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Another RIAT shot from last year, this time one of the first performers of the day and a much less photogenic sky, but on this run though my archive, the more monotone look actually appealed to me.

As always, thanks for looking.

Neil

Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma EX 100-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Shades of grey
Username:javam javam
Uploaded:25 Jun 2008 - 9:14 PM
Tags:Air, Aircraft, Attack, F-16, Fairford, Falcon, Fighter, General, Jet, Plane, Riat, Show, Sports / action, Swiss, Transport
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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 9:17 PM

love this one, Neil, almost like a painting.

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phillips
phillips  869 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 9:21 PM

Quality stuff.

Guy

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 9:27 PM

Like the colour from the engine and the vapor looks so very good

Sean

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User_Removed
25 Jun 2008 - 9:43 PM

Wow, well captured

Mark

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 10:04 PM

Love the smoke trails, vapour and afterburner on this. Not long 'til this year's show...

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2008 - 10:14 PM

Agree Neil, more monotone works extrmely well. Another corker. Ron.

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speed_images
25 Jun 2008 - 10:28 PM

Great image

Chris

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deemac
deemac  8 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 1:12 AM

I think you're right. Together, the monotone grey sky and the silver grey aircraft result in a very graphic, very clean image. The little touch of afterburner just lifts it. (Sorry, no pun intended.) It all hangs together beautifully and your presentation is A1.

Last Modified By deemac at 26 Jun 2008 - 1:14 AM

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
26 Jun 2008 - 2:49 AM

Wow indeed. A superb shot. I'm in awe!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 6:59 AM

You manage to get some great detail in your aircraft work. The shades of grey work really well here. I do love this lens, do you have a converter for it as well?

Dougie

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John Giddings
26 Jun 2008 - 8:36 AM

Cracking shot, deserves far more than this 30!
John.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 8:46 AM

super clarity, and brillaint captured of this fast moving jet

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keith_yorkie
26 Jun 2008 - 9:43 AM

Another great aviation image.... You ought to take it up!!!!

Keith....

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RogBrown
RogBrown  72997 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 4:14 PM

Great shot, very nicely composed & I love the blast from the after-burner. What I don't understand is, although the plane's travelling at a great rate of knots, the smoke is hanging around in the air as if it was coming from a campfire on a windless day.
Rog
PS What's all the green stuff in the cockpit? They growing tomatoes in there?
Smile

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javam
javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2008 - 4:33 PM

Thanks for your comments all. That is a good question Rog and I should probably have explained. Without looking at the shots either side of this one I cannot be sure, but one thing they tend to do in an f16 display is demonstrate the fly by wire by putting the aircraft in a manoeuvre that should in theory not be possible. In this case they do a high angle pass so the aircraft moves forward in a horizontal line but with the nose pointing skywards. The other option is it was doing a slow pass and I have caught it just as it slams on the gas.

As for the cockpit, maybe it is made by Oakley Wink

Neil

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 8:48 AM

For me, the best of your aero shots full stop.

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javam
javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 2:22 PM

Thanks Dave, your award means a lot and is very much appreciated.

Neil

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2008 - 5:59 PM

Lol .... wear it with pride Neil Wink

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
15 Jul 2008 - 7:53 AM

This is Awesome.....Excellent capture!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
25 Feb 2009 - 6:22 PM

I hyperventilate just thinking about these fast planes! The noise and speed is FANTASTIC! EXCELLENT photo!

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