Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Collings Foundation '909'
Even though I took these photographs of
the B-17, I still think that the aircraft looks like a model. I took this
picture before the shot of the full frame one in the first page of this
series. It was then I discovered that I had zoomed out too far to get the
complete aircraft. This photo was taken near the 300mm position of the
Sigma 75-300mm lens while mounted on a Minolta X-700 SLR, hand held.
B-17 Rear Aspect
I bet you have not seen a B-17 photographed from this angle very often!
I probably used a polarizer to eliminate reflections and darken the sky.
This sort of photograph calls for a wide angle lens and a very small aperture
to get the maximum depth of field. As you can see everything is in focus
from the tail to the nose.
B-17 Instrument Panel
This photo may give you some idea of the controls of the B-17.
This photograph was taken with natural light, but probably would have been
better with fill flash. I found it fascinating to go through the B-17 and
the B-24. It gives some small idea of what the 'innards' of the aircraft
were composed of.