Guess what? Another Avalon Thread

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Smeegles, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Smeegles

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    Same issues as everyone else on Sunday heat haze and the sun in the wrong place.
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  2. Vladdo

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    Great shots smeegles... Love that B1 shot thru the crowd.. certainly gives relative size..

    And I dunno how many of these double dragon (flys) I saw.. it was nuts! hehe.. glad I'm not the only one that noticed that..
     
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    Smeegles

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    I know there are a lot of threads going but I would appreciate some critiques and comments.
     
  4. xishnik

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    I like the framing attempts in #2 and #5. #8 is interesting

    #19 and #20 are the pics of the bunch though.

    It is kind of hard to give a good comment as the shots are good, but no different to the usual air show shots. So nothing grabs the viewer as unique or unusual.


    #18 would be cool if you did not chop off the blades.

    Hope this helps,
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    Smeegles

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    much appreciated
     
  6. crag_v

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    Um, maybe because it was the most awesome thing there with wings that day? I really like that pic too - nice work :)
     
  7. Riddick187

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    What plane's at no: 6? Looks like an F22 and yet its got external fuel tanks.
     
  8. darktranq

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    any chance of hi-res shots for wallpaper?

    would love 6, 13 & 14 :)

    great work on the photos.
     
  9. hyperstyle

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    I want number 6! Do you deliver and is the runway included?

    Drool. Damn that looks like it would go fast!
     
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    it says f22 in the intake
    love the shots. sorry no critique, i'm a layman but i do like the glint off the hud :thumbup:
     
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    What's the fireball from? Surely a plane didn't crash?
     
  12. methd

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    fake bombing runs etc.
     
  13. Sir Didymus

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    Did they actually fly the F-22?
     
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    I like #4 - the composition is good and the vignetting works to keep focus in the centre and decrease the effect of the negative space.

    #18 is good, but as mentioned, just needed to be that tiny bit wider to capture the whole helicopter.
     
  15. Enthalpy

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    Unfortunately not - 2 of em displayed, both static displays though. Had got my hopes up as some news footage earlier in the week showed it taking off, but I guess that was a display for the corporate days only.

    Was intersting to note that the F22's had a police guard and a much bigger perimeter than any other planes there (even the JSF).
     
  16. V_Max

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    The JSF wasn't as well guarded because it wasn't a JSF, just a full sized model of one :) F22s didn't do a flying display because no display-qualified pilots were available. Thus, ferry in and out only (with an Australian pilot on USAF exchange in one of them, IIRC).
     
  17. Enthalpy

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    Hah well that makes sense. I didn't even realise (cue Monty Python "It's only a model" quote). The downside of doing an airshow with a 2yo in toe - you just assume it's the real thing.

    The airshow was still good - worth the 900km drive each way, but an F22 display would have been the icing on the cake.
     
  18. Vladdo

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    That JSF replica is as old as the hills.. it was there 4 or 6 years ago..
     
  19. Enthalpy

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    That may well be, but it was the first time I have been to Avalon. Only other airshow I've attended in the last 15 years was Williamtown last Sep and it wasn't there.
     
  20. Vladdo

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    I didn't mean to sound rude, sorry if it came across that way..

    I was a bit disappointed to be honest.. 10 years ago, they used to have amatuer/enthusiast tents.. things like model airplanes, flight simulators etc were all set up over the back and it was interesting to walk around and have a gander at what people are up to.. Instead, its been replaced by monster trucks.. abseiling/rocking climbing.. which, quite frankly has no place being at an AIRSHOW!
     

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