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by seacat192
Sat May 28, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in

Nice set Roger, I bet the Dragon was a real surprise for you. :thumb: Thanks Mike. It certainly was! She commenced the take off run from (roughly) the midpoint of the runway, heading East, and despite using my 100-400mm lens it was still a distant photo. I was in Cheshire Cat mode when the pilot ca...
by seacat192
Sat May 28, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in

Thanks Andy - I know for the next post now :lol: :lol:
by seacat192
Sat May 28, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in

Thanks.

Wasn't 100% sure with including the privately owned, hence the pre-emptive apology!

Roger
by seacat192
Fri May 27, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Bristol - with an Anniversary thrown in

Yup, another 4 day week - so I spent the day at the 'viewing area' at the 09 end at Bristol Lulsgate. Cloudy most of the time, but the sun broke through on a few occasions. Hope you like my selection from the day! 1. https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7092/27013954040_fc86f50c5e_b.jpg Bristol Airport - 2...
by seacat192
Sat May 07, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Bristol International (Lulsgate) May 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Bristol International (Lulsgate) May 2009

Had another trawl through the digital piccies on my hard drive last night/this morning, and have made a selection from Bristol International that were taken on 24 May 2009. Mostly EasyJet, but also have Aer Arran, First Choice, Aurigny, Flybe, Thomas Cook, Eurocypria and Ryanair to choose from. On t...
by seacat192
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival (Somerset)
Replies: 0
Views: 3810

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival (Somerset)

Last night, Bridgwater held it's annual 'Guy Fawkes' Carnival, which has evolved from the celebrations held in the town when the Gunpowder Plot was discovered in 1605. People from around the UK, and further afield, cram along the route, with an estimated attendance of 125,000+. Around 120 entries ta...
by seacat192
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire

Sussex to Devon wrote:Hi,

Saw it on the local news, but your photographs give a greater perspective. :thumb:
Thank you - praise indeed :blush: :blush:
by seacat192
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire

Thank you. According to the entry programme, the idea/theme was decided on in 2013, and planning permission was given in early 2014. I would imagine those involved for the first time experience feelings like you describe, but knowing that the money raised is going to good causes probably helps off s...
by seacat192
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Great Torrington Cavaliers - Trumpton Bonfire

Every 5 years, the Great Torrington Cavaliers build a large, themed, Bonfire with an associated Fireworks display on the Common land on the edge of the North Devon town. I first went to a Bonfire in 2000, when the theme was Great Fire of London (£40,000 raised for Charities). In 2005, a half-sized r...
by seacat192
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

I didn't get to see the Pingus - I could only go on the Saturday morning.

Perhaps next year.................
by seacat192
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Thank you Dan.

Think of it as a Swan gliding across the surface of a pond - smooth and elegant on the surface, but going lke the clappers underneath!! :lol: :lol:
by seacat192
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Thanks Mike.

Agree about the weather - it was quite nice and warm by 7.30 on the Saturday morning.
by seacat192
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

No probs
by seacat192
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: August photo of the month competition
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: August photo of the month competition

My entry for this month comp. Taken at Bristol Balloon Fiesta on the Saturday (8 August).


ImageBristol Balloon Fiesta 2015 by Roger, on Flickr


Good luck everyone!
by seacat192
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Thanks to acw367, mach one and SteveB. Great anecdotes about the balloon landing on the golf course, and the teamwork getting the baskets etc over the school gates! The mass ascent is certainly a sight worth seeing. One year, I made a late decision to go to Bristol for a Sunday evening launch, and p...
by seacat192
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Some great shots, it was a tricky morning to fly with the direction, airspace restrictions and a very light and variable wind. I was driving 'Fishtank' if you shot that. :D I was one of the sensible pilots that didnt fly the last slot Ah, you mean this one..............................................
by seacat192
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Thanks for the comments Mike, andygolfer and norwichmike - much appreciated. Looking forwards to seeing more images too :thumb: :thumb: I first went in 1987, which I think was one of the last appearances by George, the Hofmeister Bear. Virgin Atlantic had balloons there as well, which were made to l...
by seacat192
Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Got up around 3am yesterday morning to see the morning ascent at Bristol Balloon Fiesta :o :o For the first time that I can remember in the years that I have visited, the Balloons were flying towards Bristol Airport, so I was on the wrong side of the arena for the launch. Here is a selection from th...
by seacat192
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

I went to Bristol Zoo a couple of days ago, and on the way home I decided to stop and get a few photos of Brunels' handywork. Work first started on the Bridge in 1831, but due to the funds running out the Bridge wasn't completed until 1864 - after Brunels' death. The toll fee to drive across the Bri...
by seacat192
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: BA A380 with friends at RIAT Fairford
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

BA A380 with friends at RIAT Fairford

Hi all I went to the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford yesterday, and pleased to see an Airbus A380 operated by an Airline for the first time - the others I have seen have been in the Airbus livery. As I'm sure you're already aware, the A380 made two passes with the Red Arrows - before maki...

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