Weight and Stuff Report – 21 July 2012

Up a wee bit today, but never mind.

I decided to reverse my weekend plans when I saw the weather this morning. Rather than do the usual not all that interesting shopping and washing thing today, I’ll be doing it tomorrow, because I just had to take advantage of the clear sky and general dry and warm conditions to go to the Sunderland International Airshow. Having missed it last year, I was determined to go this time. And so I did, quite early, even. I found a place by about 11am, set up my folding chair and then got my Kindle out as the flying didn’t start until 1:30[1].

Anyway, conditions were pretty damn perfect, everything that was due to fly did so, and full performances were given by all. Sorting out the pictures will take a while, as there are rather a lot of them, but here’s a sample of a waving wingwalker. If you look closely, you may see her face being pulled out of shape by the wind drag.

Wingwalker wave

Wingwalker wave

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 281mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 21 July, 2012

[1] I hadn’t checked for exact details, and had guess 12 noon…

3 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 21 July 2012

  1. Twisty

    You must have one helluva zoom lens! I’m not sure I can think of anything more terrifying than walking on the wing if a flying plane.

    1. Les Post author

      Well, it’s a 70-200mm f/2.8 Sigma, with a 2x converter on it, so I was shooting at 400mm for most of the day.

      I generally think of the wing walkers as being quite mad…

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