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Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:52 pm

Anyone heading to the Airshow this year? I am sure it will be same stuff different year with all the usual orgs and defence people out for a jolly.

I am heading down on the saturday and will be in Melbourne for the whole day, if anyones kicking around the city that night and whats to hook up let me know, I have a late flight back and was planning to do a city sunset, on that topic, any good locations within walking distance from the city?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:20 pm

When is the airshow?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby rflower on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:03 pm

aim54x wrote:When is the airshow?

This weekend. The trade show part of it started on Tuesday.

biggerry wrote:if anyones kicking around the city that night and whats to hook up let me know, I have a late flight back and was planning to do a city sunset, on that topic, any good locations within walking distance from the city?

I would be happy to meet up with you.
You can get some nice views of the city around Ethihad Stadium (docklands), and a view of the sunset on the other side of the wharf.

PM me - we could work out some details.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:01 pm

rflower wrote:
aim54x wrote:When is the airshow?

This weekend. The trade show part of it started on Tuesday.


Scratch that...I really dont think I will have any chance of making it!
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby paulmac on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:52 am

I'll keep an eye out for you Russell.

I'll be there with the kids, along with the 500,000 others... :)

I'd have to guess that we'll be pretty worn out for Sat night, though.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:34 pm

rflower wrote:I would be happy to meet up with you.
You can get some nice views of the city around Ethihad Stadium (docklands), and a view of the sunset on the other side of the wharf.

PM me - we could work out some details.


sounds great, will send a PM tonight, docklands looks like a good spot, easy walkign distance for me from the skybus :up:

paulmac wrote:I'll keep an eye out for you Russell.

I'll be there with the kids, along with the 500,000 others... :)

I'd have to guess that we'll be pretty worn out for Sat night, though.


I will only be in the city for a couple of hours, probably from around 5:30 to 7:30 ish so if you feeling up to it don't hesitate to drop by :up:

On a side note, anyone wanna lend me a 200-400 f4 ? :rotfl2:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby TonyT on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:47 pm

I be at the air show on saturday as well.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:52 pm

TonyT wrote:I be at the air show on saturday as well.


cool, will PM mobile number, are you down for just the day? flying in and out with deathstar at avalon?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby paulmac on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:23 pm

I'll have one spare seat in my car if anyone needs a lift from/to the city...

I'm up for $105 in entrance fees already, and it's $110 for a family, so it'd make it cheaper for us all if someone came with me!

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:32 pm

paulmac wrote:I'll have one spare seat in my car if anyone needs a lift from/to the city...

I'm up for $105 in entrance fees already, and it's $110 for a family, so it'd make it cheaper for us all if someone came with me!

PMs sent.



thats it, the rest of ya melbournites have no excuse now!
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby surenj on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:06 pm

Have fun boys! Looking forward to the pictures. I was meant to be in Melbourne today but had to cancel.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:25 pm

Well, since your all dying to know what it was like :rotfl2:

It was a good day, typical Avalon airshow, started off at a crisp 8 degrees when I got to Melbourne then got cooked at the show and then back to a nice chill in the evening. Aircraft-wise, same old old... to be honest its the same aircarft but less every year, no F111's! I also reckon a trip to Temora would be just as good if not better from a flying display point of view, its a more intimate venue and basically all the aircraft (excluding the heavies) worth watching are there.

A special thanks to Russell (rflower) and his son Josh, with whom I met up with after the airshow and gave me a ride from the show to the city and then to the airport, not to mention the guided tour of the docklands and some of the nice photography spots.

I have not yet had a chance to look thru the images from the w/e but am looking forward to the next trip to Melbourne. :up:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:56 pm

biggerry wrote:Well, since your all dying to know what it was like :rotfl2:

It was a good day, typical Avalon airshow, started off at a crisp 8 degrees when I got to Melbourne then got cooked at the show and then back to a nice chill in the evening. Aircraft-wise, same old old... to be honest its the same aircarft but less every year, no F111's! I also reckon a trip to Temora would be just as good if not better from a flying display point of view, its a more intimate venue and basically all the aircraft (excluding the heavies) worth watching are there.

A special thanks to Russell (rflower) and his son Josh, with whom I met up with after the airshow and gave me a ride from the show to the city and then to the airport, not to mention the guided tour of the docklands and some of the nice photography spots.

I have not yet had a chance to look thru the images from the w/e but am looking forward to the next trip to Melbourne. :up:


So...where are the pics? :twisted:

Sad that the F111's are gone
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:40 pm

aim54x wrote:So...where are the pics?

Sad that the F111's are gone


shheessh ya busting me nuts, I only walked in the door tonight :)

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby surenj on Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:01 am

Looks like you got your thrills from this one. Brings back memories from the Williamstown airshow. :cheers:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:06 pm

Very nice F16 images....who brought them to play?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby surenj on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:48 pm

Hey Gerry, Do you have any video from the new camera? :wink:

Also how are you finding the focus? :mrgreen:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:23 pm

aim54x wrote:Very nice F16 images....who brought them to play?

I think they are either singapores or the italians, but don't quote me on that...

surenj wrote:Looks like you got your thrills from this one. Brings back memories from the Williamstown airshow.

lol, yeah - I reckon williamtown was better, but realistically, once ya seen one show they are pretty much all the same.

surenj wrote:Hey Gerry, Do you have any video from the new camera? :wink:

Also how are you finding the focus? :mrgreen:


have only dabbled with teh video briefly, but man it looks sh$t hot with the 105mm @ 2.5 !

Focus, there are all these new fangled features like 3d focus which I got no idea about at this point. But the spot focus and continous focus is very nice, the extra focus points compared to the D80 are excellent too.

Standby for gerrys review on the D7000 - its coming :rotfl2:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:27 pm

biggerry wrote:Standby for gerrys review on the D7000 - its coming :rotfl2:


Dammit I just downgraded to a D80...how am I ever meant to keep up with you Gerry>?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby surenj on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:32 pm

For #2, Did you use continous focus (with or without focus point expansion??)
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:51 pm

surenj wrote:For #2, Did you use continous focus (with or without focus point expansion??)


AF-C, dynamic 9 points, which from memory is that bunch of 9 clustered in teh centre of the frame. :?
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby rflower on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:32 pm

biggerry wrote:A special thanks to Russell (rflower) and his son Josh, with whom I met up with after the airshow and gave me a ride from the show to the city and then to the airport, not to mention the guided tour of the docklands and some of the nice photography spots.


Hey it was great to meet you, and show you some of the sights.

I got one keeper from the airshow ... We got there (to the cheap seats) quite late and after stuffing around and using the wrong settings ... I managed this one.

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Josh (my 10 year old son) with a D50 and 18-135 got a great shot of the 4 Hornets (?) all lined up. I will put that one up in the next few days.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:40 pm

rflower wrote:I got one keeper from the airshow


is this cropped at all?

if not, I would try and rotate the image slightly to get a more diagonal composition of the aircraft in the frame, basically nose lookign at one corner and the tail at the opposite.

good perspective on this too, one you cannot get from teh paid seats :rotfl2:
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby paulmac on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:28 pm

Hey guys

I purposely spent more time wandering around the ground displays than I did at the runway line, so I didn't end up with 5000 blue sky photos... and hey, the kids enjoyed it too!

Lots of people with big-ass lenses there...

It was going to be a challenge to nominate anywhere to meet up with you all, so I didn't bother! Another time, Gerry.

These were my faves of the few I took: (Click through for larger if you'd like)

I was very surprised to see the Roulettes doing lots of their show towards and over the crowd, as opposed to along the runway.
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And the Southern Knights flying their Harvards put on a great display.
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby aim54x on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:53 pm

Great shots Paul. Not keen on the saturation in the colours and the slightly unearthly blue in the sky but these are very nice images all the same
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:08 pm

paulmac wrote:Hey guys

It was going to be a challenge to nominate anywhere to meet up with you all, so I didn't bother! Another time, Gerry.

These were my faves of the few I took: (Click through for larger if you'd like)

I was very surprised to see the Roulettes doing lots of their show towards and over the crowd, as opposed to along the runway.


I figured that would be the case Paul - tehre was a crapload of peeps there!

The roulettes are typically the only ones I have ever seen (in aus) to overfly the crowd, if you look at some of teh famous airshow crashes you will see why only a few select will fly over a crowd - in this case I reckon its a testament to the skill/reliability of the roulettes

you nailed teh composition on that 3rd one...perfect!

this was the best compo I got from that run...

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby raycarr on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:16 pm

Hi all, I've only just discovered this site and joined once I saw these Avalon Airshow photos. Nice photos. I went this year as well and a few of my photos are on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toyshoots/sets/72157628271570917/.

Looking forward already to next year's show.

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:37 pm

raycarr wrote:Hi all, I've only just discovered this site and joined once I saw these Avalon Airshow photos. Nice photos. I went this year as well and a few of my photos are on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toyshoots/sets/72157628271570917/.

Looking forward already to next year's show.

Cheers, Ray


hey Ray, good to see you on here, what part of oz you in?, there are plenty of airshows around, but the avalon one is every two years so it will be 2013.

Check out Temora, they have awesome shows, its just a shame they are..well.. at Temora ;)
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby !~DeViNe~DaRkNeSs~! on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:06 pm

Tyabb in march I think, excellent show and close ;)
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:10 pm

!~DeViNe~DaRkNeSs~! wrote:Tyabb in march I think, excellent show and close ;)


I have always wanted to go to that one, however have only visted the airfield for work, it is a great liitle airfield too...
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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby raycarr on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Thanks Biggery and thanks for the tip on Tyab DeVine. I'll make sure I go. I'm not far from there, south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I'll check back here to see if there's some sort of meet up.

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby raycarr on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:10 am

Just found the link to the Tyabb Airshow: http://tyabbairshow.com.au/

It's on 4th of March 2012.

See you there.

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Re: Avalon Airshow 2011

Postby biggerry on Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:38 am

raycarr wrote:Just found the link to the Tyabb Airshow: http://tyabbairshow.com.au/

It's on 4th of March 2012.

See you there.

Ray


nice one Ray, it is also the 50th anniversary too.

pending pre-commitments I may and try a wing a trip down there.
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