CloudBoyGee From New Zealand, joined Apr 2005, 55 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:
These are some of the Images I took at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. I spent 5 days there (2 trade days and 3 public days), and took over 35GB worth of photos...)
I have heaps more stored on my Photobucket site. Email me for a password if you think you want to look at more...firstname.lastname@example.org
All Images shot using Nikon D200 with 80-400mm VR or 18-200 VR
What a roller coaster ride of a week... Heat waves, Dust Storms, Rain, Sun, Wind... but worth every minute.
I'm not sure how many I am allowed to post, so I thought I would just go whole hog... Should I post any more?
Do you think any are worth submitting? I have none in the database so far and would like to have some on. So far only 4 rejections...
Tin Stix of Dynamite! World aerobatic champions Jurgus Kairys (Sukhoi Su-26) and Jim Leroy (Bulldog Pitts S2S) with pyrotechnics by Rich Gibson.
Jim Leroy cuts perofrms The Ribbon Cut... Notice that he is sideways, using his fuselage as a lift surface, flying under the ribbon, and cutting it with his upper wing. What a looney...
The RAAF Aerobatic Team, The Roulettes in their Pilatus PC-9's
RAAF F/A-18A of the "Green Lions" releases flares as it pulls out of a simulated weapons release.
A classic F-111 trick, the Dump & Burn
The US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by cheif Boeing Test pilot Ricardo Traven.
USAF F-16A pulls into a climb
USAF F-15C, 0-20000ft in 1.5 minutes...
RAF E-3C Sentry Crewman
RAAF F-111G Weapons Options
Australian Flag is parachuted in...
RAAF Hawk takes off
Tiger ARH Cockpit
Reflection of Airshow in Strix Sight of the Tiger ARH
Jurgis Kairys pulls out of the bottom of a loop with an explosion in the background...
Yes, thats a 40ton C-27J Spartan flying upside down at the top of its loop...
The Boss... Commander of Air Group (CAG)
Silver Beauty... An immaculate DC-3
Going Up? F-15C takeoff
F-111 Dump & Burn with Exhaust
A Pair of RAAF F/A-18A's from the Green Lions ingress onto their target
Jurgis Kairys flies past an explosion
THe 'MAD' Rocket truck. its actually and engine off a Aermacchi M-339, with a homebuilt afterburner attached...
Kittyhawk vs Yak... Actually a composite of two seperate images...
RAAF F/A-18A Exhaust
The Air Bandits crossover
The Airbandits Triple Cross
Bob Carlton in his Silent1N jet powered glider...
The loadmasters wave from the back of an RAAF C-130H
USAF F-16C vs RAAF F/A-18A... Another combination of two seperate images...
Cheif Being Test pilot Ricardo Traven waves a flag out of the window on return from his display in the F/A-18F Super Hornet
and heres a little animation made with a combination of small JPEGS...
RAAF Hawk Inverted climb
Skydiver spiralls above
RAAF F/A-18A Moisture and Flares... My favourite combination!
USAF F-15C burning up the runway...
More F-111 Dump and Burn...
Super Hornet Moisture
Bob Carlton lights the night up with fireworks off the wingtips of his glider...
Taipan Squirrels Crossover
Real Australian Hawk
Boeing cheif test pilotRicardo Traven revs up his Ground Support team prior to a F/A-18F SuperHornet trade-day display run...
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4305 times:
I'm sure some there would be able to be edited to the required standard for here. Some I wouldn't bother with. I can't see a bird or shots with people in them doing much good though!
I wouldn't post anymore. What I would do is look at current pics in the DB from Avalon or even last years for some ideas. You'll soon work out what works and what doesn't. Remember though, start basic and work out how to push boundries from there. Don't start with questionable shots, like the B52, the reflection image. Can the model aircraft, the truck, bird etc for here.
Yeah I get the Idea, thanks mate I was only thinking of submitting 10 full frame aircraft images. When I have finished editing all my images from the airshow, I will post the 10 here for your advice...
CloudBoyGee From New Zealand, joined Apr 2005, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4137 times:
Quoting Chukcha (Reply 8): I felt like a five-year-old kid first time in "Toys-R-Us", just couldn't get enough...
Yeah I'm with you on that one... Where I come from, New Zealand, you dont really get much in the way of airshows... ( I have to tour every easter so I have never been to Warbirds ova Wanaka...)
I spent five days at the Airshow and still found airplanes I had never seen before on the way out on sunday night! I have heard a few people complaining about the variety of airplanes there, and I am thinking that anymore and my head would explode. I was quite amazed by the co-ordindination of the marshallers and organisers to clear paths through the crowd so the airplanes could taxi in and out. That was just spectacular to me "Excuse me sir, can you just stop there for a second so this C-27J can taxi past about 5meters form your face?".... Awesome... The trade days are especially cool for this.
My only complaint was the intrusion into the sight lines of the PA system. H many of you had great shots ruined by a speaker on a pole 3m in the air? I know a few things about this, because my 'Real Job' is a concert audio engineer. There are a few different System Design options that would allow the front of the crowd line to be totally free of speakers... and sounding as good, if not better... Should I email the organisers and tell them or will they just think I am a tosser? Maybe I am... It just seemed a bit 'off' having your $160 a day gold pass view ruined by the PA system. Not to mention the people who like to STAND UP in the grandstand and block everybodies view. hehe. I get the impression some people though they were watching a footie game...
Thanks everybody for your kind words and encourement.
CloudBoyGee From New Zealand, joined Apr 2005, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3998 times:
Ok I have finished churning through all the photos I took during the week, so this is definately the last lot... For every image here I have five more stored on photobucket so just drop me an email an introduce yourself if you want to look at the whole lot...
A biz jet pilot relaxes on his ride watching Jim Leroy cut up the sky...
The HAL Hansa 3 is pulled out for its display.
F/A-18F Super Hornet
F/A-18F Super Hornet preforms a dirty climb
The business end of the Heliworks Mi-8
This Decathalons vivid colour scheme is apparent here...
C-27J Spartan Cockpit
The C-27J Reflected in the fuselage of a Hawker Business jet
Doornier 328 Rescue
G550 & C-17A
F-35 Mock up
F-16C, F/A-18E & F-15C
Boeing Cheif Test Pilot Ricardo Traven relaxes beneath his ride prior to his display on the thursday Trade Day.
The awesome PAC-750XL
The RAAF Challanger 604 with Pip Bormann inthe forground
King Air 350
This was bizarre... As I left the airfield on the thursday evening in the bus, we saw this caribou going full speed across the paddack, kicking up lost of dust... We could see where he was going, but it was quite funny to see.