The Grumman Avenger is not a pretty plane, almost like a big insect with the wings folded down, I am told this is for easy storage, they take up a lot less room.Finally the engine was started. a throaty rumble and clouds of blue smoke. Then the wings were opened and shut several times. All good to go, Pilot and Co-Pilot easy to see in the clear canopy above their heads.
it was difficult to get any photos without the trees in the background, or the buildings.Then they were too far away.
The Spitfire did not come out as far onto the runway approach and there were always buildings behind.Not a good place for a photo shoot, but after all that plane was there to show off its ability and that of the pilot when in the air.
The Spitfire did some loops, spirals, flying on the side, vertical, and more. it was fast and even using the fast shutter speed was not easy to spot and get a good photo.They came in together, flying low .I took all these photos with my Canon 550D, 55-250 lens, varying settings as the light changed during the morning.
A great display, and as always, I found so many people helpful with camera suggestions, lens, shutter speed, ISO and more. One man had not recharged his batteries, so I have emailed him many photos. After all, that is what a blog, a quilting group or a photography site is about, help if you can, ask if you need, watch what you say, and listen carefully.Hope you have your photos Sam, I have one more email to send.
The tulips are flowering at last, the second photo was taken with a Macro lens.
Quotation of the day, from Amelia Earhart
“ You haven’t seen a tree
until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky”
Greetings from Jean