Although Peter Bainbridge specialises in photographing aircraft he often turns his lens on wildlife too and we sometimes see his landscapes and so on. Last season gave us one of the best talks of the season where he described his subjects beautifully and had his audience enthralled. For a competition picture, however, you need something that requires no explanation and Peter knows that, which is why he chose this one Aerobatic Ascent as an entry last season. You do not need to be an aeroplane enthusiast to appreciate it, the clearly visible pilot helps a great deal in keeping attention.
In his talk Peter came out with the quote of the season “I like to try and show how they [the planes] make me feel” – a quest that many photographers could set themselves.