I took this shot on the exhibition stand of EADS Cassidian, the producer of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The helmet sports an integrated head-up display and is also used to aim the various weapons like air-to-air missiles (meaning that the missile is directed to whatever the pilot looks at). Impressive as it is from the technological view, I liked the Star Wars look even better: “Draw your light sabre…”
Whatever I tried, I ended up as a reflection in the helmet visor. First I wanted to get rid of myself in Photoshop, but then I thought what the heck. A bit of a personal touch can’t hurt, right?
Canon EOS 50D & Canon EF 4/24-105 L IS USM; f/4.0; 1/30; ISO 1250
More shots from the defense industry exhibition Hemus 2012 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria coming on shortly…