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Souter and the Red Arrows.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 18 September 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The RAF Red Arrows as they performed at the finish line of the Great North Run in South Shields.

PENTAX K100D 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 800 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

From your earlier narration, I thought the trip might have been unfruitful but this is not only a very fine image but excitingly different, too !

18 Sep 2012 5:17am

@Ronnie 2¢: To be honest Ronnie out of 60 odd shots, I only have about 6 keepers.

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa ce cadrage

Bonne journée

18 Sep 2012 5:21am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The red arrows seem to attached to the lighthouse with ribbons, almost a Silly Tuesday.

18 Sep 2012 5:23am

k@ from Paris, France

Just wonderful series ! Love the red presence that adds a lot in the compo.

18 Sep 2012 5:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid compo

18 Sep 2012 5:42am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Clever shot with an excellent composition. Those red arrows are doing well!

18 Sep 2012 5:47am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

You have known exactly your camera settings :) 1/2000sec - like photographing wings of hummingbirds - a great result!

18 Sep 2012 5:54am

@Jatta: yeah, high shutter speeds to stop the action!

Riccardo from Rome, Italy


18 Sep 2012 5:56am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautifully captured. Nice composition.

18 Sep 2012 6:08am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great composition

18 Sep 2012 6:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great image, splendide cadrage et très belle série. Bonne journée.

18 Sep 2012 6:42am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain


18 Sep 2012 6:44am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Perfect composition...great action.

18 Sep 2012 6:49am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Amazing timing! Excellent!

18 Sep 2012 6:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Clever composition Curly

18 Sep 2012 7:18am

Mauro Brigham from Brussels, Belgium

Wonderful shoot!!!

18 Sep 2012 7:36am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

That's a good picture with the foreground !

18 Sep 2012 7:39am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A well composed scene in red and grey.

18 Sep 2012 8:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Just sensational, Curly - amazing timing to get your framing spot on like this.

18 Sep 2012 9:05am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

18 Sep 2012 9:10am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland


18 Sep 2012 9:19am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

Great frame, Curly

18 Sep 2012 9:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Shot from the lighthouse like missiles from a Dalek :0

18 Sep 2012 9:25am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Dramatic image, Curly. Excellent work.

18 Sep 2012 9:30am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Excellent idea and very clever framing !

18 Sep 2012 9:33am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastica shot

18 Sep 2012 10:08am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A fantastic framing !! Very beautiful !

18 Sep 2012 10:14am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Now, that's a cool shot, Curly! I just love your use of a foregroud element. Well done!

18 Sep 2012 10:56am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

Great vantage point & colour...

18 Sep 2012 10:59am

@Emma G: You will see just how good the vantage point was in two days time :-)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great shot framed with the light house.

18 Sep 2012 11:00am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Having the lighthouse in the shot takes this from good to great. Mrs E tells me that she heard that one of the pilots did his show, landed and then joined in the run. Have you heard that?

18 Sep 2012 11:02am

@CElliottUK: I mentioned that in yesterday's post Chris!

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Fast shooter!

18 Sep 2012 11:16am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I agree with Christ and I believer the pilot that joined in the run is breaking pack to get back in time to run:)

18 Sep 2012 11:45am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

FANTASTIC composition and timing, Curly!

18 Sep 2012 12:02pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very special framing. You did it !

18 Sep 2012 12:23pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hirosan.

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

A rare beautiful capture!

18 Sep 2012 12:29pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Oops, that'll teach me to not read the whole description!

18 Sep 2012 1:19pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, such stunning sight and beautiful graphics Curly!!! Absolutely brilliant framing and impeccable timing! Bravo!

18 Sep 2012 1:38pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent! Beautiful framing!

18 Sep 2012 2:45pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Beautifully framed and such vibrant colors captured!

18 Sep 2012 3:54pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is a lovely action in the air

18 Sep 2012 4:53pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Yes !! Great framing,a very different Red Arrows shot !!

18 Sep 2012 5:00pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I do love to see the Red Arrows, nice one

18 Sep 2012 5:03pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thats a shot, isn't it great that celiotec reads all the info first.

18 Sep 2012 5:03pm

@The Mouse: Put him on the naught step under his latrines eh?

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I agree with Emma, great vantage point.

18 Sep 2012 5:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! Wonderful frame!

18 Sep 2012 5:22pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful capture. Very nice framing. amazing !!!

18 Sep 2012 7:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

captivating compo !!!

18 Sep 2012 7:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

18 Sep 2012 8:26pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


18 Sep 2012 8:41pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I've seen the Red Arrows team sometimes here in Turku, Finland. Skilled pilots in all.

18 Sep 2012 8:48pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well done for cropping in the lighthouse (always partial!)

18 Sep 2012 8:52pm

@Ted: This is full frame straight out of the box Ted, didn't even have to straighten it, which is what pleased me most.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

The involvement of the lighthouse is a finishing touch

18 Sep 2012 9:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfectly composed and captured here with the lighthouse off to the right! The contrails stand out beautifully against the cloudy sky.

18 Sep 2012 9:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful simplicity! The soft light is wonderful too.

19 Sep 2012 12:07am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic framing and anticipation work.

19 Sep 2012 8:04am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love your framing and the great colours.

19 Sep 2012 1:35pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India


20 Sep 2012 6:09am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wow!...great shot...nicely composed..

23 Sep 2012 5:37am

KatieCat from Cincinnati, United States

Lovely color strems coming of the airplanes nice photos

23 Sep 2012 12:40pm

1/2000 second
ISO 800
450 mm (35mm equiv.)