Royal International Air Tattoo 2018

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by CaptainHappy, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. CaptainHappy

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    So I have finally gotten around to posting pics of my visit to RIAT this year (it was in July).
    It has been far too long since I took airshow photos, so my pics aren't all the best.
    But I thought some people here would be interested in seeing some aircraft that don't normally get Down Under.
    So please enjoy.

    French Navy Rafale M
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    USAF Heritage Flight (with special guest)
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    F35A Lightning II
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    P51D Mustang
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    F35A Lightning II
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    Typhoon FGR4
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    Polish AF F16C
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    The Red Arrows
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    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
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    BBMF Spitfire
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    Some more...

    BBMF Dakota and Lancaster
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    BBMF Lancaster and Spitfires
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    Typhoons
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    617 Sqn (Dambusters) flight
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    The last Tornado
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    The first F35B Lightning II
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    Canadian AF CF18
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    Ukrainian AF SU-27P
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    CH47 Chinoook
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    A surprise guest..
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    And my favorite of the day

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    And our contribution - E7A Wedgetail (static)
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    Awesome photos! I would love to hear the sounds of the Lancaster and associated planes. My grandfather flew in Halifax bombers in WW2 which are similar to the Lancaster. There are no Halifaxes flying now though unfortunately - the Lancaster was always the more well known plane.
     
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    Thanks, I'm glad a few of the photos turned out ok :)
    The Lancaster by itself has an amazing sound! But then you add in all the Spits, and it was pure bliss to the ears :)

    I have to say that the loudest on the day was the F-35B in VTOL mode. I haven't heard anything else so loud.
     
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    Nice. Check out some of the earlier aviation pics for the high levels of detail and clarity.
     
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    Thanks.
    I am only using a beginners kit 300mm. I was just happy at this stage to be able to keep the aircraft in the frame :).
    I love the work of all the other photographers posting here. A long way to go before I can reach their level!
     
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    Thanks for posting. Really nice stuff.
     
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    Its my pleasure. Thank you.
    It was such a good day seeing aircraft you don't always see. Would be a shame not to share the experience around.
     
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    Some nice ones in there CaptainHappy ! My one suggestion would be not to be afraid to slow the shutter speed down just a bit so that the aircraft with props have some motion there. When you freeze them in the photo the way you have, it gives you this sense that they might fall out of the sky haha
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Looking to progress to that level?
     
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    Thanks for the compliment and suggestion.
    As I said earlier, I was just happy this time to get the aircraft into frame. I need a lot more practice shooting dynamic objects, all of my previous experience has been with static objects/landscapes.
    Next time I get to an airshow I will try your tip. Trouble is the long time between opportunities :mad:

    It would be nice to progress to the next level, the time factor is what is stopping me.
    I will be following the posters here and picking up as many tips as I can. Thanks.
     
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    It's good advice and will definitely improve the overall look of your photos, just remember to take some fast shutter photos first. Once you start slowing the shutter down you'll be throwing away far more photos than you keep and if at the end of the day you don't end up with any keepers you'll be kicking yourself :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I will keep it in mind for the next time. :thumbup:
     

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