Friday pictures: Corsair still life

Back in June, I featured two shots of Chance Vought Corsairs, and as much as I try to maintain a little variety, I am back to that gull-winged plane as the subject of this week’s shot. (If you want to learn more about the Corsair, please follow the above link for more background and links for further reading.)

Both of the June pictures captured the speed of their subjects well, but today’s shot is a different story. Taken with a 1/2000 exposure, this shot freezes this plane in mid-air. Looking at the markings on the tail, I suspect this Corsair is the same airframe as the first one from June. The perfect alignment of the props with the tail surfaces reminds me of the saying “It’s better to be lucky than smart.” A shot like this requires plenty of skill and gear to be sure, but it also needs plane old luck.

Chance Vought F4U Corsair by Christopher Madeira
Chance Vought F4U Corsair by Christopher Madeira

If you like this, I encourage you to check out this summary of all of the aviation photography I have featured here.

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