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    Normandy 70

    This is a discussion on Normandy 70 within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; Ok, if you haven't noticed there is a lot of coverage this week on the BBC regarding the 70th Anniversary ...

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      Normandy 70

      Ok, if you haven't noticed there is a lot of coverage this week on the BBC regarding the 70th Anniversary of the landings in Normandy.

      Well today I was at Southsea watching some of the action and taking a few pics.

      It's alright, I won't be posting them all. I'm still going through them too, but here are a few for those of you who may be interested...

      Normandy 70-p1020986-cropped-small.jpg
      Landing Craft waiting in the middle of the Solent before the display. Ryde is in the background. You can also see the Hovercraft leaving from beside the pier.

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      The boys in action on their way in to invade Southsea

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      Nearly there!

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      Tanks on their way in.

      I took lots of the Red Arrows. I'll post some of those tomorrow.

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      Re: Normandy 70

      Nice photos

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      Re: Normandy 70

      Thank you Felix.

      As promised, some pictures of the Red Arrows...

      Normandy 70-3-red-arrors.jpgNormandy 70-mirror-fly-past.jpgNormandy 70-5-smoke.jpgNormandy 70-farewell-formation.jpgNormandy 70-2-smoking-blue.jpg

      I believe these are the better shots that I managed to get. Hopefully the weather will be as good at the end of August in Bournemouth so that I can have a go at getting some more.

      Of course RIAT is on next month (11th-13th July). I look forward to seeing some pictures from those who are able to attend.

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      Re: Normandy 70

      I like those pics. When you get the time, a little photoshopping on exposure will enhance them enormously. You have a good lens/camera combination.

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      Re: Normandy 70

      RIAT is THE airshow in the UK for miltary aircraft.
      Went for many years as used to get free tickets.
      Was there when Typhoon did this :-



      Not me with the profanities, mine were much worse


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      Re: Normandy 70

      Quote Originally Posted by FelixTCat View Post
      I like those pics. When you get the time, a little photoshopping on exposure will enhance them enormously. You have a good lens/camera combination.
      Sorry, but I just cropped the pics for posting here. I was more interested in posting so shots which had some good possibilities composition wise. I play around with them a little before I print them off. The image below is of the two flying in a mirror formation. I zoomed in a little to much as actually there were 4 aircraft in the formation! Two were upright, two were upside down.

      Anyway, I've played around a little with the colours for you...

      Normandy 70-mirror-fly-past-v2.jpg

      I've zoomed in to 200% on that picture and it still looks good. I've printed it off on some A4 paper at 250% and that printed off nicely.

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      RIAT is THE airshow in the UK for miltary aircraft.
      Went for many years as used to get free tickets.
      Was there when Typhoon did this :-

      ...

      Not me with the profanities, mine were much worse
      The new F-35 is due to be there this year and should be a good crowd puller. It's the first time it will have displayed at RIAT.

      Whilst I am sure that it will be capable of doing far more than the Typhoon, I'm not sure if the Pilot will be allowed to copy that action. I think that too many of the developers will be filling their pants if he did.

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      Re: Normandy 70

      I think that too many of the developers will be filling their pants if he did.
      And the spectators!

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      Re: Normandy 70

      I was working on the principal that the spectators wouldn't be worried about telling their boss how they'd just seen several $million dollars go up in smoke.

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      Re: Normandy 70

      If a Typhoon bounced off the ground and headed towards me at 350+ knots, I don't think I'd be interested in what the developers might say to anybody!
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