A busy 2014 (Pic heavy)

A busy 2014 (Pic heavy)

Postby PhilW on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 9:26 pm

It's been a ridiculously busy aviation year for me and I've barely scraped the surface of the material on my drives. I don't think I've put much, if anything, on UKAR this year so here's a pictorial diary of my year.

Starting with the penultimate pair of RAF Tristars into Bruntingthorpe:

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April, a bimble to North Weald, and the launch of the Midair Squadron at Kemble:

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Into May, and the first airshow of the year, Abingdon:

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and the Invasion Stripe show at Duxford:

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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 9:49 pm

June, and the D-Day commemoration, Lee-on-the-Solent:

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Reds 50th event day, starting in The Mall then hot-footing to Biggin:

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PT at Hylands Park, Chelmsford the following day:

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Armed Forces Day, Barleylands, near Braintree, Essex, and the debut of the three-ship of Gnats:

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Goodwood Festival of Speed:

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Re: A busy 2014

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 9:56 pm

A couple of beauties in that little lot ;-)

Seriously, though, do like these, especially the tank :smile:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: A busy 2014

Postby DanO1978 on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:12 pm

Some reasonable images, but an awful lot of compositions that just don't work for me I'm afraid. The Hunter disappearing behind the tree is a poor composition in the first place, even if the jet was sharp to start with.

The Midair cockpit shot is just about the least pleasing angle on a Hunter I can imagine - sometimes the shot isn't about cramming as much in as possible. Less is often more in photography.

Sorry to be critical Phil, as I know you, but these are a very mixed bag, suffering a good deal from a lack of sharpness and definition (possibly caused by uploading?). I'm sure you've taken better through the year.
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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:16 pm

July. Practice day at Waddington:

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Then 'Fokkers at Six', Sonisphere, Knebworth:

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Back to Waddington:

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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:38 pm

RIAT

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Legends:

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FIA:

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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 12:04 am

August started with Damyns Hall:

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and then something most of us thought would never happen in our lifetimes became a reality as out of the gloom, the world's second airworthy Lancaster arrived at a very welcoming Coningsby:

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Operating from Biggin for Eastbourne:

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Eastbourne:

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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 12:15 am

RBAR Ascot:

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Three Avros at Southend:

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Little Gransden:

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Shoreham:

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Re: A busy 2014 (Pic heavy)

Postby zigzag on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 7:57 am

Those Biggin Lanc taxy shots show just what was missing on the Vera tour - nice work to get those shots
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
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Re: A busy 2014 (Pic heavy)

Postby PhilW on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 9:15 am

Final set, and Goodwood in September:

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Re: A busy 2014 (Pic heavy)

Postby SPLAT on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 10:12 am

Well that kept me interested all the way through.Like the way you don't just concentrate on the aircraft and get the human factor in , or show the bigger picture ,ie the Reds down the Mall or the people watching the Dak etc.
Nice post :clap:
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Re: A busy 2014

Postby PhilW on Sat 01 Nov 2014, 1:44 pm

DanO1978 wrote:The Midair cockpit shot is just about the least pleasing angle on a Hunter I can imagine - sometimes the shot isn't about cramming as much in as possible. Less is often more in photography.


Dan, the purpose of the visit was to introduce the Midair Squadron, and that was one of the few angles that presented itself in the short time available that told that 'story'.
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