What a wonderful day it has been today. I have taken so many photographs. However, the majority of them were of the ‘bird’ kind, feathered and aeronautical!!!! There will be another time for the feathered variety but today is devoted to those “Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines”!
I love aeroplanes. Unfortunately, there are not too many around here in the Okanagan to photograph, and certainly there are very little of my favourites which are military planes and helicopters. However, we had a welcome visit from the water bombers from the North West Territories practicing their water landings on the Okanagan Lake, getting ready for the fire season.
This Canadair CL-215 could be seen from Summerland, circling the lake, approaching for a ‘landing’, skimming over the lake and taking on board water into its belly, and then taking off again. It then dropped the water and came around to do it all over again. Practice makes perfect, they say. I lost count!
I have come to the conclusion that for all aerial photography, I am going to need a longer lens! My 200mm zoom just didn’t quite come up to standard. I’ll have to save up for it.