Summary of 2013

Summary of 2013

Postby sovietjet on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 7:07 am

Here is my 2013 summary. I took a lot of photos this year so I can't post them all here. A few of these you may have already seen posted here.

My first photos this year were at Red Flag 13-2 in January. Spent a few days in Vegas but without the usual Nevada sun. Some of my favorites from this exercise.


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In March I had a few opportunities to take photos of some Chinese hardware.


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In April, this private MiG-21 did some flights and provided some excellent opportunities for photos.


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In May, Air Force One visited my hometown


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A few weeks later I visited NAS Fallon:


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Close to Fallon is Reno:


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In July I went to Ukraine, in the Crimea region where there are several airbases. The highlight was the Beriev Be-12s. Saky hosts all the Ukrainian Navy stuff. Kacha houses the Russian Be-12s and helis and Gvardeyskoye has the Fencers.



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Later in July I was with some friends for the weekend when I found out some warbirds were where we were. Luckily I had the camera with me and snapped a few photos. The B-29 was a first for me.


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Early in August I attended Thunder over Michigan. F-100 was awesome!


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Later in August I went to Texas to visit some friends. Luckily the friends are at the Cold War Air Museum. Fort Worth Alliance and NAS JRB Forth Worth also had some movements. This was the day the F-16 unit moved from Alliance back to the JRB. I got the launch at Alliance and drove fast to JRB. Yes, I made it before the F-16s did. Managed to catch all 3 F-35 versions as well in a matter of a couple hours.


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My final photos came from NAF El Centro in October. A very slow day, but it was still fun.


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Another large post, but I have a hard time picking favorites. Even so, for each trip there are so many more. I still had to narrow it down a lot. Maybe I will start separate topics for each in the future. Too bad I didn't know about this forum for most of 2013, otherwise I might've already done that :smile: .
Ivan Voukadinov
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby redskin301 on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 9:34 am

You surprice me again with an excellent series of some very nice aircraft.

I see you had a great year; looking forward to see more next year, happy 2014 :D
Kind regards,

Alex van Noye

http://www.runway28.nl
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby strangelookingalien on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 10:31 am

Absolutely amazing. To say i'm envious is an understatement!

You should be very proud of those photographs and thrilled with the variety you've been able to capture this year.

How on earth did you manage to get all these opportunities!?
strangelookingalien

Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Irishaernut on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 11:07 am

In that one post you have covered pretty much every current aircraft I would love too see . And sone types I never knew existed.
That was some year, and great shots btw.
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby RobS on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 12:24 pm

Brilliant! One of the best on UKAR.
Bonus: your first shot of an F-35 is the best I've ever seen of this ugly duckling. It even looks good in this position!
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Agg on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 8:09 am

Wow, this post got a bit lost among all the other 2013 summaries for me, so many goodies in on post. Fantastic!
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Stan on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 1:08 pm

RobS wrote:
Bonus: your first shot of an F-35 is the best I've ever seen of this ugly duckling. It even looks good in this position!


Steady on!!
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Macc on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 1:13 pm

Incredible set, every shot well taken and a lot of interesting subject matter! :clap:
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby sovietjet on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 2:05 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments! :smile:
Ivan Voukadinov
sovietjet

Re: Summary of 2013

Postby JJC on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 3:27 pm

Wow! Awesome subjects, awesome photography! Cannot tell you how much I enjoyed these :win: :king: :drool: :cool:

In the first picture of the F-35 - those wings look huge. Is that the C?
''Time to dive into the fireworks!''
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Russ on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 5:17 pm

JJC wrote:In the first picture of the F-35 - those wings look huge. Is that the C?

Yes it is.

Amazing set, thanks for sharing. :clap: :cool:
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Hamster100 on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 7:54 pm

Amazing set of pictures. Just shows what a difference the sun makes as well as good equipment , technique as well as an eye for a shot.

Envious in the extreme.

:worship:

Doug
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Re: Summary of 2013

Postby Maisie on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 8:59 pm

strangelookingalien wrote:Absolutely amazing. To say i'm envious is an understatement!

You should be very proud of those photographs and thrilled with the variety you've been able to capture this year.

How on earth did you manage to get all these opportunities!?


What he said, love all the Russian hardware! Lucky guy.
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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