Magical Mystery Tour, 3 in 1! (Updated)

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Magical Mystery Tour, 3 in 1! (Updated)

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After much contemplation, I decided that yesterday, I just couldn't be bothered with the drive down to Eastbourne. So, along with a couple of friends (expect Harry's shots soon!), we ventured to North Weald, to spend some quality time with the Norwegians and their Vampires and MiG-15.....and even ended up pushing them around, positioning them for departure!

From there it was on to Duxford, to kill a little time, before moving on to Old Warden, and my first 'naughty field' experience at the venue!

All in all it was a fantastic day, and even the tricky evening shoot in the dying light of the day was great fun.

All images shot with the 7D, along with various lenses. Thanks to Harry for the extended use of his 400 5.6, and 500 f4 :)

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These are spectacular Barrie, fabulous work :clap: :clap:
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Spectacular set, and you had an amazingly productive time. But your first shot in this post is the real star for me.

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As the other two have already said, these are pretty damn good...

That first shot of the Comet is lovely.

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Is that first one of the Comet as it came in to land? I was in the black Focus that drove past at the same time. I think there's tyre marks on the roof of the car!

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Cheers guys :D

5944 wrote:Is that first one of the Comet as it came in to land? I was in the black Focus that drove past at the same time. I think there's tyre marks on the roof of the car!


It was indeed. Low and fast.......perfect!!

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First shot is stunning, very good set to boot.

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Very special set :clap:

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Cheers guys. I have to admit, I was quite pleased when I got home and started sorting them! :biggrin:

I have a few more to add!

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Really great set of shots. That first one is something special but there's plenty of other fantastic shots there. It a shame the Norwegians don't come to play here much and they didn't come to Beachy Head, but you certainly made the best of seeing them.

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Nice pictures, shame you didn't fancy paying to enjoy the aircraft, tickets were on sale on the gate and there was plenty to see inside the venue.

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svas_volunteer wrote:Nice pictures, shame you didn't fancy paying to enjoy the aircraft, tickets were on sale on the gate and there was plenty to see inside the venue.

Steve


Agree, Sadly a symptom of modern times

Nice pics tho

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Tbolt wrote:Really great set of shots. That first one is something special but there's plenty of other fantastic shots there. It a shame the Norwegians don't come to play here much and they didn't come to Beachy Head, but you certainly made the best of seeing them.


I heard via facebook that they hadn't done Beachy Head. A shame, but it looks like plenty did. A good day was had by I'll it seems :)

svas_volunteer wrote:Nice pictures, shame you didn't fancy paying to enjoy the aircraft, tickets were on sale on the gate and there was plenty to see inside the venue


We arrived about five minutes before the flying started, after covering two other venues that day. I usually do go inside, but not last night. We'll leave it there, as I don't fancy seeing this thread turn into one of 'those' debates!!

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Exchanging Eastbourne for that lot was not just good idea - it was a brilliant decision. Great stuff!

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Fantastic shots Barrie, these shots basically sum up in a single thread the UK airshow scene with its diverse mix. Absolutely cracking that you got to play with some big boys toys as well, I presume they were more than happy for people to help?
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Ledhead27 wrote:Fantastic shots Barrie, these shots basically sum up in a single thread the UK airshow scene with its diverse mix. Absolutely cracking that you got to play with some big boys toys as well, I presume they were more than happy for people to help?


We really do have it good on this little island eh!

And the Norwegians were brilliant, a really nice bunch of guys. They were happy to let us wander around the aircraft and answer our questions. After the vampire pair had talked through their display, they then notified us of their timings. When the time came to move the aircraft into position, they turned to us for the required muscle! It was quite a treat. We just ditched the cameras where we stood and grabbed a wing section each!

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You need to stop showing me up!

That first shot is just superb.

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hmeasures wrote:You need to stop showing me up!

That first shot is just superb.


Cheers :)

And you now have two lenses I want, as that first shot was with the 400 5.6. 1/100 at dusk, wide open, with no I.S. 50% luck I think!!

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Private Custard wrote:
hmeasures wrote:You need to stop showing me up!

That first shot is just superb.


Cheers :)

And you now have two lenses I want, as that first shot was with the 400 5.6. 1/100 at dusk, wide open, with no I.S. 50% luck I think!!


Haha, well one of them will be back up for sale following Romania, three careful owners... :lol:

I knew I should have kept on panning with the Comet coming into land, I decided to just enjoy it instead!

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That first Comet shot might be one of the best shots I've seen of her. Masterful. :worship:

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hmeasures wrote:I knew I should have kept on panning with the Comet coming into land, I decided to just enjoy it instead!


I was thinking about lowering the camera, but I'd never seen her fly before, so couldn't let it go!

Tommy wrote:That first Comet shot might be one of the best shots I've seen of her. Masterful. :worship:


High praise indeed, thanks a lot! :)

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To think on the day I thought my shots weren't upto much. You and Harry are just awesome!

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Terrific set - so full of colour and life.

Opening Comet is sensational, but I'm also quite partial to the silhouette of it from the second batch.
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