Another view of the Red Arrows, performing at Farnborough. My first view is here.
Per Ardua ad Astra is the motto of the RAF; through hard work to the stars seemed especially apt as I viewed this part of their routine from the shade cast by the wing of an ( unknown) US military aircraft.
The Red Arrows team use the single French word, 'Eclat', for their own motto; 'Excellence', which seemed equally apt as they went through their display of precision flying.
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luciola (2916) 2011-03-22 7:04
Very interesting photo. I wonder where the photographer was sitting?
annjackman (20391) 2011-03-22 7:22
I like this for its originality. It is so hard to get really good pictures of the Red Arrows as they often seem rather small in the frame (as in my TE pictures of the Arrows at the Dunsfold airshow)but you have made them an interesting part of a bigger picture. The strong FG of the plane on the ground frames the Arrows very well and the beautiful sunny but partly cloudy sky enhances our view of them. Very good work.
tyro (21186) 2011-03-22 14:24
What a wonderfully striking shot!
As we have discussed before, the thumbnail of this picture is striking too, but the full-size image all the more so. And as Ann says, the parts of an aeroplane in the foreground add considerable depth and interest to the picture - much better than just a distant group of 'planes against a plain blue sky.
What I usually find, when I come to look at pictures I have taken, is that I just immediately want to go back and take the picture again but from a slightly different viewpoint - not always possible in a situation such as this! What I think would really have been nice would have been if you had stepped very slightly back and to your right so that the line of the wing and the line of the fuselage of the 'plane met the top and bottom left corners of the frame respectively, a little more of the propellor and engine being seen to the right and the Red Arrows very slightly to the right of their present position.
All this is, of course, just nit picking. It's a great picture as it is - well composed, exposed and presented. Well worth deux points!
corjan3 (2095) 2011-03-23 10:07
Very well captured from a good POV. Well done.
ktanska (25337) 2011-03-24 5:55
I think this is just wonderful. By combining close-upof an aircraft with the group flying in formation transmits feeling of the show very well.
Just one suggestion, to make style cleaner you could crop the tree tops off from the bottom.
romanaa (7966) 2011-03-24 7:57
wonderful picture with fabulous timing, if you switched the button a hundredth of a second later, the perfect framing by another plane would be lost.
batalay (36157) 2011-04-06 10:19
I remember your original shot of the Red Arrows. The pair comprise a complementary series. This one is clever in the way you've employed the wing and nose of the plane to frame the acrobatic quintet. I wonder if you've ever seen the United States Air Force Memorial, either in person or as my Photo #300, emblematic of the "Bomb Burst Effect."
ravinmb (1303) 2011-09-26 22:43
This is wonderful composition. Really like how you kept the aircraft aside and captured the flights.. Fantastic.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2010-07-24
- Categories: Transports
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
- Exposition: f/9.0, 1/400 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-22 6:37