Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby Macc on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 6:51 pm

My third (or fourth, if you count 2008) RIAT. It was a superb 6 days which started with a bit of murky weather during arrivals but then brightened up in the end and a most enjoyable airshow took place!

It would be very hard to thank everyone who I saw individually, but you know who you's are and thank you very much as it was some top notch company!

The photos bear no chronological order as I'm just editing randomly the ones I like, so yeah, more will be added soon and will include the static photos.

Anyways, here we go..

1. I don't even know how to describe it, 'wow' is probably a good start.
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2. The critics will have me over the fact it's actually the Altus aircraft, but it's impossible to tell for those who don't know.
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3. Superb display by the Belgian, the colour scheme is growing on me.
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5. The Reds managed to get 9 up on the show days, somehow.
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7. Got a quick trip to the BAe hangar thanks to a friend on Thursday morning, very thankful for opportunity!
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8. Polish Su22, I'm getting mixed feedback regarding black and white, thoughts?
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9. Raptor holding.
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10. Nice to see some Mirage 2000B/Cs back in the UK again.
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11. By Thursday lunchtime, this was my epitome of RIAT.
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12. Late addition Italian MB339..
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13. Another Raptor shot, haha!
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That's it for the moment, now to get the rest edited..

Chris.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10

Postby Skylinerworld on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 6:56 pm

Fantastic! I'm a big fan of the Italian MB-339 photo. :clap:

Cheers,
Matt.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10

Postby HuwJHopkins on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 6:57 pm

The first two Raptor shots are really nice. I have to say I like the black and white on the SU-22 shot, the conditions were pretty aweful so the black and white gives the shot more impact than it would have had in colour.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10

Postby Andrew McP on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 7:42 pm

Superb! Lots of great stuff, but the flag shot was the one which really sticks in my head. Well conceived & shot.

Actually the F-16 shot underneath it is growing on me even more on a second viewing. Great trail and lovely contrast on the aircraft itself.

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Re: Macc @ RIAT10

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 8:15 pm

Lovely set of photos Chris - the Raptor and umbrellas is brilliant, as is the Raptor through the heathaze.
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Postby Mr Flibble on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 8:33 pm

These are fantastic, Chris - I really like the sharpness of the first Raptor shot.
The crop of the Raptor tail/heat haze is great too.
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Postby Macc on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 9:07 pm

Thanks for the comments guys, managed to get a few more done a wee while ago, a bit more experimental so I won't be surprised if people don't like them to be honest. I'll have some more normal ones in the next update.

14. There was a fire engine on the right where I cropped it, however, I really liked this when I cropped it so I stuck with it.
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15. These guys struggle to get my adrenaline up, but I liked this shot of them..
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16. An aircraft I'll be sad to see go, I've always had a bit of love for the Gator!
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17. All that expensive equipment and they use a compact camera.. :grin:
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18. Always find these hard to get photos of, so I was very pleased with this!
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19. Bored of Raptors yet? Haha!
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Postby MartinNeedham on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 9:14 pm

Some corkers here, Chris, particularly like the "Half a Raptor" shot and the Belgian F-16. Good to see you over the weekend, mate, enjoyed our wander 'round the static on Sunday.

Cheers,
Martin
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby DanBeeden on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 10:04 pm

Really liking that shot of the Gator - nice old jet and great to see it one last time.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby Macc on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 9:55 am

This is not a full update, I'll do that later. I had the B&W photo of the (half of a) F22 head on, and put it on Twitter for opinions when Chris (ChrisGlobe) came back telling me to colour pop the canopy, so I did, and I love it!

Thoughts?

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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby DeanW on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 10:00 am

Good to see some real thought's gone in to this set - good work. Although I prefer the original half Raptor over the colour-popped one!
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 2:34 pm

J35 Draken wrote:Good to see some real thought's gone in to this set - good work. Although I prefer the original half Raptor over the colour-popped one!

I think I do too, but either way, it's a very original idea for a photo and it works a treat. Big fan of that.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby Macc on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 2:36 pm

Thanks Dean.

Mostly Friday now, mainly static with some flying..

21. Two from Thursday, firstly, Raptor overshoot.. phwoar.
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22. Mirage 2000, beautiful scheme.
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23. KC10 'under the weather..'
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24. NZ B757 reflection diffracting the threshold markings..
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25. GRIM. Noise added for effect.
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26. We waited as long as possible to hope it would miss us, I got inside about 2 minutes before it lashed it down.
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27. Gripen HUD.
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28. Moody NG..
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29. Su22 against a dark, DARK sky.
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30. At first, I thought he flew under a cloud, then I realised it was vapour!
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31. What a wonderful sky!
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32. It's not a 'French Hawk', it's an 'French Alpha Jet.' :grin:
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And yes, I'm still editing. Not much more, a few Sunday statics and Mondays departures with a few other bits and bobs inbetween. Thanks for your patience.

Chris.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby capercaillie on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 3:19 pm

Disappointed no shots of the MC-130P through the split - S or 4 point roll. :sad:

I'll be honest, I don't like black and white, however there are some interesting images here that kept me looking, and I do like the A400M against the cloudscape, the sun did light up those storm clouds very impressively Friday evening and that shot alone sums up that day very well. :clap:
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 2

Postby HuwJHopkins on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 4:02 pm

That Su-22 shot is an absolute gem, keep the photos flowing!
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 2

Postby T_J on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 9:46 pm

Superb, Chris. I really enjoyed viewing them. Lots of thought and effort put into the compositions and processing.

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TJ
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 1

Postby Macc on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 10:03 pm

capercaillie wrote:Disappointed no shots of the MC-130P through the split - S or 4 point roll. :sad:

Be patient, it'll come..

Anyways..

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36. I spent ten minutes pacing a 5m circle around this spot, zooming in and out for the best shot like this..
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38. This thing never ceases to amaze me, I love the noise it makes when it powers up too..
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40. Quite literally sky-splitting stuff..
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41. Reminded me of Topgun in a way, you all know the scene..
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43. It looks awful when it's dull.. but when it's not..!
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44. Mr. Phantom, you've been trumped..
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45. Nice light for the Reds..
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46. Yes!
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47. Spitfire..
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48. Typhoon..
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49. And all together now..
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50. Taking someone on the ride of a lifetime..
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Getting there. :)
I hope you's are enjoying them!

Chris.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 3

Postby cometman88 on Mon 26 Jul 2010, 10:32 pm

Great work..some of the best iv have seen
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - Update 3

Postby Macc on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 9:17 am

Here we go - at long last. The final update. I might put a few bits and bobs up in future but for now, this is it!

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52. Very happy with how this turned out!
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53. Had a nice chat with this pilot, then asked him if I could take a patch shot, he obliged! Great guy.
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57. RIAT 2010 display finishing with a zoom!
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61. Played around with this one, better than a grey silhouette..
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63. Thought I was never going to see this one!
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64. Always nice to see stuff like this..
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65. Crizz; if you read this, pass my thanks to the crew for their superb take offs, all 4 were great!
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66. Nice to see J-014 back again..
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67. Just before we left..
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68. We had to wait for the GR4 and KC135 to clear the pan, so I kept the camera out. Score!
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If you've got this far, thanks for looking!
See you next year!
Chris.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby flygirl on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 9:40 am

Stunning pictures Macc. :smile:
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby RickIngham on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 9:45 am

Great 'mega' set Macc! Very artistic which makes them different from everyone elses - good work! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 10:40 am

This last set is truly superb, Chris.

I think you deserve a big pat on the back for what you've posted here - comprehensive coverage, original ideas and compositions that are brilliantly executed, well edited and superbly presented. This is the best set of RIAT photos, not just from 2010, but I think possibly ever posted on UKAR. 10/10. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby Macc on Sat 31 Jul 2010, 8:01 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:This last set is truly superb, Chris.

I think you deserve a big pat on the back for what you've posted here - comprehensive coverage, original ideas and compositions that are brilliantly executed, well edited and superbly presented. This is the best set of RIAT photos, not just from 2010, but I think possibly ever posted on UKAR. 10/10. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow. To be the recipient of such a comment feels absolutely amazing, I feel I've really excelled but didn't think it was that extreme! Thank you very much Dan! Thanks to everyone else for their comments as well, I'm editing more, but I won't bore you with more, I'll put them on my Flickr or save them for the Winter season!

Chris.
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby sylvancatharsis on Sun 01 Aug 2010, 10:50 pm

Artsy static Mirage 2000 shots are stunning. Hard to go wrong with a deux-mille, but those are something special :clap:
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Re: Macc @ RIAT10 - (Final) Update 4 [Large post]

Postby riatfuels on Sun 01 Aug 2010, 11:52 pm

Macc ...

What a set of photos!!!

It makes the 8 days working at the show truely worthwhile when you can see how a great photographer with such vision like yours can capture so many stunning images!

Superb!

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