Posted on April 10, 2020
‘Anything with an engine’ is Cee’s topic for her Black & White Challenge this week. So here’s a light plane showing its paces at the annual ‘Estevol’ air show near Blond.
This is an image which works much better in monochrome than colour, thanks mainly to the enhanced contrast of the plane with those big clouds.
Posted on February 19, 2020
Something involving the letter K is Cee’s Fun Foto prompt for this week, so here is a very large kite that was flying at the annual ‘Estevol’ airshow last summer.
Posted on August 6, 2019
Frank setting the theme of ‘overhead’ for the latest Tuesday Photo Challenge is very timely, as the weekend before last I went to the annual airshow (Estevol) near the town of Blond.
As usual, the show featured a large number of impressive kites, including this rather forbidding example:
Posted on July 26, 2019
Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is ‘anything that flies’.
That would certainly include this elaborate box kite, seen at the annual ‘Estevol’ air show at nearby Blond.
Posted on July 24, 2018
This coming weekend sees the annual ‘Estevol’ air show at nearby Blond. It was cancelled last year due to strong winds and thunderstorms, although the weather seems set fair this time around.
A couple of years ago I saw this drone lurking behind the windsock:
Posted on August 1, 2015
Having a camera means seeing the world with a photographer’s eye. It can also mean being able to see things that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. That’s inspiring.
This photograph illustrates the point. Last weekend was the annual airshow (‘estevol’) at Blond. It was a cloudy, overcast day which at least meant that the sky provided a good neutral background. It was also very windy.
One of the regular features of the estevol is a very colourful display of kites. The wind was perfect for flying them, but it took a camera – and only 1/8000 of a second – to ‘freeze’ this particular ‘cerf-volant’, which otherwise would have been just a blur.