A few from the Clacton Airshow:


petrochemist

Link Posted 31/08/2015 - 20:23
I spent Thursday & Friday last week, trying to capture the Clacton Airshow. I didn’t quite manage anything to Mike-P’s standard but I’m reasonably pleased with some of the results. Here are my favorites:



IMGP5612small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr


Autogyro 2015 by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr


IMGP5402small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr


Tigers Parachute display team by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

Flying Fortress - Sally B by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr


Red Arrows split by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

I'm frustrated so say a decent picture of the Vulcan eluded me yet again, and I'm not likely to get another chance!
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Last Edited by petrochemist on 31/08/2015 - 21:05

percy

Link Posted 31/08/2015 - 21:29
Bad luck with missing the Vulcan, but still some nice captures up above. I particularly like the Flying Fortress.

petrochemist

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 08:18
percy wrote:
Bad luck with missing the Vulcan, but still some nice captures up above. I particularly like the Flying Fortress.

Thanks Percy
The Flying Fortress & the autogyro were the easiest to get decent shots off, Possibly because the autogyro flies so much closer & the B17 is relatively big & slow moving.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 10:07
Definitely the B-17 for me, nice prop blur as well.

The French trio of Rutan VariEzes in formation is relatively novel...haven't seen them for years...just a shame that the skies weren't doing you any favours on the day.

Regarding the gyrocopter...its a German designed and built machine called a Calidus...its a two seater (tandem) with a cruising speed of about 100mph and a range of between 350-400 miles. They also do a side by side version...the Cavalon with a slightly wider cockpit but slightly reduced speed as a result. Very exciting aircraft starting to sell really well all round the world and in my view the future of light aviation for the next 10-20 years. Price is about the same as a top of the range BMW or Audi sports saloon but hopefully will drop with mass production...i'd love one.

carmagw

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 10:23
The Flying Fortress takes it for me as well, remember making Airfix models of this as a kit. Some nice captures.

Regards

George

petrochemist

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 11:04
carmagw wrote:
The Flying Fortress takes it for me as well, remember making Airfix models of this as a kit. Some nice captures.

Regards

George

Thanks George, The smoke adds a little bit of drama to the Fortress, which no doubt helped me

My attempts at Airfix aircraft kits never worked out too well. I tended to find teh ground vehicles worked better as I didn't have to get the joins as good...
Many of the beter ones got used as photography subjects with my trusty Pentax ME - must be about 30 years ago now.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

.[size=11:].Flickr• WPF• Panoramio

petrochemist

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 11:16
1stEverPentax wrote:
Definitely the B-17 for me, nice prop blur as well.

The French trio of Rutan VariEzes in formation is relatively novel...haven't seen them for years...just a shame that the skies weren't doing you any favours on the day.

Regarding the gyrocopter...its a German designed and built machine called a Calidus...its a two seater (tandem) with a cruising speed of about 100mph and a range of between 350-400 miles. They also do a side by side version...the Cavalon with a slightly wider cockpit but slightly reduced speed as a result. Very exciting aircraft starting to sell really well all round the world and in my view the future of light aviation for the next 10-20 years. Price is about the same as a top of the range BMW or Audi sports saloon but hopefully will drop with mass production...i'd love one.

Thanks Karlo,
The gyro is definitely the one I'd find most appealing to own myself, it's stability would make it a good platform for some aerial photography & I'm sure it would be easier to fly than the others. Given their many advantages I'm suprised they haven't been more popular in the past - the original idea does actually predate the helicopter!
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 16:52
Nice set, Sally B is especially impressive, especially the amount of prop blur you have on her.
Not sure if it's the tablet I am viewing on but a couple of them look a tad warm here.
. My Flickr

petrochemist

Link Posted 01/09/2015 - 20:10
Mike-P wrote:
Nice set, Sally B is especially impressive, especially the amount of prop blur you have on her.
Not sure if it's the tablet I am viewing on but a couple of them look a tad warm here.

Thanks Mike,
It's not your tablet at all but just my bad processing - hopefully now improved. The lighting where I have my PC now is not as stable as it's old location - but my daughter needed her own room, so I had to move out
Updating the images on Flickr has broken the links (even though it was set to replace ) as I can't edit the original post anymore here are the updated links:


IMGP5402small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

IMGP5612small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

Tigers Parachute display team by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr


Red Arrows split by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Last Edited by petrochemist on 01/09/2015 - 20:15

Puggy

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 20:21
Very Nice Mike.

Shame it's so close to me but I used all my leave on the BTCC weekends so unable to make it

I like the B-17 best too

Pete A
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petrochemist

Link Posted 24/08/2017 - 09:47
Puggy wrote:
Very Nice Mike.

Shame it's so close to me but I used all my leave on the BTCC weekends so unable to make it

I like the B-17 best too

Pete A

Thanks just about to leave to grab my spot for today.
I might bump into you on Sunday at Rockingham, I'm taking along a couple of friends from the club.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

.[size=11:].Flickr• WPF• Panoramio
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