Cosford Airshow 2011

Sadly the weather was not kind and it rained very hard all day. Dark skies don’t make for good aircraft photography, light is all important to get crisp shots. Of course the other issue is protecting the camera and keeping the lens clean. Pointing it at the sky with water aiming at it does not make this an easy task. However, it would be sad if we didn’t have a few images to record the day. We rigged up a bit of a dry area ~ well ish! We used a mixture of an umbrella, a ground blanket, some bungees and a bulldog clip…however, I shall leave the vision of that combination up to your imagination!
Here are a few images:

Red Arrows
red arrows

red arrows

red arrows

Hawk

Tornado

Lynx
Lynx

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Duxford ~ Battle of Britain Airshow

We went to Duxford yesterday which is always an awesome experience. They put an increible amount of planes in the air yesterday and it is difficult to portray the mood. The sound or even the look of planes on that scale, you need to be there to really get the feeling. However, I do have a few images to share from the day…..

The skies were very dark which is a little unfortunate for photography but this was my favourite of the Arrows. But, you also have to have one of them crossing….it has to be done, the precision is awesome!

But, of course there are the more traditional aircraft.

My best photographs were those taken before the show when the skies were full of fluffly clouds!

However, grey skies can never take away the wow factor of awesome aircraft, I love the F16.

So here is another 😉

I don’t think I have ever posted an airshow without a Mustang because it is one of my all time favourites.

Then of course, you should have some Spitfire shots!

The French also put on a very spectacular performance but more of that when I have sorted out a few more from the day…

In the meantime if you would like to see some more images from the day, Andy has also put some up on his blog here.

I will add some more links as I get them 🙂

Link to Part 2 on my blogger blog is here