More of Leconfields Lightning days

More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Fred Martin on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 7:53 pm

You can never have too many Lightning photographs , so as I have most of them scanned now , here's another selection of W.E.W. Petters masterpiece shot at my local during a couple of deployments here of the Binbrook Wing in 1973 & 1976 , plus a few visitors . All photographed using Praktica Nova and LTL cameras on Kodachrome film .

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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby hedgerowops on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 8:16 pm

What quality they are simply superb Fred, thank's for shareing them with all of us :clap: :clap:
looking forward to your next selection :heyhey:
regards Chris
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby bigcrow on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 8:19 pm

Top quality as ever Fred, what sort of time scale were these taken?
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby urkles on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 8:21 pm

Do you have a time machine and went back with a digital camera? Super sharp and fantastic viewing, great post.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Abingdonman on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 9:03 pm

Didnt they look great in natural metal! :tongue:
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby mais01 on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 9:25 pm

Stunning set some of the best i have seen in ages.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby swingy on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 10:18 pm

Great stuff and great quality. :clap: :clap:

What scanner do you use?
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Buccaneer on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 10:20 pm

Just like to repeat that word stunning, stunning shots and stunning scanning, what a treat to view these...............

cheers Fred
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Westy on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 10:52 pm

Not enough superlatives to describe - awesome Fred :yahoo:
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby LightningMk6 on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 4:30 pm

Awesome Fred, what else can I say, thanks for sharing.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby MikeH on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 5:13 pm

Just superb. As has already been said they look clean and colourful enough to have been taken recently. Scanning's always a bit of a chore but with a subject like the Lightning very rewarding. :clap:
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 8:39 pm

Ah! Lightnings as God intended them to be........ in natural metal :biggrin: Splendid stuff!
Cheers Phil

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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby RobS on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 9:43 pm

Superb photos. And what a beauties they were.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Koen L on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 10:05 pm

What a pleasure to view!
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Blackbird on Thu 02 Feb 2012, 10:47 pm

Graf Zeppelin wrote:Ah! Lightnings as God intended them to be........ in natural metal :biggrin: Splendid stuff!


Amen to that! Great set Fred - thanks for scanning and posting. :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby barkin mad on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 1:04 pm

Phworr, :love: they don't get much better than this.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby davski on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 4:03 pm

Certainly cleared up a mystery for me - I always swore I'd seen Lightning's at Leconfield but having read in Action Stations 4 that the fighter squadrons moved to Germany in 1965 simply assumed I'd dreamt it all as that was the year I was born! Great pictures, thanks for sharing them with us.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby canberra on Fri 03 Feb 2012, 9:38 pm

Fred

Those really are the most sublime of photos and how I would have loved to have seen Lightnings flying operationally in those high vis schemes.

What also really impresses me is the quality of your scans. I'm in the market for a new slide scanner and I would love to know what kit and software you are using to produce such consistently excellent results.

Mark
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby MKR on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:28 am

Excellent shot's Fred, :clap: like the last photo of the stripped down Lightning
Mike
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby Abingdonman on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 12:23 pm

Looking at XS919 makes you realise how sleek the F6 was without the fuel tank!
As a matter of fact I always thought the F6 was a fabulous looking aircraft from the top or underside view,I squandered many a minute at the airshow stalls and looking through magazine ads in the 1970s searching for that elusive top or underside shot!.....for me the Lightning F6 went from a mean chubby machine to a mean racing machine! :wink:
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby 60mu on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:29 pm

hi fred
i remember them well,down at the old crashgate

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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby PeteM on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 10:20 am

A wonderful set of photos of a beautiful aircraft, superbly scanned. Many thanks for posting them.
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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby red 6 on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 1:10 pm

Fred these are just Fantastic, i was also at the last Lightning show at Binbrook in 87. In your vast collection do you have any photos from Wyton?
red 6

Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby captain scarlet on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 8:53 pm

Oh how i wish i could've witnessed this! Superb set, thanks for posting. :win:
Richard

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Re: More of Leconfields Lightning days

Postby ciaranchef on Mon 20 Feb 2012, 4:15 am

Oh my goodness, what a set, that first is simply a stunner....the whole set is outstanding, thanks for sharing with us, Ciaran
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