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(Jet)Blast from the past – Royal Air Tattoo 2004


Recently, other photographers on Twitter (namely @eosnetwork) mentioned that they had been to the Royal Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, which has traditionally been the world's largest military-only airshow. 

This reminded me that I had some old shots from my own visit to the Tattoo in 2004 languishing on my hard drive. Clearly I never got round to posting them when I joined Flickr about 6 months later. I had a look and sure enough there were some shots there, but far fewer than I remembered taking. These must be the post-edit shots, but clearly hadn't been processed as they came complete with dust spots, under-exposure (common problem with airshow shots) and lots of chroma noise. I had shot these on my first DSLR, a Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) which meant I daren't go above ISO400 for fear of noise, and I was shooting with an el-cheapo 70-300mm zoom. So not my sharpest or cleanest shots, but I managed to rescue a few in Lightroom. There's a Flickr set here, or just enjoy a couple of highlights below. 

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