Lossie, larking about in the dark

Lossie, larking about in the dark

Postby wallace on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 9:22 am

I managed to find the opportunity to take a wee drive up to Lossie for some photo therapy. Most of the pictures have gone onto my photo backlog, which is running at nearly two months behind but I managed to process these ones mainly because I was curious as to how they would turn out.

This shot of a departing Typhoon...
ImageTyphoon departure, Lossiemouth by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

... leads onto another, which was shot over seventeen seconds, 52 photos at 3 frames per second, selecting every other one for the composite.
ImageTyphoon into the sunset by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

Finally one of the reason why I made the three hour drive
ImageSwiss Hornet departure, Lossiemouth by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
The Swiss Hornet's departure with the burner lit up to the point it cut out continuing the climb on impulse drive.

I wish that I had thought to plan for a performance take-off for the chronophotograph but that's for another day.
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Re: Lossie, larking about in the dark

Postby Skyflash on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 11:08 am

Strange, delightful photos - very well done. :clap:
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Re: Lossie, larking about in the dark

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 5:18 pm

I like these a lot :up: something completely different from the usual 'over-the-fence at daylight'-stuff. I have tried similar stuff recently at Schleswig ( viewtopic.php?f=9&t=82175 ) and Wittmund and must admit that this kind of photography is not easy and takes some time to get into before you start to take usable images. But then it quickly turns into a new kind of photo opportunity during the dark season that receives too little attention. I am still trying a couple of shots at Wittmund and as soon as I bagged them I will post something for comparison. Thank you for posting these :clap:
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Re: Lossie, larking about in the dark

Postby wallace on Fri 07 Dec 2018, 10:41 am

Pre-visualising the shot is the key. The idea for the multiple shot came to me as I was tracking the preceding Typhoon, so it was a case of zooming out and finding the composition. I rather surprised myself that I pulled this shot off.
The Hornet shot was gained from making a mental note of how long a preceding aircraft took to get into the air from that point, that time would work for Typhoons as well.
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Re: Lossie, larking about in the dark

Postby CJS on Fri 07 Dec 2018, 1:55 pm

The first one is a beautiful piece of art IMHO, congratulations :clap:
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