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chopper2004 18th Sep 2020 08:44

Grim Reapers Heritage Jet
 
It was last year, that the 48th Fighter Wing had Boeing F-15C Eagle and 2 x F-15E Strike Eagles painted in WW2 heritage color stripes. The two F-15E , both went stateside For rework / deep maintenance with only back to Lakenheath without itís markings. I myself never saw either of the Strike Eagles in their color scheme but have seen the 493rd FS íGrim Reapersí F-15C Mount still in itís colors. Yesterday I popped along to se the Aviano F-16C in action again with the Lakenheath lot, so here are my photos of the remaining heritage jet.

cheers


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....5e0b763fa.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....b71da6034.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....449b9cc39.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....1065569ce.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....25835b40f.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....e44be2a66.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....3aa00d6d1.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....6953e548e.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....cfa451a0b.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....fb0f5efe3.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....82d4f6cd6.jpeg


Dan Gerous 18th Sep 2020 10:15

Have you got any that are in focus?

bobward 18th Sep 2020 15:09

In Have Glass grey as well, I think?

bobward 18th Sep 2020 15:10

In Have Glass grey as well, I think?

Shooting through the fence can sometimes be tricky, even with a modern digital camera. Give the guy a break, please!

chopper2004 18th Sep 2020 19:52


Originally Posted by Dan Gerous (Post 10887837)
Have you got any that are in focus?

It was 17:30-1800 and Iím using my DSLR with 80-300 through fence not standing atop with ladder. But for sure you can do better.

cheers


chopper2004 18th Sep 2020 19:54


Originally Posted by bobward (Post 10887991)
In Have Glass grey as well, I think?

Shooting through the fence can sometimes be tricky, even with a modern digital camera. Give the guy a break, please!

Thanks and itís actually the Aviano F-16 have the Have Glass (my photo in the week at EGUL)


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....81345a4d2.jpeg

cheers

Dan Gerous 18th Sep 2020 19:57

Probably. Were the first 4 flying shots through the fence? Do you carry a fence round with you to shoot through, cause your Mildenhall QRA and Aviano F16 posts aren't exactly sharp either.

chopper2004 18th Sep 2020 20:00


Originally Posted by Dan Gerous (Post 10888140)
Probably. Were the first 4 flying shots through the fence? Do you carry a fence round with you to shoot through, cause your Mildenhall QRA and Aviano F16 posts aren't exactly sharp either.

And ..have we met before?

No the flying shots I stood on a bank,

Mildenhall QRA I shot over from ground up apart from the taxi.


cheers

k3k3 18th Sep 2020 23:17

Why do people complain when someone makes the effort to post something of interest which they consider less than perfect?

Some people are never happy.

I liked the pics.

Darwinism 19th Sep 2020 04:03


Originally Posted by k3k3 (Post 10888206)
Why do people complain when someone makes the effort to post something of interest which they consider less than perfect?

Some people are never happy.

I liked the pics.

I did too - nice work Chopper2004

capngrog 19th Sep 2020 04:05


Originally Posted by Dan Gerous (Post 10887837)
Have you got any that are in focus?

I liked the photographs, and saw nothing wrong with them. Thanks for posting Chopper.

Cheers,
Grog

TBM-Legend 19th Sep 2020 04:17


Originally Posted by Dan Gerous (Post 10887837)
Have you got any that are in focus?


Dan, quick, show us your pin sharp piccies...

Just remember that "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"!

Dan Gerous 19th Sep 2020 10:23

Grab some stones and fire away...
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d8c99ce8d1.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....34da557c51.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....0d47da95b2.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....f98e9297a0.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....7438dbe335.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....15029fdd8b.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....9e7842f25d.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....91dd260940.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....6b000f2d27.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....7beee6c270.jpg

If you like "out of focus" you'll love this
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d11164fa89.jpg

Through a fence, here you go
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....5e695380e6.jpg

Something with an early evening feel, (sorry, I've nothing from a balmy East Anglia).
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....8c0f1a0c52.jpg

typerated 19th Sep 2020 10:31

Top drawer Dan!

Yes I agree - Sorry Chopper but your photography is not the best.
Like all things - don't take it personally and maybe look at it as motivation to get up to Dan's skill

DuncanDoenitz 19th Sep 2020 11:21

Tornado Nav's knee-pad was still a bit fuzzy.

Gulf Flyer 19th Sep 2020 11:49

Great set of photos on my iPhone (thanks) - higher resolution camera needed me thinks for my iMac?!

Out Of Trim 19th Sep 2020 17:07

Whilst I enjoyed Chopper2004's subject matter, it is apparent that something is not quite right. Whether it be technique or settings! Focus does seem to be off or maybe you were shaking with excitement! Perhaps try to increase the camera sharpness control a little to see if it looks a little better.

I was unable to read any Exif Data. These were evening shots, so perhaps ISO needs to be raised to allow for a faster shutter speed or change the exposure; many of your photos seem too dark. I wonder if you do any post-processing? You might want to use shutter priority and pan the camera for moving fast jets! Maybe consider shooting Raw; as you can adjust more with post-processing.

I was wondering what equipment you were using? As a DSLR with a half-decent lens should be able to obtain rather better results in my experience! Although shooting through a fence probably didn't help much. Please don't take offence. It was meant to be constructive only...

I don't know if you are new to photography, but if you want to develop your skills further there are excellent forums on DP Review for every camera, make and model. If you upload some of your work there with EXIF data intact, I'm sure that the regulars will critique and help point you in the right direction.

Cheers!


Kiltrash 19th Sep 2020 17:23

I would not dream of de crying Choppers efforts, each to his / her own, but the difference between these and Dan's are 405 line black and white vs full 4k HD.

I know which ones I would prefer as keepers and shows why 405's are no longer sold..

Well done for being brave...

cynicalint 19th Sep 2020 21:32

Dan gerous
Fantastic pictures, but they don't contain the information Chopper was trying to impart to the wider community. Chopper's pictures contained the requisite information and were, therefore, effective. As this is a virtual crew-room, why not give Chopper tips on the techniques you use, rather than disparage his images. This is, after all, an aviation site, rather than a photographic technique site; Chopper's images more than met the requirement and did not deserve the graceless riposte posted by you.

MG 21st Sep 2020 07:12

Whilst I couldn't take photos nearly as well as either of the two protagonists, I’m certainly learning a lot about how to be patronising from these recent posts.


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