Memphis Belle

Climbing out of a steep turn at the annual Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England, this is the only European airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress. Officially called...
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Climbing out of a steep turn at the annual Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England, this is the only European airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress. Officially called "Sally B" she appeared in the film Memphis Belle hence the logo that appears on this side of this awesome war bird.
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Bruz May 05, 2015
Wow. Love the perspective of this bird. Love the name of it also as it is the same as my wife's name.
timecapturer May 05, 2015
Thanks - it appears every year at the airshow in my hometown. B.
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Etna May 15, 2015
Nice shot
timecapturer May 16, 2015
Thank-you - B.
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MikeBoyle March 31, 2016
Nice...Very Nice!!!!
timecapturer March 31, 2016
Cheers Mike, so glad you like it! - Brian.
JFras30 April 13, 2016
Love WWII aircraft. B17 is a work of art in itself. Beautiful machine. Great Shot!
timecapturer April 13, 2016
Despite what is was designed to do it is still a graceful warbird. Thanks for your interest. Regards Brian.
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wheelerdealer August 22, 2016
Chills. Awesome shot!
timecapturer August 22, 2016
Thank-you - Brian.

Behind The Lens

Image captured on the west bank of the River Adur at the annual air-show in my home town of Shoreham-by-sea in West Sussex, England.
Taken late afternoon (3.45pm) in late summer.
Always tricky the light here as Shoreham Airport is on the coast with the runway running north/south. Best to capture facing east when taken at this time of day. Clear blue skies normally best but I do prefer a little bit of fair weather cloud to add interest and depth.
Sony Alpha A850 Full Frame DSLR. Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM Zoom Lens. Hand Held. 1/250:F10:ISO200:300mm
Been an aeroplane fanatic since a kid and I always try and get to this air-show despite what the English weather normally throws at us. These old "war-birds" are part of our history and heritage and just witnessing and hearing the roar of this amazing old bomber, is inspiration enough.
This is a vertical crop of the original Landscape original. Shot in RAW this image has been sharpened by 0.50px after conversion to Jpeg.
In my camera bag
Besides the above, I also carry a Sony SLT A99V Full Frame DSLR and two other lenses, which can be Sony 20mm F2.8 Wide Angle Lens and/or Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM.
Air-show photography is very hit and miss, quite literally with the fast jets. Telephoto lenses and panning the aircraft are essential to get sharpness and auto-focus is preferable otherwise it gets a bit over complicated. Most manuals say do not exceed 1/125 so as not to freeze the propellers, but I find 1/250 works fine. ISO of say 200-400 and faster shutter speeds for jets, unless you want to emphasise speed.

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