Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 12:06 pm

Hi

I was fortunate enough to accompany this beauty as she made her way from North Weald to RAF Fairford for RIAT on Thursday 16th.

Unfortunately, the weather didn't play ball, but I hope you enjoy these few shots:

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Thanks for looking.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby centaurus18 on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 4:15 pm

Nowt wrong with those :clap:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Arthur Tee on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 5:55 pm

Lovely uncluttered backdrops! :clap:
(Many a nice warbird photo spoiled by a motorway or industrial estate...)

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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Flare Path on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 7:05 pm

Beautiful. :up:
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Postby Stu on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 7:46 pm

Nothing wrong with those shots love the first and last ones :clap:
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Postby timuss on Mon 27 Jul 2015, 9:05 pm

Nothing wrong with those a lovely set of shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 8:34 am

Wowzers these are brilliant, my all time favourite Spitfire/Seafire in the country and she looks marvellous even in the claggy weather
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 5:04 pm

Thanks very much for the kind words, guys. I'm pleased you enjoyed the images. :wink:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby umea4 on Tue 28 Jul 2015, 10:18 pm

Beautiful shots all round. You really made the most of the opportunity.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby NickB on Wed 29 Jul 2015, 9:01 am

Absolutely beautiful :up:
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Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Wed 29 Jul 2015, 4:31 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a truly wonderful and memorable experience.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sat 01 Aug 2015, 7:53 pm

Hi

I was just revisiting my Seafire images and out of the hundreds of very similar images, I decided that this one was probably my favourite!

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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby richyrara on Sat 01 Aug 2015, 7:58 pm

Fab set. In fact I think it looks better in that weather!

Nice work on the blurred disks too :clap:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 5:42 am

Hi Rich

Thanks for your kind words. I'm pleased you liked the images. I wanted to have some keepers, so started off at 1/250 in Shutter Priority and as I became more confident (and comfortable with the turbulence!), I reduced the shutter speed incrementally until I got to 1/60 with VR turned on. The final image above was taken at 1/60 on my D610 at 100mm on a Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G.

Thanks again.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby King Cobra on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 8:52 am

Last one is a gem. An aircraft in its element, up above the clouds. Was this a Neil Cave production?
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Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 6:02 pm

Thanks King Cobra. I agree that the last shot is the best, I don't know how I missed it first time around!

(I don't know Neil Cave.)
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby King Cobra on Sat 08 Aug 2015, 11:21 am

Alpha Delta 210 wrote:Thanks King Cobra. I agree that the last shot is the best, I don't know how I missed it first time around!

(I don't know Neil Cave.)


Ok. I asked as he invited me on an air-to-air shoot with SX336 (couldn't make it) and I wondered if these shots were from his gig.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sat 08 Aug 2015, 5:01 pm

King Cobra wrote:
Alpha Delta 210 wrote:Thanks King Cobra. I agree that the last shot is the best, I don't know how I missed it first time around!

(I don't know Neil Cave.)


Ok. I asked as he invited me on an air-to-air shoot with SX336 (couldn't make it) and I wondered if these shots were from his gig.


I see. This was coordinated by a Dutch acquaintance.
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby POD on Sun 09 Aug 2015, 10:28 am

Just love the Seafire...I shot her air-to-air recently too, so top marks for risking a low shutter speed..I wasnt that brave.... :heyhey: :heyhey:

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Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sun 09 Aug 2015, 6:51 pm

POD wrote:Just love the Seafire...I shot her air-to-air recently too, so top marks for risking a low shutter speed..I wasnt that brave.... :heyhey: :heyhey:

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Hi Kev

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

It was only towards the end of the flight that I had the confidence to crank it down to 1/60s! :lol:
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Postby POD on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 10:05 am

Alpha Delta 210 wrote:
POD wrote:Just love the Seafire...I shot her air-to-air recently too, so top marks for risking a low shutter speed..I wasnt that brave.... :heyhey: :heyhey:

Kev


Hi Kev

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

It was only towards the end of the flight that I had the confidence to crank it down to 1/60s! :lol:



I did, its such a fabulous aircraft and being up close was a fabulous experience... :hypno: :hypno: I only had 20 mins but it was ace :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 8:12 pm

Yes Kev, the time sure does fly on trips like that (if you'll pardon the pun!)
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 4:05 pm

Superb shots, lucky you, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 4:55 pm

Superb shots, congrats :clap:
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Re: Seafire XVII SX336 Air to Air

Postby Tilney.G on Wed 02 Sep 2015, 8:03 am

Amazing shots, Must have been a great opportunity!
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