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CanonMan 20 588 4 England
5 Jul 2006 6:27PM
Pretty good effort for a first attempt. A slower shutter speed would have blurred the props a bit more.
Miles Herbert 19 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 6:30PM
gets a click from me...
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 6:53PM
Thank you both very much for looking and of course your votes Smile

This has been up about forty minutes now and only nine people have viewed it....Well I now know what not to upload LOL! █

Will delete in ten mins if no improvement Smile
CanonMan 20 588 4 England
5 Jul 2006 6:56PM
Aircraft shots aren't popular. If it's clicks you're after, you need dark moody landscapes. My shots get a reasonable number of views but not many people bother to leave comments.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 6:59PM
Yeah but no ones even looking LOL!

I have a few shots to upload, but I don't think I'll bother now Smile
I was there on Sunday, nice shot =o)
Morgan xx
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 7:32PM
I took a few here too on sunday, so far a quick look has shown my poor panning technique!! Nice and sharp, well captured.
janehewitt 18 215 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 7:41PM
Hi Rob, thought you'd left the country! Wink This doesn't have the appeal of your usual photos as the ones you set up and create show of your skill to its full advantage, this is a good shot in its own right but I personally prefer your original shots, hope you are well Jane
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
5 Jul 2006 7:42PM
Great capture - the one on the left looks a rareity...?
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
5 Jul 2006 8:10PM
What a classic image well caught
BarbaraB 16 53 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 8:21PM
I think they look great against the blue sky!
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 8:33PM
Thank you all for the votes Smile

Martin, yes good panning is the key to getting the shots clear, except for the Red Arrows because it's mainly formation and smoke trails. I had a few soft shots due to a plane suddenly appearing and the slow start-up of my Nikon 8700.

Quote:Hi Rob, thought you'd left the country! Wink

I wish!


No it's not very appealing I know Jane, and I promise I wont upload anymore aircraft shots Smile

Caleb, I don't have a clue if the one on the left is a rarity or not? I suppose they are all quite rare really.
Gary_Williams 17 38 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 8:50PM

Glorious machines, and the sound must have been fantastic.

It's been said before about the slower shutter speed for more movement in the propellers, but it's a start. It's good to try something new.

Anyhow, good work, look forward to some more.

chase Plus
16 2.2k 584 England
5 Jul 2006 8:58PM
Should have been sat in my garden..watched it all for free !!
The capture is good,detail excellent,I'm not an aeroplane fan but your photography skills show in this clear capture.
CanonMan 20 588 4 England
5 Jul 2006 9:10PM
The one on the left is a 2-seater - yup, it's pretty rare.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 9:12PM
Oh I see! Learnt something new, thanks!


Thanks Gary and Janet.

Thats not fair Janet, it cost me about 30 and the coach took about the same time it takes to get to Spain, so we ended up missing some stuff at the start. Saw about four displays while we were sat on the coach stuck in traffic LOL!
chase Plus
16 2.2k 584 England
5 Jul 2006 9:27PM
OOps,should have given me a call,maybe next year !!
geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 9:44PM
Don't get dispondent aircraft shots don't attract much attention on here For a first effort this is good
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 9:54PM
Yeah I know, but I think I'll just upload the rest to my website from now on. Back to non moving objects Smile
5 Jul 2006 10:55PM
well, I like it..because it's not every day that one sees antique aircraft. I also like the whir of the propellers that you captured. Now not everyone is going to click on this..but that does not discount it as a good image. it is a good image and I actually commend you for going outside of your normal shots..I did the same recently and I must didn't get the usual response ..but I did it mostly to prove to myself that I was capable of doing something different and doing it well.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 11:59PM
Thanks Tina, yes it's good to have a change, I would like to think I can handle most photographic situations. The Nikon 8700 is a very slow camera with a pretty average zoom compared to the canon dslr's etc, so I'm quite pleased with the results I managed to get.

Very important to get at least some movement in the propellers too. I wish I could have uploaded the sound with it Smile
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
6 Jul 2006 5:41AM
Must have been quite an experience seeing this, Rob.
lynsfiona 17 5
6 Jul 2006 6:16AM
Classic image, wonderful shot. My in-laws went to this show - said it was a great day, looks like you had a great day too! Lyns x
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 7:31AM
well exposed for the detail- nice composition.
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
6 Jul 2006 10:40AM
Curious to know now what the second pilot did in the one on the left, bomber - machine gunner or was it a co pilot position for training purposes...?

I'll have to message Steve :O)
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 1:26PM
Thanks Jim, Lyns, Alan Smile

Caleb, I saw somewhere on google that the two seaters were used for training purposes.
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 5:11PM
good action shot rob
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 6:48PM
Thanks Maddie Smile

Bob thanks for going to all that trouble to do the mod, looks great! A click would have been nice while you were here too Wink
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 10:23PM
Really getting p$%@ed off with seeing the amount of views going up but not the votes! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggghh!!!!!

Is it really that crap?!
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 11:34PM
Pfffff grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

DYankee 15 6 United States
7 Jul 2006 12:26AM
Nice flight photography.
Great formation and over all composition.
Dawn Smile
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
7 Jul 2006 2:48AM
Well it sure does seem like you have been doing for awhile, the detail on all three is perfectly in focus, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 12:24PM
Thank you Dawn and Greg Smile
davidbailie 18 457 7 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 2:14PM
Don't always work these do they ? This does Smile

highlander 17 32 Scotland
7 Jul 2006 5:51PM
Beautiful capture of the three old planes Rob...the exposure has detailed well the colours and markings and the blue sky has good contrasting properties accentuating the quality in the sharpness of your image.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 8:46PM
Thanks Dave and Doug Smile
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
8 Jul 2006 3:52AM
Beautiful and sharp action shot.
Colours are good too.
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
8 Jul 2006 4:58AM
There is nothing wrong with it. It is very sharp and clear. But as was mentioned, it is not a sunset landscape or a bird, so it is not as popular. But that doesn't mean that it is not as good! I'd be happy with this if I took it.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2006 9:43AM
Thank you both very much, I really appreciate you taking the time Smile
turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2006 5:38PM
A brilliant image - I love the air shows, especially when these guys come in. Super work - love the colours - clarity spot on,

Barb Smile
lobsterboy Plus
17 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 11:51AM
As we all known clicks are the only measure of a photos value Wink

Don't stress it Rob, as soon as you move out of the style people expect from you then clicks go down. If you really want to minimise clicks then B&W motorspot photography is the way to go.

This looks pretty good to me, only improvment I would like to see is better seperation of the right hand two...but as you were taking the pics not flying I don't see how you could fix that.

Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 11:00PM
Thank you Barb and Chris Smile

Thanks Chris, I have a few decent shots I was going to upload, but I think I'll get back to my still-life stuff instead Smile
SueTurner 17 81 3 England
11 Jul 2006 12:39AM
I like the blue sky as a background personally, think its sets off the planes really well - well done for getting them all in shot and in focus, not easy I'm sure. Sue
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 4:44PM
Thank you very much for popping over Sue Smile
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
15 Jul 2006 5:22AM
I wanted to do my portrait in a drop of water and then I see you've already done it LOL! May try it anyway, now that I see how well it can be done.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 10:34AM
LOL! I don't think I've ever seen you do anything other than landscapes before Patrick!

This one or this one?

Okay I will be expecting to see it the next time you upload Smile
7 Feb 2007 12:43AM
Beautiful shot, Rob.....You've captured these perfectly.....Cannot imagine where you were at to get this??
Looks as tho you were in the plane beside them...Smile

Wherever you were......Brilliant!

Cheers and have a nice night,
Suzan Smile
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 2:28AM
Thanks Suzan, I Didn't realise you had commented because I didn't get a notification for some reason.

I was stood near the runway, it's just the angle they flew bye at that makes it look like I must have been been flying at the side of them Smile
big fella 18 485 England
12 Feb 2007 11:38PM
Its not a bad effort, but a slower shutter speed would have helped; also the large image shows some chromatic abberations! For those that don't know, the 2 seater is probably a Mk9 that was converted after the war by the Vickers company. I think that most of them were for the Irish AF. The first to be put back into the air was ML407 - by the late Nick Grace - and still flown by his widow. The centre one is an early Mk, probably a MkII or V; the last one is a Griffon engined late variant.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 11:49PM
Thanks for the info Andy. This was a first photographing planes for me too. The camera isn't really cut out for it with only an 8x built in zoom.

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