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RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009.

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Michael Leek
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PostSubject: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-06, 18:45

A small and late selection of shots from around Lossie, both the base and the town. In most cases I was using my visits to practice slow shutter speeds. So far the slowest successful shots have been at 1/60, though the hit rate is not always high, particularly if the light is poor! Anything slower has proven useless, with either the front or rear fuselage only being sharp - because AF can't keep up with the speed of the aircraft at such a slow setting. As has been the case for much of the time this summer, the weather has not been kind to photographers in this part of the world, so, if nothing else, the poor light made for challenging conditions!

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_3183

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_3209

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_3354
Shot from the outer harbour wall;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_6608
Shot at 1/80;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5544
This was shot at 1/60;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5529

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5508
Shot at 1/160;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5467

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_6446

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5486

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_6342

RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_6357
Also at 1/60;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5535
And again at 1/60;
RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. IMG_5523

Thanks for looking!
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PostSubject: Re: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-07, 01:33

Nice set of shots, looks like you made the most of the condition's.

Nice use of slower shutter speed, the good thing about digital is you can afford a high delete rate to get the shot you are looking for

cheers, John
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PostSubject: Re: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-07, 11:55

I really like the slow shutter speed shots but there all great pics Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-07, 13:10

Michael.
They look excellent on my monitor! - really good panning and stability skills Thumbs Up
I'm afraid I don't live close enough to a fast jet base all the time to attempt slow-shutter speeds and tend to make every visit count by attempting to hit as fast a speed as possible; - but seeing these I'm going to give it a go...
Well done again
Paul
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PostSubject: Re: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-07, 13:37

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.

And Paul (reheat module): give it a go. I approached it by starting at 1/200 and dropping down from there. Obviously the better the light the easier it is for AF to track and retain focus, assuming you've locked-on in the first instance as the aircraft approaches (a failure to do so having wrecked some of my shots when shooting low level, even at higher shutter speeds!).
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PostSubject: Re: RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. RAF Lossiemouth; July 2009. Empty2009-09-07, 16:27

Awsome photo's.

Jack
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