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Almost there

23 Apr

Time for a new album. More about it here: http://apron6.com/2013/12/11/it-was-a-good-day/

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Iphone pictures

21 Apr

I bought an Iphone about 5 month ago and it was only recently I realised I have a pretty good camera with me all the time. Combined with some good apps I can instantly edit and upload pictures. About two weeks ago I decided I would start to use Instagram, but upload as many non-aviation pictures as possible. And I really start to like it to take pictures from other stuff.  I don’t have to carry my giant Nikon with me, or edit the files on my Macbook. It’s easy!

Below are some of the results. Nothing to fancy, but I got to start somewhere. Feel free to comment or to check out my Instagram. Have no fear, I won’t upload foodphoto’s or selfies!

http://instagram.com/gielsweertvaegher

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Reflections

18 Apr

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Battle of Britain at Duxford

16 Apr
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The Battle of Britain in one picture. IWM Duxford.

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Making a turn above the airfield of Turweston.

Blackbird

14 Apr

One of my all time favourite planes. A little bit smaller than I thought it was but just as impressive. Black and white pictures for the obvious reason that it is a Blackbird…

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Turbo

12 Apr

Only half the trip in the UK was made with plane. From Turweston on we went by car, but not just any car…

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American Air Museum

10 Apr

I heard the bad news today that Manston Airfield will be closed in the very near future. The news that this might happen had already gone around, but seems like things are getting official. Too bad cause I would have really liked to make a series about the field like I did with Moorsele. I hope I will get the chance before things close down. The pictures below are also made at a great field in the UK, Duxford. The light falling in from one side in the American Air Museum makes it the ideal place to take some moody black and white photo’s. Up next will be some pictures from a beautiful thing without wings and with four wheels…

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Aviationphotography.be update

8 Apr

Last A2A Academy album is now online

http://aviationphotography.be/Sanicole_2013_6.html

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Booking Office

6 Apr

 

It’s time for another album. This time I’ll upload an album made last October, when I joined Bob on a flight with the Commander to Turweston. There we exchanged the plane for a car and drove to Cambridge. The next day we continued to Duxford. More about the trip can be found here: http://apron6.com/2013/10/06/u-k/

It may also be interesting to publish some questions I got by mail a couple of days ago. I get these questions quite often so now I’ll only have to answer them once.

- How much does a photoflight cost?

This actually really depends on what you’re flying and what you’re photographing. When a Yak is used as photoship you’ll end up paying less then when you use a Skyvan. But the Skyvan has space for more photographers. Of course it also depends if the pilot wants his picture and pays for the flight or not.

- What camera and lenses do you use?

Since a couple of years I use the Nikon D7000 with a 17-70, 24-85 and a 80-200mm, but I barely use the 17-70 or the telelens. When you have to use the 200mm you’re simply to far from your subject. It’s much more fun to take the 24mm and get close to the subject. The 17mm is even more fun but isn’t always that sharp unfortunately… Since I have an Iphone I also use that to take some pictures to instantly upload to my Facebook and Twitter page. I downloaded some editing apps so they should get better in the future! And since today I started to use Instagram in an attempt to photograph more non aviation related stuff. Even though these shots are made with Iphone you can still do some pretty nice things with it!

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Rafales

4 Apr

The last post of the last A2A Academy album! Up next will be a album of a very relaxed weekend of flying to the UK, driving around in a Porsche and a visit to the IWM Duxford!

The full album of this flight with the Rafales will come online sometime during next week.

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