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Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Zymurgy661 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:07 pm

December 2016 Specialist Photo of the Month Competition

This month’s subject is: Photo of the Year 2016 - your best image (within the forum posting rules!) taken during 2016.

If in doubt, feel free to ask a member of staff!

Photography Competition Rules
1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry.
2. The photograph can have been taken at any time
3. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not, (cutting and pasting the moon into the shot or another aircraft, for example). HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a staff member.
4. The competition will remain open until 23.59 on the 1st January 2017 (UK time), to enable anyone with last minute entries some breathing space.
5. The voting will be carried out by you, the members of FC - viewtopic.php?f=127&t=73830
6. Please do not comment on photos other than your own.
7. The voting decision is final.
8. All images must be posted in line with the usual FC posting rules.
9. Photos that are not within the guidelines of the competition are subject to being deleted.
10. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.
11. The winning entry will also be posted on AeroResource with full credit given
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Pune » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:50 pm

Back in May at RAF Mildenhall, C130 climbing out..
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby toom317 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:28 pm

Highlight of my year was the Jaded Thunder exercise at Otterburn, where not only were we treated to some great canon fire from the A10's and some nice pics of them, but two of these Killer Eggs were working the range, and we got loads of pics of them. This is one of my favourites.

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby acw367 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:35 am

Built for war and lovingly preserved by the veterans who flew it. Sunset in the smoky mountains.

66-15321 Bell AH-1F Cobra - US Army - VFW Post 5154 - McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base Knoxville Tennessee 21 September 2016

Image66-15321 VFW Post 5154 McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville 21 September 2016 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Yunglee » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:50 pm

My favourite was not only catching this Hellenic Air Force F-4E Phantom arriving for RIAT, but also having two F-22's parked in the background. Definitely old meets new.

ImageHellenic Air Force F-4E Phantom by Lee Adcock, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby luke28 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:27 pm

I'll go for this F-15E taking off in a torrential hailstorm at LN in April :thumbs:

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby markranger » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:04 pm

Not my best as far as image quality but it's an image I will remember from 2016


ImageF15C 86-172 and F22 05-4107-1-2 by Mark Ranger, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Tally-ho » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:37 pm

The start-up procedure on a Hawker Hunter, using a special gas cartridge which then spews black smoke from small vents after firing. Taken at Bruntingthorpe August 2016 during the display of 'Cold War Jets'.

ImageHawker Hunter GA.11 by Marius Bekker, on Flickr

Edit: Info correction.
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby DeltaCharlieKilo » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:18 am

Kadena based F15C of the 18th FW turning short finals to land at RMAF Butterworth during Exercise Cope Taufan 2016.
ImageBoeing/McDonnell-Douglas F15C, 81-0031. by Laurence Bean, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby DeanW » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:23 pm

Having shot similar angles at Brunty over the last few year it was a nice surprise to find they were shuttling people down the runway to allow for this shot..

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby James Cutting » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:15 pm

LN boys with the best departure of RIAT 2016! Had many shots, so was a hard choice, but went with this :)

ImageIMG_9074 by James Cutting, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby triplexxxf2 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:49 am

not done much this year but caught ZH880 on Donna nook range hight 700ft 25/11/16

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby JONLITE06 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:47 am

The Last Taxi ever.......I was determined to get as close as possible.......but almost got too close!!
Imagejag300 by Jon Cross, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby IanG » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:22 pm

A toss up between the Coningsby Nightshoot in March and Cosford's Jaguar Taxi day for me - however, I've gone for this Typhoon shot as it was featured on the BBC News website recently!

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Ready to go by Ian Garfield, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby iaint » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:35 pm

Taken on a day in May on Lakenheath when the Raptors were here to play
ImageIMG_5605 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Mike s » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:56 pm

Check out my pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/46921869@N02/

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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby starbug » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:00 pm

I'll go for this one from departures day at RIAT with an F4 photobombing my shot of a stately home.

ImageHAF 339 SQN Phantom F-4E 01504 RIAT 2 by Martin Brown, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby Mark » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:29 pm

I think this is probably my favorite of the year from Riat:

Image09-4191/FF by Mark Holt, on Flickr
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Re: Spec Comp December 2016 - Photo of the Year 2016

Postby A380_sully » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:37 am

All in all a fantastic year, so many to choose from ( in my humble opinion :whistle: ) but I am going to plump for a little action shot. Taken at RNAS Yeovilton Agusta Westland Merlin HC3i ZJ137 takes part in the spectacular end of show airfield assault. A bit of warmth to close out the cold of winter :thumb:

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