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Red 9
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-27
Categories: Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/07/20 "Aviation" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-20 5:21
Viewed: 1242
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The RAF Red Arrows Display Team.

This was taken at Dartmouth Regatta, 2010. A very overcast day but never the less they gave a first class display. Such sadness that fell apon the team since then.
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Bom dia Steve,

great work, excellent timing, light and sharpness.
Very well done and framed.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-20 6:21]

Hi my dear neighbor :))
Lovely composition Steve, very well composed, with the trails forming a diagonal on the image.
Fantastic, dramatic sky. Excellent timing: You have just taken the picture when the planes were slying near the more clear clouds.
Very nice frame.
Congratulations and nice WE.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Steve,

The RAF Red Arrows is a spectacular dmonstration team. I like the way you framed it, it is showing the nine aircrafts. The dark colors of the sky are contrasting well with the colors of the aircrafts. A nice contribution to the Friday's theme, have a nice day.


I like the light in this capture which adds drama into the scene, Steve ;O))

Good details and nice contrast are existing within the image.
The sharpness and POv are well done, and a think black frame suits the picture nicely.

A well thought entry to Friday's theme!

Have a nice weekend.

Paras :)

Superb shot of the Red Arrows and you have chosen a great frame to show it. I like the square format. Also the positioning of the planes and their vapour trails in the centre of the shot surrounded by all that moody cloud. Well captured with perfect timing.


Great timing in getting those beautiful planes just as they are crossing the white clouds. I like the formation and nice catch of the smoke. Very well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-20 9:33]


superve vu et compo une mervielle quelle patrou8ille ce rouge dans ce ciel avec les traces à l'arrière sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-07-20 10:06]

Hello Steve :)

The picture is miraculous in composition, colours and light.
Airplanes on the background of the bright cloud in beautiful colours and light look fantastically.
The very beautiful and very showy composition... congratulations!
You registered yourself in the Friday subject magnificently.

With best wishes.

Hello Steve

Great use of your POV. The aircraft are in a perfect formation. Still color can be seen with the back light coming from the clouds....nice


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-20 10:48]

Beautiful shot of this plane formation, good taken against the dark sky, well done

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-07-20 11:04]

Hi Steve,
WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION.... this photo is just full of mood, nice lighting/great cloud coverage and complimentary framing ! Nice work. TFS Julie

Hi Steve, a very dramatic scene with the black stormy clouds dominating the sky,but nicely enhanced by the Red Arrows and their red, white and blue jet stream.
The use of the diagonal is perfect.
I like the square presentation.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-07-20 14:45]

I love how the light on the aircraft set against the darker clouds creates a magical image. Great timing and well composed, A supurb congtribution to the Friday Theme.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-20 17:27]

Nice colorful shot with good contrast against the BG and good focus. TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-07-20 18:23]

Hi Steve,
A very nice capture of the famed flyers from UK. I think you did well to capture the scene with the cloud cover and not try to zoom in.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2012-07-20 19:24]

Bonsoir Steve,

Good contribution to the theme. Good balanced composition. To respect the fume pattern you should have put the white line between the blue and the red, but I understant you wanted to increase the contrast whit the picture. As usual we can find you low key style which gives the image much more drama. Beautifull work and TFS.


Nice shot steve, The planes are a long way off but the formation amd jet sterams are attractive and the shot is nice;y sharp.
The black border enhances the shot. Good contribution,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-07-20 23:39]

Hi Steve,
A dramatic sky and an exuberant performance of the Red Arrows!
A worthy entry to the theme.
I like the frame you adapted. Very neat and well exposure managed.

Francis Xavier

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-07-21 1:19]

Just stunning Steve, dramatic sky, and although the aircraft are small, they have well saturated colour.
Very nice image.

Bonjour Steve,

Une fantastique envolée pour cette patrouille démonstrative, évoluant dans un ciel de plomb.
Un superbe rendu avec le positionnement parfait des avions comme posés sur les nuages plus clairs.
Bravo pour l'encadrement et votre travail soigné.

PS : Merci pour mon entrée dans vos favoris.
Ayez un heureux Weekend.

Hi Steve, a very fine presentation and a great contribution to the Theme. What a timing to catch the planes against the fantastic clouds.

Have a wonderful weekend - kind regards Monika

PS love the framing

Bom dia Steve,
I like a lot your entry for the Fidray Teme.
A nice diagonal filling the screen and a BG that is jumping the foreground of the composition as a 3D.

9 planes in formation in this shot thus explaining the judicious tilte Steve , these guys had quite a dark sky to maneuver into , makes for a more dramatic take i reckon , i am fond of the familiar blue-white-red colored smoke trails , quite spectacular those air shows , have to attend one of these days ,
tfs and submitting to the theme .
Have a nice weekend,

Bom dia Steve
Good choice.
There is drama is the tones, beauty in the diagonal and art in the way you played with the details even with the frame. Good sharpness and beauty moment.
Have a good sunday

Hi Steve,
This is a great shot and reminds me of some that I have taken of the French escadrille, but not nearly as good as yours. The ominous grey clouds at the bottom, the "tricouleur," and the bright clouds at the top make it a super composition from the standpoint of color and contrast. BRAVO!

Ola Steve,
Otimo trabalho,composicao,luz e nitidez.

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