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Sentimental Take off! Mesa AZ
I took this belly photograph of B-17 Sentimental Journey on take off from Falcon Field in Mesa AZ with landing gear retracting on January 3rd 2009.
I was going to use my Canon 85mm F/1.2 II L lens to try and photograph some of the static displays and people at the CAF and wasn't ready to capture airplanes in flight. The 85mm F/1.2 is usually a portrait lens and focuses slowly, but I heard Sentimental Journey taking off and could not resist stopping down to F/4 and trying to get the shot. And I got it as she flew right over my head!!! Click on All Sizes and see the larger version. The details are amazing!
This photo was taken on January 3, 2009 in Falcon Field Municipal Airport, AZ, US, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Photograph and text used with permission by Grant Brummett Photography, one of our featured photographers. View his work on Flickr.com