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Old 28th Mar 2012, 04:58   #9481 (permalink)
 
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Cape Reinga

Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean
Took this yesterday at 1000
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 10:49   #9482 (permalink)
 
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Hey 'Jaba' et al,

Meet ya Trusty Steed's 'ancestor'.....IF ya haven't already dun that!!

Video: Van's Aircraft Original 'RV-1'

ENJOY!!
Cheers
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 11:09   #9483 (permalink)
 
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Have followed the project, and it is an amazing result.

Van is an impressive fellow, and having flown with him, and he let me fly his personal plane, I am not only grateful, but in awe of this most humble and significant contributor to aviation.

To Dick VG
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 11:34   #9484 (permalink)
 
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Nice shot MMArdmore - great to see those currents from both coasts meet but I wouldn't want to be in the water just there.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 09:03   #9485 (permalink)
 
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I was quite impressed to see the size of the waves that this beast was eating up today.

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 09:51   #9486 (permalink)
 
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Awesome machines XXX, they still blow me away with what the straight floats will handle!
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 07:38   #9487 (permalink)
 
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Awesome sunrise this morning!




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Old 4th Apr 2012, 07:59   #9488 (permalink)
 
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Is that the new Cessna 209 jet parked beside the Beaver?

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Old 4th Apr 2012, 08:03   #9489 (permalink)
 
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The one and only Forkie!
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 08:22   #9490 (permalink)
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Is that the new Cessna 209 jet parked beside the Beaver?
Blown thronomister?
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 07:51   #9491 (permalink)
 
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Piano Man

Awesome sunrise and awesome photos.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 08:58   #9492 (permalink)
 
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 09:13   #9493 (permalink)
 
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WOWZA !! piano,they are AMAZING. That third one I can't stop looking at.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 10:21   #9494 (permalink)
 
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Always great to see an interesting Hi-res Black and White photo in this age of colour....
Have put this one up before, but it is one of my favourites from my 'era of exploration things photogenic', long ago..



The unusual thing with the light here, is that when set at certain angles it made the childs lime-washed hair on the right appear almost halo like in transparency.. My Dad commented on the practice of lime-washing Melanesian curly hair when he visited also..
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 11:06   #9495 (permalink)
 
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Always great to see an interesting Hi-res Black and White photo in this age of colour....
I agree. For aircraft such as the DC-3/Dak and the Belfast I do believe that B & W and Sepia sometimes enhance the photo (in my opinion).
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 13:34   #9496 (permalink)
 
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Piano Man......Just beautiful set of pics. i luv the refelction in the throttle in the first pic and there is so much going on in the third pic so may reflections and shadows begining from the wing in the forground

WOW....
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 13:41   #9497 (permalink)
 
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This is awesome, piano man and modern day historics, and frigatebirds genuine historics......

Bring it on guys
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 17:32   #9498 (permalink)

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FB those kids are photoshopped - right?

I hate imageshack - I can't see the pics here in Asia.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 21:39   #9499 (permalink)
 
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Negative Chuck, Original and Untouched, that was just the light, -thats why that print is a favorite.. Can't remember now if it was taken with the old auto light Pentax I had when I first arrived, or the new Minolta I bought duty free from the Vietnamese store in Vila on an overnight before the 'Middle East and European Grande Tour' in '81. Probably the former..
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 22:12   #9500 (permalink)
 
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Note Japanese War Dead Memorial marker in left foreground

Kieth and Pam Hunt and their Blue Heeler in happier times, Bougair, in their company house, Kieta. Note mesh on the windows..


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