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Bournemouth (UK) Airshow - RAF

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Sphinx, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx

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    Feb 8, 2008
    UK
    Hi,

    Not posted on here for a while, but do pop my head in now then then. :) 

    I know some of you guys like photography so here goes :

    A couple of holiday pics - Last minute decision we ended up at Bournemouth. We went there last year and had a fab time. So we trekked there again.

    Most the hotels were booked because of the air show, but we managed to find 1 hotel for 1 night, then found another one for another 2 nights.

    Unfortunately I was due to goto back to work on Saturday, so I had to cut the trip short, but I managed to get some pics of the air show.

    Enjoy!

    The beach was absolutly packed : :eek:  No space to even walk!

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    All the decent spots for taking photos were gone - So we ended up on the other side of the pier on the hill - I figured this was probably as good as it was going to get! So I was standing on this broken wall. :lol:

    Had my Nikon D80 with me this time with 18-200mm VR lense. :cool: 

    Have never used this camera before on holiday so I wasn't sure how the pics will turned up. Had to take a few test shots to check.

    Sorry if the pics aren't 100%. It was my first time with the SLR at the airshow. :eek:  :) 

    There was this miltary type ship in the background - it was stationary. Easy Pic :

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    Next was to try a moving shot on maximum zoom :

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    Seemed ok so far ... little did I know how hard this was going to get!

    Here are some pics that flew over :

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    Had trouble keeping up with this one - I think its a hornet? It was quick!

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    The helicopter display team (Black Cats) turned up - but they were quite far from were I was standing : Did some acrobatics with some helis. :cool: 

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    There were some display teams as well. Standing on the plane! :eek: 
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    Then I spotted this in the amongst the clouds - totally silent :

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    As it got closer - the twin afterburners went on and the noise from that was absolutely incredible! 8) All the kids covered the ears including some adults too..

    Any guesses to what it was?


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    Typhoon Eurofighter!! :cool:  :D 

    The maneuvering capabilities of that aircraft was like nothing I have ever seen. Absolutely incredible! :p  8) The enemy hasn't got a hope in hell! Lol.


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    Spotted a group of incoming planes in the far distance :

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    The Red Arrows were here!!! :p  8) Did some awesome flying stunts. :cool:  Here there are changing formation a few times :

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    Saw one coming real close to where we were standing : :eek: 

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    Couldn't resists a close up shot :

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    The grande finale :

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    Had a go at some artisitic shots :

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    The best for last and my personal fave :

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    Had a fantastic holiday! Highly recommend Bournemouth - great beach and great food too.

    Have to admit - hats off to the Nikon D80 - it is a fantastic camera - even a novice like me can take professional looking shots. Deffo recommend it!


    Thanks for looking!

    Be interested in any comments and tips.
     
  2. Your "Hornet" is a "Hawk".

    Ronnie
     
  3. Some very nice pictures there. Thanks for sharing!
     
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