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June 12, 2016, 08:59:09 AM
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The 1st Torbay Airshow started yesterday, the first airshow I've ever been to. I got out the longest lens I have, a Tamron 70-300 and went on a very steep learning curve. I've got about 1600 shots to go through so I may be some time. Here's the first five.











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June 12, 2016, 09:03:21 AM
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Well done Ray. :)
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June 12, 2016, 09:13:12 AM
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Thanks Bob. I was right on the prom with everything right in front of me, lucky me. Same again today, with the Red Arrows as well. Lots of blurred shots to go through, but not as many as I expected.
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June 12, 2016, 09:28:58 AM
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Brilliant Ray ;D

June 12, 2016, 09:42:11 AM
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Well for your first ever airshow mate I think you did a great job.  Got to be the first two for me, think they are cracking shots.  Can`t wait till we go to our local one again.  Look forward to seeing more  O0

June 12, 2016, 09:52:32 AM
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I like the second best - nice movement on the props.

June 12, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
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I was determined to get prop movement in as many shots as I could George, and I'm pleased with the results. For me it's #1 & #4, so far.
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June 12, 2016, 03:08:22 PM
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Did you get a chance to watch the Twister Aerobatics Team ?  They looked fantastic.

June 12, 2016, 04:18:19 PM
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Good shots. I also rather like #4.
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June 13, 2016, 11:38:14 AM
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Sorry George but I set the shutter speed too high and froze the blades. Spitfire & Hurricane.



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A bit better on this one though. The Breitling Wing Walkers

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June 13, 2016, 01:42:57 PM
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Makes them look a bit like models, doesn't it?
I also like the original #4 for the composition with the left-over trails.

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Makes them look a bit like models, doesn't it?
You're right there George, movement of the blades shows movement of the plane.

OK, if you insist here's another one. The fabulous Breitling Wing Walkers of which I've got a few hundred photos.

You can find some more here https://goo.gl/photos/JrkBDbZkpFFVyYgz5



Question: Should there be more space in front of the planes in this image? You all know the old saying that things should look or in this case fly into the frame. I love the image but it just niggles a bit.
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July 24, 2016, 06:40:18 AM
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Very nice set indeed

July 24, 2016, 09:42:04 AM
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I don't think you need much more space at the front for that one, Ray. The wing walkers change the dynamic as they are "pointing" upwards, and the smoke pulls the eye backwards!
Interesting to see they were flown from the rear cockpit, probably for C of G reasons - but it does make taxiing a pain!

July 24, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
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Personally I feel it's better to have more space at the front giving the aircraft room to fly into, not always easy to achieve though

July 24, 2016, 04:47:12 PM
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Interesting to see they were flown from the rear cockpit, probably for C of G reasons - but it does make taxiing a pain!

I think it was easier for the girls to get in and out of the plane and onto the wing.

As for the space at the front I decided to leave it alone as it was about 50/50 between adding space and not adding space. Thanks for the feedback though.
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