Sion Air Show 2011

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Sion Air Show 2011

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This was a very enjoyable trip to Switzerland. The last show at Sion was way back in 1997, so the opportunity to shoot dynamic displays at one of Europe's most photogenic bases was instantly taken to. It was well organised by Breitling and had a great vairiety of old and new.

Rehearsals on the Thursday, together with Fridays show were in perfect summery weather. I found a vantage point on the south east hillside, with all the action at eye height or below. However, Saturday and Sunday were very dull, windy and wet, with some items cancelled. A short spell of sunshine, late on Sunday evening allowed some nice light to end a fantastic trip. The next event here is already being planned for 2015. One for the diary!

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Signing out....back in March....

Tim
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Marvellous! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Wow. That looks possibly the best show in Europe. The photo opportunities are spectacular!

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Last one's a real eye-catcher!
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Great! Good variety of planes and a beautiful location! Lovely photos, especially the last Huntershot :clap:
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Wow, the photo with the moon in view is a once-in-a-lifetime shot: Plane passing between moon and mountain, and the path of the plane matching the outline of the mountain...

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Awesome!

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Mirage III and the DC-3 over the vineyards, just peachy! Would be interested to know what sort of focal lengths we are talking about here?
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Seriously!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Amazing shots!!! You got an awesome spot there, this gives a totally different perspective on the airshow!
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Beautiful images there!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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nice shots, especially the last Huntershot :clap:

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Hi Tim

good job... the backdrop does makes a difference :) Really love the whole set.

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Outstanding set of shots, off-base, to the South and with the sun behind you is certainly the place to be. You must be using some very long lens there though? The Mirage/Hunter 3-ship and the second Grippen are standouts for me. :rock:

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