A different kind of bird


Since my previous post several months ago, we have moved from Brampton to a different part of Ontario, between Toronto and Kingston. We’re within easy reach of the RCAF Museum so once we became more settled after our move, and once there was less to do around the house, I was finally able to take advantage of the loosening public health restrictions and visit the museum. It’s been a long time since I shot anything but birds, so this was a very pleasant – and productive, I hope – way to spend a couple of hours.

The images were taken with my Fuji X-T3 and Fuji X-Pro2, shot in Raw and then processed using the quite wonderful Fuji X weekly recipe for Ektachrome. I had originally intended for these to be B&W but they didn’t really pop as much as I expected. Probably due to the harsh light at midday on the day. My plan wasn’t to shoot images of whole planes but to try to find angles and aspects which add some dynamism to the final image. A picture of a static plane with more aircraft, fences and sometimes storage containers behind them seemed to me to lack any kind of drama; the background would simply distract the viewer from the main aspect of the image itself. In this case, the background (or lack of it) was as important as the main subject.

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