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Sports / Re: 25 Pdr Artillery pieces.
« on: March 04, 2015, 06:04:12 AM »
Nice shots!

Graham or the artillery men?  ;D

Excellent pics Graham!

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Hi Roo.
Yet again very nice shots, do you know, are they replicas or preserved originals?

Cheers, Graham.



There was a mixture of restoration, reproduction and replica aircraft Graham.  Most of the 11 flying at the show came from the Vintage Aviator in NZ.  It took them 5 days to dismantle and pack them into a container and another 3 days to reassemble when they got here (they assure me there were no left over parts!). A couple of the replicas were made years ago for the movie the Blue Max including a Pfalz copy that was made from a Gypsy Moth.  They can now make reproduction Mercedes aero engines. They said the parts are relatively cheap but a full reproduction aircraft will still cost you 7 figures.

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Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

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Some from Friday at the airshow at Avalon. 
A C-17 creating a mini tornado as it reverses up the runway. 
RAAF F-18F supplying it's own light source.
F-18Fs lined up taxiing back.
Singapore Air Force Black Knight's F-16s
The Immortals wall of fire - Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart
FA-18A full afterburner climb.


Beautiful series. I really like the mini tornado.

Thanks Click! 

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A C-130Q on a fire bombing demo.  There was also an Avro RJ-85 (converted BAe 146) doing a demo.  13000 litres dumped in 2 secs.
An Extra 330 racing around flares instead of pylons.
Otto the helicopter (Schweitzer 300) carrying the Australian flag while setting off fireworks.
The C-130J setting off the angel flare countermeasure.

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Some from Friday at the airshow at Avalon. 
A C-17 creating a mini tornado as it reverses up the runway. 
RAAF F-18F supplying it's own light source.
F-18Fs lined up taxiing back.
Singapore Air Force Black Knight's F-16s
The Immortals wall of fire - Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart
FA-18A full afterburner climb.

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Photography Technique / Re: What is your keeper rate?
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:20:38 PM »
It depends on your definition of keeper.  I'll probably end up using about 10%-15% of shots for social media, sporting clubs etc but competition worthy shots it's less than 1%.

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The winners of the 58th World Press Photo Contest:

1st price goes to Mads Nissen
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/content/world-press-photo-year-2014-goes-mads-nissen

View also the 2015 Photo Contest gallery and categoy winners here:
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2015

Some really impressing pictures.

Thanks for sharing!  Some great images in there :)

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Hi Stahlhelms.
Very nice shots, Mustangs are such... Is it wrong to call an instrument of death beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing aircraft. Is the third shot a T6 Texan? My freind and I were taking long exposures of a small waterfall at a local beach 2 weekends ago and we were quite literally buzzed by what I believe was the aircraft type in your picture, I say buzzed as he was low and shifting, no time from first hearing it to passed by and behind the clif to grab a shot, but it made both our day to see it.
Area was at Brook, Isle of Wight, southern England.

Cheers, Graham.



You're correct Graham.  The T6 Texan was also known as the Harvard in Commonwealth countries and the Australian made Wirraway is also related to it.  The planes in the attached pic are the Harvards/Texans of the Southern Knights Formation Aerobatics team.

Cheers

Phil

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Love that Viper shot Marc :)

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Ah-ha, now I know what it's for !

But do we have to speak with an Austraaali'n accent to get the best out of it ? I guess eml will find out  ;)

That's a fair assessment Sporgon, but, after 26 years living in Jakarta & Singapore it's been a revelation on returning to Brisbane Australia to find, I really no longer speak the language, after 6 months back here I'm still left looking like a stranded fish when confronted with the local Aussie Strine.

Hopefully the 5DsR Menu system will be in "proper" English   ;)

You just need to finish every sentence with 'hey" and you'll be back in the swing of things in BrisVegas  ;D 

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Abstract / Re: Silhouettes
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:24:44 PM »
one I took recently

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That is pretty violent in there.  Thanks for posting :)

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:04:53 AM »
Most of my slow shutter shots are done at between 1/30th to 1/60th of a sec.  The steeplechase water jump is always guaranteed to provide some action.  In the second one I pulled down the contrast clarity and saturation looking for a painted type effect.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:50:04 PM »
A little boring at the local cricket on Saturday so I got this magpie-lark  (known as a mudlark here).  Shot with the 5D3 and Tammy 150-600 @ 600

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