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Rain Stops Play


As the afternoon wore on at RAF Cosford the clouds gathered and the rain started, by 3.30pm it was so heavy people began to make their way back to their cars and the air display was slowed and finally came to a stop after the wing walkers.

One of the last displays was the Harrier GR9, back on the display circuit this year, seen here performing a short take-off from a flooded runway sending spray high into the sky behind it. A grab shot as I walked back along the crowd line.

More images from Cosford may be found on my Flickr site
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Rain Stops Play


As the afternoon wore on at RAF Cosford the clouds gathered and the rain started, by 3.30pm it was so heavy people began to make their way back to their cars and the air display was slowed and finally came to a stop after the wing walkers.

One of the last displays was the Harrier GR9, back on the display circuit this year, seen here performing a short take-off from a flooded runway sending spray high into the sky behind it. A grab shot as I walked back along the crowd line.

More images from Cosford may be found on my Flickr site
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comments (13)

  • JJ
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2010, 01:13
So dramatic a shot with the water being sprayed up off the tarmac, I always love seeing these take off
Les Auld: They certainly are dramatic JJ, thanks for the comment.
Well for a grab shot it certainly came out well, nice one.

This reminds me of sunderland airshow, lots of times its the weather that you can only see
Les Auld: Had to put in a lot of PP to even get this far Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jun 2010, 05:32
Your grab-shot has all the drama this beauty deserves, Les. Gotta love that lowering sky and the tad of decal colors (like on a model plane).
Les Auld: And the drama behind the camera of being soaked to the skin, what we do for our hobby. Thanks for the comment.
  • SAVO
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2010, 06:43
If you cropped out the grass, it would look like the plane was deep in high clouds and airbone. Now that would have been confusing as I imagine you would have had to either be flying another plane or in a parachute to get that shot :p Lovely drama here
Les Auld: The effect I was aiming for Savo, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jun 2010, 07:04
The spray effect makes this really powerful as an image Les
Les Auld: It does add to it Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jun 2010, 07:05
That spray provides a dramatic background. Great shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Jun 2010, 07:15
fantastic for a grab shot Les
Les Auld: Thanks Zed smile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 18 Jun 2010, 10:26
Super action
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage smile
WOW, super capture Lessmile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda smile
Well done again, the rain helped make this shot even more dramatic.
Les Auld: makes up for getting really wet I suppose John, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2010, 17:39
Fabulous, Les. There is nothing to indicate that this is a grab shot at all. I love the spray coming up and obliterating the background. What lens were you using for this, please?
Les Auld: This was the first serious outing for my new 100-400mm Canon lens and I am still getting use to it's characteristics. This is about 75% of the original as there was quite a bit of distraction such as the odd head in the way. Thanks for the comment.
As good as the other images are Les this has got to be the best so far. Surely this couldn't fail to win in one of your Club's competitions, or could it knowing some of these judgesgrin
Les Auld: I had to put a lot of PP into this one Brian and I'm not sure how it will print out but I may try it as a projected image. Thanks for the comment.
Lovely shot. Now if I could only get my hand on one of those birds...
Les Auld: Make it two and I will have one as well, thanks for the comment.

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