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North American Harvard Mk. IV – heath ofee dot com

Today I thought I’d show another one of the handful of shots I was able to get at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. This is a North American Harvard Mk. IV. It is considered one of the best pilot training aircraft ever built, and the original version first flew in 1935. I’m no expert on aircraft, nor am I a history buff…but I can definitely appreciate the craftsmanship and skill it must have taken to conceive and build these planes. I still consider it a miracle that we’re able to fly hundreds of miles across oceans in these giant metal contraptions…absolutely mind boggling.

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

13 thoughts on “North American Harvard Mk. IV

  1. I’ve learned something from your composition today – it’s interesting that you cut off the propeller on the right and the wheels on the left… I think I automatically would have backed up and tried to squeeze the entire plane in but I would have lost something… Sometimes it’s what you choose not to include and I’m learning this more and more. Your comp drags the viewers eye directly into the center of that engine and it really works. Great image Heath.

  2. After reading Steve’s comment and taking a look again at the image, I definitely agree – very interesting point and definitely a great composition. I like your style.

  3. I share your fascination and amazement with planes. How the any jumbo jet gets off the ground is just plain amazing. Older planes like this one has more character in my mind. When you think of when they were built, that just makes the older planes even more magical…

    Thanks for sharing – looking forward to more see planes.

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