Monday, 12 August 2013

Festival of Flight, 2013.

Newcastle, County Down, last Saturday. Messing around with my new Fujifilm X20 camera and trying out its features. Still don't understand the half of it. How do you get interesting shots of aircraft when you're miles away from them and without a suitable lens? My husband says I'm more of a street photographer. Leave the aircraft to him!
The crowds gathered.

There was street entertainment while we waited.

Waiting required patience. The children amused themselves by throwing rocks in the water and             sailing their toy boats. Others looked on.

The rescue helicopter began the show.

There were other aircraft too but I left that photography to the expert.

Out of nowhere the Red Arrows appeared and soared high into the sky.
They swished ...
... swooped and swirled ... and then they were gone. As fast as that.
They painted the sky red white and blue.

The clouds were angry after that.


crazydazy said...

looks like you had a good day in Newcastle. Have you been to the bead shop (opposite Mauds)?

snoopysgranny said...

I have, Ali. I bought a butterfly bead there and used it on the Cow Parsley page of my fabric book.