The ‘fastest shooter in the west’

A couple of week’s ago I was asked to photograph fellow snapper, Chris Ryding who is a flight trials photographer at BAE Systems.  The job involved taking a picture of Chris in front of the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft with Chris in his flying gear.

The Typhoon aircraft had been prepared for flight and was armed and ready to go – we had to be escorted out to the plane by the ground-crew who made sure we didn’t get too close. The picture was done in about a minute and then it was back to the hangar for us. While Chris’ favourite gear is a Nikon SLR and Go-Pro camera, I shot this portrait with the Fuji X-T1 and 55-200mm zoom.

 

Chris Ryding

Chris Ryding

 

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