Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
Thread started 11 Oct 2013 (Friday) 03:41
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Possibly the best looking aircraft ever made, certainly one of the most successful.

 
neil_r
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Oct 11, 2013 03:41 |  #1

Not that I am biased at all ............... :-)

This was a totally unexpected and unannounced fly past at the National Memorial Arboretum.

This was a complete "grab shot" so I was very lucky indeed.

IMAGE: http://nhrphotographycom.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p2075531217-4.jpg

Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
joeseph
"smells like turd"
Avatar
9,397 posts
Gallery: 52 photos
Likes: 1247
Joined Jan 2004
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
     
Oct 11, 2013 04:02 |  #2

nice! I read somewhere that POTN regulations frowned upon posting a single shot of a Spitfire, not sure what the punishment was though...


some fairly old canon camera stuff, canon lenses, Manfrotto "thingy", 1D MK II converted for IR, and now an M5
TF posting: here :-)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Oct 11, 2013 04:59 |  #3

Oops My bad.... fixed now :-)

IMAGE: http://nhrphotographycom.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p2001279318-4.jpg

Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cicopo
Goldmember
Avatar
3,427 posts
Gallery: 173 photos
Likes: 295
Joined Mar 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ont, Canada
     
Oct 11, 2013 08:39 |  #4

Very nice & based on many comments re my R/C photos you may be right about it's ranking.


A skill is developed through constant practice with a passion to improve, not bought.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,299 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2130
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Oct 11, 2013 09:00 |  #5

Oops My bad.... fixed now

Good save! Now how about reducing the image size to 1024px or below? ; )


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rivman
Goldmember
Avatar
1,809 posts
Likes: 32
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Downtown Stittsville, Ottawa, Canada
     
Oct 11, 2013 09:32 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #6

. . . great catch Neil - U2 Frank !! :D


Randy, Gear - 3 in the green, and a T2i with a few lenses !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Oct 11, 2013 09:53 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16362788 (external link)
Good save! Now how about reducing the image size to 1024px or below? ; )

OK So my double bad, I used the wrong link, you would think after 10 years I would be starting to get the hang of this ;-)a

Sorry


Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
reole
Senior Member
716 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2012
     
Oct 11, 2013 21:18 |  #8

i never pick favorites... since i like too many vehicles :P


its not how you take the picture, its the final result before editing.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BigAl007
Cream of the Crop
7,697 posts
Gallery: 526 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1473
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Repps cum Bastwick, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.
     
Oct 12, 2013 08:29 |  #9

Neil was there a helicopter in the along with the Spitfire? I know a company does air to air with a Spitfire over the Fighter Command Memorial in Kent. I was wondering if they were doing the National Memorial Arboretum as well now?

I just feel sorry for the poor old Hurricane, the real aircraft that won the Battle of Britain for us. More fighters and bombers shot down than the Spitfire! Unfortunately though a bit of a plain Jane of a fighter.

Alan


My Flickr (external link)
My new Aviation images blog site (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Oct 12, 2013 08:49 |  #10

I looked up the serial number, this is from the RAF BBMF, this is a MK IIa and the only remaining flying spitfire that took part in the battle of Britain.

http://www.raf.mod.uk …ircraft/spitfir​ep7350.cfm (external link)

You are on the money with the Hurricane, I watched a great documentary last week about the Polish 303 Squadron, well worth looking at.


Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotosGuy
Moderator
Avatar
75,299 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 2130
Joined Feb 2004
Location: Middle of Michigan
     
Oct 12, 2013 10:16 |  #11

neil_r wrote in post #16365047 (external link)
... I watched a great documentary last week about the Polish 303 Squadron, well worth looking at.

I remember reading about those guys. Pretty impressive. And when they didn't want to fly in formation, they just radioed something incomprehensible & went off to do their own thing, which was to get a better kill ratio than the Limeys. ; D


FrankC - 20D, RAW, Manual everything...
Classic Carz, Racing, Air Show, Flowers.
Find the light... A few Car Lighting Tips, and MOVE YOUR FEET!
Have you thought about making your own book? // Need an exposure crutch?
New Image Size Limits: Image must not exceed 1600 pixels on any side.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
romeokc10
Member
76 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2007
Location: California
     
Oct 13, 2013 22:58 |  #12

Best looking aircraft ever made.....P-51D Mustang!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Oct 14, 2013 12:29 |  #13

romeokc10 wrote in post #16368887 (external link)
Best looking aircraft ever made.....P-51D Mustang!

LoL I wonder where they got the idea from, I know where they got the engine :-)

The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 60 series two-stage two-speed supercharged engine"


Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BrianB.
Member
95 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2011
Location: northern Alberta
     
Oct 17, 2013 23:20 |  #14

An argument for either the Spit or the P51 can be made in regards to being the most beautiful aircraft ever produced but they both were powered by the sublime Merlin which is absolutely the single most perfect sounding mechanical engine ever produced in my opinion.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,837 views & 0 likes for this thread
Possibly the best looking aircraft ever made, certainly one of the most successful.
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is army1414
910 guests, 441 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.