Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby RickIngham on Fri 12 Feb 2010, 11:57 pm

As you may or may not know, the Salisbury Plain Training Area hosted the latest MRX (Mission Rehersal Exercise) this month.
Exercise Pashtun Rat was held for two weeks for units about to deploy to Afghanistan.
As i'm only 30 minutes away i decided to cover the exercise extrensively which saw me in snow blizzards, torrential rain, blazing sun and sharp freezing winds...
These pics are from the FRP (Forward refuelling point), inside Netheravon airfield, and around Copehill Village...
For a complete collection of the exercise including land based units see my page: http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/pashtun10.html

Lynx Mk.9 from Dishforth.
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Apache from Wattisham trying out Drop tanks.
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Lynx Mk.9 fresh from Kenya.
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Chinook HC2 running in for a CASEVAC.
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Lynx Mk.9 in a wierd light that made the Apaches look pea green - not photoshopped!
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Apaches quickly packed away as a snow storm approaches.
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Forward refuelling point.
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Convoy support.
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Snow storm that hurt.
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Live side at Netheravon.
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As soon as it started. It finished...
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Loads of other images on my website http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/pashtun10.html
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby agdickie on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 12:02 am

That last shot is quite nice but it'd be infinitely better without the dust spots!

Have you gone for a tilt-shift effect on the 'pea-green' Lynx shot?
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby RickIngham on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 12:06 am

Thanks for letting me know will get on those dust spots now. Not a tilt-shift, just 18mm and as its the lens that came with the camera i expect that might explain the colour as it was about 3:45pm on a dark overcast and wet day...
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby agdickie on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 12:10 am

May well have been condensation or similar on the lens then. As it happens it works quite well on that kind of shot :smile:

And just to reiterate: The last shot is a stunner, wish it was one of mine.
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby Hellfire on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 7:47 am

Great coverage. Like that pair of Lynx shot and that snowstorm Lynx looks quite surreal :clap:
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby timuss on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:24 am

Oh wow great set they are all crackers :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby mais01 on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:28 am

Wow what a collection of superb shots.
First shot and third from last are my pick of the bunch, they are all superb.
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby SilverWingPix on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 12:52 pm

Hot damn - those are some of the best Helo-shots I have seen for a long time. Quallty and motives are outstandlingly good.

How does it work with access? can anyone turn up and shoot?

E.
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby jimbob1194 on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 1:36 pm

Oh my, these are stunning. Love the shot of the Lynx in the shot under the name 'snow storm that hurt'. The Apache over the convoy is also very interesting. Fantastic coverage :clap:

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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby RichPittman on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 2:32 pm

Some great angles there Rick

Towards the end theres some real nice ones :clap:
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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby IanH on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 3:37 pm

Super set Rick. Well done for the interesting set inside too.

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Re: Ex Pashtun Rat Review

Postby bigcrow on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 9:57 pm

Quality shooting Rick, the last is superb... :clap:
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