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David Ashby - Moderator29/06/2012 15:59:15
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Just thought I'd start a new thread in this, the new photography section for that photo/s of which you're most proud. It may not be technically brilliant, you may have got lucky, it may be a favourite model?

Tell us the story.....

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 16:04:25

Martyn K29/06/2012 16:13:38
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Just to kick this off - with a non model related image....

Down The Pan

I used to be heavily into Exhbition (pictorial/art) photography. This was taken with an Olympus OM-2 on probably HP5 film and processed and printed in my home darkroom. The lighting was dreadful, the image was slightly solarised (post flashing half way through development) and then lifted with a little bleaching.

The full size image is 12"x16". I appreciate that this sort of stuff is not everyones cup of tea, but for me this was one image that I worked through from conception to processing and the result is more or less what I "visualised".

A week later, the shanty houses were all demolished.

Martyn

David Ashby - Moderator29/06/2012 16:16:41
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I'll kick off with this one.......three.

Popping up to Bickley to shoot the TJD lads flying their warbirds a couple of years ago. John Mason's lovely P-51 had just taken to the air and was scooting around. It was, and is (since repair), a lovely machine. I've cropped some of these.

So here it was doing passes......looking very pretty.

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Then the elvator failed and it belly flopped into the deck.....I had the posh L series lens on a D400 body and was looking away (so not down the viewfinder) and just turned round and pressed the button hoping I'd get lucky.

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A rubbish shot just caught the moment of impact. I kept the finger down.....

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...and just got lucky. I think the lens helped really.

Now you might say that this is a terrible shot to be proud of? Well, I'm not really proud as such but it's a lesson in luck and always having the camera on the rapid fire 'sport setting' just in case.

It's kind of eerily fascinating too though. Amongst other things, you can pick out a servo in flight.

John repaired the model and it's presently hanging from the ceiling in the shop.

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 16:19:49

Martyn K29/06/2012 16:20:54
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That is amazing for a 'lucky' point and shoot. I am also amazed the pilot didn't eject as everything else seems to have done.

Fantastic

Martyn

Cyclicscooby29/06/2012 16:23:12
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 16:16:41:

John repaired the model and it's presently hanging from the ceiling in the shop.

For sale - P-51. Good condition, one careful owner... !! LOL...

Eck29/06/2012 16:24:16
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This one was taken by Mrs. Eck at our Open Day last month.

She used a Canon Eos D300 with a Canon 55-250mm zoom lens.

Cropped in Photoshop.

The model, which belongs to Graham from the Aberdeen Club, is

now under repair and will fly again.

Danny Fenton29/06/2012 16:24:33
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Well I had some perfect light one day at Ashbourne, and funnily enough some of my favs come from that day.

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similar vein to Davids

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This last one reminds me of an Airfix box top...

Cheers

Danny

David Ashby - Moderator29/06/2012 16:25:25
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Lucky is the word for that one. smile

I like the shanty house Martyn.

Cyclicscooby29/06/2012 16:40:25
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Danny's last one is brilliant...

Every shot I take, no matter how 'arty' I get, doesn't have any soul, for want of a better description.. I put this down to the point n shot camera's that dont have the settings mentioned in the camera post...

The one's I like aren't going to impress, especially on a flying site, but they're the only ones that I think have a 'mood'.... All too dark, and the forth isn't even in focus.. !!

Close ups of my 1/8 Landy, after I 'scaled' it.. Which i'm really chuffed with..

They work, for me, as a 'teaser' to a full pic, plus I like the 'dazzle' from the lights..

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Luv

Point-n-hope Chrisie.. xx

Concorde Speedbird29/06/2012 16:46:20
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It's not a great picture, but here it is.

Maiden take off

That is my Funfly on her maiden flight. This is my Mum who caught the Funfly just after take off. Very satisfying. If you want to see my favourite picture, it would probably be this one.

G-BOAF

CS

David Ashby - Moderator29/06/2012 16:50:22
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Very nice CS, very satisfying to see your own creation taking to the skies. Re Concorde, great pic but we're looking for pics you've taken yourself, unless you took that one? thumbs upwink 2

bouncebounce crunch29/06/2012 16:52:57
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@D Ashby i see a bounce a bounce oh crunch! cap for readers choice? maybe.

dav8429/06/2012 16:54:18
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Not Rc but still a fav i took at Goodwood Revival

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Danny Fenton29/06/2012 17:00:35
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Posted by Cyclicscooby on 29/06/2012 16:40:25:

Danny's last one is brilliant...

Thanks Chrisie, I sat and waited for hours for the models to allign perfectly like that Chrisie..........not! its just luck as others have said at least 20 - 1 ratio. I took 1300 pics that day........

side on is probably going to be boring try and get a shot when the wing is raised nearly always looks good.

Cheers

Danny

bouncebounce crunch29/06/2012 17:05:36
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@Eck -that is an absolute disgrace, those Americans were well short of the threshhold and you just stood there in the tower and watched them fall short, shame shame shame! by the way was there any icecream on the day?

Concorde Speedbird29/06/2012 17:06:06
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 16:50:22:

Very nice CS, very satisfying to see your own creation taking to the skies. Re Concorde, great pic but we're looking for pics you've taken yourself, unless you took that one? thumbs upwink 2

I wish I did...

Danny's last model one is brilliant, two in one! Just like an Airfix kit!

CS

Danny Fenton29/06/2012 17:08:26
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Look closely at the rigging in third one too CS.......

Cyclicscooby29/06/2012 17:24:52
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Do on-board aerial pics count..?? These tell a story in five pics...

I recently made an error, and came out of a spin, downwind, on a V. windy day, resulting in a 'scraping' with the ground, and loss of key-fob camera.... Here's it's view of the incident..

 

Ground approaching.. FAST..

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Hitting the deck...

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Followed by 2 seconds of black n white lines..!!! A camera equivalent to seeing stars I suppose..

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Then Blurry, Too close, Grass for 2mins, before I found it...

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Finally, my curious face, as I found it... Complete with Head-cam, before you ask..

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Luv

Chrisie.. xx

Edited By Cyclicscooby on 29/06/2012 17:26:36

bouncebounce crunch29/06/2012 17:35:04
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Now Chrisie if you are going to be looking down on us like that after smoking grass there might be a problem? hehehmmm. no offence -key fob photo? -please help. thank you. bbc

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Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 29/06/2012 19:33:11

Chris Bott - Moderator29/06/2012 17:45:58
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I like the Landy one Chrissie, very nice.

Here's one of my favourites, from Duxford.

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