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Wingmen Of Yesteryear by Andy Mueller

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83 year old pilot conducting some pre-flight checks in the de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, while his wingman ensures the radio is set properly. These are the types of shot I just wished I would take more of. I am beginning to see the value of the human aspect of photography.

Taken with Nikon D200, Nikkor 24-120mm lens, post-processed with ReDynaMix for slight HDR effect, Dodge and Burnt in CS3, and final Digital Lightroom edits.

Check out this slideshow I created from that day

This image sold at my opening show at Walls Fine Art gallery in Downtown Norfolk, VA.

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Comments

  • Dave Warren
    Dave Warrenover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot mate, ideal for mono, bet the old boy could tell a few tales, well done

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 4 years ago

    This is so special Andy.. You captured so much more in this image that makes one ponder and smile…
    Chuck..

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    This is just great Andy and perfect in B&W, I’ll bet they would like a copy of this!!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    cheers ,excellent work andy

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Andy, and B&W suits it!
    Cheers Neil

  • flame7
    flame7over 4 years ago

    Beautifully done andy!

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    Awww, bless him!!! What a lovely candid, Andy! Good choice of black and white!

  • gabryshak
    gabryshakover 4 years ago

    excellent photo andy… where was this taken?
    ♥t

  • This was taken at the Military Aviation Museum In Virginia Beach, VA. They were having a special british aviation day. It was a fantastic day!

    – Andy Mueller

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 4 years ago

    I don’t know if you’ve ever sat in the cockpit of a single engine Fighter//trainer, but there’s one thing that always gets me when I’ve sat in one. You cant see shit out the front! I know that sounds funny, but all you see is sky! It must’ve taken Balls of steel to fly one of those from a carrier.
    This is brilliant mate…works magic in B&W.
    Love the rivets!

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