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Cotswold (Kemble) Flying Display Pictures


Way2Go

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I went to the Cotswold Flying Display at Kemble on Saturday and thought you might like to see a few snaps.

The weather pretty cold for June, then the sun came out and it was warm, then cold, then hot, then cloudy again . . . . . strange weather.

Sunday was MUCH better apparently.  Oh well, the broken clouds add a certain something as a background.

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They're out early morning and late evening here for months every year and its too tempting to not at least try and snap a couple. Downside is I could use a bigger lens to get closer shots (presently using a 75-300 zoom on Sony Alpha 200) but that makes it infinitely more difficult to follow such fast moving birds. At least its a display we get twice a day for a couple of hours each time, I'll keep trying.

 

D.

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You've picked a very difficult subject Dave.  As you say they twist and turn at alarming speeds and it's very difficult to compose a shot.  The more you zoom in the worse it gets trying to track them as they tend not to fly in straight lines.

Added to that, as if you needed any thing else, is they are most active early morning and late afternoon/early evening which ain't the best of lighting conditions for small fast moving birds.

You've done remarkably well to capture anything at all.  Well done sir.

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Dave Newell - 2010-07-06 7:24 AM Here's a few shots of the red arrows and the Vulcan bomber, taken last weekend at Goodwood FoS. D.

Nice set of images Dave and the cross over is perfect.  Well done ;-)

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Thanks W2G, I'm pretty pleased with the crossover shot. Trouble with digital photgraphy is you can take so many shots. It helps to improve your chances of getting a good one but it does mean you have loads to wade through to find the best ones. I took about 1100 photos last weekend over three days.

 

D.

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Way2Go - 2010-07-06 3:55 PM
Dave Newell - 2010-07-06 2:30 PM . . . I took about 1100 photos last weekend over three days. D.

Struth, that would be very costly if you still had to take 'em to Boots 8-)  :-)

Wouldn't it just? I love digital :D :D :D D.
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Dave Newell - 2010-07-06 7:48 PM
Way2Go - 2010-07-06 3:55 PM
Dave Newell - 2010-07-06 2:30 PM . . . I took about 1100 photos last weekend over three days. D.

Struth, that would be very costly if you still had to take 'em to Boots 8-)  :-)

Wouldn't it just? I love digital :D :D :D D.
those pics are awesome, and no fingers over the lens
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Brilliant pictures all of you.

 

Do these people just fly around in circles for a weekend, we had them too up in Waddington in Lincs, 3pm both days for the Red Arrows followed not long after by the Vulcan. Also had the other display team from a country which I can't remember now.

 

Had a excellent weekend there with similar weather to you by the sounds of it, Sunday morning was crisp and clear and would have made for great pictures.

 

Mandy

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Mandy&Andy - 2010-07-08 5:50 AM

 

Do these people just fly around in circles for a weekend

 

Next weekend the Demon will be going to Legends.

Friday two engineers will go to O.W. they will enlist ;-) the help of a.n.o. and pull aircraft out of hanger and down to airstrip, the aircraft will then have pre flight inspection and prepared for flight. Jockey will turn up in a cloud of tyre smoke having flown from Croatia (or some other holiday destination) to Gatwick in a B767 and driven up from there. Aircraft will be flown to Duxford with some lucky bugger in the back (not me this year :'( ) and parked up in hanger, meanwhile engineer will drive to Duxford check out aircraft pick up Jockey and passenger and return to base.

On saterday engineers will have to drive to Duxford to preflight and start aircraft, jockey may well fly in in his Pitts on saterday, sat evening aircraft will be parked up, engineers will drive home.

Sunday engineers and jockey will drive to Duxford, after display aircraft will be flown back to O.W. for hangerage.

A long weekend for all envolved.

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Hi,

 

What I meant was do they just plan a full weekend of shows and go to each one in turn, the Red Arrows obviously did 3 at least in a day last weekend :-D :-D

 

Now that is busy!!

 

They had a radio station set up on local radio straight from the Airfield so we all heard the commentary in the camping field along with live instructions from main man to the rest, fascinating to us who have never really taken notice before.

 

Mandy

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Here is a link to airshows taking place in the UK this year http://www.airshows.org.uk/airshows.html

. . . . and if you're anywhere near Fairford in Glouceshire over the weekend of 17th - 18th July you might get a glimpse of this lot http://www.airshows.org.uk/2010/airshows/royal-international-air-tattoo-fairford-riat-preview.html

Mrs Way and me will be sat in the stands and enjoying every minute of it.

W2G

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Am I being a bit thick here, the link was great thanks Way but still only says there was one Air Show the weekend we were at Waddington, however we have 2 other sets of pictures from 2 other Air shows that the same planes attended on the same weekend.

 

My question was do they always do a few a day or was that unusual.

 

Please don't tell me there are triplicates in all these planes cos' I won't believe you. :-D :-D

 

Mandy

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