Photographer's Note

Here is another plane I was able to get real close to at the Abbotsford Airshow.

Its the F8F BearCat, nicknamed The Bear. Its a single engine fighter plane from the mid 1940's.

When you see this plane upclose and personal, you get to know quickly why its called the Bear. Its quite stalky and packs a punch.

It was so much fun using the wide angle to get this shot. Its hard to tell from the photo, but i'm basically sitting on the runway directly below the white star. The lens is able to capture the wing on the acute angle.

I got into a little bit of trouble for taking this photo. As part of the photography team, we were led around the planes by a group leader. Because i'm using a wide angle lens I had to get up close to the planes whereas the other photographers mostly used midrange lenses.

Therefore I had to stay at the back of the pack, and we were not allowed to get inbehind the planes or stand too close by the wings - but thats exactly what I did to get my photos :)

Needless to say the leader got a bit mad at me a couple of times...oops!

Perhaps I won't be welcomed back next year haha

Even though I now alot of TE members don't enjoy photos of planes, I still hope you appreciate the photogarphy side of it.

thanks for looking

danos, snunney, williewhistler, timecapturer, ikeharel, ktanska, jcpix has marked this note useful

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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7016 W: 88 N: 16990] (77819)
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