Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Postby wallace on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:36 pm

An interesting day, which started for me at 2AM. I didn't want to wake at that time but I did. On the go at the back of four, stopping off at the SYAM, Doncaster by 10AM.
Arriving at Bruntingthorpe front gate with about a million other guys at 2PM.

Depressing, overcast day, grey skies and an none to exciting photo session to start with. I could have gone home at this point but I stayed on for the night-fall, when things got a lot better.

The highlight was hearing two Buccs run up their engines - YES!
A good job that I keep a set of lug-plugs in my camera bag because these babies were loud.

Left at chucking out time at the back of eight for a hotel half an hour up the road.
I had to laugh at some guys leaving early because they had a two hour drive ahead of them!
On the road at 7AM, Solway Museum wasn't open and home by the back of two... very tired but happy.

I hope that you don't mind this post being a wee bit picture heavy...

XX894 Buccaneer
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
A nice dirty reek coming out of the turbine by-pass valve
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Everyone else has done wing fold piccies , so why should I be different? A b1tch to mask with the grey sky and too sharp outlines, not my best work.
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
I love high contrast monochromes so there are a few in this set.
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Part of a personal project - Ghosts in the Machine
ImageXX894 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XX889 Buccaneer. What's the pod underneath for? Target designator??
ImageXX889 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageXX889 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XW554 Buccaneer.
ImageXW554 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
... and for my next trick boys and girls....
My survival instinct kicked in here, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to be standing in front of a Bucc at high engine trust.
ImageXW544 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Ghosts in the machine
ImageXW544 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Buccaneer with added reek
ImageXW544 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XV226 Nimrod. I stole away during the proceedings to photograph the Nimrod and the Comet.
ImageXV226 Nimrod , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XS236 Comet
ImageXS235 Comet , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XL565 Hunter
A staged QRA scramble, with so many figures it was murder to mask this lot up.
ImageXL565 Hunter, Bruntingthorpe scramble by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageXL565 Hunter, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Looking absolutely gorgeous
ImageXL565 Hunter, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Nocturnal Hunter
ImageXL565 Hunter, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

WT333 Canberra
A brief bit of colour towards sunset
ImageWT333 Canberra, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Blades
ImageWT333 Canberra , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Me doing doughnuts? Not me mister.
ImageWT333 Canberra , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Supply your own caption. The enactors as usual done a great job, thanks lads.
ImageEnactors , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
Are you sure this is the latest version of Canberras for Dummies Smithers?
ImageWT333 Canberra , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

One thing that I have learned is to look behind for photo opportunities.
Canberra and Ford GT Reworked from an earlier picture.
ImageCanberra and Ford GT sports car by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

These and some others that I'll post later, can be seen full size on my Flickr Bruntingthorpe page https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwshack/
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Re: Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Postby StuWeston on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5:03 pm

Some very satisfying shots, love the stitched together ones!
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Re: Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Postby Avionics6 on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:57 pm

Not got one of me this time then :wink:
Despite the weather, I found the afternoon and evening very enjoyable, convivial and got some great shots (or at least, some that I'm happy with)... as I see did you. Really can't understand anyone leaving early with a two hour drive... I left as lights were going out and hot the rain about 5 minutes later (well timed I think)... for a three and a bit hour drive home.
Good to see you got a shot of the hunter without the ladders at the end of the evening; the chaps were only too happy when Rob and I asked if they could take them off.
I think the event was well run... and enjoyable
Until next time....
Jonathan
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Re: Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Postby ikarus on Sun 19 Mar 2017, 8:55 am

Absolutely fantastic set , liking the night shot of the buccaneer with the tip light arcs :clap: All are superb
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Re: Bruntingthorpe - my part in Niel Cave's night-fall

Postby Elwood on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 11:15 pm

Some excellent shots there. Have to declare a slight bias in favour of "my" Canberra - pleased to see her in a night shoot.

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