A visit to Woburn with Ellie, Sadie and Meredith on a busy Bank Holday Sunday but managed a few images that I like!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
On Friday I spent a very enjoyable day helping Kieran with his photography - part of a Silver Art Award he is working for through the Girton Youth Club led by Tim Shuker-Yates. The project was to photograph a Graffitti wrkshop in a local village. Tim didn't get time to finish his very impressive Dragon with Pearl. The tutor at the Workshop, John in red, had some very impressive graffitti on display including the SciFi one shown here. Good technique included very fluid movements of the arm and wrist. I would have liked to take home one of the many wheelie bins.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A few shots from Sunday's Airshow at Bournemouth - it started wet, then showery and finally the skies cleared to give a hot sunny afternoon with packed beaches. I couldn't resist the mum introducing her child to selfies early in life
Monday, August 24, 2015
Bournemouth offers a great arena for the Red Arrows display and plenty of opportunity to get foreground interest as well as action. The biggest problem is looking into the sun for much of the action but this can give some dramatic lighting. These are a compilation of 2 days flying (on the middle day they only flew 8 planes)
Sunday, August 23, 2015
This is definitely the last year that the Vulcan will fly as the technical companies on which it depends will not support it beyond this year. At the heart of their decision are two factors. First, although XH558 is currently as safe as any aircraft flying today, her structure and systems are already more than ten percent beyond the flying hours of any other Vulcan, so knowing where to look for any possible failure will become more difficult. Second, maintaining her superb safety record requires expertise that is increasingly difficult to find. So this was the final appearance at Bournemouth Air Show - seen here arriving over the Isle of Wight and finally disappearing up into the clouds.