I know, it’s probably a Percival Prentice, not a Chipmunk. Got confused because Hergé usually took some liberty with aircrafts in his comics, but there’s also definitely a “Chippie” in the “Black Island“. Red/white with a bubble canopy.
Anyway, you get it. A proper Chipmunk should run a DH Gipsy engine. And the guy who writes this cannot currently fly his plane because of Gipsy cylinder issues. Go figure…
Last weekend, the airshow celebrating the Battle of Britain took place in Duxford. Long before the crews started the engines of their Messerschmitt, Hurricane, Lysander and other wonderful, 80 years-old flying machines, the show started on the ground, for those who had access to the flight line. A crowd of volunteers participated in giving a unique, 1940 atmosphere.
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
It’s a country far from here. More than an island, it’s another planet. How could one not fall in love with these magnetic landscapes, so beautiful and reminiscent of the first hours of the Earth? I have started to upload more of these shots at 500px but here’s a sneak peak:
A very nice review of an equally nice watch. While Longines is not a brand which comes spontaneously to my mind when discussing aviation and pilot watches, they do have a legitimacy in the field, having provided the Royal Air Force with a nice, simple, readable time instrument back in the 30s (and up to the 60s). The RAF 6b-159.
First attempt at “shooting stars”, from Creux du Van, Switzerland. Suboptimal conditions with an almost full moon and a thin layer of clouds. But an opportunity to learn new techniques and fool around with Lightroom sliders.
And I just realize that my work is available in the digital version of Plateform Magazine. What I wrote 6 years ago is still true: I want my photographs to be like the first 5 lines of a novel. That’s why I always put a character in them.