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  • Sterkoder
    started a topic Kristiansund Airport - Kvernberget

    Kristiansund Airport - Kvernberget

    This is a continuation of the following thread in our old home http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=594

    Sitting here going through some old pictures, and I came over a couple from when the local airport were turned into a military base.
    The occation was the huge NATO exercise "Teamwork '80".

    Here's a Grumman S-2 Trader used in a COD-role on board the carrier USS Nimitz positioned just outside Kristiansund


    And here's the one parked for the night


    (And I can assure you; I didn't put my fingers in my ears when those engines started. The smell of oil and fuel and the sound...., mmmmmmmm...., I don't know anything that can compare....).
    Last edited by Sterkoder; February 8th, 2009, 13:14.

  • Ralf__
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    Thank you!!!

  • Sterkoder
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    No, it's not.
    Take a look at #174, and you'll see what they look like together on ground :-)
    It was "Frigg" then also, but "Frøya" instead of "Idunn".

  • Oistein
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    Not often you see two of that kind in the air at the same time. NICE

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  • Sterkoder
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    I agree with you, Ralf.
    Most times it is not necessary to tell all the details behind a photo, but out there (not first and foremost in here at CVF, because in here, we all know the concept of taking photos) some place is someone who belive that to take a picture, takes only the time the shutter is in use...., mostly 1/500 of a second.
    (And that is also why most people are not willing to pay for a picture).
    So I thought, why not reveal some info connected to my photos, beforehand,
    You know, the wing was cut only by a mm or two, and that looked bad. Cutting it by several meters, all the way into the engine nacelle makes it look normal, or at least like it was supposed to be and done deliberately ;-)
    But that's me. Some times I enjoy telling the story behind, sometimes I don't care to.
    (And MRK!: Telling the story behind does NOT have anything to do with any of the members at CVF in a way that I belive any of you need to be told, it is just for whoever read it. It could be a guest, it could be anyone. I know I use to look for "things" in a photo, I use to think about how and why, but that is just out of interest and curiosity, perhaps to learn and be a better photographer myself ;-) ).

  • Sterkoder
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    The missing picture
    IMGP4959 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Ralf__
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    Yes, to be an almost professional photographer is stressfull. You have to be sure, that others don't look at you as an amateur. In my case, i am just enjoying an impressing picture and have no meaning of the intense work to look after all these important details. Thank you for sharing.... even if there was one more beautiful picture on FB, which you did not share here: The planes seen from the back!

  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks, Ralf :-)
    You know, the initial cut of the wing was just a millimeter or two, and that is worse than cutting/cropping like I finally did, all the way into the outer engine ;-)
    It's like a "Dutch Angle" or "Dutch Tilt" in photography, where a camera is tilted to make a dramatic effect.
    If one want to use Dutch Angle, do not under-do it, over-do it so that the viewer know that it is on purpose, not because the photographer don't see that the picture is tilted ;-)

  • Ralf__
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    Impressing catches. Don't care about that corner of the wing. I could almost hear the motor sound. But i never heard two of them at the same time, so it is hard to imagine. But for sure veery impressing!

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  • Sterkoder
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    After a short sms-message from someone I know in ATC at Kvernberget airport, I got time to drive a few hundred meters from my office to nearby the airport, and also change my lense to the Pentax 150-450mm.

    First, the Piper Pa-28-181 Cherokee Archer II from the local aero club came, but that was not what the message was about...
    ​​​​​​IMGP4946 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The plane I once flew when my pilot license was still valid, LN-NPO. This aircraft came to Kristiansund brand new in 1980, and after being with two other clubs (Oslo Pilot Center and Nedre Romerike Aero Club), it is now back with Møre Flyklubb here. The circle is unbroken.
    ​​​​​​IMGP4947 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Then, as the small Piper were still on the runway, the aircraft in the message from my friend came in on long final for a low approach.
    Two Lockheed C-130J Hercules (named "Idunn" and "Frigg") from RNoAF 335 sqn. at Gardermoen.
    ​​​​​​IMGP4951 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​IMGP4952 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​IMGP4956 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The Hercules came in very fast, and combined with a handheld heavy camera/lense, I slightly cut the outer tip of the wing. To present a decent picture, I decided to crop so you know the cut is done in purpose
    ​​​​​​IMGP4957 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    "Frigg" looks kind of silvery although she's all air force grey. The reason is that she's flying almost into the sunlight and became rather dark and shadowy. I added a few % HDR.
    (I don't use Photoshop or Lightroom, so I have no means of making a specified shadow area brighter).
    IMGP4958 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
    Last edited by Sterkoder; March 4th, 2020, 17:26.

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  • pakarang
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    The images of post 186 is all three really excellent, especially the first one. Are all these taken with iPHONE?

    If so, wow! These are brilliant.

    Believe it or not, but I still haven't seen these new Wideroe aircraft with my own eyes yet.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, Cecilia for this comment. Just to add to your imaginary video, Sigrun didn't understand much and the last thing she heard was: -WTF! (Don't need to spell those letters out I guess).
    Well, when I first got my digital camera, and for sure after the Pentax came into my life, I was rather spontaneous..., almost every day. Now, I can count month in between.
    But as we have only Boeing 737, Dash-8 and Sikorsky S-92 on a daily basis, every new sound sharpen my senses.
    Glad I drove to the airport, because it gave me over an hour worth of getting back the old planespotter feeling, and I got to meet up with fellow spotters I haven't talked to in months, some in years.
    We have someone shooting approaches here today too, but the ceiling is down to 300 feet in fog, so they are not visual. From the sound, it appears to be RNorAF with a C-130 Hercules.

  • Seagull
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    I like all these photos a lot, and I also liked reading the introduction and, as vividly as in any video, could absolutely imagine you hearing the plane, realising what it was, jumping up, and excitedly heading out! It seems difficult for me to be able to get those sort of spontaneous moments these days (at least locally - I did manage to rapidly get across to Norway last year at the first mention of Hansteen’s voyage! )

    And btw you are not the only one paying for the Photobucket.

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  • Sterkoder
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    I guess it has something to do with the plane not being a wide-body, but there are still need for space for the fuel, fuelsystem, ventilation and what not in that belly.
    Anyway, I uploaded a few pictures so that I got them on my iPhone, and whenever I use pictures from the phone, I also add a few effects.
    Now, I would guess this angle make it look pregnant then?


    And here are two more, with some HDR and so on in them




    Pictures via Photobucket this time, as Flickr is down for maintenance. Am I the only one paying for the bucket, I wonder?

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  • Ralf__
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    I can't help, but this new aircraft looks like it is pregnant...

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