Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby nigelblake on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 12:46 pm

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby nigelblake on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 1:01 pm

Two more; all were shot with Canon EOS1DsMkIII and 600mm, a mix of hand held and tripod mounted, the slow shutter Kingair shot at 1/100th using a Wimberley head and Gitzo tripod.

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BAe Harrier GR9 RAF Cottesmore UK by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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BAe Harrier GR9 RAF Cottesmore UK by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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BAe Harrier GR9 RAF Cottesmore by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby gary1701 on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 1:06 pm

Lovely shots Nigel, espically the quick thinking to get the two with the moon. I was half tempted to make a final trip to Cottesmore yesterday instead of Coningsby, never mind now. Again, lovely stuff.

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby DeanW on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 1:10 pm

Very, very nice and ridiculously sharp too. Although wouldn't expect any less from you! :grin:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby CH2 on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 1:11 pm

Crikey the crowds are starting to turn up now, where have you all been!

Like the moonship shot, very nice. :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby F-22 Raptor A on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 4:39 pm

Love the sunset and moon shots!

Was it Mr Pert who displayed the Hawk a few years back?

Seems Cottesmore is surprisingly busy considering!
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby jimbob1194 on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 4:58 pm

Certainly looked like a terrific day. Smashing shots! :clap: :clap: :biggrin:

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby JohnF on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:04 pm

Love the close ups and the moon shot is superb :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby ulverstonfgr4 on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:05 pm

Superb Quality and record of a Legend :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby Hellfire on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:08 pm

Some really nice shots there, mixing the colour, angles and everything. Like that foreground harrier with the moon and another harrier in the background.
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby Mad Dan on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:13 pm

Mouth-wateringly good...
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby nigelblake on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:22 pm

Many thanks to all for the kind comments; I have lots more on my Flickr and I'm about to upload another lot!
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby rjlaker on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:27 pm

Lovely set - Great catch on the moon shot - pick of the bunch :clap: :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby Stu on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:36 pm

A fantastic set Nigel pick of the lot has to be the moon shot but really do like the Kingair :clap: :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby timuss on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 7:51 pm

Super shots love the moon shot :clap: :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby lozza on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 8:15 pm

Fantastic stuff :rock:

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby F-86 on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 9:15 pm

Quality set, great angles and light. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby 747woody on Thu 28 Oct 2010, 10:28 pm

Cracking stuff Nigel, as usual! Great catch with the moon! :clap:
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby Bartek on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 11:35 am

It looks like heaven indeed!:)
I like all of them but last one(with the moon) is really one-in-a-lifetime-shot:)
Well done!
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby IanH on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:33 pm

A glorious set indeed with the late ones being my faves! 20 mins more flying in the right direction and dare I say it cold have got better. No complaints though, was a great day from the flying perspective counterbalanced though by the madness of the decision to lose these aircraft and unsettle all the families.

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby nigelblake on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:39 pm

Many thanks again.
Indeed it was a grand day Ian, if only they had flown for another 20-30 minutes, the sky when I started off home was just awesome, with runway lights and Harriers in front of it all it would have been very spectacular.... maybe in the next week or so after the clocks drop an hour we'll get a chance!

I've not yet finished editing all the shots!

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BAe Harrier T10 ZH657 105 RAF Cottesmore UK by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby T_J on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 4:07 pm

Superb, Nigel.

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby MacksAviation on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 5:18 pm

Great set Nigel and it was indeed a shame the day ended 30mins too soon although your sun set images are looking very tasty.

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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby TomB on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 5:43 pm

So if I was to take a day off work and head to Cottesmore, when would be a good day? Any week day with a good weather forecast in the next couple of weeks?
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Re: Harrier heaven 27/10/10

Postby Mad Dan on Fri 29 Oct 2010, 5:45 pm

No point in going on Fridays... There will not be any more activity on that day - and nor will there be any more night flying...which might help... Monday to Thursday clearly the days to consider.
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