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by MetMan
Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Vulcan XM655 - Wellesbourne
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Re: Vulcan XM655 - Wellesbourne

Great pictures exceptionally edited. Really enjoyed those. :clap:
by MetMan
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 30751

Re: F1 2019

I believe that they have to finish in the points for a race to get the bonus point - presumably to rule out the scenario you describe.
by MetMan
Sat 19 Jan 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4344
Views: 230142

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Given some of the car crash threads in the past I think it is worth thanking the key contributors to this one for an informed, well-reasoned and balanced debate in which the opposite point off view is being listened to. Given the poor quality of the political discussion I find myself increasingly tu...
by MetMan
Sat 19 Jan 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: My Landscape photography trip to Iceland
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: My Landscape photography trip to Iceland

Lovely set. Really enjoyed those. Thanks for posting.
by MetMan
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your 2018 Highlights
Replies: 34
Views: 3392

Re: Your 2018 Highlights

+1 for Cosford - one of the most enjoyable airshows I have been to in the last 20 years - fantastic ground display
by MetMan
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Skunk @ Kemble
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Re: The Skunk @ Kemble

I like those a lot - some outstanding shots there. :clap:
by MetMan
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RAF100 Re-enactors at Cosford
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: RAF100 Re-enactors at Cosford

Thank you to all who took the time to respond. I'm particularly pleased that PeterR and his colleagues at Cosford enjoyed them - and thanks for the correction Peter that I will make to my version. And as a thank you to thunderbird167, who made the case for the re-enactors better than I could have do...
by MetMan
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RAF100 Re-enactors at Cosford
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

RAF100 Re-enactors at Cosford

Not sure I've seen any other photos of these on here so I hope they are of some interest. The organisers went to a great deal of effort so it would be a shame not to make the most of it. Unfortunately, unless I was even more dozy than usual, there weren't any info boards on the day, so it has taken ...
by MetMan
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow RAF Cranwell 1974?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: Airshow RAF Cranwell 1974?

I can recall attending a Lord Taverners Cricket match at Cranwell in (I think) the early 1970's at which the Reds displayed. I believe they may have been regular events from the late 1960's to mid 1970's so could have been one of those? Now that rings a bell - you are almost certainly right. Big th...
by MetMan
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow RAF Cranwell 1974?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Airshow RAF Cranwell 1974?

A question for those with long aviation memories/records - was there an airshow at RAF Cranwell in summer 1974? I was a still-wet-behind-the-ears weather forecaster starting at Cranwell in Oct 1973. One of the non-routine briefings I remember giving was to the Red Arrows - but I can't track down any...
by MetMan
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Word Play
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Favourite Word Play

The 'Hound of the Basket Meals' van that parks up next to Hound Tor on Dartmoor has always seemed a bit of a contrived name for my tastes but its coffee after a stiff day's walking means I can forgive them that :smile:
by MetMan
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 10:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 750974

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Had another look and can confirm ZJ230 halfway up the tail fin
by MetMan
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 750974

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

According to the checklist it was ZJ230 - but I too cannot see that anywhere on the airframe in my photos to confirm
by MetMan
Mon 11 May 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Raptor Foundation - Birds of Prey
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Raptor Foundation - Birds of Prey

I have to admit to being no fan of birds - but those are such excellent pictures I could spend ages looking at them. You really seem to have captured their characters - as well as great colours, composition and sharpness. Fantastic shots - I really enjoyed those. :clap:
by MetMan
Sat 02 May 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: My week in Sunny Cornwall
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: My week in Sunny Cornwall

Great set - and perfect timing for me. I'm doing a similar trip in a couple of weeks time and I'll be pleased if I get something half as good as that. So some useful pointers and quality to aspire to - thanks for posting. :clap:
by MetMan
Fri 31 Oct 2014, 7:33 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: 60009 on the Jubilee Requiem 25th Oct
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: 60009 on the Jubilee Requiem 25th Oct

Beautiful. A shot to be very proud of :clap:
by MetMan
Sun 19 Oct 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Dragonflies and Damselflies
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

Re: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Absolutely excellent photographs - all the better for being labelled. I have seen quite a few of the big blue ones (about the limit of my knowledge) on Dartmoor this summer. Never in a month of Sundays did I imagine anyone could get an inflight shot - you either have phenominal reactions or they mov...
by MetMan
Sat 27 Sep 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars

Hi Colin, Loved your steam train pics in similar style. And actually, yes, I think the style may well be best suited to reducing the clutter in static - be that classic cars - or aircraft for that matter. Be interested to see if these work. http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm288/MetManOSM/uFoSSMer...
by MetMan
Sun 21 Sep 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars

One small thing though, maybe don't take the bleaching quite so close, example in the first one it's almost touching the windscreen area of the car, (if it had one) and in the second the driver looks like he's ducking to get under it!!!! That might well be a useful improvement Jeff. I've gone back ...
by MetMan
Sat 20 Sep 2014, 4:40 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars

Very nice, I like the effect but the "tilt" is a little too much for me, can't help thinking the cars are about to fall off the page! Thanks Tim. You raise an interesting point - those are essentially the angles that came out of the camera - it was a hill climb Maybe that is a visual effe...
by MetMan
Sat 20 Sep 2014, 4:15 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Trying a new presentation style - classic cars
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Trying a new presentation style - classic cars

Some from the MG Club meeting at Wiscombe Park Hill Climb last weeked. The sun wasn't shining so I had a play around to see if I could make the most of them - with due acknowlwdgement to the chap on here who did something similar with steam trains a while back. A bit far removed from 'proper' photog...
by MetMan
Mon 01 Sep 2014, 11:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden Evening 30 Aug (non-DSLR) - UPDATED
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Old Warden Evening 30 Aug (non-DSLR)

Some of those are exceptionaly good - you look as though you already have the camera playing your tune. I particularly like the Yak at no.20. Excellent.
by MetMan
Mon 18 Aug 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Great War Airshow 2014
Replies: 86
Views: 19577

Re: Sywell Great War Airshow 2014

Really enjoyed the day yesterday. Kept my expectations low because of the wind and so came away very happy with some good (by my standard) pics in great light. Seemed very well organised - straight in the carpark at 0830, queue went in 0930 I think with no fuss, easy stroll to a spot on the crowd li...
by MetMan
Fri 25 Jul 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Thoughts on the show.
Replies: 45
Views: 19914

Re: Thoughts on the show.

Trade day :- arrived nice and early , got in the cue , came to have my Trade Visitor pass scanned only to be told " trade visitors aren't allowed into the show until 9:30 " Is there any reason you need to get into the show at 9:15 ? " Of the top of my head " yes I have a meeting...
by MetMan
Mon 21 Jul 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Thoughts on the show.
Replies: 45
Views: 19914

Re: Thoughts on the show.

I was taught a very useful lesson yesterday.... After being turned away from Car Park I at 0710 (which had used on the Wed) and then a few minutes later from Eeelmoor for being too early I ended up at Queens Parade and got into the queue a bit grumpy at about 0740. I stood next to a fairly local fam...