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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


Tags: General Transport Sports and action

Voters: NikkiW, crapsnap, Coleslaw and 102 more

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NikkiW 11 33 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 8:39PM
wow great timing

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20 Jul 2009 8:39PM
great colour, nice and sharp, well taken....Alan
Coleslaw 12 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 12 134 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!!

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Jul 2009 8:44PM
Ah... we were between the Jubilee Gardens and the grand stand on the right!
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Jul 2009 8:46PM
phil_j 12 134 4 England
20 Jul 2009 8:46PM
So that "was" your big lens that kept getting in the way then!!!Wink
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 8:50PM
Stunning image
owp 13 168
20 Jul 2009 8:51PM
. . . very nice indeed . . the rainy sky really helped here!
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 8:59PM
The red really stands out against that moody sky.
martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 9:09PM
No worries about the change of subject...this is superb Phil! Smile
dwarf 10 52 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 9:11PM
very effective the sky does show off the colou very well
DunDiggin 11 63 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 9:26PM
Stands out beautifully against that moody sky. Nicely composed. Like it.
lesgoodey 12 5 1 England
20 Jul 2009 9:39PM
Excellent shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Jul 2009 9:54PM
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Jul 2009 10:16PM
Like the tones in this - good work.
Regards Richard.
Tony_M 14 342 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.

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
20 Jul 2009 10:36PM
That's a beauty .....
20 Jul 2009 10:41PM
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 10:54PM
An outstanding action capture, I love it. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 11:02PM
Absolutely fantastic, you multi-talented tog.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2009 11:14PM
I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile
gregl 13 19 1 England
20 Jul 2009 11:28PM
Fantastic shot - the red and white really stand out against the gray sky.
bfgstew 11 668 105 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
21 Jul 2009 12:31AM
Stunning inflight close-up. Excellent well timed capture with superb fine, sharp detail and great colour.
21 Jul 2009 1:40AM
An excellent shot Phil, well done.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jul 2009 5:23AM
A fantastic capture, Phil. Carol
cjl47 10 4 3 England
21 Jul 2009 6:43AM
Excellent action shot
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!
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
21 Jul 2009 9:19AM
This is an absolute gem Phil - have my User Award for this.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 9:26AM
Superbly captured, Phil. An excellent composition with good colours & detail against an ideal b/g.
phil_j 12 134 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.

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

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 12:21PM
Terrific capture! Just love it!
Done a quirky old mod for fun.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 12:21PM
What a super capture.
Hope you like my mod.
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 12:44PM
Another stunner
phil_j 12 134 4 England
21 Jul 2009 1:10PM
Thanks for the mods Marilyn and John, what a creative pair you are!

redshank 9 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 4:56PM
Super shot, very sharp, sky colour compliments.
phil_j 12 134 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.

proberts 14 218 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.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 8:17PM
Congratulations on the well deserved HC Phil.

Stunning capture.
21 Jul 2009 8:21PM
Excellent photo Phil........but it is beyond me why any one would want to wing walk let alone do gymnastics up there!
jayjay52 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2009 9:41PM
What a brilliant shot. The comp. is really great
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 10:28AM
Brilliant capture.
22 Jul 2009 3:02PM
Phil,you very hot now.....
congrats all awards
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 3:03PM
Superb image,well done on the awards,well deserved....................

javam 13 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.

HowardA 11 231
23 Jul 2009 11:24AM
Lovely natural light and bags of detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 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 12 78 1 England
23 Jul 2009 10:03PM
A fantastic capture Phil. Congratulations on the awards. You can have one of me too.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
23 Jul 2009 10:04PM
A fantastic capture Phil. Congratulations on the awards. You can have one off me too.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
25 Jul 2009 4:53AM
a cracker, congrats on the awards.lesley
janet 15 27 England
27 Jul 2009 2:05PM
Wow! Well captured.

Bonico 8 Romania
31 Aug 2010 9:36PM
Well done, great capture! Nice mod 2!

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