Author Topic: RAF Coningsby 8th May  (Read 535 times)

May 11, 2012, 11:17:21 PM
Hello

This is my first post on here, I managed to get a day out at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire today weather was a mixed bag with clear skies to dark black clouds but was lucky no rain....

Nice to see some familliar faces again....

Here goes my attempt...

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Kingair 01 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Kingair 02 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Kingair (ZK451) 01 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Kingair (ZK451) 02 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Kingair (ZK452) 01 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Kingair (ZK452) 02 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Tornado (067) 01 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Tornado (067) 03 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Tornado (067) 04 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Tornado (067) 08 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Tornado (067) 09 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Typhoon (DG) 04 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Typhoon (DH) 02 by mps-fotography, on Flickr
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Typhoon (QO-Y) 01 by mps-fotography, on Flickr


Cheers for looking any C&C welcome as always...

Mike

May 11, 2012, 11:38:51 PM
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I like the poster type look of the first two. Don't modern fighters look ungainly when you compare them to the beautifully sleek lines of the Spitfire and Mustang.

May 11, 2012, 11:47:27 PM
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if i'm honest i had the camera set incorrectly for the first 2 (rooky mistake), while out in the field i thought i had lost them but managed to get something back once i'd edited them and played about with photoshop isn't RAW fantastic for those errors.... I only live about 10 mins from the RAF base so on my days off i can normally be found at the end of a runway..... As for the spitfire and mustangs such sweet machines and at the base they have 6 of them with 5 out of the 6 are flyers plus the lancaster, dakota and 2 chipmunks all fly out of RAF Coningsby...

Cheers
Mike

May 12, 2012, 07:17:24 AM
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Some great shots there. I too really like the effect on the first couple. Nawt like a mistake to open your eyes to a new style.

May 12, 2012, 11:34:50 AM
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little tip for next time...dont call it a mistake...call it experimentation. Liking your aviation shots a lot!
Please dont hold back.Im here to learn and to learn you have to listen to the mistakes you have made,so tell me!

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May 12, 2012, 12:06:02 PM
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little tip for next time...dont call it a mistake...call it experimentation.

No no Kenny, surely you mean it's a 'feature'.   :lol:

May 12, 2012, 01:11:08 PM
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feature is even better Moz....why didnt I  think of that LOL
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May 12, 2012, 04:15:48 PM
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Some fantastic shots there shame ya missed the tips on a couple but all in all they are fab!

May 12, 2012, 06:29:21 PM
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Send 10 togs to an airshow and it would be very hard to tell who took the pics...year on year air show shots all look the same.

The best images I'v seen of aircraft are ones shot in interesting light or from other aircraft. Close up detail stuff is nice too, but its very hard to produce anything other than record shots.

I love aircraft, but can you tell I find pics of them very boring  :lol:

May 12, 2012, 11:13:03 PM
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i do agree with ya bandit aircraft photography is pretty much the same from tog to tog some are better than others... but if i'm honest it's the buzz i get out of taking them with the aircraft so close to me i'm only using a 18-105mm lens so i have to get closer to them to make any kind of decent shot stand out for me.... i really went out to get a record shot of a special painted typhoon for something different but i found out that it was elsewhere once i got there so spent the day chatting and getting a few record pics of what came and went... 8-)

I'm hoping to move away from aircraft and into portraits this year so you never know i might post something different up next time... i have a few days out coming up over the next month ones a rally day at a local track to me and the other is a model shoot in birmingham...

Cheers for all the feedback from everyone..
Mike

May 13, 2012, 04:39:50 PM
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i do agree with ya bandit aircraft photography is pretty much the same from tog to tog some are better than others... but if i'm honest it's the buzz i get out of taking them with the aircraft so close to me i'm only using a 18-105mm lens so i have to get closer to them to make any kind of decent shot stand out for me.... i really went out to get a record shot of a special painted typhoon for something different but i found out that it was elsewhere once i got there so spent the day chatting and getting a few record pics of what came and went... 8-)

I'm hoping to move away from aircraft and into portraits this year so you never know i might post something different up next time... i have a few days out coming up over the next month ones a rally day at a local track to me and the other is a model shoot in birmingham...

Cheers for all the feedback from everyone..
Mike

 :D  Variety is the way to go..its good to try everything and see what area of togin floats your boat best.

May 15, 2012, 12:40:57 AM
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Nice pics. No suprises that I like a good aviation set.  ;) I too like the poster affect on the kingair. I hope they managed to light the right hand bin on pic 8   :D

Chaz

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