Some more SPTA

Some more SPTA

Postby MerlinJon on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 8:02 pm

Managed to get three trips to the SPTA in the last couple of weeks, and I was mainly going for sunset shots so I will start with these.

1. Chinook.
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Boeing Chinook HC.2 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

2. Merlin
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Agusta/Westlands Merlin HC.3A by JonCoombes, on Flickr

3. Apache
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Westland Apache AH.1 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

4. Lynx, I have had this shot in my mind for a very long time and it finally all came together.
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Westland Lynx AH.7 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

5. Chinook and Merlin silhouette.
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Merlin and Chinook by JonCoombes, on Flickr

6. Some more conventional shots.
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Westland Apache AH.1 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

7. Chinook
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Boeing Chinook HC.2 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

8. Lynx
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Westland Lynx AH.9A by JonCoombes, on Flickr

9. Chinook
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Boeing Chinook HC.2 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

10. Merlin
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Agusta/Westlands Merlin HC.3A by JonCoombes, on Flickr

11. Apache
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Westland Apache AH.1 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

12. Apache
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Westland Apache AH.1 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

13. Merlin
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Agusta/Westland Merlin HC.3 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

14. My favorite shot.
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Westland Apache AH.1 by JonCoombes, on Flickr

Sorry for the amount of shots could not decide which ones to post.

Cheers
Jon
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby Koen L on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:36 pm

Can't believe nobody has replied yet! Some stunning sunset shots there.
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RichPittman on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:37 pm

Bloody best set of pics on here in along time Jon! :rock: :topbombing:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby MerlinJon on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:40 pm

Thanks Guys, I was starting to wonder if there was something wrong with them.

Jon
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby grant_w on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:41 pm

Very good set :clap:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby IanOlder on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:45 pm

An excellent mix of images, no.4 is a great shot :clap:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby JohnF on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 8:50 pm

Last Apache and the Mk9 Lynx for me. Very nice. :clap:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby Craig on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 9:17 pm

That first Merlin shot has to be a strong POTW contender... :clap:
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Postby Strings on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 9:44 pm

Absolutely stunning....I am jealous of your ability to get such sharp pictures Jonathan!!! Seriously, these pics are superb!
What exactly do you mean Officer when you say no photography allowed? Can you be more specific?
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby henk99 on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 10:21 pm

Write me up for #14 as well! Great shot :clap:

Btw, the set as a whole is very nice too!
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RickIngham on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 10:27 pm

Koen L wrote:Can't believe nobody has replied yet! Some stunning sunset shots there.


Probably because everyone usually waits until the ex is over...

We were very lucky with the weather to get some good sunsets!
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby Chris P on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 10:27 pm

A stunning presentation of Heli images
well done
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby MerlinJon on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:30 am

RickIngham wrote:
Koen L wrote:Can't believe nobody has replied yet! Some stunning sunset shots there.


Probably because everyone usually waits until the ex is over...

We were very lucky with the weather to get some good sunsets!


I thought as you had posted on the below sites that we were ok to post Rick, also I have not mentioned anything about the ex until you did and except a couple of shots these images could have been taken anywhere?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56454775@N06/page3/
http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/ ... _albumId=7

Jon
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby nigelblake on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:45 am

An exceptionally good set of images Jon, by far the best Apache sunsets I've seen!
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Postby Kenny on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 9:17 am

Agreed! They are superb and you are right to be very happy with them. Beautiful
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby turbohampster on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 1:23 pm

Some very nice shots indeed!

Think anyone would be prud of them :clap:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RickIngham on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 1:48 pm

Jon, the pics on my flickr have around 5 or 6 views from friends...not 420+. There was what, 20+ photographers there on the Sunday and nobody has posted on the forums yet...you've been around for a while now to know how it lies so don't point it at me (But thanks for the plug). I wasn't having ago just answering that question.

Agree with above, the Merlin sunset is nice.
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby Koen L on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 2:10 pm

RickIngham wrote:Jon, the pics on my flickr have around 5 or 6 views from friends...not 420+. There was what, 20+ photographers there on the Sunday and nobody has posted on the forums yet...you've been around for a while now to know how it lies so don't point it at me (But thanks for the plug). I wasn't having ago just answering that question.

Agree with above, the Merlin sunset is nice.


Yes it's a shame that due to Jon's actions some other photographers who aren't part of the SPTA Secret-Squirrel-Club might have gotten an opportunity to visit SPTA during this top secret exercise as well...
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RickIngham on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 2:25 pm

Was that a reply to my post? I just can't seem to work out the connection? Where have I mentioned secret squirrels? Top secret exercises? I don't care who goes to be honest...its a good atmosphere to get a good crowd down there...only you wouldn't see that.
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby Koen L on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 2:28 pm

Then why is it a problem that he posts shots before the exercise has ended?
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby jingernut on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 2:52 pm

What exercise was this? Thanks for any info.
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RickIngham on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 3:30 pm

Is there a problem? I havnt said I have one.
And its exercise pashtun dawn.
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 3:55 pm

Awesome thread Jon - probably my favourite modern military photo thread of the year so far. Some great angles and tremendous use of the light - something from that lot is certain to be POTW! :clap:
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby jingernut on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 3:58 pm

RickIngham wrote:And its exercise pashtun dawn.


Thanks.

So there was some decent action going on during Sunday on the plain?
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Re: Some more SPTA

Postby RickIngham on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 5:25 pm

It was more the sunset than the action but there was a few taskings...
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