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August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

We run two monthly photo competitions , the Photo Of The Month (POTM) competition and the Specialist Photo Of The Month (SPOTM) which had a different topic every month.
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August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by andygolfer » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:50 am

This is the SPOTM (Special Photo Of The Month) competition for August 2015 and the subject is 'Retros or special schemes' – think of those Hobbits, Man Citys, Grand Prixs and 'back to the 60’s' retros to mention just a few – loads to choose from and there are some lovely schemes out there.

The subject of your entry should be a civil registered airliner operating or preserved under a civilian registration at the time the photo was taken. 'Old' photographs of aircraft in a scheme which is no longer current but which was when the photo was taken are not acceptable e.g. a preserved Trident in the old BEA scheme). Aircraft which at some time have previously carried a military registration but subsequently transferred to the civil register are acceptable. If your entry is civil registered but displays a military serial for display purposes, please state the civil registration with your entry.

Photography Competition Rules :-

1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry..

2. The photo may have been taken on any date, it does not have to be taken in the month of the competition

3. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not, (cutting and pasting the moon into the shot, for example !). HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a moderator.

4. The competition will remain open until 23.59 (UK time) on the 1st September 2015, to enable anyone with a last minute entry some breathing space.

5. Voting will be conducted by a poll open to all the membership shortly after the closure of the competition.

6. The decision of the moderating team is final.

7. All images must be posted in line with the usual CA posting rules (size etc.), please read them if you're not sure how to post.

8. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.

9. Please also embed the images and not links to images, if you're not sure how to do it then shout up and someone will sort it out. It is permissible to change your entry before the closing date.

10. Do not comment on other member's photos.

11. A brief description of where and when the image was taken would be nice too.

Good luck everyone.
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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by andygolfer » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:15 am

To start it off here's one from me taken at London City airport in March 2014, HB-IYS of Swiss airlines in an alpine scheme as it came into land

Image9729 HB-IYS RJ100 Swiss special scheme by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

good luck everybody and lets see lots of entries this month please

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and Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stnae

my photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545@N07/

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by acw367 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:19 pm

N822AW Airbus A319-132 US Airways Las Vegas 9 November 2009. BATTLE BORN

ImageN822AW Las Vegas 9 November 2009 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Rugbyref » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:15 pm

Taken at SYD in January 2015, just before the heat haze became too bad.

ImageQantasretro by P Stevens, on Flickr

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by MikeG23 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Taken at Manchester in March 2014 - not seen it since ! !

Image20140311-8W9A8092.jpg by Mike Grundy, on Flickr

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by TheMightyOz » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:36 am

Well one of us was bound to post it, so I thought I'd better get in quick with G-EZUI in the easyJet 200th Airbus scheme. Seen here at snowy Luton on 11th February 2012.

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Mike s » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:15 pm

Check out my pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/46921869@N02/

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by b707fan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:15 pm

EI-DSW A320 Alitalia in Jeep Renegade scheme taken at Frankfurt 14th June 2015

ImageFrankfurt 2015 (563) EI-DSW A320----Alitalia (Jeep Renegade colours) by Eric Johnston, on Flickr

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by mach one » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:57 pm

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I will add A6-EYE as my special scheme for this months comp, taken at Manchester in October 2011 from the much missed south side mounds by the fire training area

I think this was the only time i have ever seen this plane in the Man City livery

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Wallie » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:58 pm

Airbus A320 of Brussels Airlines, on final approach Brussels Airport.
Disguised as the famous shark submarine from the Tintin album “Red Rackham’s Treasure”.
Not only the outside of the aircraft is painted in this spectacular Tintin livery. In addition, the atmosphere continues on the inside of the plane, where the rear cabin walls have also been reworked and carry images of Tintin and Captain Haddock from the same comic album.

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Martin » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:30 pm

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Bob UK » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:54 am

ImageOY-RUE by Bob Everett, on Flickr
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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Bat 21 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:37 am

Retro Alitalia on the roll 27R Heathrow June 2013

ImageEI-IXI_22June by Nigel Fenwick, on Flickr
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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:47 pm

Gulf Air A330 A9C-KB in Bahrain Grand Prix special scheme on take off from Heathrow runway 09L.

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by norwichmike » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:14 am

This one for me

ImageG-CPET by Mike Burdett, on Flickr
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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by talldan76 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:04 pm

I'm gonna go with this one this month...

A Transavia Sud SE-210 Caravelle. This one adorned with the Osmonds name, as it carried them around on a European Tour sometime during (I would guess) the early 1970's.

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As you can see, there was quite a crowd at Luton to welcome them in, as can be seen by the hand waving!!

Good luck all...

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by dreamliner » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:38 pm

Aer Lingus retro A320 EI-DVM leaps skyward at Dublin on 5th March 2015.

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by james143611 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:13 pm

Too much to choose from after my last Brussels visit with a million specials and Retro's turning up in two days!

I've decided to enter this one I took at Brussels of Eithad's A330 in the Milan Expo 2015 scheme in co-operation with Alitalia:

ImageEtihad A6-EYH

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Rainton20 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:14 am

Alaska 737-900 N318AS. Las Vegas, last August.

ImageN318AS 737-990 by Ian Tate, on Flickr

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Re: August 2015 SPOTM, retros or special schemes

Post by Bradley Bygrave » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:34 pm

I'm going to go with this one, Air Malta's rather splendid Valletta Jet. Taken under the flood lights at Norwich in May.

ImageAir Malta Airbus A320-214 9H-AEO by Bradley Bygrave, on Flickr

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