Leuchars, 8/10/12

Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 7:24 pm

Ok, I'm a bit out of practice at this aircraft photography thing, having not bothered much with it (except Leuchars airshow arrivals/show day) for almost 3 years, but for a wee change yesterday I thought I'd have a nosey at what was happening at my "local" base. The photos maybe aren't technically perfect, but I like this selection best of what I got, so here's the results, (well some of them) and in no particular order....

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1. Tornado GR4 heads back to Marham.

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2. P-3 gets airborne.

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3. Strobing Poseidon.

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4. Luftwaffe Tornado return.

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5. Orion line-up.

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6. Head-on Typhoon.

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7. Tornado trio taxiing back.

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8. Poseidon landing.

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9. Strobing Typhoon.

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10. Camo Tornado departs.

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11. Light on dark.

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12. Orion parked up.

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13 Close Call for Curlews.

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14. Old Smokey.

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15. Turning north.

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16. Poseidon taxies in.

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17. Mean and moody.

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18. I can see for miles....

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19. Tornado turn.

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20. Highlights.

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21. Orion getting airborne.

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22. Running in.

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23. Tornado take-off.

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24. Catching the light.

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25. Reflective Poseidon.

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26. Climbing out.

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27. Break to land.

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28. Late afternoon light.

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29. Camo Tornado comes back.

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30. Heading west.

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31. Light and shade.

Thanks for taking the time to click the link and have a quick look (you are one of a particularly discerning minority :wink: ). Comments are always welcome, especially the positive ones......

Enjoy

Baz
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Macc on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 7:29 pm

That is one hell of a set. The editing really brings them out nicely - fantastic contrast. "Typhoon head-on" and the last are my favourites. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 7:34 pm

Thanks, Chris. Incidentally, the two you mentioned needed hardly any editing done. The light was superb at that point - a mostly very dark sky with just a small (and closing) gap through which the sun was still shining and illuminating bits of the airfield. Fortunately, the Typhoons came in while it was still good light.
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby PChaplin on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 8:00 pm

Really like the last shot. Very atmospheric.
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Lloyd H on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 8:01 pm

That last shot is very special! Great use of light and shadows throughout making for very dramatic images :clap:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Trevster on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 10:47 pm

Last shot and #26 for me - do like atmospheric ones...
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby MarkL on Tue 09 Oct 2012, 11:20 pm

Something really different :clap:

Number 6 is my pick because.... well I dunno, I just like :smile:

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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby swingy on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:05 am

#14 and 30 for me .
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Spiny Norman on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 11:43 am

Some absolute cracking photographs there. The light is gorgeous - my favourite would be the Typhoon on the runway, but the Orion heading off into the dark is very nice too.
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby IanH on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 7:01 pm

Flock of birds and the Orion for me....altogether interesting and enjoyable set. Liked the composition.

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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stefc on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 7:10 pm

Great set of pics Barry wish I could get across myself
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Sat 13 Oct 2012, 7:42 pm

Thanks, folks. Glad those of you who have bothered to have a look appear to have liked what you have found. If only I'd met/knew more than 2 or 3 folk on here...... :wink:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby maltwoser on Sun 14 Oct 2012, 8:38 am

Good to see you posting again Baz. 6, 13 and the last are especially nice.
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Trevster on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 1:49 pm

Stonefaction wrote:Thanks, folks. Glad those of you who have bothered to have a look appear to have liked what you have found. If only I'd met/knew more than 2 or 3 folk on here...... :wink:


At least you got comments... ;)
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 9:44 pm

Thanks, Steve. Not sure I'll be making a habit of it though.
Trevster, yeah.....I'm not sure quite how that happened. It doesn't always (as you've possibly noticed)...... :wink: Funnily enough, I was talking to a UKAR member while I was taking some of these and he hasn't left a comment.....(nor has the regular poster that I do actually know). So maybe knowing more folk wouldn't actually have helped bump the views up a bit..... :confused:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Spiny Norman on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 10:19 pm

I'd say that the burst of light on the Typhoon (number 31) is a worthy Picture of the Week contender to match your fine E3 at the airshow shot. :clap:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby G-CVIX on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 1:59 pm

Head on Typhoon and #30 are my favourites. Killer set. :clap:
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby ArabJazzie on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 4:21 pm

Stonefaction wrote: Funnily enough, I was talking to a UKAR member while I was taking some of these and he hasn't left a comment.....(nor has the regular poster that I do actually know).

Do you mean me?

You dont need me to blow wind up yir erse! And anyway, I've learnt all i know about taking pics from you!!! :clap:

Couple of the atmospheric pics seem to be a wee bit noisy but i expect you upped the ISO on these. Green Tonka shots are my favourites!
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 5:51 pm

About time too, where have you been?...... :smile:
The additional noise in a couple of the darker ones were the result of having to crop in quite far (coupled with my lazy processing regime, using capture NX2 - if it takes longer than about 30 secs to tidy up then it's not worth the effort :smile: ).
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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Finningley Boy on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 6:11 pm

Hi Stonefaction,

My apologies for my tardiness, but yes the photos are Brilliant, I don't recall us standing quite so close to everything on the day! :biggrin:

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Re: Leuchars, 8/10/12

Postby Stonefaction on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 6:46 pm

Thanks, FB. That's why I said "some of these". :smile:
I think I've finally sussed out just how the views/comments thing on here actually works, but I'm keeping it to myself.
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