Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

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Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Tue 01 Mar 2016, 5:58 am

I took the opportunity to make some long exposure photographs of the Cold War Jets aircraft at Bruntingthorpe and here they are...

XW900 Buccaneer, in company with the other Bruntingthorpe Buccs.
ImageXX900 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XW544 Buccaneer, in company with the other two
ImageXW544 Buccaneer, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XX467 Hunter, looking like it's in a scrapyard!
ImageXX467 Hunter, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

XV226 Nimrod, knee deep in Nissans.
ImageXV226 Nimrod, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

WR974 Shackleton, looking very sorry for itself.
ImageWR974 Shackleton, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

F-BTGV Supper Guppy, in company with a Hunter and a bit of a Jetstream
ImageF-BTGV Super Guppy, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

The Airliners and Tankers
ImageAirliners, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

The Starfighter. 22+35 F-104
Image22+35 F-104, Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

Lastly but by no means least
ZD241 VC-10
ImageZD241, VC-10 K.4 , Bruntingthorpe by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

For those that are interested. The fast moving clouds really helped the effect. Exposure time was in the region of 30 seconds and to do this I used a ten stop and a two stop square filter along with a two stop ND grad filter. This combination produced a colour cast that I was not able to null out and monochrome enhances the effect to a greater effect anyway. The images are noisy, so some noise reduction has been applied, sometimes to add to the cloud effect. The photos have been individually processed so the tone and tint varies according to the mood.
Lastly the clouds themselves varied sometimes almost completely overcast and sometimes patchy and fast, which produces the better effect.

Re: Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Tue 01 Mar 2016, 3:04 pm

Very nice - the VC10 is a gorgeous shot, best of the lot for me :clap:

Re: Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Tue 01 Mar 2016, 4:22 pm

Great set of photos, love the second Buccaneer shot and also the VC10 :clap:

Re: Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Thu 03 Mar 2016, 3:34 pm

Great to see something different, they all work perfectly! :drool:

Re: Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Sat 05 Mar 2016, 4:40 pm

Really great set, love the F104 shot especially,Ciaran

Re: Cold War Jets - Long exposure set.

Sun 06 Mar 2016, 12:28 pm

Love these, superb.

Think you were right to process them monochrome as it gives them more atmosphere, well that's my opinion anyway for what it's worth.
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