2021 Review - Heavy

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shorsley
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2021 Review - Heavy

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Jumping on the 2021 review bandwagon. It's been a varied year, but civil photography has formed the backbone of my shooting this year so everything is in this thread.

Due to lockdowns and other happenings my year began with a spot of shooting at Heathrow. A new location in Stanwell, which I'm unlikely to visit again as 09R Arrivals are rare outside of single runway ops.
ImageLHRApril2021_4 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRApril2021_42 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ABX Air 767 in need of some paint:
ImageLHRApril2021_45 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

The Xiamen Air 797 was a new catch for me:
ImageLHRApril2021_67 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Then round to the T4 mound for departures:
ImageLHRApril2021_93 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Nice to see an Egypt Air 787 opposed to the usual 737 or A330:
ImageLHRApril2021_96 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Not strictly 100% aviation but there are aircraft on it. Take two for HMS Queen Elizabeth's departure for her maiden deployment to the Far East in May:
ImageHMSQueenElizabeth_77 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageHMSQueenElizabeth_78 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

June and back up to Heathrow for Air Force One's visit:
ImageLHRJune2021_19 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJune2021_23 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJune2021_26 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJune2021_34 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

The BEA Baby-bus was missing from my BA Retro-Jet collection, so it was good to catch her whilst waiting for AF1:
ImageLHRJune2021_5 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Still in June and a trip to RAF Brize Norton to catch the An225. Sadly chose the wrong end of the runway for landing and ended-up shooting through the fence:
ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_18 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Smokey departure:
ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_28 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Caught some of the home team whilst waiting for the An225:
ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_3 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_11 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_21 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Boris wasn't on "Vespina", but apparently was on this Wildcat that flew through as part of Armed Forces Day events:
ImageRAFBrizeNortonJune2021_9 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

A few days later and the first 'Landor Experience' at Dunsfold:
ImageLandorExperience_5 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLandorExperience_21 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLandorExperience_34 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLandorExperience_73 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

July and photographing a track day at Goodwood and the resident Boultbee Spitfire G-ILDA was earning her keep:
ImageG-ILDA/SM520atGoodwood_1 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageG-ILDA/SM520atGoodwood_5 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

I didn't hang around long enough to catch the Duxford warbirds that popped in because I had to make the mad dash over to Gosport to catch the Goodyear blimp, which was making its way along the South Coast. As soon as the South Coast tour was announced I knew the shot I wanted to capture:
ImageGoodyearBlimp_2 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageGoodyearBlimp_10 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Still July and the Puma 50 Flypast over Farnborough:
ImagePuma50_2 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

My bad luck in catching special aircraft continued with the anniversary marked Puma as it flew pretty much overhead:
ImagePuma50_4 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

As everyone else headed to the coast on the hottest day of the year, my friend and I headed to Heathrow:
ImageLHRJuly2021_6 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJuly2021_12 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJuly2021_24 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHRJuly2021_41 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Bournemouth was the only show I managed to attend:
ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_10 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_27 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_34 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_91 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_102 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageBournemouthAirFest2021_123 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Back to Heathrow in October to try to catch G-TTNA in her new "BA Better World" livery. Turns out it was the only day of the month she didn't fly! But it was good to see some A380s back at LHR:
ImageLHROct2021_23 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHROct2021_31 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHROct2021_46 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageLHROct2021_57 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

A couple of days and the Reds were down in Portsmouth to perform a display for the Pacific Futures Conference being hosted on HMS Prince of Wales. Sadly it was only 8 jets, half a display due to the location and tricky conditions as it was dull and overcast and just before sunset. Still, it was on the doorstep:
ImageRedsOverHMSPoW_1 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageRedsOverHMSPoW_14 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageRedsOverHMSPoW_17 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

And finally rounding off 2021 with the TimeLine Events shoot with Vulcan XM655 at Wellesbourne. Held during Storm Arwen, it was dull most of the afternoon, but the sun popped through the clouds just before it set:
ImageXM655_3 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageXM655_40 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageXM655_50 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageXM655_55 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

Hope they've been of interest and C&C is always welcome. There's (a lot) more on my Flickr if anyone is interested and you've managed to get this far! Hopefully I'll get to a few more nightshoots and more airshows will return to the calendar in 2022.

Sarah
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Excellent set :clap: , the Vulcan in the golden light is my fave.
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Rick wrote:
Thu 30 Dec 2021, 5:46 pm
Excellent set :clap: , the Vulcan in the golden light is my fave.
Agreed, the Vulcan shots at the end are very nice.
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Very nice! The Vulcan images and the sunlit Landor 747 against foreboding clouds are excellent!

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Very nice, Sarah. As others have said, the Vulcan shots are probably the pick of the bunch, though I do like the HMS Queen Elizabeth shot with the F-35s on the deck.

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A great set, but my vote goes to the first Vulcan shot with the reflection in the puddle 👏👏

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Cracking set of images, really like AF1 over the trees, the last Vulcan and the Fireflies shots though.

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An excellent set of images. The first three look as though they were taken in challenging light but you have managed to achieve good contrast and colour repro. Likewise for the last string of civil a/c, from the A380 :thumbsup:

That ABX '67 could do with another coat of paint after some proper surface prep.
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