behind, another downpour was just around the corner.
The shot is of one of the Guinot Wingwalkers, and in a way the dark sky helps to make the brightly coloured planes and catsuits of the girl really stand out well.

I would welcome your thoughts.

Many thanks

Phil

Tags: General Transport Sports and action

Voters: NikkiW, crapsnap, Coleslaw and 102 more

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20 Jul 2009 8:39PM
wow great timing
nikki

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20 Jul 2009 8:39PM
great colour, nice and sharp, well taken....Alan
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Jul 2009 8:40PM
Should have told us you were going as well... Smile

Just saw you left the same message on Phil's... LOL
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
20 Jul 2009 8:43PM
Thanks all, shame I didn't know you guys were going Cole, we were in the Jubilee Gardens enclosure dodging the rain!!

Phil
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Jul 2009 8:44PM
Ah... we were between the Jubilee Gardens and the grand stand on the right!
LOL
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Jul 2009 8:46PM
Superb.
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
20 Jul 2009 8:46PM
So that "was" your big lens that kept getting in the way then!!!Wink
Wilmot Plus
7 338 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 8:50PM
Stunning image
Steve
owp 11 168
20 Jul 2009 8:51PM
. . . very nice indeed . . the rainy sky really helped here!
20 Jul 2009 8:59PM
The red really stands out against that moody sky.
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 9:09PM
No worries about the change of subject...this is superb Phil! Smile
dwarf Plus
8 52 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 9:11PM
very effective the sky does show off the colou very well
dorothy
20 Jul 2009 9:26PM
Stands out beautifully against that moody sky. Nicely composed. Like it.
20 Jul 2009 9:39PM
Excellent shot.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
20 Jul 2009 9:54PM
Astonishing!
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
20 Jul 2009 10:16PM
Like the tones in this - good work.
Regards Richard.
Tony_M 12 342 England
20 Jul 2009 10:18PM
It might have been a very wet day, but occasional sunny spells with grey coulds behind can lead to stunning shots like this. Well done.

Tony.
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
20 Jul 2009 10:36PM
That's a beauty .....
20 Jul 2009 10:41PM
Stunner.
Scott
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 10:54PM
An outstanding action capture, I love it. Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 11:02PM
Absolutely fantastic, you multi-talented tog.
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 11:14PM
I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile
gregl Plus
11 18 1 England
20 Jul 2009 11:28PM
Fantastic shot - the red and white really stand out against the gray sky.
Greg
bfgstew Plus
9 668 105 England
20 Jul 2009 11:33PM
Pin sharp, great exposure control against that sky and prop blur is spot on, superb capture Phil.
Think you need to give us lesser mortals some tips?......Wink
Stewart
21 Jul 2009 12:31AM
Stunning inflight close-up. Excellent well timed capture with superb fine, sharp detail and great colour.
Steve.
21 Jul 2009 1:40AM
An excellent shot Phil, well done.
Geoff.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
21 Jul 2009 5:23AM
A fantastic capture, Phil. Carol
cjl47 Plus
8 4 3 England
21 Jul 2009 6:43AM
Excellent action shot
chris
21 Jul 2009 7:45AM
Fabulous Phil.. .great comp and I like the smoke trail running along behind
... I reckon the flexible young lady would buy that.... email 'em!
Jon
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
21 Jul 2009 9:19AM
This is an absolute gem Phil - have my User Award for this.
Brian.
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 9:26AM
Superbly captured, Phil. An excellent composition with good colours & detail against an ideal b/g.
Terry
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
21 Jul 2009 10:05AM
Very many thanks to everybody, I am really pleased this shot has been so well received, and I must say a very big thank you to Pamela, Lucien and Brian for their own personal awards.

they mean a great deal to me.

Phil
21 Jul 2009 10:32AM
What a shot, stunning work.

helen
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 12:21PM
Terrific capture! Just love it!
Done a quirky old mod for fun.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 12:21PM
What a super capture.
Hope you like my mod.
John.
21 Jul 2009 12:44PM
Another stunner
john
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
21 Jul 2009 1:10PM
Thanks for the mods Marilyn and John, what a creative pair you are!

Phil
redshank 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 4:56PM
Super shot, very sharp, sky colour compliments.
Martin
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
21 Jul 2009 6:22PM
WOW, I'm in a state of shock, an HC, thank you Guys and Gals at EPZ, really, really grateful.

Phil
proberts Plus
11 218 4 Wales
21 Jul 2009 6:45PM
Cracking shot Phil. Was there with Cole,Phil and Geoff.Pity we didnt know you were there. Congrats on the HC.
Andrew.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 8:17PM
Congratulations on the well deserved HC Phil.

Stunning capture.
regards
Yung
Excellent photo Phil........but it is beyond me why any one would want to wing walk let alone do gymnastics up there!
21 Jul 2009 9:41PM
What a brilliant shot. The comp. is really great
22 Jul 2009 10:28AM
Brilliant capture.
Dave
Phil,you very hot now.....
congrats all awards
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 3:03PM
Superb image,well done on the awards,well deserved....................

Tony.
javam Plus
11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 5:47PM
Repeating what has been said above, but comp and prop are spot on and the dark grey BG really sets the Guinot paintscheme off well. A great shot and well deserved HC.

Neil
HowardA Plus
9 231
23 Jul 2009 11:24AM
Lovely natural light and bags of detail.
Howard
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
23 Jul 2009 8:40PM
A brilliant shot Phil, you've timed this one to perfection. One of your very best images IMHO
Pegon Plus
10 78 1 England
23 Jul 2009 10:03PM
A fantastic capture Phil. Congratulations on the awards. You can have one of me too.
Pete.
Pegon Plus
10 78 1 England
23 Jul 2009 10:04PM
A fantastic capture Phil. Congratulations on the awards. You can have one off me too.
Pete.
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
25 Jul 2009 4:53AM
a cracker, congrats on the awards.lesley
janet 13 27 England
27 Jul 2009 2:05PM
Wow! Well captured.

Janet.
31 Aug 2010 9:36PM
Well done, great capture! Nice mod 2!
Bogdan

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