I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby SilverWingPix on Wed 31 Mar 2010, 10:27 pm

During the past couple of weeks my missus and I have been in the UK to find a home for our oncoming move. Despite being across for practical reasons one could not leave the camera at home and one selfishly dragged the missus along for a few short photo sessions %)

First stop was Cottesmore en route to Scotland to visit friends. 45 minutes by the fence produce the below:
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What a lovely place Cottesmore was. The 3-ship aircraft all made 3-4 Touch and go´s at different speeds and heights, on even hovering and bowing for the photographers. I loved the fact that the runway is so close to the low fence that one can litterally spit onto it :Yahoo!:

After an extended week end in Glasgow we drove to Wales. Weather was great leaving Glasgow (weird really %) ) but upon crossing into Wales the rain started. Next day I had a quick visit on top on Cad East stil in rain and with no aircraft in sight. I decided not to stick around and we headed to England again. Shortly after exirting Wales sun started shining :sorry:

On the way to our Hotel in Stansted I decided on a quick diversion past the Hall. Been ages since I was last at Mildenhall and got lucky with a few goodies in the 45 minutes I was there:
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Not bad for 45minutes ehh? Light was a little tricky but I was well chuffed with catching the Awacs circuit bashing :good:

Next was a pre-planned photo shoot; The Northolt Night Shoot. What a fantastic event this was. A BIG thumbs up to the organisers.
Here´s just a few select shots all taken with use of my trusted beanbag. Damn hard work, but well worth it me thinks:
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Well thats all folks. C & C welcome as always.

E.
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby Craig on Wed 31 Mar 2010, 10:35 pm

Superb shots all, but especially the last one of the 41 Sqn Tornado...
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby MrAngry2 on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 6:59 am

Some really good shots in what is a fantastic set, Wish I could get that lucky at the Hall in a day let alone 45mins.
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby docman on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 7:36 am

Nice pictures. We spoke at Cott just as you were returning to the missus! (That is my back in shot 6). I thoroughly enjoyed my morning there. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby rjlaker on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 8:06 am

Some lovely shots. Great catches at Mildy - love the Sentry! The night shots are some of the best I've seen from the event too. The last one is an absolute cracker! :clap: :clap:
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby coanda on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 7:21 pm

Great work....is that AWACS doing an approach with a single engine failure in the last pic??
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby SilverWingPix on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 9:15 pm

Thanks for all the nice word guys - much appreciated

docman wrote: We spoke at Cott just as you were returning to the missus! (That is my back in shot 6)

I remember, great to meet you Richard and thanks for posing for my shot :grin:


coanda wrote:is that AWACS doing an approach with a single engine failure in the last pic??)

Funny I hadn´t noticed the missing smoke from that engine. I doubt there were any problems as the Sentry departed for good after its last touch n´go. It might have been part of the training landing on three engines only - who knows, I'm no expert in such things :oops:

E.
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby Red Dragon on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 11:07 pm

That head on shot of the Chinook is just......... :drool: However all of them are top notch :clap:
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby Kieron on Fri 02 Apr 2010, 11:34 pm

Super set, but I do like the first shot of the Harrier three-ship.
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Postby F-86 on Sat 03 Apr 2010, 7:05 am

Great shots, that last one is superb.
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby Lighning Fan on Sat 03 Apr 2010, 2:01 pm

Great shots - especially the last one. Can you please state the lens used.

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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby RichPittman on Sat 03 Apr 2010, 3:23 pm

Fantastic selection :clap:
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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby SilverWingPix on Sat 03 Apr 2010, 9:32 pm

Thanks again to everyone acknowledging my work and effort to bring interesting image selections from my trips. I really appreciate every comment I get from you all. You rock :rock:

Lighning Fan wrote:Great shots - especially the last one. Can you please state the lens used.

I am using two lenses; The Canon 100-400L and the Sigma 18-200, both which I am not overly impressed with. Although they offer great range the are not overly impressive quality wise. If I had the financens I´d be shooting with prime lenses only :oops:

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Re: I got a few - Cot´smore - Hall - Norty Nite

Postby T_J on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 1:31 pm

Another vote for the Harrier three-ship and the Sentry dusk shot.

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