For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby CH79 on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 4:44 pm

Hi,

Last week witnessed the 'End of an Era' for the Greek A-7 Corsair II. Congratulations to the Hellenic Air Force for putting on this free event with what can only be thought of as superb access on both Thursday and Friday. Yet another airframe which will be missed in the skies!

Thanks to Jon and the other peeps from the UK/Europe for the friendly banter - great days!

Sorry for the amount of pics, but I feel the event justifies it...

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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' Grave Yard by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' Grave Yard by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' Grave Yard by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' Grave Yard by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' Grave Yard by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 011 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 156767 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 156753 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 154477 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 011 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 023 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 023 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 156753 'End of an Era' by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 156753 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
21.
ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 'Team Zeus' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 'Team Zeus' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 'Team Zeus' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 'Team Zeus' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
25.
ImageΤ-6 Solo display 'Daedalus Team' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageΤ-6 Solo display 'Daedalus Team' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
27.
ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 025 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-16 Fighting Falcon 025 (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 156021 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-4 01528, Mirage 2000 555, F-16 012 'Flypast' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-4 Phantom II '01528' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageF-4 Phantom II '01528' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr
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ImageA-7 Corsair II 'End of an Era' (Hellenic Air Force) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

Lots more on flickr if you need more A7 :)
Thanks for looking, Chris.
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Red Dragon on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 6:44 pm

Have to admit though the B & W shots at the start look spooky and haunting but beautifully framed :clap:
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby sovietjet on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 7:30 pm

Excellent set! It was a great day, still working through my photos :smile: . #15 is the shot I really wanted but missed because some HAF personnel decided to sit in front of my lens :roll:

Question about #20, how do you bring out the exhaust heat waves so nicely?
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Tommy on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:06 pm

Some pretty phenomenal stuff as per. :clap:
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby CH79 on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 8:18 am

Thanks for the comments, glad you like them! Hopefully they do justice to the final movements of the A-7.

sovietjet wrote:Question about #20, how do you bring out the exhaust heat waves so nicely?


To bring out the vapour I tweaked the levels in Photoshop to make it more punchy, while masking the aircraft itself.

Regards,
Chris
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Rumwolf on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:50 pm

An absolutely terrific photos and thanks for sharing so many of them. It looks like a really good event. The first shot of the A7 graveyard reminded me of the Ian Allan trip from last November to the HAF open days where we were denied permission to shoot retired aircraft on poles let alone a collection like that. Any shots that might have buildings in the background or flight lines of Buckeyes or C130s brought the disapproval of chaps in dark glasses, jeans and trainers clutching radios. The only Greek I picked up on that trip was "No photos, NO PHOTOS!". Still a great trip though with mostly wonderful weather and, in the main, very friendly air and ground crew.
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 7:28 pm

These are stunning, superb photography and superb processing :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Bartek on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 7:40 pm

Fantastic set.
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby redbearing on Wed 29 Oct 2014, 12:58 pm

Chris

you old Norfolk mud Grover, great great great! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Robert
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Re: For Your Eyes Only: 00_A7

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 29 Oct 2014, 2:14 pm

Gorgeous photography here, lovely pictures. Looks like a great event. Seeing the "Air Tattoo '14" on the special scheme one really makes me appreciate how lucky we were to have those two here in July.
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