F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby nigelblake on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 8:38 pm

Never been very happy with the slide/neg scanners I have used in the past; these slides were copied using a macro copying stand set-up using an EOS 1DsMkIII, Canon 100mm F2.8 macro (f8 used) and 25mm extension tube with two flashes illuminating a white reflector behind the slides, it took a while to align it all, but I'm quite happy with these, took a while to get the dust off with the healing brush, despite meticulous cleaning of the slides prior to copying.

A couple (edit; now 3) of shots of an F111F arriving at Lakenheath, taken about February 1989
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McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II 72-1133 37+23
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RAF McDonnell F-4M FGR.2 Phantom XT893
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USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom Wild Weasel 69-0263
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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 XV490 of 23 Sqn in Falklands colours
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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG 1 XT597 Boscombe down colours
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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR-2 XT914
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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 XV428
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Re: F-111 at LN and some Phantoms

Postby bigcrow on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 9:53 pm

Superb scans Nigel, I take the F-4's were shot at Wattisham?
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Re: F-111 at LN and some Phantoms

Postby nigelblake on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:00 pm

Yes, they were at Wattisham! I have some more to finish, and some that were at a Waddington photo day, i'll add them to this thread later.
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Re: F-111 at LN and some Phantoms

Postby Stu on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:06 pm

Nice selection Nigel :clap: F111s bring a few memories back..........I should realy dust off a few slides get a scanner :whistle:
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Re: F-111 at LN and some Phantoms

Postby nigelblake on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 8:56 am

Yet to find lots more SR71 images but heres a few to start with!

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Lockheed SR71 Blackbird at Farnborough after it's record breaking Atlantic crossing on September the 1st 1974 flying from New York to London in 1hr. 54mins & 56.4 secs
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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby jimbob1194 on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 10:47 am

Fantastic :clap: I found the F4's fantastic, but then you add the SR71 :drool:

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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby RPG1860 on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 11:13 am

Fantastic shots Nigel, brings back the golden age of aviation. thenks for sharing :clap:
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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby RichPittman on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 12:30 pm

Lovely selection :clap:
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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby T_J on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 5:23 pm

Very nice, Nigel. The copying method has worked out very well.

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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby Spiny Norman on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 10:06 pm

Very nice indeed, especially the F-111s and RAF F-4s. That SR71 looks close to the grass!
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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby Lumix on Mon 15 Feb 2010, 12:53 pm

They have come out really well! :clap: Wouldn't mind seeing a photo of your set-up.
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Re: F-111 at LN, Phantoms & SR71 (added)

Postby redbearing on Tue 06 Apr 2010, 5:42 pm

nigel

cracking stuff as always, any chance you lending me your kit? or even giving it to me!!! the owls are brilliant thanks for sharing on flickr :sad:

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