|Photographic Portfolio of 2010
Images and photographic notes of my successes for the year
|Each year I like to produce a collection of my best and favourite images, most have been published in books and magazines and possibly in conjunction with features and as such were chosen by the editor in question. I hope you like this snapshot of my best work from 2010.|
|Portfolios by Category|
See 'Dawn to Dusk' An-2 crop-sprayers April 2010.
|Air to air portfolio - click here for more images and reports.|
|Jaguar Squadrons by Richard L. Ward, published by Adhoc Publications|
|Low level flying portfolio - click here for more images and reports.
This is my real passion. Finding a steep sided valley and waiting for some fast jet action is very relaxing. You might only get one or two jets in a day, but who cares? The scenery is often stunning and when you are alone it gives you a good chance to unwind from the pressures of life. The anticipation of a jet flying up your valley is exciting. The thrill of capturing a jet with the ground as a backdrop is more than you can imagine.
|Air International January 2010, two images for article 'Paying for an Air Force'
Left to right: Harrier GR.7A (ZD376 '24A') and Tornado GR.4 (ZG777 '135') both at low level in Wales (LFA 7).
|Air International February 2010, two images, including centre page spread, for article on 'Naval Strike Wing'.
Left to right: Harrier GR.7A (ZD376 '24A') in April 2006 and Harrier GR.9 (ZG508 '79') of 800/801 NAS in September 2009.
|The Ministry of Defence's report to Parliament entitled, 'Military Low-Flying in the United Kingdom' using 17 of my images.
Left to right: Tornado GR.4A (ZA400 '011') still in 'Operation Telic' markings complete with 'sharksmouth' markings in June 2007.
Tornado GR.4 (ZD709 'FA') of 13 Squadron in October 2005.
Royal Navy Lynx (XZ690 '404 / IR') in 2004.
C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH889) of 30 Squadron in March 2010.
Typhoon FGR.4 (ZJ918 'QO-L') of 3(F) Squadron in October 2009.
Hawk T.1 of 4 FTS from RAF Valley in July 2004.
|Some of my favourite low level images of 2010|
|Left to right: Tornado GR.4A (ZA401 '012') with 2 Squadron and fitted with a (AN/AAQ-28) Litening targeting pod in March 2010. DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L and x1.4 extender at 1/800 at f8 with -1 stop exposure compensation and ISO 200.
Harrier GR.9 (ZG859 '91') in 1(F) Squadron markings, at 17:20 in May 2010. DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L at 1/1000 at f.9 with -1 stop exposure compensation and ISO 200.
F-15E Strike Eagle (01-2003 'LN') was one of three pairs which dropped into the 'Loop' at the end of a day in October 2010. DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L at 1/1000 at f.3.5 with -1 stop exposure compensation and ISO 200.
'A show of force' - 31 Squadron Tornado GR.4 (ZA452 '021') with a 67 degree swept wing and afterburners (or reheat) in June 2010.
|On base and exercises portfolio - I visited a number of bases in 2010, click here for more images and reports.|
|Lotnictwo Magazine, my four page article following three days at Krumovo Air Base, Bulgaria 'Śmigłowce Cougar Sił Powietrznych Bułgarii' (The Cougar helicopter in the Bulgarian Air Force).
|Club Wings April 2010, My article on 'Project Curium' QinetiQ's Russian Built Helicopters
Left to right: Mil Mi-8MTV-1 'Hip-H' (ZB698) operated by QientiQ to train Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) pilots on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA), February 2010.
|European Air Forces Directory 2010 by Ian Carroll and published by Mach III. Eurocopter SA-365 Dauphin (ZJ780) of 8 Flight AAC at Middle Wallop in April 2009.|
|Exercise Pashtun Rat on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA), February 2010.
Graf Ignatievo Air Base (3.IAB) Bulgaria, April 27-28, 2010.
CSAR and Medevac Exercise Chernogorovo, Bulgaria, April 27,2010.
Harrier Farewell RAF Cottesmore, December 15, 2010.
|Air shows portfolio - I covered some fantastic air shows in 2010, click here for more images and reports.|
|Flying Legends Duxford July 10-11, 2010
Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) Fairford July 17-18, 2010