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RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

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Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Post by TomTwin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 am

Stunning Belgian Schemes!

ImageBelgian F-16AM D-Day Special-1 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageBelgian F-16AM D-Day Special-3 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageBelgian F-16AM D-Day Special-2 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageBelgian F-16AM D-Day Special-4 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

NATO E-3 is also in, but not the special scheme we all wanted. As it's rumoured to be broke. Drat!

ImageNATO E-3 Sentry by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

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Post by TomTwin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:06 pm

Swiss Hornet has just given a superb rehearsal, ahead of the arrival of the USAFE F-15E Strike Eagle.

ImageSwiss Hornet Rehearsal by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageUSAFE F-15E Strike Eagle by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

Lunch time!

Tom.


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Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Post by James Cutting » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:24 pm

TomTwin - Thank you for posting some absolutely stunning images and keeping this so updated! It's appreciated as I won't be down till tomorrow, but there are so many fantastic special tails this year! :clap: :thumb:
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Post by Neilg2173 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Brilliant shots from all who are there, great work :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Post by F3 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:22 pm

Am liking all the special schemes so far which will hopefully show up the RAF's current penchant for small stickers. We're definitely going to be the plane Janes of the event!

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Post by TomTwin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:44 pm

Some stunning rehearsals just now from the Belgian F-16 and the Finnish F/A-18C Hornet. Definitely not to be missed!

Also, Red Arrows just rehearsed with a VIP in the back, Major Tim Peake!

ImageRed Arrows and Tim Peake by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageRed Arrows and Tim Peake-2 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageRed Arrows and Tim Peake-3 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

ImageRed Arrows and Tim Peake-4 by JTW Aviation Images, on Flickr

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Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Awesome Terminators.

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Post by adderman » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:18 pm

Very nice shots.
However I'm finding the watermark particularly obtrusive. Any chance you can tone it down a bit.

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Post by Mark Owen » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Danish F-16 looks stunning. :Wow:

Regards.

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Post by TomTwin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 pm

That’s all from us this year on the Live Arrivals feed, meeting up with some friends in Totterdown tomorrow and won’t be able to provide a live thread for arrivals.

It’s been a pleasure to provide it for those unable to attend or going later in the week, and we really do appreciate the feedback.

Let’s all have a cracking RIAT! Yes the weather tomorrow looks dicier than a badly cooked kebab, but it’s our biggest event of the year, our Christmas, our Glastonbury, and our Aviation Olympics. Let’s just go and have fun and a laugh!

Cheers,

Tom

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Post by Nickf42 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Thanks for the great photos - enjoy the weekend! We're there for just Saturday this year but despite the weather forecast would love to be there for more :)

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Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 pm

Met Office is, on average, more accurate than most. Seems better than the gloomier ones quoted on the forum.

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Post by Chris Procter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm

Some nice images .... pretty much ruined for the ridiculously OTT watermark... i am all for leaving a watermark on images but these are way too much - if your so concerned, post smaller lesser resolution images

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Post by StevenNFFC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 am

Chris, I disagree. For what he's posting - which is a photo-log of the RIAT Arrivals/rehearsals I think the watermark is perfectly acceptable. Too many news agencies these days sniping photos to take the risk.

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Post by TomTwin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:43 am

Chris Procter wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Some nice images .... pretty much ruined for the ridiculously OTT watermark... i am all for leaving a watermark on images but these are way too much - if your so concerned, post smaller lesser resolution images
Cheers for the feedback Chris. The reason the watermark was the way it was originally shown was that in the last year or so, myself and Jack have seen a large amount of our images lifted and the watermark cropped out. Very frustrating as the people doing this should know better.

Despite that, we have had feedback on the watermark and, if you look at the Red Arrows shots in particular, those images are toned down. Hopefully this is more for your liking, please say again if it isn’t. :thumbs:

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Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Post by Thunder » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 am

You can embed your copyright details into the image exif, which saves messing around with watermarks.

However due to the nature of the pictures/event, I don’t find the watermark overly intrusive.

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Post by Drinkmat » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 am

Very nice images posted, and I'm all for the watermark as it is. Too many images are ripped off now, so I like seeing people protecting their work. If I see an image that I'd like to use (perhaps as a desktop background), I could always contact the photographer and ask.

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Post by TomTwin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am

Drinkmat wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 am
Very nice images posted, and I'm all for the watermark as it is. Too many images are ripped off now, so I like seeing people protecting their work. If I see an image that I'd like to use (perhaps as a desktop background), I could always contact the photographer and ask.
Thank you for the kind words regarding the thread.

We understand we can’t please everybody, but the only reason the watermark was so prominent is due to the fact that we have had a lot of people steal our work over the last year or so, many by cropping the watermark out. If everyone did as you noted and asked permission to use an image, we wouldn’t have to do it. Shame really.

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Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Post by Chris Procter » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:05 am

Going back to the water mark issue I really don't have a problem with putting a logo on them but a discrete one that does not detract from the actual content - another point is that these are at RIAT which we will see ten thousand similar images - if it was an exclusive photo shoot I could understand it, but at a public event having bold logo splashed right through the image is OTT

I use airteamimages to distribute my images and they have a good system where they have a 600 pixel without any logo but if the client/customer wants to see a larger image they then put a watermark on it albeit very discreetly

and lets be honest here any one who really wants to steal the image would take all of 5 minutes to remove the logo in photoshop - I recently had an image stolen and posted on a forum and when i confronted him about it his response was eff off.. I always embed the exif in the image - and as such does not detract the image in anyway
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