War Planes In London
The Royal Air Force celebrated 100 years on the 10th July 2018 by having old and new planes fly over Buckingham Palace.
President Trump arrived in London 12th to 13th July 2018. The United States Marine Corp Helicopters flew around Tottenham continuously on both of these days.
The plan was to go to Buckingham Palace and capture the planes flying over the palace. It would take 30 minutes to get to Buckingham Palace and it was 12:40 p.m. I joined the crowd on Waterloo Bridge. That bridge was so crowded so that nobody could move. The aircrafts came from the direction of the Docklands and proceeded towards Buckingham Palace.
For a task like this I used my Digital SLR camera with a 70-300 zoom lenses. The ISO was set to 100, Aperture at f5.6 and the exposure time moved from 1/500 to 1/1000 second automatically.
These are the aircrafts which participated in the fly-over. It was not easy to show the propellers of the aircrafts revolving.
People viewed the aircrafts from various locations.
Where possible I composed an image with a significant landmark
After the crowd dispersed I made my way towards Buckingham Palace. There were aircrafts on the ground with RAF personnel and VIP’s in attendance at Horse Guard Parade.
I made it to the Palace and captured images whilst looking down The Mall and St James Park.
For the visit of President Trump I had to take several shots before I captured decent images.
The MV-22 Osprey helicopters came around so many times so I had a lot of practice sessions.
I attracted the attention of the Metropolitan Police. I was harmless.
They must have been looking for something.
On President Trumps departure different helicopters appeared in the sky.