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RAF Coningsby & Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Bolampau, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Dear All,
    Last Friday and today I spent time taking photos at RAF Coningsby. On both days the weather was really mixed, in fact, it rained all day today!

    The photos were taken with my new NEX 7 and A77.

    As I didn't have access to the airfield all planes on the ground were photographed through chain-link fencing, which the NEX 7 was particularly good at due to its small size. The aerial stuff was taken on farm land nearby using the Sony A77 and 70-400 SSM lens mounted on a BushHawk rifle stock.

    I'm particularly fascinated by the Lancaster as there are only two flying in the World today (the other one is based in Canada).

    This is the Gallery link, I hope you like it:-

    https://www.talkemount.com/members/bolampau/albums/bbmf/

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Great shots there, Paul!
     
  3. pictogramax

    pictogramax TalkEmount Regular

    56
    Apr 16, 2012
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Yup! I like the first one on the second page.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    859
    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Great set mate, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    777
    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    My favorite was #15
     
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Love to see these old birds still flying. Great job.
     
  7. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Thanks folks.
     
  8. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

    582
    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    great set! Love those Spitfires!
     
  9. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    hey mate very good photos,
     
  10. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    My favourite pic is the Bomber Turret with the Teddy Bear next to the machine-gun... as if telling a personal story (perhaps of a gunner who depended on it as an anchor to get him through the madness of war).
     
  11. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Hi Dioptrick,
    Those were awful times, I listened in to a tour guide who said that there was a total of 125,000 men in Bomber Command of which 55,000 died in action. Absolutely terrible odds and the average age was only 22 years old.