Getting back into the groove

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Getting back into the groove

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Now that the lockdown restrictions are easing in this part of the world, the pilots are piloting and I'm photographing them doing it. Also getting used to Capture One as my raw editor

I took a walk up Bishop Hill last week to photograph the gliders operating from the nearby Portmoak field, as they worked the ridge.

A silhouette shot of a Discus banking
ImageG-CHJL Discus, Bishop Hill by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
and another with some company, reminds me of the old film days
ImageG-CLUZ Discus, Bishop Hill by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The icing on the cake was this old Slingsby
ImageG-DDHE Slingsby T.53, Bishop Hill by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The sun didn't play ball much, a pity
ImageG-CHJL Discus, Bishop Hill by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

A trip back to Scone last week for some re-familiarisation and a visit yesterday gave me my first aircraft photos since March

This 182 hasn't flown in years but is still maintained.
ImageG-CDRC Cessna 182 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

The RV mafia was out that day, caught the RV-3 as it vacated the runway
ImageG-RODZ RV-3 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
This wee Cassutt Racer used to be based, it went to China for an air race and hasn't flown since. Back for a bit of TLC
ImageG-BOMB Cassutt Racer , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
A based 172.
ImageD-ENPC Cessna 172 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The relief Aberdeen, HLE79 EC135 returning to Gloucester. Note the furled white Covid screen behind the pilot
ImageG-HEMN EC135 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
A based 152 taking off from 27
ImageG-SELA Cessna 152 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The relief HLE76 was looking particularly nice against the grey cloud.
ImageG-SPHU EC135 , Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

It sure is nice to be back at an airfield, with a camera and meet back up with old friends.

Stay safe, save lives.

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