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Alan Dwyer, I tip my hat!

Post by Cosmic » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:32 pm

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I think thats as good a photo as you would find in any of the big budget flying magazines. I don't know much about photography I just like to play around with it in my spare time but I would love to be able to take photos the likes of that. Good job! :D

(am also quite jealous of the chance to do some formation flying!)
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Post by mark » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:35 am

Hi Cosmic,

Thanks for your comments about the photos. We had great fun that night taking those photos, it was a fantastic evening for flying. I've included a few more we took that night.....

If anyone on the forum has an aircraft (privately owned or club) that they would like to have air to air photos of, email me at mark@flyinginireland.com for the details.

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Post by EIDEL » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:45 pm

8) I definately endorse Cosmos evaluation. What a/c did you take the snaps from .no reg just type :wink:

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Post by Cosmic » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:34 am

Whoa, That last one is a cracker too. Can we have some more every month ? :D
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Post by mark » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:03 pm

Hi Cosmic,

Yeah I like the last one myself. We were shooting from a C152 so it took some serious crossed controls to get the wing high enough to line the Samba up with the sun. We try to aim to do at least one photo shoot a month for the magazine but it can be difficult to find aircraft to photo/test, then get our flight tester to do the flight test. I'd have no problem doing it once a week for you! Then you're looking at a combination of aircraft availability for both aircraft, good weather, pilot availability and photographer availability (although he doesn't usually take much convincing to go flying!)

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We used a C152 for that particular shoot but we usually use a C172. We're also going to start using a Piper Cub for the slower aircraft microlights / gliders etc. The Cub also has the added advantage that you can take photos from both sides.
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Post by Cosmic » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:16 pm

Can't find it now, but there was an article I read on air to air photgraphy, and there was a picture of a guy sitting on the door sill of a Navajo which had its door removed, with a 6 point safety harness tied to the inside of the plane, and him hanging out the back to shoot the chase plane. Thats suffering for your art!
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Post by Nanolight » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:24 pm

Nice pics alright. It also helps if you're good at using photoshop :wink:

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Post by alphaLaura » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:03 pm

Nano - that is real, right? Right?! :shock:
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Post by Flyer1 » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:00 am

heh, I think not.......

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Post by Nanolight » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:54 pm

Sorry Laura! Tis a fake! I actually have copies this image with a variety of other mildly amusing backgrounds.


Here's the original.

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I know I know.. I have WAAAAY to much time on my hands. I know. But I love messing about with photoshop, I can't help it!

I also design a nice poster if anyone out there is interested. For money. Obviously.
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Post by alphaLaura » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:41 pm

Buddy, thats some -serious- photoshopping! Wow, kudos :D Very impressed.
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Post by Nanolight » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:50 pm

Aww thanks :oops:

What can I say? I have no life.! The background was taken by me from the top of the empire state building.

Here's another, but as you can see the angle (and to a lesser extent the lighting) is all wrong. I took the pic of the SS JFK when I was at an aircraft museum in NY (WELL worth a look if you're ever there they have an F-14! It's bloody MASSIVE!)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/d ... mbaJFK.jpg
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