Quick Shot: Engine

Last week I was in Atlanta shooting like crazy as part of my trip to Photoshop World. One of the first stops was the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, where I had a chance to get up close and personal with some great World War II aircraft. I won't talk too much about the aircraft I saw because there's plenty of future Quick Shots to come!

This shot got my attention immediately - as you walk up to these historic aircraft you tend to stop and gawk at the powerful engines that carried these aircraft and their daring pilots into combat. In this case, I was drawn to all the details in the engine. Getting the shot wasn't as easy as it probably looks, though - it was pouring rain and I had to fight to get a shot without too much water getting on the front of the lens! Adding to that is that the engine is actually above my eye level, so I had to do a jump/hop to get up high enough. Never mind the logistics - I got the shot and I think it came out quite nicely!

 The details of a Pratt & Whitney Aircraft engine

The details of a Pratt & Whitney Aircraft engine