National Gliding Championships

Today’s post is from way back in 2008 when I got to spend a short amount time at an old WWII Airbase. 

I was there to photograph the National Open Gliding competition which was being held at Tibenham Airfield, Norfolk. 

I only had about half an hour there so didn’t have the time to get much more than a few pictures, so I decided to concentrate on one person. 

I found the pilot John Williams who had traveled all the way down from the Scottish Gliding Centre with his Antares Electric Glider.

I shot a few different images of him, some inside and some outside, but this is the one I like the most of him planning his flight plan before take-off. Using a wide angle lens with some flash the to side to up the contrast and combat the overhead sun. Resulting in a nice simple portrait with minimum fuss. 

National Open Gliding Championships 2008 at Tibenham Airfield Norfolk, England.