The Collings Foundation and their trio of aircraft again visited Corvallis this year. And as I checked the archives of this blog – it looks like it’s been about 5 years since I last checked into the mostly-annual event.
They were scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, so I decided to try and catch the planes on approach (top photo).
On my way to the airfield, the overcast day was a bit disappointing, as I was looking forward to some blue-skies behind the shiny bombers. But then I remembered a small bit not long ago from Kelby and his experiment of shooting iconic sites around the world on “seamless”. In other words – he tried to highlight the structural beauty of the scenes – and simply treated the gray overcast as a giant softbox – and just let the background blowout (at least that’s how I interpreted it). So I thought I’d give it a try (just for fun).
The B-17G was the easier plane of the two to try this technique for two reasons. The background behind it was a bit less cluttered – but more importantly – more people were meandering around the B-24.
For walking through the plane – I preferred the fisheye – as I thought it paired well with the curved interior spaces.
(and if you’re curious – here’s my earlier post on the Nine ONine)