We went round Duxford on Saturday. Or rather, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford
, which is an impressive aviation collection.
I've not been there in many years. Perhaps it would be better to say that though we pass it frequently, I have actually been in only once, the best part of 15 years ago, and it's added somewhat since then. I wanted to go to really try out my camera. It was a glorious day for it - cold, but clear and bright, with no wind, and if I couldn't get good pictures in those conditions, then it wouldn't be the camera's fault, nor the conditions, nor the subjects.
And actually, I'm pretty happy with the results. The 18-70mm lens is great for allowing me to frame an entire aircraft when barely beyond its nose, and the pictures were all nicely exposed on the auto setting.
Unfortunately, I forgot one thing, which is why some of the pictures, the outdoor ones, manage to be 1/800th of a second at f/14. Yep, it was set to ISO1600, which is fine for trying to photograph bats without a flash, but bloody awful for bright sunlight. And the actual pictures have a dullness that they wouldn't normally have, due to the CCD having to work so hard from a bare flicker of an exposure.
So, I'll be going back, some sunny day, and this time I'll have it set somewhere more sane.
(But it's got a U2. And an SR71. And ... and ... and ...)
Oh, yes, the picture in the previous post was on the way home.