Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby urkles on Thu 14 May 2015, 10:34 pm

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum had a night event this evening which included lighting up the two aircraft in the compound;

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ImageMcD Phantom FGR.2 by Mark Rourke, on Flickr

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ImageBAe Harrier GR.3 by Mark Rourke, on Flickr

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ImageBAe Harrier GR.3 by Mark Rourke, on Flickr
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Maisie on Thu 14 May 2015, 11:55 pm

Love the F-4 shot..
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Stan on Fri 15 May 2015, 12:22 am

Lovely. Would love to get down there for s bit of that.
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby urkles on Fri 15 May 2015, 8:08 am

Thank you all for the replies. I think maybe the first reply is an attempt at a 'wind up' and best ignored. As for the shots themselves, I am happy how I edited them. I could come out with some excuses on the exposure times, so I will! :) . The weather was blustery and wet, and I did not have a 'proper' tripod. The light was provided by two floodlights at about 6 foot of the ground and did not illuminate the aircraft as well, as say, at the Northolt night shoots. The rest of the airfield was pitch black in the area behind the photos. I do not edit my pictures to seek approval of anyone except myself, as long as I am happy that's all I care about :). For me this is a hobby, and though I do have my own website ( www.pixelsnipers.com for anyone interested), and had a few pictures published, I would need to become 100 times better and more skilled to even consider leaving my day job and being accepted as a bona fida professional photographer. Thanks again for the replies and support.
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Pat Murphy on Fri 15 May 2015, 8:16 am

Think I would have been more than happy with those :clap: Great to see a Phantom outside with Engines in :rock:
Is the Harrier a potential runner?
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby nellis6 on Fri 15 May 2015, 10:25 am

urkles wrote:Thank you all for the replies. I think maybe the first reply is an attempt at a 'wind up' and best ignored. As for the shots themselves, I am happy how I edited them. I could come out with some excuses on the exposure times, so I will! :) . The weather was blustery and wet, and I did not have a 'proper' tripod. The light was provided by two floodlights at about 6 foot of the ground and did not illuminate the aircraft as well, as say, at the Northolt night shoots. The rest of the airfield was pitch black in the area behind the photos. I do not edit my pictures to seek approval of anyone except myself, as long as I am happy that's all I care about :). For me this is a hobby, and though I do have my own website ( http://www.pixelsnipers.com for anyone interested), and had a few pictures published, I would need to become 100 times better and more skilled to even consider leaving my day job and being accepted as a bona fida professional photographer. Thanks again for the replies and support.


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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 15 May 2015, 10:40 am

I have cleaned the thread up. Keep it clean and constructive. Thanks to those who have offered helpful contributions.
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Bumblebee on Fri 15 May 2015, 2:36 pm

Great shots!
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Lumix on Fri 15 May 2015, 2:40 pm

I've no idea what was deleted, but I do like the F4 shot. Very nice indeed! :clap:
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby tankbuster81 on Fri 15 May 2015, 8:33 pm

Great shots of two iconic aircraft. :clap:
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 15 May 2015, 8:39 pm

Liking these Mark :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby brewerybod on Sat 16 May 2015, 5:41 pm

Pat Murphy wrote:Think I would have been more than happy with those :clap: Great to see a Phantom outside with Engines in :rock:
Is the Harrier a potential runner?
Pat


The Phantom and the Harrier are engineless i'm afraid, out of interest the Harrier still had its sunshade in the cockpit from its service in Belize !!
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Stu on Sat 16 May 2015, 5:47 pm

Nice shots there Mark :clap: Just sorry we both couldnt attend
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby shaggie on Sat 16 May 2015, 9:12 pm

There's are very ,very nice
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby wallace on Sun 17 May 2015, 7:12 am

A nice set of shots, I do like your comment "I do not edit my pictures to seek approval of anyone except myself."
Far too often we are driven to edit our photos to please others.

Like many, I only wished that I could have been at Bentwaters with you!
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Georgeconna on Sun 17 May 2015, 10:04 am

love The Harrier Man, Great shots both of em
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby frank on Mon 18 May 2015, 9:34 am

Thanks for posting. Great to see the F4 and the Harrier. Didn't see the posts that were deleted so cant comment. Main thing for me was that you posted your photos here for which I and many others appreciate.
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby urkles on Fri 22 May 2015, 6:55 pm

Thanks again chaps
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby flashman8 on Mon 25 May 2015, 2:46 pm

great shots :yahoo: , pity there are none of these on the air show circuit... :sad:
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby Alber Ratman on Thu 28 May 2015, 6:11 pm

Excellent photos of a very well presented "Museum at Night". If we got a 103 engine for the Harrier, it would have potential as a runner, however we have not and unlikely one will appear without an airframe. We are of course working on another of the Museums aircraft, Jaguar XX741 with the intention of getting it going. We do have Adours for that, not in the greatest state, but we have them and the spinny bits seem to be OK to run. It will depend on how many faults we find with the fuel systems, etc. Before that however we have to finish off restoring all the airframe systems, by far not complete, but slowly getting there.
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Re: Bentwaters Nightshoot 14th May 2015

Postby RobHowarth on Sun 28 Jun 2015, 6:15 am

Well done Mark! great show and the best way to answer all the critics who are looking pretty silly this morning.

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