I was at Northweald Airfield doing the usual aviation photography stuff, where I met a really nice guy called Ray Main. He is also a photographer and has an interest in classic cars. We got talking and he indicated he was looking to shoot a car of his at Northweald with a classic aircraft. Ray showed me the car that he was driving on the day, which was getting quite a bit of attention as it was a restored jaguar.
As we stood talking (as you do) Shipping & Airlines de Havilland Dragonfly appeared, which is a beautifully restored aircraft and parked right in from of us. Ray gestured to me that it would look nice to get some shots of the Jag and Dragonfly together, create a bit of nostalgia! So, how to get the car in front of the Dragonfly and also get another aircraft moved as it had just parked up where we wanted to be. Ray decided to ask the owner of the Dragonfly if we could get some images and also get the smaller aircraft moved to facilitate the shoot, in Ray's words 'don't ask don't get'
So the deal was done and Shipping and Airlines staff could not be more accomadating moving the smaller aircraft which was also under their ownership and the only flying example of a 1931 Civilian Coupe and also getting permission from the airfield management to put the car on the field, so a big thanks to them.
Ray moved the car into position and I fired away, using my D500 with 24-70 lens attached and grabbing a couple of long shots also with the D810 and 300mm prime. It was a hasty shoot, but I believe the images I captured give the desired effect.
The full set of images can be viewed here: http://www.markoimaging.com/Gallery/Car-Shoot-Northweald-Airfield/