Warbirds over Wanaka 2016

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  1. nuuumannn

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    Hi Guys, I'll be posting a few pics from WOW 2016 over time as I get my act together, but for now, here's a wee taster...

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    A few more.

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    looks like an awesome show....
     
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    Great pics Grant, and I particularly like the one of the Anson.
    Looking forward to more.
     
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    Excellent shots, hoping for more and I agree with Terry, the Anson is sweet.

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    Awesome shots!!
     
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    Great shots !
     
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    Excellent shots!
     
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    Thanks guys, for your comments. I'm in the process of sifting through and editing images for publication and I've written an article for the local aviation magazine, so I'll get to a synopsis of the show for here soon. I've also pitched piccies to Aeroplane Monthly, so hopefully they might get into that as well.
     
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    Great shots! What the hell is the last one?
     
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    I think it's the prototype of Jan's flying beer can opener !
     
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    So where can i get one of them !
     
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    The "last one" is the Martin Jetpack. (www.martinjetpack.com) It's a single person VTOL flying device with about 30 minutes duration. At Wanaka it was flown pilotless by remote control, but at a recent Chinese show it was flown manned. It was VERY noisy, thanks to the 2-litre V4 engine!
     
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    Cool. Last guy probably burned his pants.
     
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    Yep, the Martin Jetpack was extremely noisy and we felt a little let down that it flew unpiloted, to be honest. Nevermind.

    WOW was a good show though and its star was undoubtedly John Romain's Buchon, which normally lives in the UK, but John, whose becoming something of a regular at New Zealand airshows, had it shipped down here for this year's WOW. A few images of what was my favourite aircraft at the show and the reason why I made the trip south.

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    I was able to get close to the aircraft to get some good detailed shots, which I'll put up as a walkaround.

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    ObLt Romain looking determined to get into the action.

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    Not the best photo, but an interesting effect around the prop.

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    More of the beautiful Buchon next.
     
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    #18 nuuumannn, Apr 3, 2016
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    These photos were taken across multiple displays at different times over a three day period. Unfortunately I haven't mastered getting the shutter speed right for creating a prop disc instead of freezing the props as here. I've tried, but the pics are never as clear as they are with a ultra fast shutter speed. More fiddling about, I fear.

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    Buchon and Yak in formation.

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    Some say the best Messerschmitts are powered by Merlins (!). Next, Bill Reid's magnificent Anson I.
     
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    Great shots Grant, and I love the one with the prop-tip vortices - or are they spiral chemtrails ?!!!!
    To get prop movement, a rule of thumb is to work on shutter priority, with the shutter speed set at roughly the focal length of the lens.
    For example, with a 300mm lens, set the speed at 1/300th, or thereabouts.
    On my Nikons, I set at 1/320th, or slightly less if conditions allow, and shoot at 400 ISO in clear weather.
     
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    Hi Terry, thanks for the tip. I've had that advice, but with the caveat that it takes practise! And my results doing that were nowhere near as clear as I wanted them. I have a Nikon too and I rattled off a few with Shutter priority selected, different shutter speeds and ISOs, but I was not happy with the results. I think I'm gonna need a monostick and more practise. Oh, and a bigger lens. I'm working with a 200mm one at the moment; it's okay, but I want MORE!
     
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