Sion Air Show 2011

Sion Air Show 2011

Postby TLM on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 11:52 pm

This was a very enjoyable trip to Switzerland. The last show at Sion was way back in 1997, so the opportunity to shoot dynamic displays at one of Europe's most photogenic bases was instantly taken to. It was well organised by Breitling and had a great vairiety of old and new.

Rehearsals on the Thursday, together with Fridays show were in perfect summery weather. I found a vantage point on the south east hillside, with all the action at eye height or below. However, Saturday and Sunday were very dull, windy and wet, with some items cancelled. A short spell of sunshine, late on Sunday evening allowed some nice light to end a fantastic trip. The next event here is already being planned for 2015. One for the diary!

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Signing out....back in March....

Tim
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 11:54 pm

Marvellous! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby Macc on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 12:07 am

Wow. That looks possibly the best show in Europe. The photo opportunities are spectacular!

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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby sylvancatharsis on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 12:07 am

Last one's a real eye-catcher!
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby Bjorn on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 8:22 am

Great! Good variety of planes and a beautiful location! Lovely photos, especially the last Huntershot :clap:
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby Hatstand on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 8:37 am

Wow, the photo with the moon in view is a once-in-a-lifetime shot: aeroplane passing between moon and mountain, and the path of the aeroplane matching the outline of the mountain...
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby TonyO on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 12:09 pm

Mirage III and the DC-3 over the vineyards, just peachy! Would be interested to know what sort of focal lengths we are talking about here?
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby Kneeke on Wed 26 Oct 2011, 10:55 pm

Seriously!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Amazing shots!!! You got an awesome spot there, this gives a totally different perspective on the airshow!
Thanks for these!!
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 12:11 pm

Beautiful images there!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby rf104g on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 6:17 pm

nice shots, especially the last Huntershot :clap:

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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby kichu on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 7:53 pm

Hi Tim

good job... the backdrop does makes a difference :) Really love the whole set.
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Re: Sion Air Show 2011

Postby Vixen1 on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 10:17 am

Outstanding set of shots, off-base, to the South and with the sun behind you is certainly the place to be. You must be using some very long lens there though? The Mirage/Hunter 3-ship and the second Gripen are standouts for me. :rock:
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