Warbirds

Time to fire up my blog after a hiatus. One of my enjoyments has been aviation photography. Here are a few of my favourite images from the past couple years that I haven’t been blogging. Most images taken with my Pentax K-3II or my backup K-3 dSLR cameras with my Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS.

Warbirds

First up some of my favourite World War 2 warbirds…

Canadian Astronaut Cmd. Chris Hadfield piloting the Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX – Vintage Wings of Canada tribute livery to honour F/L Arnold Roseland, a Canadian who flew 442 Squadron’s Y2-K aircraft more than 65 times before being shot down and killed in 1944 over France. August 13, 2019 at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.
The Collings Foundation immaculate Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX BR601, with its history of 116 combat missions, flown by two Aces, is arguably the most significant surviving Allied fighter aircraft in the world. Ontario. Pentax K-3 II & Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld.
Exposure Time: 1/93 Aperture: 11.3 ISO: 400 © 2019 Darrell Larose
The Vintage Wings of Canada Mustang Mk IV is painted in period markings of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 442 Squadron, which flew the last Allied operational fighter mission of the entire European theatre of the Second World War – flying fighter cover for naval operations near the Channel Islands the day after VE Day. Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow Saturday September 15, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © Darrell Larose Photography
W/C Stocky Edwards commemorative Curtiss P40-N Kittyhawk, of Vintage Wings Canada piloted by: Joe Cosmano​. Friday September 6, 2019 Twilight show at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa airshow. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS © 2019 Darrell Larose​, Ottawa
W/C Stocky Edwards commemorative Curtiss P40-N Kittyhawk, of Vintage Wings Canada piloted by: Joe Cosmano​. Friday September 6, 2019 Twilight show at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa airshow. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS © 2019 Darrell Larose​, Ottawa
my photo… Vintage Wings of Canada, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, Tribute to Lt. Robert Hampton “Hammy” Gray, VC, DSC (November 2, 1917 – August 9, 1945) was a Canadian naval officer, pilot, and recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC) during World War II, one of only two members of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm to have been thus decorated in that war. Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow Saturday September 15, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose
Pair of Nines…
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX – Vintage Wings of Canada tribute livery to honour F/L Arnold Roseland, a Canadian who flew 442 Squadron’s Y2-K aircraft more than 65 times before being shot down and killed in 1944 over France. in formation with, The Collings Foundation immaculate Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX BR601, with its history of 116 combat missions, flown by two Aces, is arguably the most significant surviving Allied fighter aircraft in the world. Ontario. Pentax K-3 II & Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM at 500mm zoom (eq: 750mm) handheld. © 2019 Darrell Larose
Doug Anderson flying his replica Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero “TORA 101”, a modified RCAF Harvard Mk.4. Friday September 6, 2019 Twilight show at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa airshow. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS @ with © 2019 Darrell Larose, Ottawa.

Cold war era

Waterloo Warbirds de Havilland DH-115 Mk.55 Vampire, powered by a single de Havilland Goblin turbojet engine. The Vampire was plywood & aluminum construction. Saturday September 15, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose.
Danny Richer of Bratford is the owner/operator of this BAC 167 Strikemaster (C-GXDK) at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow Saturday September 15, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose Photography

Danny Richer of Bratford is the owner/operator of this BAC 167 Strikemaster (C-GXDK) at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow Saturday September 15, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS. © 2018 Darrell Larose Photography
The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer developed and manufactured by Czechoslovakian aviation manufacturer Aero Vodochody, this Aero L-29 Delfín owned by Acer Cold War Museum, Carp, Ontario. Friday September 14, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS.

The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer developed and manufactured by Czechoslovakian aviation manufacturer Aero Vodochody, this Aero L-29 Delfín owned by Acer Cold War Museum, Carp, Ontario. Friday September 14, 2018. Pentax K-3 mk.2 with Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM using in lens OS.
Darrell Written by:

I am a self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With over 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 35 years within the professional arena I have always produced the highest quality product. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have been an Internet addict since early 1992. The digital imaging field I feel has opened up more flexibility in the final work, as art, photography and graphic design can all meet. I have worked within various Government photo units, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail. In 2007, the Camera Club of Ottawa honoured me by granting me Life Membership within the club. This was to honour all that I have done and still do for the Camera Club of Ottawa. I feel it has been my second home since 1970. Enjoy my website, and my images.

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