P68051 - Rolls Royce Merlin Engine at Night, Wartime in the Vale 2015 - Wartime in the Vale 2015

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Rolls Royce Merlin Engine at Night, Wartime in the Vale 2015
Rolls Royce Merlin Engine at Night, Wartime in the Vale 2015
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Date : 20th June, 2015
Photograph Reference : P68051
Camera : Sony A550
ISO : 3200
Exposure Time : 0.4sec
Aperture : F5
Focal Length : 45mm
Modifications : Camera JPG modified
This engine is mounted on a replica non-airworthy replica Spitfire, and an auction was held on the Saturday night; the highest bidder getting to start the engine.   I only found out about this when the auction was announced a few minutes before this took place, and there was no time for me to return to my car and grab my tripod and cable release.

Considering this was done hand-held without flash, I was quite pleasantly surprised about how well it came out; a demonstration of the camera's image stabilisation system, although I did have to increase the camera's ISO setting to a fairly high level to get the shutter speed down to less than a second.  
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