Aviano Airbase, Italy

Wherever I go on family holliday, I always take a day off to go and watch some planes. This year we were in Italy at the Lago di Garda, and my day off took me to Aviano Airbase.

This is some of the result:

RIAT Fairford 2012

For the first time in many years I managed to visit RIAT in Fairford again. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit the actual showdays, but did get a chance to be there on departure day.

Here’s but a few of my shots.

 

 

 

 

Golden hour at Schiphol

After spending an afternoon at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, with not even one decent picture to show, I returned to Schiphol where the light turned out to be beautiful. Here’s the result of 20 minutes along the fence, and more aircraft seen then in a whole afternoon at Arlanda.

Heavy Metal from Wittmund

A day along the fence at Phantomtown Wittmund in northern Germany has been on my wishlist for a long time. Now was about time to go, because in one year time there will be no Phantoms at Wittmund anymore. Here’s some of my pictures.

Frisian Flag 2012

Every year an exercise called Frisian Flag is held at Leeuwarden Airbase in the Netherlands. Jets from several countries participate in this exercise which makes it en excellent opportunity to catch some rare birds.

Below are a few of my shots of April 20th, 2012. I hope you enjoy!!

For a larger amount of pictures: these are hosted at Photobucket.com.

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Rafale in HDR


Just to try something different for a change, I processed this picture of a banking Aronavale Rafale with HDR-software. High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter (source: Wikipedia).