E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Coutinho and Cabral, Belem, Lisbon

Coutinho and Cabral, Belem, Lisbon


First flight across the South Atlantic.

This is a full size replica of the Fairey-400 hydroplane that was used to make the first ever flight across the South Atlantic, and stands close to the waterfront at Belem, Lisbon.

Starting from Lisbon Gago Coutinho (1869-1959) and Sacadura Cabral (1881 - 1922)
made the flight from Lisbon to Rio da Janiero between March 30th and 22 June 1922 - arriving in time for the celebrations marking the centennial of Brazil's independence.

They used three of these planes. The flight demonstrated Coutinho's use of a sextant with an artificial horizon, you can read more about it in the link attached to his name. The final plane that was used in the flight is housed in the - Marine Museum -.
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Picture taken almost a year ago, I know the sky is overbright - it was a bright day. Perhaps I could achieve a better result now that I have more experience with this camera.
.

edit

Here's a link to Youtube song  - "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" - - specially for Chris
.

Coutinho and Cabral, Belem, Lisbon


First flight across the South Atlantic.

This is a full size replica of the Fairey-400 hydroplane that was used to make the first ever flight across the South Atlantic, and stands close to the waterfront at Belem, Lisbon.

Starting from Lisbon Gago Coutinho (1869-1959) and Sacadura Cabral (1881 - 1922)
made the flight from Lisbon to Rio da Janiero between March 30th and 22 June 1922 - arriving in time for the celebrations marking the centennial of Brazil's independence.

They used three of these planes. The flight demonstrated Coutinho's use of a sextant with an artificial horizon, you can read more about it in the link attached to his name. The final plane that was used in the flight is housed in the - Marine Museum -.
.....

Picture taken almost a year ago, I know the sky is overbright - it was a bright day. Perhaps I could achieve a better result now that I have more experience with this camera.
.

edit

Here's a link to Youtube song  - "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" - - specially for Chris
.

comments (21)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 00:24
I see you are sticking with flying things. I like the textures on this one. Is this an all metal plane?
EJWilkins: Yes, it's all metal and full size (equal the plane/people). I'm not sure what metal the plane's made of, although I think the figures may be bronze. I faded the colour to see if it would work, because of the sky.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 00:30
Good framing for this photo. I like when objects are partially cut off to draw the eye in and your composition does that quite nicely.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 01:52
It's been THAT LONG, Ellie, since you got your new camera??? Oh my, time has really flown!

I like the vintage feel to this image and the way you've processed it. It seems appropriate.
the skie might be overbraight but you wonderfully caputered the tones in the airplane
  • Blackdog
  • On the dreaded dial up again!
  • 9 Jan 2008, 07:39
I think the pale sky works to your advantage - could almmost be taken in flight ;o)
Took it for the real thing at first glance. Like others, I don't find the bright sky too much of a problem.
  • Pops
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jan 2008, 09:30
Great composition and focusing.
I also appreciate the information which adds interest to the shot.
My passion for planes makes me love this beautyful capture Ellie. Great angle. Thanks for your historical words.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jan 2008, 10:44
Not sure in what way you think you might improve on this wonderful picture, Ellie.
The plane is flying, and the sky is always bright up there.
  • mickyboy
  • N Yorkshire
  • 9 Jan 2008, 10:49
Nice shot and interesting info. like the grays in this
I had to smile looking at your and Louie's thumbnails
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2008, 11:10
Great picture and a piece of history I nearly have forgotten.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 9 Jan 2008, 11:36
Nice Shot and great info to go with it.
Well donesmile
I like the resistance and the gray tone that a sensation of old image gives!
  • alex
  • Idaho
  • 9 Jan 2008, 15:26
hi ellie! it's been a while...

i don't mind the blown out sky here, it gives this shot a really great monochrome feel to it. nice. hope this finds you well!
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 9 Jan 2008, 17:25
Beautiful shot !!! I love this ...
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jan 2008, 19:04
No problem with the light, I kind of like it in this picture, nice grey tones here.
What a fascinating story Ellie. The sky doesn't bother me it's a good shot of an amazing replica
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2008, 19:49
Magnificent men in their flying machines smile I'll be humming that all night now... grin
EJWilkins: Duh! Should have thought of that - YouTube link added. wink
I actually think the sky works to your advantage in this shot Lovely crips detail, and excellent information, as always. (:o)
  • Les Auld
  • Southport, raining and cold
  • 9 Jan 2008, 23:29
Good composition on this Ellie, is that one of the orginal pilots stting in there? (Somehow I doubt it)

Looks like it was made for monochrome as well.

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