Dunsfold is a delightful village a few miles from where I live. Dunsfold aerodrome was built (by the Canadian Army) during world war 2. After the war it was involved in the Berlin Airlift. Later it was used as the final assembly place for the Harrier Jump Jet and the Hawk trainer aircraft. It was closed in 1999. In recent years the BBC has used it to film 'Top Gear', and is also the venue for the airshow 'Wings and Wheels'. In the picture you can see the Brietling wing-walkers facing winds of up to 150 m.p.h. The biplanes are old Boeing Stearmans. The girls choreographed routines are truely breath-taking as the planes do loops and rolls.
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TheG1 (1509) 2010-12-19 7:49
Perfect exposure, you can see the movement of the air and propeller and the rest if sharp.
leo61 (0) 2010-12-19 8:06
Great action,seen from a good POV.Love the white smoke and zthe contrast of the planes with the dark sky.
Hussein_Kefel (819) 2010-12-19 8:25
This is a super shot without any doubt you are a photo pro.
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yquem46 (38750) 2010-12-19 9:24
Quite an action shot !
Nicely composed with the white smokes and the 2 planes standing out on the dark gray sky
For sure those guys must be out of their minds !
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diomed (13926) 2010-12-19 9:29
incredible capture in a very decisive moment. Great action, perfect exposure and focusin difficult conditions. Thanks for sharing.
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bebbetto (40) 2010-12-19 11:05
batalay (38591) 2010-12-19 14:58
An unusual photo for you, but just as effective as all those exotic sites you visit. As an action shot it is first rate, especially as a duet, with the wing walkers in choreographed positions. It brings to mind a line I heard relevant to politicians, governments, indeed, for all of us, "Never let go of what you, until you have a hold of something else." — Hirschberg's "First Law of Wing Walking."
siolaw (38292) 2010-12-19 22:43
No thanks! Not a sport for me!!!
Quite an amazing feat here, and perfectly captured...
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2010-12-20 4:36
Perfect composition and choice of timing Dear Ann.
The colours are nice, the pose beautiful.
I'm glad old air fields are used for new purposes.
Thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-12-20 9:40
Very nice capture of those vintage airplanes and wing walkers. If you notice, I love taking pictures of airplanes. I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Great colors. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2010-12-20 22:32
Hi Ann- Really goodshot, sharp, good colour and a lovely soft sky behind these bright planes. Best wishes Rosemary
testmaniac (13508) 2010-12-20 23:27
Hi Ann, great shot of this spectacular moment!
TFS and regards,
Nicou (139940) 2010-12-21 0:44
Et bien ils n'ont pas frois aux yeux ces cascadeurs, quelle compo, quel captage de ces deuxs avions leur position, avec la belle fumée, grandisoe cpatage.
bravo et amitié
sacavem (18620) 2010-12-23 9:22
This is a very spectacular and exciting shot. Impressive POV and very good timing. Details are effective and interesting.Thank you,
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claudeD (38074) 2010-12-23 12:02
very fine picture full of action.Wow what a good fotojob.I like the scenery very much.TFS.
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ricochet (9696) 2010-12-26 8:38
A sports scene perfectly captured, excellent sharpness, beautiful light and smoke coming out of the aircraft gives a great impact to your composition!
zanzi (13690) 2010-12-29 22:24
You managed to take a perfectly sharp and symmetric picture of these two planes. Great job. I like the bright color of the planes as it stands out from the cloudy sky.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-04-18 22:31
Spectacular moment, good timing, great composition, great light and the dark sky/clouds behind is an extra bonus.
cigdom (2592) 2011-07-13 15:44
I have just one word for this photo : Woww ! This photo is like from a movie scene. Good timing, very well captured. Really nice work! TFS