A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby boff180 on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 12:25 pm

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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby Stu on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 12:30 pm

Ace set there Andy love the head on shot :clap:
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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 1:23 pm

Great Shots as Always, be great to see more shots!
Is the Arrestor Cable landing an Emergency or part of Training?

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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby boff180 on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 2:06 pm

Thanks guys,

Chris, it was an emergency landing. As we arrived at the base, a Blue Angel bird had also had an emergency landing and was being towed off the runway.

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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby TonyO on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 3:44 pm

Nice stuff in there, well processed. Miffed that I have never had a Goshawk or Canadian Hornets during my visits! Next time!

Where are the helos?
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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby swingy on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 3:44 pm

Nice shots Andy.
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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby boff180 on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 3:56 pm

TonyO wrote:Nice stuff in there, well processed. Miffed that I have never had a Goshawk or Canadian Hornets during my visits! Next time!

Where are the helos?


Thanks mate, they were on the visitors ramp near the main gate, consisting of a mixed batch of AH-1W, AH-1Z and UH-1Y.

This is as close as they came to us sadly:-
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Postby TonyO on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 4:09 pm

Oooh, the HMLAT colour bird, not seen that or even a picture of it. Pity about the distances!
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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 2:55 am

wow, amazing pictures, superb post......Ciaran
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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby D90Man on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 7:30 am

Very nice indeed Andy.

Did you get bothered by anyone whilst standing at the fence? Never been to El Centro (well, not strictly true - drove past on Highway 8 in 1978!) but may have a chance later this year.....

What focal length did you use?

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Re: A busy day at El Centro, California, 28/01/2013...

Postby boff180 on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 7:53 am

Hi,

As long as you stand away from the fence you are fine there is a drainage ditch that's raised up that you can stand up on to shoot over the fence. I used a 50-500 but the others with me had 100-400's.

We used two different locations

If you look at my set on Flickr, the maps are geotagged to the exact locations.

Thanks for the comments.

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