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by alanp
Mon 20 Jul 2009, 6:02 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A Few from Prestwick in the 1980's **More Added
Replies: 27
Views: 5515

Re: A Few from Prestwick in the 1980's

You've done a good job on the scans. Nice stuff
by alanp
Mon 20 Jul 2009, 5:53 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Some more from Kinloss
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Some more from Kinloss

Lovely, crisp and clean ,well done
by alanp
Tue 30 Jun 2009, 7:14 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Biggin 2009 updated
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Biggin 2009

Very, very nice. I particularly like the shots with faces visible, they always create much more of a conection. Well done.
by alanp
Wed 24 Jun 2009, 10:35 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: A sunny afternoon at Scone 23Jun09
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: A sunny afternoon at Scone 23Jun09

I've noticed that different browsers can have a marked effect on the image quality, on the same screen images look fine using firefox but flat and soft using Explorer.Its probably how the browser handles the color management but its yet another moving target when you're trying to get things just rig...
by alanp
Tue 16 Jun 2009, 7:28 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Bethel, Pennsylvania (USA) - Flying Circus Air Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: Bethel, Pennsylvania (USA) - Flying Circus Air Show

Lovely set of images. It looks like a fun place to go
by alanp
Sun 14 Jun 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Call that a bomber.This is a bomber
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Re: Call that a bomber.This is a bomber

Oh yes, with the sleeves on my spangley jacket rolled up and my Top Gun flat top haircut,I was quite a sight
by alanp
Sun 14 Jun 2009, 5:34 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Call that a bomber.This is a bomber
Replies: 8
Views: 3447

Call that a bomber.This is a bomber

Whilst looking for some other images in my 10 000 uncatalogued negs and slides ,I came across these.
Mildenhall 1987ish

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by alanp
Sat 13 Jun 2009, 8:27 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: What the ?*!£ is this?
Replies: 15
Views: 3104

Re: What the ?*!£ is this?

I saw it flying at Tours in 92/93ish, was really chuffed to see it, there's something about French jets from the fifties... http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/alanrp/ARP-034.jpg http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/alanrp/ARP-035.jpg http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/alanrp/ARP-036....
by alanp
Fri 12 Jun 2009, 7:34 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Search & Rescue - S92 Style
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: Search & Rescue - S92 Style

Great to see something a bit different. Looks like you've got an interesting day-job.
by alanp
Mon 08 Jun 2009, 8:50 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Heart of Scotland Airshow A-Z.
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Re: Heart of Scotland Airshow A-Z.

The range of shots gives a good idea of what the day was like. There was a lot more water in the air than aircraft, so its no surprise that the autofocus went for it instead
by alanp
Sun 07 Jun 2009, 9:46 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Perth airshow 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Perth airshow 2009

The Sea King was hovering low over a field near Kinross when we were traveling up, he dunno if that was the job or whether he was just keeping out of the Red Arrows way. A tricky job pointing a lens up the way in the conditions. Nice work.
by alanp
Sat 06 Jun 2009, 8:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Perth Airshow again
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Perth Airshow again

Due to a jet lagged companion I only got there for the second half. The variable weather couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the fliers or the good sized crowd and as Spiny has already said the local's balloon bursting competition really caught the imagination of the audience, particularly the younges...
by alanp
Tue 02 Jun 2009, 6:33 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Airshows from the 60's - Request please
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: Airshows from the 60's - Request please

Not the particular machine that you're looking for but in a similar scheme. This was shot at Leuchars in the mid sixties at a show. Sorry about the state of the image but it's a raw scan with lots of work still to be done. If its of use I'd be happy to pass on a copy. http://i496.photobucket.com/alb...
by alanp
Fri 29 May 2009, 5:03 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

Re: Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing

Thanks for the info. As regards the soft images, as I said its a pretty old lens, it's sharper than I was expecting (but still not a patch on a modern stabilised one) although at the top end (240 mm) distinctly fuzzy noses and tails. The images are flatter than I was expecting, they looked really pu...
by alanp
Fri 29 May 2009, 1:29 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

Re: Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing

You did indeed, I sayed another couple of hours, but as you'd indicated it was a fairly quet time of the day for movements. I'm going to try and pop up on some of the sunny evenings round at Kirkliston, so I'll look out for you. Do you know if steps are needed round there?
Ta
Alan
by alanp
Fri 29 May 2009, 8:43 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 819 Sqn Sea King over EDI
Replies: 0
Views: 418

819 Sqn Sea King over EDI

We've currently got the above engaged in some sort of OP on Salisbury Crags,anyone got any clues?
by alanp
Tue 26 May 2009, 9:30 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

Edinburgh 26 05 09 just practicing

I used a rare spot of daytime freedom to work on my panning and zooming at EDI, unfortunately it was the middle of the day and fairly quiet.The TBM was as close to exotic as it got. Shot Raw on an oldish Nikon D70 with an even older 70-240 zoom, processed in Capture One 4, the results are better tha...
by alanp
Mon 11 May 2009, 5:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Coldstream Notam
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Coldstream Notam

there was a green C130 orbiting at low level over the lammermuirs when I was heading home at around 17 50L and my children tell me a fast mover over Peebles southbound around the same time
by alanp
Mon 20 Apr 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Piston twin over Edinburgh today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Piston twin over Edinburgh today?

There was an Aerocomander droning about the week before last, with a lovely throaty piston roar.It looked like it was engaged on survey work flying lines across the city.The Aerocomander has straight leading edges and forward swept trailing edges as does the Havoc. I'm sure some of the EDI spotter t...
by alanp
Tue 24 Feb 2009, 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your best "spot" out and about??
Replies: 67
Views: 6902

Re: Your best "spot" out and about??

I also witnessed the massed Phantom / Buc departures from Leuchars on several occasions and also several massed Phantom scrambles (eighteen as a strung out gaggle).I saw mixed formations of Phantoms and Starfighters a couple of times and B-52Gs at low level over Dundee on some happy summer days in 1...
by alanp
Mon 09 Feb 2009, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Old TV Programme
Replies: 32
Views: 3439

Re: Old TV Programme

I'll have to try and track that down
by alanp
Mon 09 Feb 2009, 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Old TV Programme
Replies: 32
Views: 3439

Re: Old TV Programme

Going further back in time1978/79 I think, the BBC did a one off live "special" on the RAF called Skywatch. A mock convoy was set up on a range (dunno which one) and all the different types of front liners came in one after another and released their favourite live ordinace onto it. Jags w...
by alanp
Thu 30 Oct 2008, 1:39 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Some scans from the Scottish airshows
Replies: 19
Views: 3399

Re: Some scans from the Scottish airshows

I was interested to see the shot of the Wasp at Lossie in 1986,having also taken photo's of it and never really noticed the large box attached to its side.As it turns out this housed a vertical aeriel camera and recently as part of my day job I was involved in scanning some of the images taken with ...
by alanp
Fri 03 Oct 2008, 5:52 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: AEW Nimrod and a few Shackletons
Replies: 12
Views: 3606

Re: AEW Nimrod and a few Shackletons

I'd been meaning to look this shot out for some time so when I saw this post I finally got on with it. Also at the Lossie show in 86 on the Saturday morning. I had to sprint the length of the crowd line to get it (I haven't been right since) http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr323/alanrp/ARD-002.jpg