Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06 (Updated again!)

Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06 (Updated again!)

Postby Private Custard on Sun 05 Jun 2016, 10:40 pm

Well, what a difference a month makes! Things are still mostly at the far end of 400mm, but better than they were. The flying today was brilliant, the weather played ball again, and all-in-all, I think that todays show is the benchmark for all other shows to aim for this year.

I took a hell of a lot of shots, and it's late. Here's the first batch......in no particular order! :D

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageLysander by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageSea Vixen by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Hurricane Ib Z7015 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageNorth American T-6 (G-KAMY) by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageChipmunk WK608/906 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageBoeing-Stearman by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageSpitfire TE311 (Mk LF XVIE) by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageMorane-Saulnier MS-317 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageWestland Wasp by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageLysander by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageHawker Nimrod Mk.I S1581 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageLt Cdr Chris Gotke by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageGloster Gladiator by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageMorane-Saulnier MS-317 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageLysander by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageFairey Swordfish Mk.I W5856 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageBristol Scout by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageBristol F.2 Fighter by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageMorane-Saulnier MS-317 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageFinal Pass of the Day by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Hurricane Ib Z7015 by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Seafire by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageDragon Rapide by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageHurricane PZ865 (Mk IIc) by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageWestland Wasp by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageAvro Nineteen Anson by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageHawker Nimrod II K3661 by Barrie May, on Flickr
Last edited by Private Custard on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 10:55 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Blackbird on Sun 05 Jun 2016, 11:18 pm

Great set :clap: :clap: , and even better to know the show was a great improvement on the inaugural disappointment of a show. (Had to miss this one as I was at the Springsteen concert at Wembley :biggrin: )

Andy :smile:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby jacksonphreak on Sun 05 Jun 2016, 11:48 pm

Superb set of shot's Barrie, some great topside views. Wish I'd have gone to this show rather than Duxford last week.
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby paullangford on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 7:55 am

Excellent as ever Barrie :up:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby aknott68 on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 9:17 am

I agree great photos, two questions if I may:

- what camera/lens combination was being used for those shots?
- what shutter speed were you using for the panning shot?

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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby BrawlerO on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 9:23 am

Nice set of images! Are you using a full frame or crop sensor body?
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Agg on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 10:10 am

Just open the Flickr-link guys, there's EXIF info there :)

Nice set :)
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby AFC on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 10:47 am

Excellent set as usual. :clap:
Jealous of that sea vixen topside as mine came out rather dark and idk why.
I'd be interested to know what your post processing work flow is?
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 11:21 am

A lovely set there Barrie, was a great show. I think that Vixen topside is likely to be a fairly repetitive shot, but what a sight to see :clap: :clap:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Exiler on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 11:43 am

Excellent Barrie, that opening Bearcat shot... wow. :smile:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Stagger2 on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 1:19 pm

Brilliant set of crispy shots done to perfection as always! Very glad to see you've 'chanced-it' again & seen the vast improvement in displays over the 'Premiere' show. :clap:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 2:46 pm

Thanks a lot guys :)

Now I feel a little more human, I can expand on what I thought of yesterdays show.

After the premiere, I was very unhappy with things. I felt that, if Old Warden was wrecked, everywhere else could only be worse. They've always been a step ahead in terms of the viewing experience and overall feel of the shows. I made a last minute decision to go, and was frankly amazed to find I could still buy my ticket online. After yesterday, I suspect I may need to buy earlier next time, as word spreads fast in these circles!

Highlights (selected from many)

Sea Vixen. First time I'd seen her, and WOW!! What a stunning aircraft. After so long as a bridesmaid, maybe this year is the year she finally gets to be 'the bride'!

The Morane. A really enjoyable display, from a frankly beautiful aircraft. Those flicks along the flightline, to present the topside of the aircraft to the crowd, were amazing :D

The Bearcat. What can I say? He beat the place up in a marvellous fashion, and offered a rocking-horse-poo moment.....a perfect topside in a blue sky with the sun directly behind us!

The Corsair. A lovely 8-point roll along the display axis. We didn't get that topside, but wow, that roll was lovely!

The Wasp in a grass-storm :lol:


The lowlights

Still a bit distant. Sure, 400mm was enough yesterday if you're willing to crop. But I'd love things to come even 30m closer.

No Edwardians. Understandable really :sad:


As for questions about my kit, and shutter speeds. Canon 80D and 100-400 mk.I (God I'd kill for a stabilised 400mm prime. Canon, get on it now!). Panning shots are anywhere from 1/40 to 1/20, depending on subject, range, and bravery. I'm throwing 'most' of my ground shots away!!

And the Sea Vixen topside shots being pretty common now. All I can say is "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine"! Everyone gets to take home that special moment.......and then bore everyone else with how awesome it was!!

I'll be processing some more tonight, including some from Duxford in the morning, before the TFC aircraft got wound up.
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 3:54 pm

Right, I'll be trickling these in gradually as I go through them. This batch is from Duxford in the morning. A few statics were calling. Lighting wasn't brilliant, and they were facing away from me, but we work with what we have. Like I said, a warbird is never parked facing the wrong way!

ImageCorsair FG-1D by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat by Barrie May, on Flickr

ImageGrumman Wildcat FM2 by Barrie May, on Flickr
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 4:03 pm

Private Custard wrote:they were facing away from me, but we work with what we have.

As all static warbirds/taildraggers should be. From the front they're just engines and blades. The flight line walk at Duxford airshows holds no appeal to me for that reason - they were parked tail-on, who knows, they might lure me in.

Love the Corsair pic anyway, and the stuff from Old Warden is superb. How do you shoot at those speeds!?
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 4:13 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:How do you shoot at those speeds!?


I throw almost everything away!!
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby stuart n on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 4:34 pm

Tremendous set :clap:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 5:39 pm

Private Custard wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:How do you shoot at those speeds!?


I throw almost everything away!!

Can you share some of those just to make the rest of us feel better?! :lol:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 5:54 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Private Custard wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:How do you shoot at those speeds!?


I throw almost everything away!!

Can you share some of those just to make the rest of us feel better?! :lol:


Never, never, never!!
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 6:29 pm

This is about as slow as I've ever gone handheld. 1/13, iso 100, f32. I had some issues controlling the highlights, so I just gave up!!

ImageChipmunk WK608/906 by Barrie May, on Flickr
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby sylvancatharsis on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 6:44 pm

Outstanding set! Hard to select a standout from the bunch, but I'm going with the Wasp shots just because of how much grass the old girl's tossing about!
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06

Postby Private Custard on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 6:45 pm

sylvancatharsis wrote:Outstanding set! Hard to select a standout from the bunch, but I'm going with the Wasp shots just because of how much grass the old girl's tossing about!


I've got a mental one to upload later. Shot from the wrong side, so the colour balance is a bit wonky, but I had to keep it!
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06 (Updated)

Postby Blackbird on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 7:50 pm

Another great set :clap: :clap: ...and that Wasp shot is outstanding :worship:

Andy :smile:
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06 (Updated)

Postby FarnboroJohn on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 7:57 pm

Fabulous set, hope at least one or two of mine come up half as good. After what was written about the season premiere I was worried but oh boy am I glad I went!

John
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Re: Old Warden Fly-Navy, 05/06 (Updated)

Postby Slinger65 on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 8:27 pm

Have to disagree with previous poster...THOSE Wasp shotS are outstanding :grin:

Couldn't make it yesterday due to just having driven back from the north of Scotland - looking at these photos is the next best thing to having been there.

Glad you made it Barrie.
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