Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,727
Thanks: 2,237
Thanked 892 Times in 714 Posts
Likes: 1,491
Liked 2,225 Times in 715 Posts
The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

The first ever Great Yarmouth Airshow took place on Saturday and Sunday this week. I reluctantly decided to give the crowds and traffic a miss and do some tidying up in the garden instead. It was quite a good decision as it turned out, as our garden seemed to be on the flightpath to the main display area. Lots of planes were circling round and passing overhead, including the Red Arrows.

I have never really tried aircraft photography before, so I was pleased to get any results at all but I am sure that aircraft photography specialists will shake their heads sadly at these attempts. Still, I found it a most enjoyable way to pass a few hours, although the constant grey cloud did spoil things a little.

I will post some more shots of the many different aircraft present, at a later date.

E-M1 II, 300mm F4 and MC-14.



















Ron
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Barr1e (4 Weeks Ago), Beagletorque (3 Weeks Ago), cliff (3 Weeks Ago), IainMacD (4 Weeks Ago), MJ224 (4 Weeks Ago), OM USer (4 Weeks Ago), pandora (4 Weeks Ago), Petrochemist (3 Weeks Ago), Ross the fiddler (4 Weeks Ago), wornish (4 Weeks Ago)
  #2  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 560
Thanks: 75
Thanked 97 Times in 79 Posts
Likes: 88
Liked 96 Times in 62 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

They look pretty good to me... not an area I've put much effort into but I'd be happy with them. A better sky would be nice, of course, but you can't control that.
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to raichea For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (4 Weeks Ago)
  #3  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 7,708
Thanks: 857
Thanked 1,144 Times in 1,069 Posts
Likes: 508
Liked 1,357 Times in 717 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

They look pretty good to me too Ron.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Phill D For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (4 Weeks Ago)
  #4  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
pandora's Avatar
pandora pandora is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 13,779
Thanks: 720
Thanked 1,312 Times in 1,272 Posts
Likes: 1,389
Liked 2,847 Times in 1,394 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

All in all I'd say you did well to have stayed home for a front row seat it would seem. Great shots Ron. I too live right under the glide path to our airfield and am blessed with the occasional lucky shot.
__________________
* mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia *
*www.markgreenhill.com.au
.
OMD M5 Mkii * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. ~ Calvin-
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pandora For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (4 Weeks Ago)
  #5  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 9,429
Thanks: 1,779
Thanked 1,279 Times in 1,223 Posts
Likes: 4,671
Liked 974 Times in 681 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Good job you had the camera handy - there is not much warning before you see them.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
If you learn something new each day then that is not a day wasted.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OM USer For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (4 Weeks Ago)
  #6  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
griffljg griffljg is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 354
Thanks: 82
Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
Likes: 215
Liked 147 Times in 62 Posts
Send a message via MSN to griffljg
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Lovely photos. Approximately what percentage were "keepers"?
__________________
Larry

Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to griffljg For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (4 Weeks Ago)
  #7  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,727
Thanks: 2,237
Thanked 892 Times in 714 Posts
Likes: 1,491
Liked 2,225 Times in 715 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Quote:
Originally Posted by griffljg View Post
Approximately what percentage were "keepers"?
I ended taking about 900 frames and, surprisingly, only about 20 were completely out of focus. I am not saying all the others were good photos but they were mostly in focus. I had some serious culling to do. Fortunately I was shooting JPEGs on this occasion, which speeds things up.

Ron
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Olybirder For This Useful Post:
griffljg (4 Weeks Ago)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Petrochemist (3 Weeks Ago)
  #8  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
griffljg griffljg is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 354
Thanks: 82
Thanked 49 Times in 35 Posts
Likes: 215
Liked 147 Times in 62 Posts
Send a message via MSN to griffljg
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Thanks. That’s about the same as my success rate at airshows.
__________________
Larry

Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO DG
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Beagletorque's Avatar
Beagletorque Beagletorque is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Extreme South Midlands, England
Posts: 5,736
Thanks: 1,020
Thanked 726 Times in 664 Posts
Likes: 1,587
Liked 3,061 Times in 1,163 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

I thought the last one had your name on it!
__________________
Missed a Cuba Post? Catch up here!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
danellis danellis is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 138
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Likes: 11
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
I ended taking about 900 frames and, surprisingly, only about 20 were completely out of focus. I am not saying all the others were good photos but they were mostly in focus. I had some serious culling to do. Fortunately I was shooting JPEGs on this occasion, which speeds things up.

Ron
Christ!

The displays never seem to last that long so you must've practically filmed it!

dJE
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,727
Thanks: 2,237
Thanked 892 Times in 714 Posts
Likes: 1,491
Liked 2,225 Times in 715 Posts
Re: The Red Arrows in my Back Garden

Quote:
Originally Posted by danellis View Post
Christ!

The displays never seem to last that long so you must've practically filmed it!

dJE
Yes, it surprised me. However it wasn't 900 frames just on the Red Arrows. It was for nearly four hours photographing all the planes as they flew over to the airshow. Even at Sequential Low 6fps, the count escalates quickly with C-AF.

Ron
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back Garden Birds OM USer Foto Fair 5 2nd May 2013 10:18 PM
"We Are Back!" - Red Arrows at Linton on Ouse (non oly) roadkill_6mm Foto Fair 3 3rd September 2011 03:55 PM
Back garden poppies Jezzer Foto Fair 6 16th August 2011 04:18 PM
Another back garden pano! StephenL Foto Fair 2 11th August 2010 01:17 PM
Our back garden - panorama (warning - daffodils!) StephenL Foto Fair 8 6th May 2010 01:05 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:14 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger