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Big Red Sky

By MrsS    
Still trying to find "Different" Airshow shots.

This one was taken right at the end of the display.

Red#10 had given us lots of information over the Tannoy about the pilots, their flights and their family connections, and this pilot was flying in his last display, as they're only allowed two seasons (or something like that) and he wanted to have his final farewell. All the other Reds had disappeared by now Smile

Liked the smoke, the sky and the ickle weeny plane, so I decided the pano format might suit well, see what you think!

Have a good evening, halfway through the week nearly - - looking forward to a quiet weekend (perhaps!) Wink

Thanks for calling by, comments welcome as always Smile

Fran x

Tags: Red arrows Farewell Transport Aircraft Epz meet Landscape and travel Southport airshow Fine company again Sports and action

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rossi 13 142 11 England
9 Sep 2008 7:07PM
Oh how I wish I had taken this.



ps Helen said, fantastic, better than Paul's....hee hee

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OMG 8 51 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 7:28PM
A wonderful shot that is different from the normal Red Arrows photos. The composition makes it almost surreal.
Rgds Derek
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 7:37PM
nice one Fran, like the splash of red leading through to the planeSmile

You, have a quiet weekend, yeah rightSmile

Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 7:42PM
Well framed and cropped image Fran.

casson 10 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 7:54PM
So nicely presented, great shot
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 7:56PM
Thanks Ian, Derek, Ange, Nigel and John Smile

LOL, Ian, I'll let you tell him that one! Wink

One in about a thousand is beneficial, Ange! Grin

Cheers Folks
Fran x
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 Sep 2008 7:56PM

Quote:Helen said, fantastic, better than Paul's....hee hee

... what does she know Wink

Like the composition and crop missus ... pity not that many others do Sad
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 7:57PM
Think they're all fed up with flying thingies, Boss Wink

Ta, though Grin
9 Sep 2008 7:58PM
This is different and strong! I can almost hear the aircraft as it curls through the sky... It's great Fran.

MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 8:01PM
It was just the icing on the cake for me, Mike, on Saturday, they just all disappeared over the horizon, but on Sunday, as the rest of them faded into the distance, he gave us all an extra 50 penneth worth - - low passes and HUGE smoke trails - - perfect way to finish it all!

Fran x
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 8:09PM
Like the format Fran its different and thats refreshing.

(Cant tell u what i said) Wink

RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 8:36PM
Yes, I like this one, it looks good in this format. Seems good to have a final finale, often with the Arrows you don't quite know if it is over if you can't hear the commentary.

wamp 10 276 8 England
9 Sep 2008 8:44PM
I bet it was interesting listening to the Red #10 over the tannoy. The crop works well with the way the red smoke arcs round, the red is nice and vibrant too

dathersmith 9 550 12 England
9 Sep 2008 8:51PM
A nice shot Fran, suits the crop well. Kai's got almost the identical shot that he wants to put up but as you say I think everyone's tired of them now.

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
9 Sep 2008 8:52PM
tis cracking, Fran!

Works well in pano......

MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 8:58PM
Thanks Glynn, David and Sean Smile

Oh, go, on - - u CAN!!! Wink

It was really good, David, it all just seemed to fizzle out on the Saturday Smile

It really was, Sean, we couldn't hear it on the pier, so it was gr8 to hear it on Sunday Smile


Fran x
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 8:59PM
Thanks Too, Darren and Jouko Smile

Perhaps he needs to give it a couple of days, Darren Smile

Fran x
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 9:08PM
The crop works superbly well here Fran its a cracker Smile
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
9 Sep 2008 9:12PM
What a wonderful last flight for him.
Well taken the pilot would love to have a copy of this.
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
9 Sep 2008 9:13PM
Now that is a big anchor he is chucking out
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 9:18PM
Thanks Ian, Hilary and Roy Smile

Have to give them a shout, Hilary, just in case Wink

Didn't stop him in any sort of hurry, Roy Grin

Fran x
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
9 Sep 2008 10:15PM
Very nice crop, really shows the smoke trail off well.
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 10:58PM
Like this one Fran. Well cropped to emphasise the solitary jet and the vapour trail. Good result.
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
9 Sep 2008 11:23PM
Very well done Fran!

BigCol 15 1.8k 1 Scotland
9 Sep 2008 11:30PM
I think it would have looked better with blue smoke but I suppose you've got to go with what you're given. Wink

like the cropping and comp' works well.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
9 Sep 2008 11:33PM
Thanks John, Nick, Paul & Col Smile

Oh, and Col, with comments like that you'll be given a bed in the shed next time! Wink Grin (only joking!)

Cheers Chaps

Fran xx
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
10 Sep 2008 5:49AM
Fabulous capture, Fran. Carol
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2008 8:06AM
Neat Smile
Nice story too.
Looks like you had a good time there, Fran. We had a very good time in NI SmileSmile

CHeers, Goggz
peugeot406 10 7 1 England
10 Sep 2008 8:43AM
Excellent image and well cropped
martinl 13 265 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 3:41PM
Good thought to crop like this Fran, a larger image would probably have swamped the plane too much.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
10 Sep 2008 10:40PM
Thanks Carol, Pete, Brian and MrLeVers Smile

Cheers All
Fran x
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2008 11:06PM
Another one I could see on the wall Fran, I really like the simplicity of it being one plane and one trail. Works well in this crop too.

MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
10 Sep 2008 11:11PM
Thanks Neil, I really liked the crop too, but it took a critical glance from the Boss to settle on the final one Smile

Fran x
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
21 Sep 2008 3:40PM
Lovely....dare I say it...Reds.Excellent image Fran.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
21 Sep 2008 9:26PM
LOL, Tom - - - Thanks Smile

Fran x

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