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Bray Air Display 2018 - People, Place . . . and Wildlife??

July 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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!

001-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney001-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyThe Red Arrows at Mach 1 at the Brau Air Display.

High Flying with the Red Arrows.

002-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney002-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyHigh Flying with the Red Arrows at the Bray Air Display

High flying with the 75-year-old Catalina PBY-5A.

003-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney003-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyHigh Flying with the 75 year old Catalina PBY-5A at the Bray Air Display

Which way is up? With the Blades Aerobatic Team

004-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney004-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyWhich Way is Up? with the Blades Acrobatic team at the Bray Air Display

Huawei P20 Pro mobile phone shot of the Red Arrows

005-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney005-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveneyoznor

Round and round with the Red Arrows

006-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney006-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyRound and Round withe the Red Arrows at the Bray Air Display

An acrobatic flyer at the Bray Air Display

007-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney007-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyAn aerobatic flyer at the Bray Air Display

Aer Lingus's 1936 Shamrock

008-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney008-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyA136 Shamrock, Aer Lingus, at the Bray Air Display

The Blades Aerobatic Team

009-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney009-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyThe Blades Acrobatic Team at the Bray Air Display

Pitts Special S2S the "Muscle Biplane"

010-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney010-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyPitts Special S2S - the Muscle Biplane - at the Bray Air Display

Pitts Special S2S the "Muscle Biplane" - with Bray Head in the background.

011-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney011-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyPitts Special S2S - the Muscle Biplane - at the Bray Air Display

The Blades Aerobatic Team with Bray Head Acrobatic Team

012-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney012-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyThe Blades Acrobatic Team at the Bray Air Display

Spectators watching the Bray Air Display 013-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney013-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneySpectators at the Bray Air Display

Crowds at the Bray Air Display

014-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney014-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyCrowds at the Bray Air Display

Scary Chairy Planes!

015-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney015-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyScary Ride at the Bray Air Display

A Hairy Ride!

016-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney016-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyHairy Ride at the Bray Air Display

Even Hairier! 017-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney017-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyAnother Hairy Ride at the Bray Air Display

A stylish pair! 018-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney018-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyStylish attendees at the Bray Air Display

Adam Banks from Kimmage, Lorraine O'Reilly from Ballybrack and Dave Rogers from Beaumont.

019-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney019-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyAdam Banks from Kimmage, Lorraine O'Reilly from Ballybrack and Dave Rogers from Beaumont at the Bray Air Display.

Daniel Michalik, Aneta Malanowska and their twin daughters Nadia and Ines, from Navan and Poland.

020-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney020-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyDaniel Michalik, Aneta Malanowska and their twin daughters Nadia and Ines, from Navan and Poland, at the Bray Air Display

Charles Chamburuka, Constance, Chamburuka, Erinora Makunike, Ethel Makunike and Andrew Makunike, from Newbridge and Zimbabwe.

021-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney021-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyCharles Chamburuka, Constance, Chamburuka, Erinora Makunike, Ethel Makunike and Andrew Makunike, from Newbridge and Zimbabwe, at the Bray Air Display

Darren Delaney, Thomas Kinsella, Jessica Delaney, Barbara Delaney, Mikey Campbell and Martin Delaney (seated), from Windsor.

  022-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney022-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyDarren Delaney, Thomas Kinsella, Jessica Delaney, Barbara Delaney, Mikey Campbell and Martin Delaney (seated), from Windsor at the Bray Air Display

Megan Cleary from Mayo, Connor Parker from Dublin & Auckland New Zealand, abd Sarah Clune.

  023-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney023-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyMegan Cleary from Mayo, Connor Parker from Dublin & Auckland New Zealand, abd Sarah Clune from Cork at the Bray Display

Dimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong, both working in Dublin 024-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney024-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyDimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong, both working in Dublin, at the Bray Air Display.

Dimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong   025-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney025-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-CoveneyDimei Lai from China and Charlene Tam from Hong Kong, both working in Dublin, at the Bray Air Display.

Oh the wildlife shot - an adult Mediterranean Gull moulting out of breeding plumage - calmly flying past in "airshow - what airshow?" mode. 026-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney026-Bray-Air-Display-©-2018-John-Coveney


 

 


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