An appointment with a Vulcan XM655


Chrism8

Link Posted 29/10/2017 - 08:43
From a shoot last night with a Vulcan, based at Wellesbourne Airfield, still in fast taxi status, but not flown since 1984



Chris

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Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

08tiger

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 06:59
Thats a different perspective , certainly works well, nice light.
C&C welcome.
Don.

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 07:09
Thanks 08Tiger, I've plenty more, just that one stood out and got processed first.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

RobL

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 07:59
Chris, I think it did some short circuits occasionally as well as blasts up the runway, but they had to stop a couple of years ago when the remaining Vulcans were grounded. I live in Wellesbourne and cannot forget looking out to see this thing flying low and slow, then at full throttle going into a vertical climb, rattling my windows!

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 08:53
Thanks for the info RobL

The Chief Ground Crew guy I was talking to on the evening, said he did some fast taxi runs last year, could only to 2 as the brakes got so hot, he had trouble slowing the jet down particularly on the 2nd run and they had to wait 2 hours for the brakes to cool.

For the size and power of the jet, both the tyres and obviously then the brakes are fairly small compared to more modern jets of equiv weight and power.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

McGregNi

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 13:08
A good clean and sharp low light image ! Yes, that angle is great and makes the aircraft look imposing. I'm curious about the exposure settings and ISO, to make a comparison with K10D's night Abbey photo .....
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Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 13:22
Hi Nigel,

Thanks for the comment, the exposure was as below :-

ISO 640 with 2.4 seconds open @ F4.5 on a tripod, the lighting was 3 pairs of 2 x 400w twin Halogens on stands a good 40ft from the Aircraft
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 16:28
Same shot with a mono conversion in Silver Efex Pro 2, part of the free Nik Collection.

This works IMO, better than the colour version ?



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

johnriley

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 17:36
No, I think I prefer the colour version, the light is absolutely gorgeous. The black and white is still good, but it doesn't sing out in the same way.
Best regards, John

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 17:51
Thanks John, Appreciate your thoughts
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

pschlute

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 17:52
I like both versions and cannot choose between. Great capture of an iconic aircraft.

For those interested, fast taxi runs sometimes don't go quite as planned as this "last flight" of a HP Victor demonstrates....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3HaeYVlBw8
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 30/10/2017 - 17:54

johnha

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 18:46
Great shot. My preference is for the colour version - the camouflage looks distracting (and the 'wrong era') in B&W, however in anti-flash white the B&W would look fantastic.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 30/10/2017 - 20:14
The colour is definitely better, although I think the white balance was a little too warm considering the type of lights. Perhaps you could adjust the red and yellows down a bit ....

Thanks also for the exposure info, that lower ISO certainly makes a difference to the Abbey shot at ISO 4000, although it doesn't look like K10D had done any NR.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 31/10/2017 - 06:25
Thanks Nigel, there was no NR reduction ( at the time of the shoot or post ) on these two images either
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

derek897

Link Posted 31/10/2017 - 07:55
For me the colour one works best.
The quality of the light seems to be lost in the mono.
Nice. Shooting.
I know what i like, If not always why.
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