Friday, 30 June 2017

Queenstown

You just gotta go! Hire a car and explore.

Here's why...










'Nuff said I reckon. So worth it.

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Ardmore Open Day

I'm a little overdue for this post... actually a lot overdue!

The last Warbirds Open day was a few weeks ago and Mark managed to arrange the sweetest spot for us (which will remain top secret)... :-)

Being a little hangover meant my focus on settings and speed of tracking wasn't quite there.

Still, I was happy the shots. Some great angles. Nice to see the L-39 back and the B.E.2 flying!

Enjoy.











Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Tribute

After a few wee issues with Photoshop.... it finally started working again, so I figured it was time to try and get my head around using it again!

I had great shot of the Mk IX Spitfire taking off at Yealands Classic Fighters.

That led to a bit of inspiration for a couple of ideas....

Numerous layers later these were created..... I suspect I may have made them a little harder than really needed, but was good to try a few things by adding / deleting layers or parts thereof.

"Alan Deere"

A tribute to one of our Battle of Britain pilots Alan Deere. The connection here is that his relative (Brendon Deere) owns and operates this Spitfire. It is painted in the colours of one of the Spitfires that Alan Deere flew during WW2.


"5 Minutes"

This was the original idea which came after watching that great war movie "The Battle of Britain". In the movie there is a line where Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park comments that the squadrons must scramble in just a few minutes....! A quick bit of research and the maximum time allowed was 5 minutes to scramble. Some squadrons were much quicker. I've been in a Spitfire and I'm amazed they were up in under 5 minutes. Since Sir Keith Park was a Kiwi, and his leadership was instrumental in winning the Battle of Britain, then it seemed fitting to incorporate him into the image of the Spitfire taking off. 


Thoughts, feedback, comments welcomed.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Anzac Day

Tonight marks the eve of Anzac day. Our commemoration for those that have sacrificed in the many conflicts that New Zealand has been part off.

As I am currently reading about the 2nd NZ Division in WW2, I felt I'd post this short film in remembrance.

Lest we forget.


 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Omaka Classic Fighters - Sunday Show

The final day. Not as many photos from the final day as heavy cloud closed in during the afternoon.

Made taking photos a little pointless due to the white background, so it was time to sit back and just enjoy the show.

The scene that greeted us on Sunday morning












































And a couple of collage's too finish...

"The Great Panjandrum"

"Bring up the Piat, make sure it's in range"