Photo Shoot: English Electric Lightnings

An evening shoot with COAP at Bruntingthorpe airfield in Leicestershire with the Lightning Preservation Group (LPG) collection of English Electric Lightnings.

Another superbly run COAP event, Rich & Steve certainly pull out all the stops to ensure everyone gets a chance to get their photos but also have an enjoyable time.

The LPG have three superbly maintained complete Lightnings.  All three aircraft were positioned with as best as possible with regard to light but also the restricted and challenging back-drops that Bruntingthorpe delivers.  Used for vehicle storage, test track and salvage yard, it can be hard to get a neutral background that won’t distract from the main subject.



Date: 2nd February 2019

Location: Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Leicestershire, UK.

Equipment used:

Cameras: Canon EOS 5D mkIV

Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM