A flight Crew Illusion

They always say it’s better to be lucky than good. In some cases that’s a very true statement in photography. Even the best of plans can go south, which especially goes true when dealing with light. Often times the best moments were the unexpected ones, when life does it’s own thing without planning. This brings me to this photograph of the B-29 Superfortress “FIFI.” When photographing it one early morning it was of big surprise, and at first glance annoyance, to see 12 national guards doing their morning routine. This included walking around the plane. But it turned out to be a very fortuitous circumstance, because they ended up looking like a flight crew going out to the plane. The B-29 could hold a crew of eleven and their happens to be twelve people here, pretty darn close! The illusion comes across of this plane going out on a early mission instead of just being parked. Luck was on our side that morning.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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