Did you ever lower the boom on anybody? Okay...i'm a better artist than i am a comedian. I just love the field of view in this! It's a striking composition! And the patterns of light and dark that dance across it really grab the viewer's interest. Once again your extreme foreshortening is spot on. And, for the umpteenth time, you have offered us a plethora of value changes and gradients. It's a dynamic and very strong piece of work!
Thanks a bunch! I did on a night mission while gassing an F-16. Hit the jet so hard that I felt it through the refueling boom. Scared me to death (imagine what the pilot felt like). Fortunately I didn't break anything on his jet or ours. That's what I call "Inflight refuelling by braile!" There's more than one jet out there with my initials carved by their refueling receptacle. LOL
It was plain scary for the boom op. Laying back there watching the jet lunge at the basket so he could make contact. Then the hose whipping around. Not fun. I was gassing Canadian F-18's and the hose rolled up on the wind screen of the jet. Not good.