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Discussion in 'Travel' started by Charzes44, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Mike Gorman

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    Brian, there was indeed a Seahawk mounted by the main gate, every Naval Air Station had an old aircraft mounted by the main gates they were known as “Gate Guardians! Many times I’ve seen cars swerve as it came into view!
    The wife and I often used to have a kiss and a cuddle close to the Seahawk!
     
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    Outstanding piece of history^^^, thanks for sharing
     
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  3. C Nagappa

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    I'm sorry. I don't know what happened. I could have sworn I uploaded them, but it could have been my imagination (too late at night, lol!)

    Here they are:
    (Sigma SD15 (Foveon Sensor) with Sigma 70-300mm and 18-50mm)

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    I used my 50-230mm lens in the 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow (August 2017). It was hazy last year due to the wild fires in British Columbia. (This year is no different.)

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  5. Xenon100F

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    I was also at the Abbotsford Airshow in 2017. Finally got around to culling and processing my photos. Didn't notice anyone else shooting with a Fuji camera. Were you in the "Photo Pit"?

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  6. Xenon100F

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    Less haze and more interesting clouds on the 3rd day.

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  7. Xenon100F

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    Most of the previous ground shots taken with the XF 10-24mm. Some more photos taken with the XF 100-400mm...

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  8. Irene McC

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    First pic awesome! Is that a Sabre? (Korean war era)
     
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  9. Xenon100F

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    Yes, good eye Irene! It's the North American F-86 Sabre.
    Here are a few more shots of this aircraft...

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  10. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    How did you get that shot in the middle of these 3? Were you in the air in another plane or did this one fly very low to the ground?
     
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    I don't remember the situation exactly as it was over a year ago but I was standing on the ground for all of the photos I took at the airshow.
    Air-air photos would be awesome but not sure if it's even an option at an airshow.
    That middle photo is uncropped shot at 372mm. The plane must have been low-flying and I must have gotten lucky with the right vantage point.

    I took a lot of shots over the 3 days I was there. This is where I found the less than stellar battery life a bit annoying as I wasn't using the battery grip (although I have one).
    This was my first (and only) airshow and I noticed my photos were quite a bit better on the third day vs the first.
    Luckily, the clouds also became more interesting on the last day.
    I wasn't happy with many of my shots and wanted to go again this summer to get some better panning shots of propeller planes but wasn't able to.

    I mainly used an X-T2 with the XF100-400mm supplemented with an X-T20 with the XF 18-135mm. Definitely great shooting with 2 bodies to avoid lens changes in the heat of the action.

    I don't remember seeing anyone shooting with 2 camera bodies. Mainly Canon and Nikon shooters there. A couple of Sony and Pentax users, a couple of bridge cameras, but no other Fujifilm shooters in the "Photo Pit".

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    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    Love these latest shots. Amazing that jets can fly slowly enough to travel with older propeller planes.

    What is the Photo Pit? If I went to the airshow could I get into it?
     
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    Check out this link:
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    In 2017, it was sponsored by Panasonic.
    It's a dedicated area for photographers and was a bit crowded although views were still good as most of the interesting shots were in the air.

    Food was decent but the views from the ground were not necessarily better than some of the areas adjacent to the Photo Pit. The back part of the PhotoPit was covered so there was some shelter from the sun when you weren't shooting.

    I think the most valuable aspect of the Photo Pit experience was access to the hotside ramp on Friday night for shooting parked aircraft against a fireworks backdrop (I missed this) and also early morning access to parked aircraft on the runway before the masses are let in on Saturday and Sunday morning (I missed the Saturday morning session).

    The next time I go, I will make sure not to miss the Friday night and both early morning shoots.
    I paid around $240 CDN which included parking, meals and cold beverages.
     
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    Lancaster at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.
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  15. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    Thanks for all this info. I reviewed the entire web site. The Photo Pit looks like a necessity for the best photos. I also will have to look into both the airfare and the nearby hotels, as I would be coming from Toronto.
     
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    Please message me if you're coming out next summer.
    I'd love to go again and work on improving my photos.

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    Also, FYI, there is an airport in Abbotsford that you may be able to fly into as an alternative to YVR if you're mainly interested in the airshow.
     
  17. Griswold

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    Dipstick

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    Engineer checking the oil level in one of the engines of a Catalina.
     
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  18. Irene McC

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    This is a screengrab at 100% of a Catalina at the Danish Air Show in Aalborg, June 2018
    It was raining quite heavily... X-T20 with 55-200mm (not the sharpest pic!) such an interesting boat hull shape

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    In the cockpit of the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast," somewhere over the Fox Valley, Wisconsin, 2011. Photos were sort of a rushed affair on that flight, since those of us on board had to constantly rotate positions in order for everyone to explore all areas of the plane in the time we had. The windows aren't dirty and it wasn't foggy, just a very hot, humid, hazy day. FinePix S2000HD.

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  20. Irene McC

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    I don't understand the situation. Was this specifically booked and organised as a photo flight? It is uncommon for photographers to gain access to the cockpit during flight especially constantly changing and rotating positions, as you mention.
     

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