Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:49 pm

First off, I make no apologies for the number of images :smile:

Instead of their traditional Father's Day Weekend air show, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum instead hosted a two-day open house called "Skyfest" along with a Saturday night air show and a Sunday Bomber Night Run featuring the Lancaster, the Commemorative Air Force's B-24A Liberator, and the indefatigable Mosquito. Skyfest itself was a bit underwhelming, as the promised "flying throughout the day" consisted mostly of the CWH aircraft giving rides, but I took a ride on the DC-3, so it was all good. The nighttime events, on the other hand, were utterly spectacular (if a little pricy - the night show was all of CDN$129.99!). Sadly though two of my faves, the Firefly and the Canso, were down for maintenance. Note that the Lancaster is wearing a one-off paint scheme especially for this event; she'll be back in her Mynarski Memorial scheme for her UK tour.

Night Show:

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Consolidated B-24A Liberator by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Liberator Dusk by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

3.
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Victory by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

4.
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Flying the Colors by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Bye, Alouettes! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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The Trojan Horsemen by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Trainers in Twilight by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Gear Up! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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To the Heavens by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Five for Sunset by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Trojan Tranquility by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Paint the Sky by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

13.
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Lancaster Liftoff by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Magical Merlins! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Nice Night for Flying by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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British Beauty by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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We Rule the Night by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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We Remember by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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KA114 Up 'n At 'Em! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Mosquito Liftoff by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Allied Air Power by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

22.
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Lanc, Mossie, Mitch by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Legends at Evenfall by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Mossie by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Lancastrian Eve by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Magic by Moonlight by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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...The Flaming Nautilus? by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Father's Day Fireworks by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

Skyfest, Sunday:

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Mighty Mossie by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Frenchie by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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The Pilot-Maker by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Hamilton International Airport... from a DC-3! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Thinking of D-Day... by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Learn to Fly Here by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Lancaster Topside by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Airdrop! by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Lanc Overhead by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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"R" for "Ropey" by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

Bomber Night Run

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Ad Astra by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Golden Hour Mossie by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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At Rest by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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T-33 Abstract by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

43.
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Voodoo Abstract by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

44.
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Canso Abstract by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Andrew Mynarski Memorial by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Liberator at the Blue Hour by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Diamond Lil' by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Stop Props by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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The Wooden Wonder by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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In Her Element by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Night Terror by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Mossie Intimate by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Canadian Pride by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

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Mighty Lancaster by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

55.
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Merlin Might by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

56.
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Winding Down by Auguries.Imagery, on Flickr

...still working on that "power line removal" feature in Photoshop.

And as usual, these look much sharper on Flickr. Hope they're of interest!
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:55 pm

Superb. Night shots are fantastic.

The B-24 is such a brute - far more menacing than a B-17 IMO.
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Tommy on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 10:14 pm

Wow! :shock:

Agree, the night shots are stunning!!
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Exiler on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 10:20 pm

Lovely set, very nice colours throughout. Pink sky with the Lanc and Liberator, wonderful.
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby colper on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 7:21 am

Fabulous set.The evening light provides the perfect backdrop for the warbirds,but those night shots are just stunning

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby rdchawk on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 7:33 am

Great set of photos - very nice :clap: :clap:
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby EGL on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 11:34 am

They are superb - some fantastic lighting in the night show!
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby timuss on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 11:39 am

Stunning love the night shots :cool: :drool: :clap:
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Screechy on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 12:09 pm

Great set and good use of the light and conditions. Congrats
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Weather Watcher on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 2:34 pm

Great use of the evening light - nice shots :clap:

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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Hasboman on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 3:13 pm

Absolutely beautiful! :drool:
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby sdad on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 3:27 pm

Very nice. Power lines don't look too difficult but remember the red peaked cap removal tool, too!
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby paullangford on Fri 20 Jun 2014, 10:39 pm

Sublime set of photo's, thanks for posting.
It's such a shame they won't be keeping the sharks teeth on the Lancaster when it comes over here.

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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Blackbird on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 4:10 am

A great set of photos, but the night shots are superb :clap: :clap: :clap:

I also agree with Dan's comment about the Liberator. Surely it must be due for a trip over here...please.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Flare Path on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 6:28 pm

Wow! Fabulous photos. :clap:

Night time Mossie! :love:
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sat 21 Jun 2014, 6:32 pm

I need something to wipe away the drool.... fantastic set and one or two are beyond belief notably the dusk Mossie take off and the formation shots.

Was Diamond Lil at Boscombe Down about a million years ago? I'm sure I remember seeing a Liberator there. A better bomber than the B17 by a country mile: longer range, bigger bomb load, maybe higher ceiling as well I think.

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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby Ledhead27 on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 8:05 am

An absolutely smashing set of images, hard to pick a best looking aircraft out of that set!
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Re: Hamilton (Ontario) Night Airshow / Skyfest / Night Shoot

Postby JonoUK on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 8:35 am

Really nice set Sean with lots of variety, the static shots are brilliant as are the late light shots.
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