Vintage airplanes best photographed in monochrome, says digital aviation magazine

While color photography can bring out the best in an antique airplane, Airplanista Magazine recently conducted a monochrome (black and white) shoot of a collection of vintage airplanes and the results are stunning.
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Aug. 4, 2011 - PRLog -- The August, 2011 issue of Airplanista Magazine presents an experiment in black and white photography conducted at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

"This show is billed as the world’s largest aviation celebration,” said Airplanista Editor/Publisher Dan Pimentel. “and it always draws a stellar collection of beautifully-restored vintage airplanes. I wanted to try and shot these flying museum pieces in monochrome only, and see if the resulting images could resemble the vintage photos of these planes shot when they were brand new in the 1920s through 1940s."

The images show exquisite detail of antique Stearman biplanes, Beech Staggerwings, and very old monoplanes. Many of the images in this black and white spread focus on the intricacies and details of the radial engines found on the airplanes.

Airplanista Magazine ( is an all-digital monthly new media magazine published online at The magazine’s mission is to honor and celebrate general aviation advocates, activists and volunteers who have devoted their lives to raising the public’s awareness about flying and increase the pilot population.

With a tagline of “Sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, always unpredictable.”, the magazine presents aviation stories, aviation commentary, and stunning aviation photography each month to a target audience that is a combination of pilots, aircraft owners, professional pilots and those in aviation business and industry.

Each new online issue is offered using a state-of-the-art digital publishing platform that includes Mobile 3.0, allowing iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry users to read the magazine without downloading an app. There is no cost to view the magazine online. For more information: Contact Airplanista Magazine Editor/Publisher Dan Pimentel via email at or through the magazine website.

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Airplanista Magazine is an online monthly aviation magazine with features, commentary, and stunning aviation photography. Published for pilots and the general aviation community. Sometimes serious. Sometimes humorous. Always unpredictable.
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