Into the Light II

By keithh  
Same title...faster subject

The Arrows Gypo formation heads in towards Bournemouth and a crowd that must have exceeded 100,000.

great to meet old and new faces at the weekend and indulge in some new activities.
Wink

1/5000@6.3 and iso 500

Tags: Red arrows Flight General Bournemouth Plane Transport Dorset Hawk Aircraft Pilot Sports and action

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Comments


20 Aug 2007 10:53AM
PIC OF THE DAY !!!
highly impressive

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discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 10:53AM
Wow! EC for this one please...
20 Aug 2007 10:55AM
Nice one Keith....

We had them at Elvington Saturday afternoon, weather at minimum height for these guys, started to rain as they departed. Typical.

Keith....
NeilM 9 England
20 Aug 2007 10:55AM
FANTASTIC! This must be the best air display shot ever!!!

Neil
chrisfroud 11 521
20 Aug 2007 10:55AM
Wow!!
Simon_Palmer 9 759 11 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 10:57AM
Erm Wow! Been quite a few of the arrows lately but I have to say this is the best yet. I do like your processing on this, theres no denying. Fantastic.

Simon
dazzaman 10 631 England
20 Aug 2007 10:58AM
caught to absoloute perfection keith
daz.
jakabout 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:02AM
Never seen a shot of the Arrows from this angle - fabjulous stuff Smile
Mike Gray 11 382 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:02AM
Love it Keith.

Mike
20 Aug 2007 11:05AM
Terrific Keith - absolutely wonderful capture
kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
20 Aug 2007 11:05AM
The lighting on the planes and the blue smoke as it leaves the jet is amazing

Roy
Ian_Sweet 10 92 1 England
20 Aug 2007 11:09AM
Superb Keith, this has got to get some kind of an award apart from an RC.

Best Regards

Ian...
javam 11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:11AM
Had I looked through this mornings recent uploads before I loaded my picture up for the day I would certainly not have uploaded a stock red arrows shot as it pales significantly against this one.

The way the light is hitting the smoke in this is stunning. A great shot.
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:12AM
brilliant, nearly as good as fine, now i will just have to post it Smile
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:13AM
my first thought was how brave to get that close with a 16-35 lens. Then checked and saw you were using a telephoto.
mohikan22 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:15AM
FANTASTIC!!!
never seen this shot before on EPZ so a deffo click due to its style, timing and capture of a individual "act" Grin
matt.
SteveCharles 13 2.3k 18 England
20 Aug 2007 11:16AM
Very impressive shot, this'll be popular!

Steve
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 11:16AM
cheers guys...a lot of views for a Monday morning....must be some lurkers
Wink

go for it, Mads.
angelamary 10 6 England
20 Aug 2007 11:17AM
Wow! What a shot! Beautiful. The Red Arrows themselves might like to see this shot! Very well caught!
DunDiggin 9 63 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:18AM
Superb Red Arrows shot - you were perfectly placed to capture this and you caught it perfectly. Magic.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
20 Aug 2007 11:19AM
One of the best i have ever seen...
Pete67 9 10 England
20 Aug 2007 11:20AM
A cracker.

Pete M.
DunDiggin 9 63 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:21AM
Ooh - mine was your 30th vote!!!

It would make a good poster - he said, in case the editor was looking.

Large version is magnificent!!
SamGillespie 10 94 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:26AM
Good to see a head on shot for a change.
Sam
20 Aug 2007 11:27AM
Astonishing shot.
mazen
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
20 Aug 2007 11:29AM
A corker. Not so sure the text font works too well though.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
20 Aug 2007 11:32AM
I like the pastel crayon effect of the trail colours.
John
crash39 10 24 England
20 Aug 2007 11:36AM
Really intriguing thumbnail that just asks to be looked at. An amazing shot.

Anne
culturedcanvas 10 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:36AM
It pains me to say it but it's outstanding. AN absolute corker of a shot ... Wink

Dan
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
20 Aug 2007 11:39AM
It's a henson thats obvious.....Wink...But i didnt sell my soul to the One Below lol
Dave
CathyT 10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:43AM
Stunning as aways...
Ganto 10 769 2 Ireland
20 Aug 2007 11:44AM
A stonking good shot.

P.
proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
20 Aug 2007 11:47AM
Wow.Thats one of the best shots of the Red Arrows i have ever seen.Excellent.
Andrew.
Keelo 12 18 Australia
20 Aug 2007 11:50AM
Brilliant shot Keith, was it just luck that you were in the perfect position or a bit of insider knowledge?
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 11:53AM
No....it was the Maddie Radar in operation....somehow she knew exactly where dead centre would be.

thanks for the comments guys
adrian2208 12 251 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 11:54AM
just plain amazing
fantistic work
click
Adey
mattmatic 12 598
20 Aug 2007 12:04PM
Humdinger Wink
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
20 Aug 2007 12:06PM
Superb - never had time to wait for them at Elvington on Saturday so this will be a good substitue Smile
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
20 Aug 2007 12:11PM
Wow very impressive capture

Scott
CanonMan Plus
14 524 4 England
20 Aug 2007 12:11PM
Not bad, not bad. Oh, alright then - excellent. The dark sky really lets the smoke stand out on this.
stevieb 12 3.0k 2 Panama
20 Aug 2007 12:12PM
Spent years going to Airshows looking for something anywhere near this good. Got to be one of the best I've ever seen.
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
20 Aug 2007 12:34PM
Excellent Keith.
R.
deviant 12 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 12:38PM
Bl**dy nora! This is excellent. In fact I'd say perfecto!
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 12:40PM
just back in and thanks for the comments guys.....it does give you a inkling to do more once you've done one.
stevieb 12 3.0k 2 Panama
20 Aug 2007 12:45PM
p.s. What's a Gypo?
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Aug 2007 12:47PM
love it love it love it
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
20 Aug 2007 12:48PM
Pure drama!!!!!

Rgds
Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
20 Aug 2007 12:49PM
The light makes this for me Wink
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 12:53PM
cheers guys
BEVZED Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 1:03PM
A right corker! Unbelievable clarity

Beverley
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
20 Aug 2007 1:19PM
Having also attended the display on Friday,out of interest I trawled through numerous excellent Red Arrows images that have been posted on Ephotozine over the years but didn't IMHO see anything quite as good and atmospheric as this.
Excellent shot.

Instead of getting sore elbows you should have hopped over the fence on the cliff top, you get all the room in the world then. Smile

Justin.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
20 Aug 2007 1:30PM
An absolute belter Mr H. What a moment of perfection you have captured here.
LesF 9 182 9
20 Aug 2007 1:31PM
To shoot these b***ers must be extremely difficult taking into account how fast they move, you have captured the scene here so well Mr H.

Les F
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 2:01PM
thanks guys.....


We had the Lifeguard platform to ourselves, Justin
Wink
wamp 10 276 8 England
20 Aug 2007 2:21PM
Love the large version, one of those shots that keeps you looking at it for ages

Sean
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
20 Aug 2007 2:36PM

Quote:We had the Lifeguard platform to ourselves, Justin




Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Aug 2007 2:47PM
Amazing image Keith.
Tom.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
20 Aug 2007 2:57PM
wow!
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 2:58PM
.....ta - LOL



thanks guys
thewaiter Plus
14 1.2k 9 England
20 Aug 2007 3:01PM
now thats a stunner ......
HowardA 9 231
20 Aug 2007 3:03PM
Tres tres tres bon!
The point of view, the shapes and the light are just fantastic. Congrats.
Howard
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
20 Aug 2007 3:11PM
That'll do nicely. Smile
nigelsharman 13 30 England
20 Aug 2007 3:12PM
Amazing shot.

Nigel.
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 3:16PM
Quite extraordinary!

Dave
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Aug 2007 3:26PM

Quote:Wow!


Pete just s*** himself....Smile

Congrats, Mr H!
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 3:28PM
congrats on the EC - contender for POTW surely
jaspernina 9 1.0k Wales
20 Aug 2007 3:36PM
Stunning shot Keith, well done.
Stephen
Westers 11 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
20 Aug 2007 3:38PM
I thought Maddie's was damn good, but this..... Smile
bigheart. 12 9 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 3:39PM
Wow! well worth the Ec and Rc

Steve
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Aug 2007 3:46PM

Quote:was it just luck that you were in the perfect position or a bit of insider knowledge?


Quote:No....it was the Maddie Radar in operation....somehow she knew exactly where dead centre would be.


I came back wanting to ask this question!
Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 3:49PM
Your horizons not level-----Smile
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 4:01PM
neither was their's
Wink

cheers guys
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
20 Aug 2007 4:01PM
EC Wink
Dave
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
20 Aug 2007 4:07PM
Was there any doubt over an EC for this one?? Wink

Probably one of my faves from you for a long time Mr H.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
20 Aug 2007 4:11PM
wow!

Jouko
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 4:15PM
im not taking you out again Wink





Well done Smile
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 4:30PM
LOL......there is that one of yours tomorrow
Smile

cheers guys
Badger 13 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 4:31PM
Looked good on Friday, it's a real stunner...

And the pic ain't bad either... Wink
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 4:42PM
Right on the nail.

Ed..
POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 4:50PM
Nice to see you giving your extention an airing Keith, excellent shot.

Pooch.
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 5:14PM
EC - Says it all really Keith

Glynn
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 5:15PM
cheers guys

not around until later...so thanks
20 Aug 2007 5:18PM
insane work keith this is added to my favorits photos

Rune
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
20 Aug 2007 5:19PM
Stunner, aviation images the new genre of sucess Keith. Ron.
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 5:39PM
Very impressive shot
john
garymc 10 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 5:43PM
wow! now that is impressive.
vfast 11 5 Wales
20 Aug 2007 5:44PM
nothing more to be said!

mat
christabella 12 133 1 England
20 Aug 2007 5:49PM
breathtaking image
tigerminx 12 237 South Africa
20 Aug 2007 6:12PM
Probably the best image I have seen on EPZ for years !!! Exceptional stuff Keith.

Bruce.
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
20 Aug 2007 6:16PM
It really is superb, had to be an EC!

Rob
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
20 Aug 2007 6:33PM
Oooooo..that's good!!
janet
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 6:56PM
Excellent shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

Yogendra
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 7:08PM
Wow, right place is everything here. Superb composition and looks different to any other Red Arrows shot I've ever seen.
Superb image congratulaions on the EC Keith.

There is something really atmospheric and special about the colour of the sky and the way that the light has caught the aircraft.

Jon
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
20 Aug 2007 7:12PM
WoW! Simply superb! Paul
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
20 Aug 2007 8:16PM
aye - impressive.

crop the right a little maybe?
dougv 12 8.4k 3 England
20 Aug 2007 8:36PM
Very nice Keith.
Smile
20 Aug 2007 9:34PM
This is a totally stunning shot!!
Stephen
Boyd 12 11.2k 11 Wales
20 Aug 2007 9:36PM
Needs balloons.

Wink
martin.w 14 415 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 9:47PM
.....and sheepSmile

A brilliant image Keith, very original.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2007 9:52PM
This is the best shot I have ever seen of the Red Arrows Keith. It looks 3D. As angelamary said, they would probably be interested in it.

Nigel
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Aug 2007 10:21PM
thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
20 Aug 2007 10:35PM
I have a feeling we could make space on our wall for this one!! Smile

Fran xx
Bloody 'ell!!!!
MarkT 11 119 2 England
20 Aug 2007 10:48PM
Congrats on the EC Keith.

Mark.
funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
21 Aug 2007 12:01AM
mind blowing -- i'm seriously impressed
21 Aug 2007 12:45AM
Excellent image Keith, this certainly deserves the EC award.

All the very best
Dougie
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
21 Aug 2007 12:51AM
holy cow this is amazing keith, if ever a shot deserved an EC its this.
i agree with ade id very slightly crop the right.

Gary
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 7:08AM
Absolutely brilliant capture........fascinating to look at!! Congrats on your EC.

Al Smile
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 12:23PM
Brilliant shot on all sorts of levels. Love it!
Jean
ramshots 8 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 12:32PM
Wow! best Arrows shot I've seen in a long time. They should want it on their wall.
mattberry 12 259 14 England
21 Aug 2007 1:09PM
Thats a "wow" shot if ever I saw one!

Matt
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
21 Aug 2007 2:37PM
only 160 eh?, shame people don't appreciate a decent shot.... Smile

What height was you at Keith to get this???
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
21 Aug 2007 3:27PM
6' 5' unless I've shrunk.
Wink

I'll take 160 honest votes.

Busy day but cheers guys.
Kris_Dutson 13 8.2k 1 England
21 Aug 2007 4:01PM
I have now officially retired from photography....Sad

Wink
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
21 Aug 2007 4:57PM
Damn nice shot Keith, congrats on the EC, well deserved indeed! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
21 Aug 2007 7:40PM

Quote:6' 5' unless I've shrunk.

... were you wearing heels or summat Wink
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
21 Aug 2007 8:10PM
Not anymore....I lost those you lent me.
Wink
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
21 Aug 2007 8:20PM
Never fear, got a new pair of sparkly stacks for ya ... size 7, just right for yer dainty feet ... should look good with white sport socks Wink
21 Aug 2007 8:57PM
Very well captured Keith.
Well done and congratulations on the EC.
Geoff.
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2007 11:27PM
I love the Red Arrows but I've seldom seen them captured so well. Congrats on the well deserved EC
phillips 10 69 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2007 12:52PM
Huge Impact and very carefully handled exposure...hard to do.

Well done

Guy
User_Removed 9 407 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 6:01PM
Wow, what an image
22 Aug 2007 8:19PM
Just voted on your next one, so had to see this in reverse and it is just as good.
Both superb shots.
Excellent.
Annette
bigufe 11 173
24 Aug 2007 1:39AM
insanely good
whipspeed Plus
12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 9:14AM
Superb Keith, looks like you booked them to do this just for your lens Smile
rocky41 12 168 England
24 Aug 2007 11:06AM
spot on Smile Smile
stevekhart 10 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 4:45PM
Have you sold it to them? Almost makes you want to go and see one of their displays.
24 Aug 2007 7:17PM
Wow and Wow !! Impressive Mr H.


Colin
stevenb Plus
13 260 6 England
24 Aug 2007 9:26PM
Top quality work Keith

Bill
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Aug 2007 10:31PM
cheers guys

I woudn't 'sell' it to them, Steve...others, yes and have, but not them...FOC
floreus 11 106 1
24 Aug 2007 11:03PM
awestruck!
stuwhitt 11 1.4k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 11:59PM
Awesome Keith
skeletor 12 1.7k England
25 Aug 2007 12:25PM
Spectacular!

Steve
scottydog 11 206
25 Aug 2007 1:13PM
absolutely outstanding
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
26 Aug 2007 8:57PM
outstanding
julesm Plus
12 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2007 11:27AM
Simply stunning.
Jules
LAF 13 1.7k
28 Aug 2007 1:35PM
Staggered.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Aug 2007 1:40PM
cheers guys

less booze generally sorts that out Lee
Wink
mattw 12 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 2:26PM
The Red Arrows seem to be doing alot of displays this year. However I have never seen them photographed like this before.

I don't know weather you were directed to the optimum spot by someone in the know, or if it was just karma (or maybe the Red Arrows picked the tallest person in crowd as a point of reference) - but this is stunning stuff all the same.

Perhaps just a crop from the right to center the planes?
tripodted 11 31 1 Northern Ireland
30 Aug 2007 9:22PM
One of the best shots I have ever seen of the Red Arrows. Well done on the EC.
Ted
Crazee1ady 8 16
7 Sep 2007 7:04PM
My daughter thinks this is fantastic........I have to agree......... she thinks it doesnt look real and is really really good ...she likes it ;o) High praise.........shes a teen ;o)
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Sep 2007 12:27AM
Marvellous, almost as good as Maddies Wink
Goggz
davidbailie 12 457 7 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2007 4:24PM
Remarkable Shot - tons of energy...albeit it's just smoke Smile
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
13 Sep 2007 3:15PM
Yep, you nailed it! I can't imagine it being any better.

Patrick
Pete_g 11 327 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 9:33PM
Been away for a while...but saw this on your Northscape site. Stunner....maybe Pete will put this on the cover of the second book....lol. Smile

Pete
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2007 2:33PM
1/5000 sec!
Is there a need for such a speed?
park my ferret 12 1.0k United Kingdom
22 Sep 2007 12:00AM
wow - what a shot!!
28 Sep 2007 5:33PM
amazing - who would have thought planes could be so ... riviting!
SimPick 10 545 2 Azerbaijan
1 Oct 2007 10:19PM
WOW. This is one of the best shots I have seen in a long while. Simply wonderful image.
7 Oct 2007 8:46PM
love the coulor wickedSmile
willf1 11 51
9 Oct 2007 12:48PM
Timing is exceptional. Can't make my mind up whether I would prefer the right slightly chopped off to match the gap on the left.

Doesn't detract from an amazing image, that appears to have inspired others here! LOL

Tony
mipettin 12 884 2 Scotland
15 Oct 2007 10:47PM
Just picking my jaw up off my keyboard. Have to say there's a lot of tired old stuff being regurgitated on ePz these days but this is a different class. As above one of the best images I have had the pleasure of viewing in a long long time, absolutely outstanding, your a talented fella.
Loub2uk 8 4 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 10:25PM
This image is completely mind blowing- Fabulous shot in a class of its own!! I bow down to you Keith!!!!
Soulstar 8 59 United States
30 Jan 2008 7:10PM
four miles later and at the bottom of the page! just as well the image was amazing and i dint forget it by the time i got to the bottom haha
superb timing... what can i say that hasnt been said
exposure 12 3.6k England
20 Apr 2008 8:25AM
Just Brilliant Keith
Beautiful timing detail and composition.
Pauline.
WoW !
kiwibird 12 30 New Zealand