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    Temora Museum Flying weekend (56K Warning)

    Took a trip down from Sydney to Temora last weekend for the Temora Aviation Museum's last flying weekend for 2005. It was my 1st time shooting an airshow with my EOS 350D and it showed. Luckily I was able to attend both days so was able to fix up some missed shots.

    Temora Aviation Museum is located approx 500km South West of Sydney and was the home of No. 10 Elementary Flying Traing School during WWII.

    All of the aircraft in this museum are airworthy and fly regularly and on flying weekends the museum also hosts other aircraft that display.

    This weekend the HARS Constellation, Catalina, 2 x C47's attended along with Matt Dennings CAC Boomerang and one of the RAAF Museums 2 CAC Winjeels. Unfortunately Col Pays Kittyhawk was unable to make it due to servicabilty issues. Not all aircraft displayed each day due to maintenance and pilot availablility.

    Some initial photos with more to come once I finish processing them.

    1. Meteor F8. (Halestorm)
    2. CAC Boomerang.
    3. Ryan STM
    4. Tiger Moth with suitably attired pilot.
    5. Ryan STM airborne
    6. CAC Boomerang startup.
    7. CAC Boomerang and Lockheed Hudson
    8. Lockheed Hudson
    9. Lockheed Hudson
    10. Spitfire MkVIII

    Comments/Critiques welcome

    Wardie
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    Great shots Wardie, great weather too.

    Did you manage to get any shots of the Connie

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    Thanks Septic, I am processing the rest of the shots now and have plenty of the connie. I took over 500 shots on the weekend in RAW so I have plenty of work to do.

    Few for you now.

    Regards

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    Thanks Wardie,

    Totally biased about the Connie, a superb looking machine.

    Did Connies always get so exhaust stained in service, as all the preserved ones seem to.

    Septic.
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    Hi Septic, the Connie is not exhaust stained but oil coated.

    I was talking to one of the crew about this very subject. He stated that they use 3 US GALLONS of oil per hour (I am not sure if that is per engine but I think so.) Each engine has a 35 Gal oil tank that can be refilled in flight from a central tank located in the fuselage. He also commented that a new build engine would use approx 2 US Gal/hour. It just pours out during operation. I think I have a close up shot of the underside of one of the cowlings and will post it later.

    I will never critisise the oil tightness any English bike engine again.

    Wardie

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    Smile

    Wardie,

    The average is 3usg/hr per engine. However, it doesn't pour out during flight, but from the lower cylinders during engine start. If she's flown on a regular basis, then the oil stains reduce a bit; especially if she's washed after the first flight [we've done this at Longreach, for example.]

    However, if you look at the [former] Save-A-Connie L1049H with her recently overhauled engines, there's far less oil mess; simply a function of engine life.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    G'day

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    A couple more to keep going.

    1. HARS Catalina
    2. CAC Boomerang
    3. Tiger Moth
    4. Hudson
    5. HARS Catalina engine start.

    Wardie
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    Again some more (had to drop off due to thunderstorms)

    1. Nanching
    2. HARS Connie
    3. Spitfire Mk VIII
    4. HARS Connie
    5. Harvard low pass
    6. HARS Catalina
    7 & 8. Ryan STM (which do you prefer, colour or B&W)

    Wardie
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    Finished processing the rest of my shots. Some more of the keepers.

    1. Hudson rear turret.
    2. Meteor F8 (Winston)
    3. Spitfire Mk VIII
    4. Hudson takeoff roll
    5. Spitfire Mk VIII
    6. Hudson nose art.
    7. Spitfire close up
    8. Spitfire cockpit
    9. CAC Boomerang.


    Please feel free to comment re subject, photo style or any other suggestions.

    Thanks

    John
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    Thumbs up

    Superb shots!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wardie
    1. Nanching..
    It's Nanchang, not Nanching

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardie
    7 & 8. Ryan STM (which do you prefer, colour or B&W)
    I like the B&W version, but had a bit of a play with the levels and contrast as I found your version a bit 'flat'. It is no big difference, but B&W happens to be something that digital photography is not all that good at
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    Thanks Archer,

    I am still new to Photoshop and have a lot to learn. I really need to send the wife and kids away for a weekend (or a week) so I can sit down and play till 3-4 in the morning with it. At present something always comes up while I am trying different things and I never seem to get it all the way there.

    Regards

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    Thanks taylorman.

    I actually looked up the spelling from another web forum (reputable). I'll have to do more cross checking next time.

    Wardie

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    Very nice pictures Anna

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    Thank you Anna,

    It was a steep learning curve. Most of Saturdays pictures of the Meteor and Canberra were wasted and they didn't fly on Sunday so I couldn't fix my errors like I did with the others. Just means that I will have to get to the next flying day in Jan.

    John

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    Some images I got from the same weekend. Brilliant place Temora








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    Hi Glen,

    You must have had VIP access to get those great shots. I will have to try harder next time.

    Were you the photog that I asked "do you do weights" in the main hanger because of all those huge L series glass you were carrying?

    Wardie

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    No, that wasn't me :-)

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    Glen I did have a look at Warbird aviation photogaphy and I must say your photos stand out. Are you an old hand ore very gifted, ore both.

    Herman

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    I have been playing/learning more with PS so I have tried re-editing one of my original shots.

    Is this a better edit than the original in message post #1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardie
    I have been playing/learning more with PS so I have tried re-editing one of my original shots.

    Is this a better edit than the original in message post #1?
    To be honest Wardie, and for what it's worth, the first version was better, because you resized it down to about 800x - this one is too big, so all the imperfections in it are easily visible and you have to scroll to see some parts of the image.

    What you've also done is to reduce the file size. Jpegs use a lossy compression algorithm, so you tend to lose detail the smaller the file is, if you couple that with a physically larger picture you can see that detail is going to be lost.

    You also tighened the crop, so there was even less information to work with.

    Having said that, you and Glenn have posted some smashers here.
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    Thanks RobAnt,

    I see your point re the size of #2. I looked at it on my daughters PC which has a smaller screen resolution than the one I use to photoshop just now and straight away see what you say. I'll keep that in mind for future edits that are to be posted.

    My shots are not in the same league as Glen's but at least as I learn I have Glens's great examples as a standard to aim for.

    Wardie

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    Thank you, I just love the classics.

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    Anyone who wants to 'improve' their digital photos and don't have the dosh to buy Photoshop should try Irfanview and PhotoFiltre.

    They are both freeware, ie they are FREE! Install them both and you can do just about anything with your pix. Irfanview prog has a lot going for it including slideshows but has limited retouching features. However, you can access PhotoFiltre - which has many more features - from within it.

    Great for retouching old pix. Download them from the net. Loadsa plugins are available, too. Have fun.

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    Looks like Temora has really put together a first-rate collection of aircraft, world class!

    Shame it's so far away from where so many of us live.

    Richard.

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    Nice to see the Catalina still flying; I remember when I used to see it (in its water bomber guise) here in Chile in the '80s when it was operated by ASPAR

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