Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby eaglekepr on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 5:09 pm

The third installment of Red Flag 2008-04... yes, 2008! Where are installments #1 and #2? Night shots posted exactly one year ago and then jets on sticks several months later. No one has ever called me timely with photos. Still, given enough time, I'll get it done!

These are just the shots I took during the days, grabbing the Indian Flankers and factory-fresh F-15Ks. Unfortunately I never got the chance to shoot from between the runways where everyone seems to get the best photos. Unfortunately I was limited to using a borrowed 70-300 IS for the whole trip as my 100-400 was in the shop due to RIAT 08's torrential rain. (Re)processed with Lightroom 3 beta (quite liking the new sharpening algorithms) and presented in a nice 1024px cinematic crop :)

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More in my Flickr set.
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby MerlinJon on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 5:25 pm

Excellent images and I do like the last one.
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby itfcscott on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 5:31 pm

These are fantastic :clap: :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby timuss on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 8:58 pm

Oh wow they are superb :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby AndyBeau on Wed 11 Nov 2009, 9:38 pm

Some nice ones in there J. The shot of cockpit's lined up and the last one stands out for me.
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby eaglekepr on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:32 am

Thanks for the replies :)

I must say that the last one caught the mood... hot evening on the ramp, last sortie of the day. I can still feel the heat when I look at the pic.
The shot of cockpit's lined up and the last one stands out for me.

Would have been perfect if they hadn't put the spare jet in the middle! :grin:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby umea4 on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 8:41 am

These are all just great!

eaglekepr wrote:Thanks for the replies :)

I must say that the last one caught the mood... hot evening on the ramp, last sortie of the day. I can still feel the heat when I look at the pic.
The shot of cockpit's lined up and the last one stands out for me.

Would have been perfect if they hadn't put the spare jet in the middle! :grin:


Actually, I think the raised hood adds to the picture - I agree about this and the last being standouts.
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby 197cup on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 7:22 pm

Love them all, last ones cool :smile:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby HOLTY on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 11:07 pm

Jaysus....there a bit special.
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby rjlaker on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 11:41 pm

:drool: WOW!!! Top notch stuff there-in terms of colour and sharpness. The subjects aren't bad either! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby Lumix on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 8:24 am

Great set! :clap: All are very nice, but I do like the first one! :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby planemadbird on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 3:10 pm

A stunning set of images there :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby R14DCR on Fri 13 Nov 2009, 3:18 pm

superb images. weoll done. like them a lot

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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby F-86 on Sun 15 Nov 2009, 11:10 am

Very nice, great colour. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby IanH on Sun 15 Nov 2009, 11:16 am

These are rather nice. Great light on some fine subjects. :clap:
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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby POD on Mon 16 Nov 2009, 7:00 pm

Nice set :clap:

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Re: Red Flag 08-04... a touch late

Postby phreakf4 on Sun 22 Nov 2009, 3:59 am

Pity I took so long to find these, they are great! :clap: :clap: :clap: I love the "cinematic" crop, it suits the subject so well! Might start using something similar more often. One does tend to get "stuck in a rut" using the "standard" 3x2 crop.
Still not too old to learn new tricks! Thanks very much for posting!
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