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Finally got around to opening a shop for images, I will keep populating it as I find more and more images I want to add.

Please have a look and send me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.,

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Last flying Vulcan saying it’s goodbyes

Today the last flying Avro Vulcan did a flyby all the display Vulcans across the country. This is the 2nd last time this aircraft will be flying in Scotland, next month it’ll be the last time when it’s the Edinburgh airshow. After that it will be grounded, this was my 1st time of seeing this beautiful aircraft flying.

I had 30 seconds to get my kit ready as the aircraft was 3 min early and we just arrived when it started it’s 1st circuit. I used a 300mm F2.8 on the 1st circuit and added a 1.4 extender on the 2nd circuit.

For more info about the Vulcan visit:

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Leuchers airshow 2013 Part 2

Some more photos of the Leuchers airshow. As the day progressed the clouds rolled in and the smoke from the displays started to make the sky a bit cloudy and dirty as can be seen on some photos as the clarity drops of the display photos.

de Havilland Vampire

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Spitfire PRXIX – Recon version
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Pit special
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RV8tors display team
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More to follow.

Photographs by Jacques …

Leuchers airshow 2013 Part 1

I miss going to airshows, this year I was able to visit Leuchers in Scotland. Here some tasters of what’s to come. I have a lot of photos to work through and will be sharing a few posts of airshow photos.

As I intend to go again in the future this day was a recce for hopefully next year. I won’t be standing with the crowd again as you can see the sun is on the other side of the aircrafts. Not great for photos, next time I’ll stand on the other side of the airfield. I found that if you stand away from spectator area you can get closer to the aircrafts as they turn to do another manuever. I was with my family and this is part of the reason the photos were taken from this location. Have a look on Google maps of the site you will be visiting and where possible locations you can stand. You don’t have to be right next to the airfield. A mile or two away will still give you good photos with bigger lenses.

I was using my Canon 7D with my Canon 70-200mm L F2.8 IS II and Canon 300mm L F2.8 and at time added my Canon extenders x1.4 or x2. Shutter speed was 400ms and set to AI Servo to help with the speed.

Red arrows with 4 Typhoons:
Red Arrows with a missing member due to a becoming a father.
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Four Typhoons
Royal Navy Sea King HU5
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Jet Provost Mk5
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This photo was taken at 1/2500sec, look at the effect the tip of the prop spinning causes.
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There will be more to follow of my day out at Leuchers.

Photographs by Jacques…