Lighting Aviation History


A B-17G Flying Fortress sits on the ramp at Porter County Regional Airport in Valparaiso, Ind., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The World War II era aircraft, built in 1945, currently tours the country as part of the nonprofit Collings Foundation. Three 600 watt strobes were used to light the aircraft.

When the opportunity presented itself to capture some dramatic portraits of a B-17G Flying Fortress I recently flew on, it was one I absolutely had to take. After all, how often do you end up with a World War II bomber as your subject with few, if any, restrictions? The propellers in my mind started turning on just how I could grant visual justice to such a deserving piece of American history.

Fresh from my trip to the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, I realized this was a great chance to capture the very streamlined aircraft in a clean fashion

Posted in Aviation, Large Format Film, Lighting Design, Photography by Guy Rhodes on August 2nd, 2013.

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