Night Before Takeoff

Night Before Takeoff

Night Before Takeoff   Let’s look under the wing of a B-25 into the night sky.  Just think of how many WWII airmen had a similar view the night before their next mission.  This B-25’s next mission will be a “milk run” to the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH to participate in the 75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary.  But, they weren’t all milk runs.

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

A Winter Morning, just after sunrise, seemed like a good time to try more film photos.  The Kodak Signet 30, a 35mm film camera with a 44mm f2.8 lens and FujiColor Pro 400H film makes a very nice image even after converting the color to black & white in post.  This digital image was produced at the time the film was developed.  Since this image was delivered as a JPG, it did not need much post processing.

These older cameras like the Kodak Signet 30 really make the photographer think about what he is about to do as he prepares to make a photograph.  It does not have a light meter or rangefinder.  So, the photographer must use his best guess of the distance while making the depth of field large enough and the shutter speed fast enough to keep the subject sharp.  And, the photog must determine aperture and shutter speed for the best exposure.