PT-17 “Crop Duster” captured by D750 / 24-70f2.8
It ’tis the season but how to say that with a photograph of an aircraft? Snow-covered aircraft usually indicates a derelict, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s not the best visual message for this time of year. I’ve been on the hunt and traveling to locations to get an aircraft in current operation in snow. I’ve had some luck doing air-to-air missions with a snowy background but to date, I’ve only photographed two static aircraft in snow, this is one of them. Does it really matter, I mean, having snow in the photograph? If you want to tell the story of winter, I kinda think so. I’m on the hunt here in MT for the opportunity and looking / talking with folks in AK for them as well. And as you might imagine, I don’t want any old plane but one with a character like this one, a one a of kind Stearman converted to a “crop duster.” I will find the perfect “Christmas” aviation photo at some point, cause I love a challenge and snow is a challenge!