My love affair with the Spitfire continues. This year was the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Flying Legends Airshow in Duxford had a great collection of them in honour. There were 10 listed in the programme.
As usual, I missed the take-off. Somehow, we have yet to be in place in time for me to get my camera set up to catch the take-off. And this year, I was risking doing the whole airshow on my Fuji, instead of my trusty Lumix. I very quickly realised that it was wisest to put it on automatic, because trying to keep up with the camera in manual mode meant I missed too many shots. Am I ever glad I did. I took almost 1,000 photos during the three hours I shot … I’m still not sure how many actually worked, but enough did that it was worth the learning experience.
Anyway, take-off missed … again … these are my favourite shots of my beloved Spitfires.
For three and a half hours, until the Balbo had finished, we watched them: Corsairs, Constellations, Messerschmidts, Lancasters, Hurricanes, Warhawks, Junkers, a bunch I can’t remember, and finally, the Spitfires. A great afternoon.