Reds Over Scampton

Reds Over Scampton

Postby kingairdisplay on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 12:36 pm

I was very lucky to have the opportunity to join the Reds for their last in-season practice of 2010 over RAF Scampton.

Comments and advice always welcome,

Leon
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1. That's Mike Ling in the back of the second jet. This was his first flight with the team since ejecting in Crete.

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3. Does this one look like a model?

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4. Scampton

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5. Grey sky over Lincolnshire
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 12:43 pm

Wow wow wow!!

Glad to see Mike back in the hot seat! :clap:
Fantastic shots, really enjoyed looking at these!
Number 5 for me.

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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby tommercer on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 1:04 pm

Cannot begin to explain how jealous i am, its been a dream since i was a foot tall. Great shots
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby T_J on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 5:22 pm

Lovely work, Leon. Number 3 is a bit special with such a low shutter speed (1/40th).

:clap: :clap:

TJ
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby DamienB on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 5:25 pm

Lovely work Leon - I do like the "model" shot!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby F-22 Raptor A on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 5:29 pm

You jammy so and so! :grin:

Lovely shots!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby Stu on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 5:36 pm

Another very nice set :clap: :clap:
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby Jorgo on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 5:38 pm

Great shots. Will we see Red Smoke in the 2011 King Air Display now?
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby kingairdisplay on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 6:54 pm

No chance of red smoke, just the occasional brown mist!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby RickIngham on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 8:15 pm

Great set Leon, the first is a nice image! :rock:

Picture number 3 looks a bit uncomfortable!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby SuffolkBlue on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 8:38 pm

Last shot for me...........not jealous much :shock:
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby timuss on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 8:40 pm

Oh wow great set what an experience that must have been :clap: :clap:
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby kingairdisplay on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 1:02 am

Cropped differently... does this make it better or worse Rick?

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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby TomTwin on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:29 pm

You jammy and lucky person! I wish that was me in the back of one of them jets! Excellent shots!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby Manonthefence on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 11:17 pm

Luck had nothing to do with it.

Well done Leon, you fully deserve that flight for the entertainment you have given us over the past couple of years. Nice shots as well.
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby RickIngham on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 12:51 am

kingairdisplay wrote:Cropped differently... does this make it better or worse Rick?


Hi Leon,

I hope you didn't think I was criticizing your image. Having attempted to photograph inside an aircraft at that angle I know how uncomfortable it is which was what my post was about. I know I had to go for the sick bag! Congrats on getting a POTW place... :clap:
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby raiford on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 7:55 am

beautiful photos :clap: I love flying, not upside down yet :grin: , but shot 3 does make you feel rather wobbly :sick: and I love it!
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby kingairdisplay on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 2:36 pm

Rick,

Even though yours wasn't, there is nothing wrong with a little criticism! As a relative photography novice, I'm always open to comments and advice. Jorgo suggested by pm that I might consider shooting 'to the horizon' rather than presenting the pilot's perspective, which seems more natural to me. So I thought I'd give it a try by re-cropping that picture to a level horizon; I like the result. That's given me something else to think about next time.

I wonder which do you prefer? One shows it as I saw it, the other looks, to my eyes, more dynamic.

That pic was taken at about 3g, so my D300 and (relatively small) 18-70mm lens had an effective weight of 4.5 kg or 10 lb!

Leon
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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby Jorgo on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 8:53 pm

Leon,

I'll happily loan you my 1D sometime, with 24-105. I dunno what it weighs, but my personal photo taking limit is around 5G. And then to hold it at 8+ requires serious grunting ;)

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Re: Reds Over Scampton

Postby multiplanes2 on Wed 15 Dec 2010, 8:56 am

very nice :yahoo: :smile: :biggrin:
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