Brian Parkin, QPSA  

About to Land by Brian Parkin, QPSA

November 2023 - About to Land

About the Image(s)

I found myself recently near the local grass airfield, and decided to have half an hour there practising panning. There wasn't a great deal of traffic, but I got one or two acceptable shots, although I would like to have been closer to the action.

Nikon Z6, 300mm, f/10, 1/160s, ISO100

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6 comments posted

Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Very nice. I love the way the pilot stands out in the shot. Did it come out of the camera like that?   Posted: 11/12/2023 16:32:26
Brian Parkin   Brian Parkin
Just a little crop - no post-processing. As Audrey says, the light was just right - more luck than judgement!   Posted: 11/13/2023 05:29:41

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
Great capture. I especially like the way your panning froze the plane and pilot, but captured the camera motion with the background, all without distorting the propeller motion. The light must have been perfect to get the inside structure of the cockpit as well as the pilot.   Posted: 11/12/2023 17:11:57

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
(Groups 4 & 31)
Hi Brian
If I am not mistaken looks very much like Barton spent many a happy hour there photographing the light aircraft in and out a great view from the control tower balcony.
Your panning practice paid off great image the aircraft is beautifully sharp lovely blurred background.
The aircraft is a homebuilt Sting Carbon.   Posted: 11/15/2023 15:54:00
Brian Parkin   Brian Parkin
Yes, it's Barton - taken from the top of the (not very tall) control tower. The last time I was there was to see the Vulcan's farewell.   Posted: 11/17/2023 18:01:13

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Brian, an exceptional image! Hope you sent a copy of this to the pilot.   Posted: 11/17/2023 10:39:46