Premium Competition 2011 Q3
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

This image just makes you stop and think, we guess mainly under which conditions it was taken. The colors, the alignment of things just works perfectly.

Photographers Comment

I took this photo while flying the #5 position on the Lima Lima Flight Team. The opening maneuver of the 1997 Chicago Air & Water Show was a six-ship loop. I had a Pentax A-3000 with a 20mm lens focused at infinity mounted on the top of my glare shield, pointing to the left. A cable release that ran down to my throttle hand allowed me to shoot pictures as I flew the formation loop. This was the best of 15 images I shot during that maneuver. The film was Kodacolor ASA100.