Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby CH79 on Sun 13 May 2018, 10:17 am

Hello,

As I haven't posted recently, here is a colossal upload from my two recent trips to Rainbow Canyon in Nov'17 and Mar'18. Death Valley and the surrounding area is a stunning place to visit with or without aircraft. My thanks to COAP and Bluelife Aviation for the F-35 set-up in November - what a day!

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Image"The Last Jedi", F-22A Raptor, 09-0188, 422nd TES, 53 WG, Nellis AFB by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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ImageRogue One by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Warthog Play Time", A-10C Thunderbolt II, Davis-Monthan by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Emerging from the Canyon" F-35A Lighting II, F-002, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Swooping Bird of Prey", F-22A Raptor, USAF by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Canyon Run" F-16C, 85-547 Edwards Air Force Base by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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ImageCloud Maker, F/A-18 Super Hornet by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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ImageTransiting the Lunar Landscape by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Blasting Out of the Canyon" F-35A Lighting II, F-001, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

10.
ImageF-15C Eagle, 81-0022, 144th FW, Fresno AFB by Chris Heal, on Flickr

11.
ImageA-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0684, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

12.
Image"Enter the Jedi", A-10C Thunderbolt II, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Black Aces" US Navy, Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, NH-104 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

14.
Image"Jagged Edge", F-16C, 85-547 Edwards Air Force Base by Chris Heal, on Flickr

15.
Image"Soaring Lightning", F-35A Lightning II, F-001, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Locked-on", F-35A Lightning II, F-002, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"They Don't Come Any Closer Than That", F-35A Lightning II, RNAF by Chris Heal, on Flickr

18.
ImageNorthrop T-38 Talon, 65-0437, Edwards Air Force Base by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Hitting the Deck", F/A-18 Hornet, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Fast and Furious”, F-35A Lightning II, F-002, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

21.
Image"Yankee Flight", Bell UH-1Y Venom, 168943, US Marines by Chris Heal, on Flickr

22.
ImageA-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0202, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Gladiators", VFA-106, F/A-18F Super Hornet, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Razor", Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, 141 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

25.
Image"Gunning Run", A-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0684, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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Image"Test & Evaluation", Dust Devil, VX-31, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake by Chris Heal, on Flickr

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ImageF-35A Lightning II, F-002, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

28.
Image"Close and Personal", F-35A Lightning II, F-002, 323 TES, Royal Netherlands Air Force by Chris Heal, on Flickr

29.
ImageA-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0202, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

30.
Image"Exiting the Transition", F-35A Lightning II, F-002, RNLAF by Chris Heal, on Flickr

31.
ImageA-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0202, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

32.
Image"Desert Dunes", F/A-18 Hornet, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

33.
Image"Exiting the Canyon", A-10C Thunderbolt II, 355 OG, 79-0202, Davis-Monthan (DM) by Chris Heal, on Flickr

34.
Image"Archer", Vaulting Over Dark Hill by Chris Heal, on Flickr

35.
Image"Hunting", F-22A Raptor, 09-0188, 422nd TES, 53WG, Nellis AFB, USAF by Chris Heal, on Flickr

36.
ImageF/A-18 Super Hornet, 168478, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

37.
ImageDutch Archer, F-35A Lightning II, F-002, RNAF by Chris Heal, on Flickr

38.
ImageA10C Exit by Chris Heal, on Flickr

Sorry about the quantity, but cheers for looking :)
All the best, Chris
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby boff180 on Sun 13 May 2018, 10:29 am

Erm...holy wotsit! :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Tommy on Sun 13 May 2018, 11:00 am

Sensational, buddy. :king:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby neville on Sun 13 May 2018, 11:25 am

What a terrific set of photographs, great location and subjects...
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 13 May 2018, 11:32 am

Ye gods.... phenomenal stuff.
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby amisbk196 on Sun 13 May 2018, 12:11 pm

Anyone want to buy a camera? After seeing this set (probably one the best ever) I don't think I'll bother anymore.......
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Webby74 on Sun 13 May 2018, 1:10 pm

2 and 12 are brilliant. Whole set is stunning
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Agg on Sun 13 May 2018, 1:28 pm

Fantastic! Those Dave burner shots are something else :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Theo1 on Sun 13 May 2018, 6:06 pm

Best I've ever seen from Rainbow Canyon. :worship:

Theo
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby jalfrezi on Sun 13 May 2018, 6:46 pm

Theo1 wrote:Best I've ever seen from Rainbow Canyon. :worship:

Theo


Agreed, I've seen a few photos from the trips here, but these are the best I've seen. :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby ikarus on Sun 13 May 2018, 7:14 pm

Crikey .....what's the camera and lens set up , and what sort of shutter speeds/apertures are being used - these are pin sharp

Top photography in this thread :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby neilos on Sun 13 May 2018, 7:19 pm

:shock: flipping 'eck!! :clap: :clap:

Cracking set of shots!
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby henk99 on Mon 14 May 2018, 8:51 am

beautiful set, outstanding! :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby CJS on Mon 14 May 2018, 9:56 am

Wowzers :drool: Magnificent stuff :clap: :clap: :worship:

#11 though - they didn't do a very good job of fixing the side of that Warthog did they? At least could have touched up the paintwork properly. :joystick:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby bigcrow on Mon 14 May 2018, 10:00 am

Exceptional set Chris. Really like #9 makes the F-35 look like quite a beast... :rock:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Skyflash on Mon 14 May 2018, 12:00 pm

FANTASTIC!

You've even managed to make the F-35 look interesting, no mean feat. :grin: :clap:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Airshowhammer on Mon 14 May 2018, 2:18 pm

Phenomenal. One could only dream of taking shots like that. :hypno: :love:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby DMH on Mon 14 May 2018, 5:44 pm

And this is why I don't bother taking aeroplane pictures any more... these are superb, one of the best sets I've seen.
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby CH79 on Tue 15 May 2018, 6:02 pm

Wowsers, many thanks for the kind comments everyone - fully appreciated :thumb:
These were taken with a 5DIV coupled with 500mm f/4 IS (first version), for those interested. Shutter and aperture varied between 1/320 and 1/1600, and f/4 to f/8. All the time trying to keep iso in and around 100.
I will post more from a few other locations soon!
All the best, Chris
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby redbearing on Wed 16 May 2018, 5:00 am

Great set you oll Norfolk boy, each and everyone are excellent, keep the good work up!! :clap: :clap: :clap:, looks like you had a great time in "Merica"
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby Pat Murphy on Wed 16 May 2018, 6:52 am

Ye Gods!

Numbers 4, 9, 15 and 16. Simply fantastic :rock: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby sovietjet on Wed 16 May 2018, 4:49 pm

Awesome set! Just curious, why are you trying to keep the ISO at 100? The 5D4 can easily make clean images up to ISO640-800 and even more.
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 17 May 2018, 11:37 am

:clap: Well, this sets a new standart. Simply stunning!! :dizzy:
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Re: Death Valley and the Jedi Transition

Postby stevebrodie on Fri 18 May 2018, 9:32 am

those are stupendously awesome. could look at them all day. :clap: :worship: :worship:
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