Air to airs with an RV

Air to airs with an RV

Postby wallace on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 6:03 am

After being let off the hook with a follow-up air to air photo shoot with an RV over Highland Perthshire. I was then thrown in at the deep end when at the last minute I was asked to do the shoot after all. I never bothered with my carefully laid out plans to buy a rubber lens hood so not to scratch the canopy, so thinking fast I scrounged up some black gaffer tape, tore it into narrow strips and lightly taped that to the end of the lens - it done the job and afterwards it easily came off without damaging the lens.

Some photos from the shoot over Loch Tay and a few taken on or around Scone.

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G-HACE RV6A, Perthshire by wwshack, on Flickr

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G-HACE RV6A, Perthshire by wwshack, on Flickr

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G-HACE RV6A, Perthshire by wwshack, on Flickr

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G-HACE RV6A, Perthshire by wwshack, on Flickr

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Somewhere near Loch Tay by wwshack, on Flickr

I'd been after a photo of Mikes Maule for ages...
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G-HIND Maule Super Rocket, Scone by wwshack, on Flickr

Scone airport, on the way onto runway 03
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airport_Scone_20130115-065 by wwshack, on Flickr

A wee bit of our RV and its shadow
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Finals fro 03, Scone by wwshack, on Flickr

I am a sucker for monochromes
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G-HACE RV-6A, Scone by wwshack, on Flickr

High over the airport
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Scone Airport by wwshack, on Flickr
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby FOTO4 on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 6:56 am

Nice shots Wallace, a pity the shutter speed wasn't a little slower on the air to air's, I do appreciate how difficult it is.
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby wallace on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 8:27 am

I cranked the ISO up to 400 ISO and forgot that I could have used a wider aperture or a slower speed. Given the conditions my number one priority was sharpness and stopping the prop was an unfortunate circumstance.

Amazing I have had the 100-400L for nearly six months now and I still have not done any tests to determine which are the best apertures to use. Oh how the road to Hellis paved with good intentions!
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby planemadbird on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 9:25 pm

Stunning scenery and a great bunch of shots Wallace :clap:
'Little friend,little friend,we are gonna have to bail out,will you standby and count the chutes?'
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby DJ17 on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 10:26 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby Spock on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 10:57 am

Smashing photos them!! :smile:
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby foxfour on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 6:18 pm

All excellent and what a fantastic backdrop. I suspect the RV pilot was struggling to keep you visual on that 3rd shot even with that huge bubble canopy. Just out of interest what were you flying in?
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Re: Air to airs with an RV

Postby wallace on Wed 23 Jan 2013, 10:38 am

An RV-12. The difference in cruising speeds was also a big factor. The RV6A is much faster.
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