Who Knew?

Yesterday afternoon I took a trip to the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. It’s not a huge museum and there aren’t a whole lot of planes, but there are definitely some cool shots to be had. Unfortunately, while I was there, the Calgary Airport Authority was setting up chairs and a stage for their annual general meeting that will be taking place today. This meant that I wasn’t able to get my camera into a large majority of the spaces I would have liked in order to get all the shots I wanted. You win some, you lose some I guess…this just means I have an excuse to go back another time to shoot the place properly.

The upper level of the museum is filled with old engines which were pretty neat, but the most interesting thing up there (for me at least) was this old gun turret. It had a little bubble where the gunners head would stick out of the plane and a double barrelled machine gun sticking out the front…pretty badass. I could have snapped a few brackets of the outside of this thing, but as cool as it was, it was a bit boring to look at. So I maneuvered myself as best I could to get this shot of the turret control panel. Who knew General Electric made machine guns?

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 20mm, F 8.0, ISO 100

Chris Kenison - April 21, 2011 - 7:21 am

Nice shot, Heath! Nice call on getting in close!

Chris Nitz - April 21, 2011 - 7:25 am

Amazing shot man. I love all the details you managed to get in such a tight space. Great shot man!

Jesse Pafundi - April 21, 2011 - 7:26 am

Nice detail and great texture. Like how you got in close and focused on a few elements here.

Bob Lussier - April 21, 2011 - 7:39 am

Awesome catch. Too bad you couldn’t shoot more!

Chris Frailey - April 21, 2011 - 7:57 am

Very nice. Great detail in this.

Scott Ackerman - April 21, 2011 - 8:02 am

Love the detail! You totally jumped up there and went “too too too too too too too…..” didn’t ya? :)

Cameron Radice - April 21, 2011 - 8:11 am

The detail is amazing! Thanks for posting

A.Barlow - April 21, 2011 - 8:34 am

That’s a really sweet shot.

Brian Furbush - April 21, 2011 - 8:56 am

This is pretty badass dude. I like the variation in themes lately for your posts.

Jim Nix - April 21, 2011 - 9:35 am

that’s just excellent, well done! Jim

Jason Hines - April 21, 2011 - 10:23 am

Great capture, I like the details.

John Manuel - April 21, 2011 - 10:47 am

Very cool Heath – how many shots is that? Love the processing and detail.
I assume you had a tripod – ever had any problems with museums asking/telling you not to shoot?

Eric Leslie - April 21, 2011 - 11:04 am

Love all the details! Great job!

Adam Olson - April 21, 2011 - 11:13 am

Fantastic detail Heath!

andy gimino - April 21, 2011 - 11:22 am

Nice shot heath…cool detail shot!

Chris DeAngelis - April 21, 2011 - 8:45 pm

Awesome capture! Love all the details in this shot!

Kristi Hines - April 21, 2011 - 9:08 pm

That’s an interesting discovery, to say the least. I’d bet there are a lot of big companies out there who invest in something odd on the side. Great shot!

Michael Connell - April 21, 2011 - 11:12 pm

Oh, yeah! GE…They bring good things to life.

Phil Cohen - April 22, 2011 - 6:40 am

Awesome shot. Nice story here Heath – love the depth of field and subtle splashes of rich red.

Scott Wood - April 22, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Great image. Love the detail.

Jan Winther - April 22, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Oh man… this is nice!! Great detail and colors.

Justin - April 25, 2011 - 8:45 am

Catching up with some old friends after I have been on the road. This is a great image for someone who loves flight. Well done!