One of the first lessons I was taught about aviation photography is get the “going away” shot. It can be a very powerful photograph! Not just the mere fact you’re taking it, but by incorporating a background that tells a story. In other words, when you have some drama n the sky. In this case, an incoming storm at sunset set the stage. The Super Cub in the pattern doing touch & goes made for the perfect subject. Bringing the two together just took standing behind the hangar on the taxi ramp and the 180-400VR @560mm. I shot it both ways, with the camera plum with the earth and cocked to make the Cub appear it was making a left out of the pattern. The bottonline is that despite the fact the Cub is tini tiny in the frame, you can’t help but see it. And it appears to be heading out against the big storm all on its own all because of the long shot.
Piper Super Cub captured by Z 9 / 180-400VR