Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby I.Winfield on Mon 30 May 2016, 6:45 pm

Hi all,

Well despite all the worries I spent 3 days at Duxford, starting on the Friday for practise/arrival, then both days of the show. The Friday was a great day, but the show days were weird. On the Sunday I was sat there wondering if there actually was a show on, it was so quiet! (Although this meant getting out was a lot easier!). There didn't seem to be the atmosphere of a usual show, going to guess this is down to advance tickets only keeping families away. As for the flying display there were some gems amongst the line up, the bronco skyvan double act been particularly amazing, showing off the abilities of each airframe to their max.

As ever lighting from inside made photography difficult, anyhow here's a selection of my photos from the three days, hope they are of interest.

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Image_DSC2802-36.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2824-38.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2770-35.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2675-34.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2596-33.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2554-31.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2523-30.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2420-27.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC8560-63.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC8276-59.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC0653-4.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC3139-45.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC7830-56.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC3026-42.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2935-40.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2900-39.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC0166-3.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC7709-55.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC1494-12.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC3275-47.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC1036-8.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC1029-7.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2082-22.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC9520-69.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC9784-2.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

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Image_DSC2215-25.jpg by Ian Winfield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking. As ever, comments welcome.

Ian
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby keithholden on Mon 30 May 2016, 7:30 pm

Great set. Been following all the comments. If I had a set this good I'd be very happy.
Thanks for sharing
Keith
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby TKK 140 on Mon 30 May 2016, 8:07 pm

Ian, thanks great set
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby tankbuster81 on Mon 30 May 2016, 8:39 pm

The best set i have seen from the weekend. :clap:
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby Col. Chibani on Mon 30 May 2016, 10:29 pm

Nice shots !

I used the exact same combo (D7100 + Sigma 150-500mm) for years, without managing to get such good results (especially at focal length > 400mm).
I noticed that you used very small apertures (<f/13). I though that the best IQ with these lens was obtained with f/8.

"When you blame the material, you should blame the photographer". :facepalm:
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby benji1867 on Tue 31 May 2016, 6:12 am

I'll echo what's been said previously. This is the best set I've seen from this show, well done in what looked challenging conditions

Ben
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby I.Winfield on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:01 am

Thanks for all the nice comments guys, I really appreciate it. Ill be honest I wasnt too sure over the weekend if I was really happy with the pics I was taking, but so long as you all like them :up: Its always a bit of a challenge at Duxford with the light, but you just have to work with it and do your best :smile:

Col. Chibani wrote:I noticed that you used very small apertures (<f/13). I though that the best IQ with these lens was obtained with f/8.


I agree around f.8 does give the nicest results, but I tend to prefer using a lower shutter speed and accept that I'm going to have to have small apertures. With how the crowd is positioned relative to the sun at Duxford, you don't really have a choice. I will admit though I do look at what f. stop I'm having to use on days like that and cringe a bit, its why I love Shuttleworth, sun behind you, low shutter speed and just enjoy :smile:

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby Col. Chibani on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:59 am

I.Winfield wrote:
I agree around f.8 does give the nicest results, but I tend to prefer using a lower shutter speed and accept that I'm going to have to have small apertures. With how the crowd is positioned relative to the sun at Duxford, you don't really have a choice. I will admit though I do look at what f. stop I'm having to use on days like that and cringe a bit, its why I love Shuttleworth, sun behind you, low shutter speed and just enjoy :smile:



Thanks a lot Ian.
You can be proud of your photos.
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 31 May 2016, 11:25 am

Loving the Huey shots, in fact all of them are top class :clap: :clap:
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Re: Three days of Duxfords American airshow 27-19.5.16

Postby I.Winfield on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:27 pm

Airwolfhound wrote:Loving the Huey shots, in fact all of them are top class :clap: :clap:


Thanks airwolfhound. I do love getting to see and hear a Huey. Glad you liked them.
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