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by alanp
Sat 29 Aug 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Olympus Camera's R.I.P. ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2357

Re: Olympus Camera's R.I.P. ?

Started out with an OM-1n back in 1980, did the job nicely for static shots, as noted the optics were pretty good as you can see below:

ImageALAN_POTTS_19830612_0001 by ALAN POTTS, on Flickr

Click through for full res.
by alanp
Sun 24 May 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik

Love the H-3, challenging stuff to scan with KR25 on a dull day.
by alanp
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3687

Re: Trees or aircraft?

It looks like a small section of the existing tree line that will be removed. Whilst new trees will take a long time to mature, biodiversity will naturally spread from the much larger remaining plantation minimising the long term impact. My concern is that the new shed won't be nearly big enough to ...
by alanp
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 10295

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

I'll add in my few: A US Army Skycrane out and back to Leuchars at low level circa 1972, the Strathallan Lancaster (KB676) making what would sadly turn out to be it's last flight from Glasgow to Strathallan in '75. Lots of low level B-52's in the summer of 76 (Giant Voice?) and formation of 6-8 C-14...
by alanp
Mon 30 Dec 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII 19th March 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 23053

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII 19th March 2020

Phil, Building 27 looks amazing. I had no idea that you'd made so much progress since I last saw it. Fantastic work.
by alanp
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: DoF, Focusing, Shutter Speed, what went wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: DoF, Focusing, Shutter Speed, what went wrong?

I don’t think it’s a depth-of-field issue. It’s down to optical sharpness. The lens is optimised for maximum sharpness at f8.
by alanp
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: DoF, Focusing, Shutter Speed, what went wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: DoF, Focusing, Shutter Speed, what went wrong?

I'm in the f8 club too. I went through exactly the the same issues you are experiencing with my 100-400. Softish looking shots even at high shutter speeds, so up the ISO and shutter speed but no better. I eventually noticed that shots at f8 were consistently good, even when the shutter speed was ge...
by alanp
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Arromanches-les-Bains 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Arromanches-les-Bains 2019

Great set, love the light on the Spitfire.
by alanp
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Warton ZK438
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: Warton ZK438

Sublime.
by alanp
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Sumburgh in September/October
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Sumburgh in September/October

Great to see something from there, it's on by bucketlist.
by alanp
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn 25/08
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Headcorn 25/08

Good to see its gone back to green again. Great airfield with lots of interesting aircraft.
by alanp
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')
Replies: 26
Views: 4392

Re: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')

Great to see the progress, it's moved on a lot since I was last down there. Thanks for posting Lee.
by alanp
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RAF Cosford airshow 10-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: RAF Cosford airshow 10-06-2018

You’ve done a great job in the difficult light at Cosford.
by alanp
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Northolt Nightshoot (Photo heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Northolt Nightshoot (Photo heavy)

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:Loving the 146 over the road, such a unusual and creative angle and shot.


And brave considering how many vehicles ignore the traffic lights!
by alanp
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Santiago Skycrane
Replies: 5
Views: 2955

Re: Santiago Skycrane

Shooting one in sunshine and warmth, not up to your knees in mud - soft bloody southerner!
by alanp
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 892 Depart on their last tour aboard the Ark
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

Re: 892 Depart on their last tour aboard the Ark

I’m going to blame old age. I’m obviously not as young as I thought!
by alanp
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 892 Depart on their last tour aboard the Ark
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

892 Depart on their last tour aboard the Ark

Thirty years ago - 6th April 1978, 892 Squadron began it’s last deployment aboard HMS Ark Royal, dispatching eight jets from Leuchars. This was also my brother and I's first time photographing at a military airfield outwith an airshow. The smell of paraffin, the songs of skylarks and the crackle of ...
by alanp
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Beijing Capital March 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1882

Re: Beijing Capital March 2017

Really interesting selection from a rarely seen venue. Thanks for posting.
by alanp
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 10:57 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Shortsbox at Dundee 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Shortsbox at Dundee 1983

Any emergency in a Shortsbox would be a long time coming...they were so bloody slow!
by alanp
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Shortsbox at Dundee 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Shortsbox at Dundee 1983

ArabJazzie wrote:That is a cracker Alan. Any more from those days.

Thanks Geoff, though you’d like it. Yes I’ve got endless Bandits and an Euroair Herald in the pipeline. Happy days back then, a quick plea to Elaine and Jeanette on the desk, a call to ATC and ramp access approved.
by alanp
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988
Replies: 10
Views: 4313

Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

I remember that video well!
Thanks for the kind comments, chaps.
by alanp
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988
Replies: 10
Views: 4313

Re: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Amp wrote:Lovely image. Where was that taken?


Sorry, that’s a good point - Glasgow in the days when the flying clubs had a key to the gate and an understanding not to wander to far.
by alanp
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988
Replies: 10
Views: 4313

Air Bridge Merchantman April 1988

Fond memories of the ear splitting noise of the Tyne engines one these.

ImageALAN_POTTS_19880429_0007 by A POTTS, on Flickr
by alanp
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Shortsbox at Dundee 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Shortsbox at Dundee 1983

One for Geoff today. Air Écosse SD-360 G-DASI at its effective home base for a couple of years during the eighties. Generally a slow and bumpy flight to London on these. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4802/40536656802_3f96a7dda1_b.jpg ALAN_POTTS_198307XX_0001 by A POTTS , on Flickr
by alanp
Thu 01 Mar 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A couple of test reg Jetstreams
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

A couple of test reg Jetstreams

HMS Gannet Navy Day 1986 and BAe pulled out a couple of pre delivery Jetstream 31s. Neither had long flying lives indeed G-31-700/N331PX only lasted 18 months. A short history if you click through to Flickr. 1. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/25651860907_e812e46611_b.jpg ALAN_POTTS_19860607_0007...