Fighter Profile - The Sting Of The Hornet by David McMahon
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Fighter Profile - The Sting Of The Hornet by 


Did you notice the helicopter hovering in midair?

I was a long way behind this US Navy F-18 Hornet, because it was cordoned off at the Australian International Air Show in 2007. But that forced me to think of a way to compose the shot by thinking outside the square. Luckily I am well over six foot, so I was able to shoot over the heads of the onlookers milling around.

By concentrating on the great paintwork and the unusual Oriental-style typography on the control surfaces, I was able to frame this really tight, using an 18-125mm lens. This allowed me to use the complementary colour of the covers on the engine nacelles as well.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens.

Walkley Award-nominated journalist, novelist and wedding photographer at davidmcmahonweddings.com

View Full Profile

Comments

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 6 years ago

    great shot and composition

  • Thank you very much. I was lucky with the colour of the sky, because it was VERY cloudy above and behind me.

    – David McMahon

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyalmost 6 years ago

    Unusual and creative point of view. Very well done, David!

  • Thanks very much, Kate. As a journalist, I couldn’t resist concentrating on the typography!

    – David McMahon

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 6 years ago

    Great inspirational shot David. – Ted

  • Thank you, Edward. I always try and find unusual angles, so I really appreciate your comment.

    – David McMahon

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettover 5 years ago

    Nice to see a totally different angle, you obviously have a great eye!

  • Thanks very much, Spencer. That’s a great compliment.

    – David McMahon


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.