Lightning Double Twilight Run

Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Paul Fly-by on Fri 20 Oct 2017, 7:24 am

I have a ticket for this event is there any thing specific i need to photograph the lightnings i take it will require less tele range as it will be close and night will be fairly dark so for the statics i need wide and tripod for me so i can use hi rez on my olympus just wondering if i can get away with a 40-150mm f2.8 (80-300mm) fl in 35 terms 12-35mm f2.8 (24-70) 35mm fl terms ,will i need anything over 300mm or wider than 24mm ?
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby rob68 on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 10:34 pm

Think you've got it covered. TBH 300MM at dusk is enough. You'll be walking on concrete and an uneven field if you go down for the run so boots help along with a head torch. If you've not been before get there early so can look at other airframes (if you are allowed) but be prepared for how the airframes are presented, it's not pretty.
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby aknott68 on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 6:57 pm

I'll be very interested to hear of your experiences at this event, I can't go this time but hoping to convince my missus we should go next year if it is run again.

Cheers
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Paul Fly-by on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 7:47 pm

Ok thanks boots you mean walking boots not wellies ,would be nice to get some airframe shots Historic/industrial looking statics yes i will pop a head torch in me bag also .
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Roughcutter on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 8:10 pm

It's described on the flyer as an "Operational readiness platform" scramble. Is this event the real McCoy - light the blue touch paper and stand back? Or is it re-enactors running about in retro 1960's flying gear around the parked Lightnings?
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Pringles on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 8:49 pm

Roughcutter wrote:It's described on the flyer as an "Operational readiness platform" scramble. Is this event the real McCoy - light the blue touch paper and stand back? Or is it re-enactors running about in retro 1960's flying gear around the parked Lightnings?

Both I believe, based on past events. Serviceability permitting the two taxi-able Lightnings should be blasting down with burners lit :rock: followed by re-enactors posing around the trio parked outside and/or inside the Q-sheds.

This will be my first time at the night run event and I'm looking forward to it immensely!
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Roughcutter on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9:47 pm

In that case then I'm quite tempted :smile:
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 25 Oct 2017, 8:39 am

Make sure you have ear defenders, as it can be painfully loud!
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby jonny7 on Wed 25 Oct 2017, 10:45 am

The title of this sub section, on the forum, states "Air-Show" photos. Why is a photography help question here? :wink:
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby Paul Fly-by on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 6:16 pm

Because i wanted hints and tips for photographing in dark conditions and floodlight statics and was provided with some tips albeit clothing and safety but having the right equipment is not just lens camera options .
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby hmeasures on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 9:15 pm

One of my favourite events of the year. Don't be afraid to use high ISO if you need. See the EXIF data on these for an idea, although this year they have switched ends which may have an impact on the light/silhouette-y shots

ImageLightning QRA Return by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageThe Best Kind of Fireworks by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageSunset Scrable by Harry Measures, on Flickr
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Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

Postby aknott68 on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 8:43 pm

Evening paul

Just wondering whether you went to this event and how you got on
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