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Musings from Lemon: Beneath the flightpath

Musings from Lemon: Beneath the flightpath

In the most recent Results email, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School’s ground was mentioned as being known as ‘The Runway’, and with a howling wind hammering down the ground on Saturday, it certainly lived up to its reputation.

A seemingly endless stream of jet and prop-jet aircraft passed low overhead on final approach to Melbourne Airport during both games, but there was one distinctly different aircraft which drew the writer’s attention (and probably no one else’s) in the middle of it all.

The Douglas DC3 pictured above, constructed in 1942 in Long Beach, California USA, somewhat made up for the soon-to-come OGs’ first quarter.

Photographic hint: when photographing propeller-driven aircraft airborne, always ensure you drop your shutter speed sufficiently to blur the propeller movement. Trouble is I had the shutter speed up so high trying to capture, freeze, the OGs Reserves in action and didn’t think to drop it down.

You need a really high shutter speed to capture this sort of action:

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