Duxford Airshow - the planes by Laura Daly

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post.  This slowly dawned on me whilst processing some film yesterday (post coming soon), the realization I had a ton of (I think) cool images of the planes flying at the airshow I visited a couple of months ago, which I blogged about in a couple of posts. As always at Duxford there was an amazing diverse range of aircraft flying.  Luckily, the cloud cover wasn't too thick so most could put on a full display.  I have picked out some of my favourites for you below.  Of course, there were many other photographers at the show, both professional and amateur alike.  Some were wielding enormous set-ups of big glass, top of the line bodies and monopods...I personally wouldn't be able to tolerate that on my small frame (I am actually in the middle of transitioning to a mirrorless set-up, more on this soon).

Anyway, here are the images, and I will leave it there.  I have some exciting posts coming up including my first attempts at shooting and home developing colour film, and an impending trip to Paris.  Hope to see you back soon!


Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK by Laura Daly


A few weeks ago we made our second visit to the IWM Duxford, after the fantastic anniversary air show in the summer (for those of you who haven't been, there is a fantastic selection of aircraft on display, including a retired concorde!). Concorde cockpit

A great place to practice many different photography skills, like low-light, candid portraits and action shots of planes (during air shows). I've included some shots from the last air show we went to, including some images captured of the recreationists present on the day. Enjoy!


Loved ones




American Jeep - caught in the headlights


12 knots - lots of these old gauges were on sale at various stalls


Preparing the gear


WW2 American Classics


Stunt flying!


Concorde (?) formation of the Red Arrows


Making the turn


Red Arrows on display

All images captured using a Nikon D90 and 50mm f/1.8 and the Nikon 70-300 f/4-5.6.