Went to Windermere today.
2 main views from this completely poles apart so please bear with me.
1) from an enthusiast view it was truly awful. Apart from 2/3rds the Bbmf and the Vulcan there was nothing else really on offer ( I discount the fairford finale act buzzing round) , as the black display hawk was displaying somewhere over Coniston (4 miles away) such was the distance and height of this display. So not a lot to offer really and from this stand point quite poor, although it was free!
2) from a member of publics view. Well it's free. That's a good start! It was quite leisurely with large gaps between acts that you could lounge around or get an ice cream etc. Some of the acts were ok, with the Lancashire and Vulcan looking fantastic amongst the hills. Great day out really.
So I'm caught here as I believe both are my opinion of the day...........will I go again? YES! Why?
Thank Mr Martin Withers for that. Bringing 558 from right to left from out of view with a topside pass, then into a display that saw 558 disappear behind mountains on the far side of the lake, to reappear pulling over for another manoeuvre. Only 1 howl from the old girl today but on the wheels down pull round against a blue sky Martin pulled vapour off the wing tips, and something I've never seen before and that's self manufactured cloud on the wings.
If that's the last time I see 558, then I can carry that memory with me forever. Thank you Martin, you made our day, and for that I shall return. The thought of such sights within the reasonably tight confines of Windermere on a sunny day has me hooked.
Even if 558 is not to return, I certainly will.
Canon 100-400 L usm lens
Aviation pics on davejonesphotography/zenfolio/