Bray Air Display 2018 - People, Place . . . and Wildlife??
I previously shot the Bray Air Display in 2010 and 2016 and I’ve blogged about those shots here, here and here - as well as giving a few tips on shooting air shows. In those shoots, my main goal was to get good shots of the planes and the aerobatics but most of them could be anywhere because they are against the sky. For the 2018 Air Display, I didn’t want to do the same thing again – instead, I wanted some shots that captured a sense of the place and the people . . . after all it’s John Coveney Photography, People Places and Wildlife – and yes I even managed a wildlife shot!
So here are 26 shots I like from Sunday’s event on 29 July 2018. There's many fewer than in my previous posts as I was experimenting. I particular, there were lots of duds when trying to combine the planes and the rides. The main trick in doing these was use a small aperture - typically f16 to try to get both rides and planes sharp or nearly sharp. As a consequence, I needed to use high ISO of about 1600 to maintain high shutter speeds of around 1/1,00th of a second.
The Red Arrows at Mach 1, . . . well nearly!
High Flying with the Red Arrows.
High flying with the 75-year-old Catalina PBY-5A.
Which way is up? With the Blades Aerobatic Team
Huawei P20 Pro mobile phone shot of the Red Arrows
Round and round with the Red Arrows
An acrobatic flyer at the Bray Air Display
Aer Lingus's 1936 Shamrock
The Blades Aerobatic Team
Pitts Special S2S the "Muscle Biplane"
Pitts Special S2S the "Muscle Biplane" - with Bray Head in the background.
The Blades Aerobatic Team with Bray Head Acrobatic Team
Spectators watching the Bray Air Display
Crowds at the Bray Air Display
Scary Chairy Planes!
A Hairy Ride!
A stylish pair!
Adam Banks from Kimmage, Lorraine O'Reilly from Ballybrack and Dave Rogers from Beaumont.
Daniel Michalik, Aneta Malanowska and their twin daughters Nadia and Ines, from Navan and Poland.
Charles Chamburuka, Constance, Chamburuka, Erinora Makunike, Ethel Makunike and Andrew Makunike, from Newbridge and Zimbabwe.
Darren Delaney, Thomas Kinsella, Jessica Delaney, Barbara Delaney, Mikey Campbell and Martin Delaney (seated), from Windsor.
Megan Cleary from Mayo, Connor Parker from Dublin & Auckland New Zealand, abd Sarah Clune.
Dimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong, both working in Dublin
Dimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong
Oh the wildlife shot - an adult Mediterranean Gull moulting out of breeding plumage - calmly flying past in "airshow - what airshow?" mode.
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