This ultralight aircraft landed on the beach one afternoon. The pilot had a couple of drinks at the beach bar and then hopped back in the plane and, while trying to take off, was swamped by a wave which damaged the propeller blades. Some locals rushed to help him haul the plane to higher ground and it was left there for two days. Then early in the morning five guys arrived and began working on the propeller, changing the damaged blades. This took about four hours and then they fired up the engine (4 cylinder Rotax) and with one guy hitting the throttle and three of them keeping the plane from advancing, one held a device in the prop wash and measured the thrust. After some more adjustments, everything was declared shipshape and at this point the pilot arrived, hopped in the plane and took off. By the way, the plane only needed about forty meters to become airborne.
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belido (19934) 2009-02-17 3:03
what an interesting scene. I think I've never seen this aircraft from this distance. I would love to fly on this and see San Pancho from the sky. Well framed and with such nice natural colors. Great job!
pierrefonds (55728) 2009-03-21 15:31
The point of view is allowing us to see the details of the ultralight aircraft, it is also taking our eyes toward the horizon which seem to be leaning to the left. The subject is well frame. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
daveRen (150) 2010-09-09 18:34
Great action! Typical Mexican reaction - having fun with it. I think I saw that plane while it was parked in San Pancho that winter.
I would suggest having a look at a good quality polarizer filter. I have the same camera and use a B+W Polarizing Filter all the time. You loose a bit of light - but for this shot it would be no problem. I think it would "naturally" boost the water and sky color and the overall contrast.
I am adding this to my "Westcoast Mexico" theme ..... got some more?
- Copyright: Dave Fisher (dabeed) (568)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-I, Tiffen 72mm UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aircraft, Westcoast Mexico [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 16:19