Brendon Deere's Spitfire Through The Lens.

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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Very pleased this thread has been revived , one book i don,t have and is required . cool.gif
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Postby Adamski » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:44 pm

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Here is a photo taken yesterday.

As ever, Gavin, your pics are amazing. This last one is another classic! Thanks for posting .. please don't stop!
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Postby Gavin Conroy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Bazza wrote:
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Thanks Gavin, as usual the shots are wonderful - we're lucky to have you in this forum sharing them with us.

If I was a marketing man I'd have you signed up for a "coffee table" book - enthusiasts from all over the world would want one.


Missed this post, but watch this space.
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Postby Gavin Conroy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:02 pm

This photo shows Brendon Deere (front) and Jim Rankin formating on the Nanchang. Really enjoy flying with inspirational people like these guys.
This photo was taken last Saturday, Spitfire was on the other side of the Nanchang, and while taking photos of the Harvard, the Spitfire could be clearly heard due to the ex Red Arrow flying it 8-)



Sean is seen here at 1500ft flying the Spitfire on Saturday and living the dream. Top bloke.

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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:15 pm

Inspiring photos ,really throws you in the cockpit .
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Postby Gavin Conroy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Overhead Ohakea.
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Postby Gavin Conroy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:37 am

Here is a photo taken by Brendon Deere last week as we flew with the Spitfire and Harvard.
Really like this photo, it is not an angle I see very often but everytime we fly with a Spitfire it is one of the best experiences I can think of.
This was flight number six alongside a Spitfire.



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Postby Gavin Conroy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:33 pm

Spitfire on our 6

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Postby Ian Warren » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:07 pm

Now thats so WWII cool.gif , wicked shot !
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Postby h290master » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:59 am

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Postby Adamski » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 pm

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Postby Gavin Conroy » Thu May 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Another shot from the flight at Ohakea a couple of months back.

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Postby Adamski » Fri May 27, 2011 2:10 am

What a total treat! We're so lucky to have these aircraft still flying in NZ.

If I were in your place, I don't think I could bear to see that sight through a viewfinder - just too gorgeous!!

Tech question now ... what sort of shutter speed were you using? The aircraft always seem to be crisp - and plenty of depth of field ... yet the prop is [nicely] blurred. At air shows, I can't even get the plane in the frame, let alone get it in focus! laugh.gif
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Postby Gavin Conroy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:34 am

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What a total treat! We're so lucky to have these aircraft still flying in NZ.

If I were in your place, I don't think I could bear to see that sight through a viewfinder - just too gorgeous!!

Tech question now ... what sort of shutter speed were you using? The aircraft always seem to be crisp - and plenty of depth of field ... yet the prop is [nicely] blurred. At air shows, I can't even get the plane in the frame, let alone get it in focus! laugh.gif


Shutter speed will be anywhere between 1/80 and 1/200, sometimes 1/250 if it is quite bumpy.
The aeroplanes are travelling at a relative speed which makes things a bit easier, on the ground the panning is what produces the good photo normally.
Air to air adds a lot of other factors, giving hand signals, talking on the radio, slip stream, turbulence, G, sun position, subject position, directing camera ship pilot, and time pressure when flying with the big bangers all takes the time away from actually being able to push the button so a lot of things need to go right. Flying with the best people in both subject and camera ship makes things a lot easier.
Could go on all day but have to go and get ready to head to Ardmore for the Wings And Wheels day, but only going for the wings. cool.gif

A few from the Tauranga show.

Sean flies this aeroplane better everytime I see him fly, his display is very smooth indeed.







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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:40 am

Just for us Spitfirites biggrin.gif
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