What a day it’s been today, the only thing wrong with it was my Beemer was laid up in the garage or I would have been out riding it in this blast of May sunshine.
I went to Balado first as I hadn’t been there in a while then onto Scone where I was lucky enough to photograph a student pilot making his first solo flight (one day that’ll be me.) From there I went up to Drumshade Farm, near Kirriemuir to visit the Angus Gliding Club, who are a great bunch of lads and seem to do a lot for a small club.
It is always a pleasure to visit Drumshade as I am always made welcome, which is more than I can say for Portmoak.
My intention was to shoot some near infra reds of the launch and despite the favourable conditions there wasn’t much flying going on, so I only got one attempt at the shot that I had visualised. The launch shot was disappointing, my timing was all wrong, I pressed the shutter too late to begin the 8 second exposure and the test shots turned out to be more interesting that the pre-visualised one!
The chap on the left is the pilot, a dead giveaway seeing as he is wearing the parachute, the chap on the right is the launcher.
It may look like the launcher is loafing around but he is doing a vital job of making sure the aircraft does not tip over as the pilot is climbing into the cockpit.
You can see what I had visualised but it did not quite work out the way that I had planned.
Bob’s beloved K8 at rest at the launch point.
So there we have it, I don’t know what I’ll pull out of the hat for tomorrow I am back at work, so it may be a stock photo from earlier this month.
Before I finish I would like to wish my niece Lynne, a big Happy Birthday and I hope that you have a super day tomorrow.
Mar tae follow nae doot…