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Aviation Photography Competition

Would you like to see your photograph on the Homepage for a month?

Send in you aviation photo and it will be judged along with other entries to decide the winner who will have their photograph displayed on the Homepage for one month. There will be a new theme each month and your photograph must be relevant to this. Remember only one picture per person and it must be a photograph that is owned by you.(see Rules below).

Next months theme is 'V/STOL'. Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing. Some of you may get the chance to photograph the F-35B Lightning II in July (or maybe not now it has been grounded) or may already have photographs. I will also accept Harrier (all variants), V-22 Osprey, and Yak-38 Forger etc.



Click here if anyone has any suggestions for future themes.

Please send in your entries by July 27th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on August 1st 2014 for a month. The Photograph Competition starts at the beginning of each month.



'Maritime Patrol Aircraft'

The winning photograph for July 2014

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Piaggio P-166S Albatross, SAAF Museum     Garth Calitz

Piaggio P-166S Albatross used by 27 Squadron South African Air Force for Maritime Patrols from 1969 to 1990, this aircraft no 81 is currently being operated by the SAAF Museum. Canon 450D, Canon EF 18-55mm.

Garth Calitz




Thanks to everyone that took part in the Photo-Competition.

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Catalina at Sywell Airshow 2008. Taken on a Nikon D50 with Sigma 135-400mm lens.

Keith Griffiths
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Nimrod ZJ518.

Bill Kemp
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Catalina at Duxford 2012.

James Austin
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Sea King Search & Rescue.

Barrie Tovey
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Nimrod taxi-ing at Bruntingthorpe 25th May 2014. Taken with a Nikon D300 with a Sigma 50-500mm lens.

Adrian Glazzard
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Consolidated PBY Catalina taken at Fairford 2013.

Michael Bowyer




Click here if you would like to discuss photos in this competition, whether you want a particular theme or disagree with the choice of winning photo or anything else.

Photo-Competition Rules
1/ You can enter just one photograph per month.
2/ Please send your photograph in .jpg format.
3/ The photograph must be all your own work, you must have copyright .
4/ Please make the size of your photograph about 784X422 pixels.
5/ I will reduce the size of the winning photo to 392X211 pixels to fit on the Homepage.
6/ Photos will be judged on quality, relevance to the theme, rarity, and fits/looks good on the Homepage.
7/ The Photo-competition will start and have a new theme at the beginning of each month.
8/ Sorry, NO prizes but you will have your picture on the Homepage for one month.
9/ Please send some info about the picture such as what it is, where it was taken, and camera/lens used and your name.
10/ No excessive photo-shopping (although sizing, cropping, contrast, levels, sharpening etc are fine).

Tips on sending a winning photo
1/ Your photo must be relevant to the theme.
2/ Make sure your photo will fit on the Homepage and can be resized to 392 X 211 pixels.
3/ The larger the filesize the better the image quality. Filesizes up to 1MB+ are accepted.
4/ Check that the exposure is correct with no blown highlights or underexposed aircraft.
5/ Make sure runways and buildings are fairly straight.
6/ Flying aircraft are generally preferred over static aircraft as they are harder to capture.
7/ If it looks good on the Homepage and fits then it will have more chance of winning.



Previous Monthly Photo-Competitions

July 2001
(Military Helicopters)
August 2001
(Naval Aircraft)
September 2001
(Jet Fighter Aircraft)
October 2001
(Transport Aircraft)
November 2001
(Second World war Fighters)
December 2001
(First World war Aircraft)
January 2002
(International Display Teams)
February 2002
(Piston-engined Bomber Aircraft)
March 2002
(Trainer Aircraft)
April 2002
(April fools)
May 2002
(MiG or Sukhoi aircraft )
June 2002
(Reconnaissance Aircraft)
July 2002
(Vertical Lift)
August 2002
(P-38 & P-51)
September 2002
(F-4 Phantom)
October 2002
(A-10/Su-25)
November 2002
(Stealth)
December 2002
(F-111 & MiG-23/27)
January 2003
(Hawker Hurricane)
February 2003
(B-1B / B-52)
March 2003
(Meteor / Me262)
April 2003
(April fools)
May 2003
(Museum Aircraft)
June 2003
(Maritime Patrol)
July 2003
(F-15 / F-16)
August 2003
(F-14 / F-18)
September 2003
(Typhoon / Rafale)
October 2003
(Draken / Viggen / Gripen)
November 2003
(V-Bombers)
December 2003
(C-130 Hercules)
January 2004
(Action-Shots)
February 2004
(Canberra/Hunter)
March 2004
(BAe Hawk)
April 2004
(April fools)
May 2004
(Landing Shot)
June 2004
(Creative Aviation)
July 2004
(Need For Speed)
August 2004
(Colour Scheme)
September 2004
(Unusual Formations)
October 2004
(Bad Weather)
November 2004
(Chinook)
December 2004
(Best 2004 Aviation photo)
January 2005
(Spitfire)
February 2005
(Mikoyan-Gurevich)
March 2005
(Aerobatic Aircraft)
April 2005
(Flying boats and Seaplanes)
May 2005
(Parachute Display Teams)
June 2005
(Sepecat Jaguar)
July 2005
(Sea Harrier)
August 2005
(Tankers)
September 2005
(Attack Helicopters)
October 2005
(Aircraft in Action)
November 2005
(Planes and their Aircrew)
December 2005
(Best 2005 photo)
January 2006
(Early Aircraft)
February 2006
(Tornado F3)
March 2006
(Ray Hanna & Dizzy Addicott Tribute )
April 2006
(Mighty Vulcan)
May 2006
(Spitfire)
June 2006
(Helicopters)
July 2006
(Civilian Display Teams)
August 2006
(Eurofighter Typhoon)
September 2006
(Canberra)
October 2006
(BBMF)
November 2006
(The Blades)
December 2006
(Best 2006 photo)
January 2007
(P-51 Mustang)
February 2007
(Aircraft Formations)
March 2007
(Civilian Airliners)
April 2007
(Modern Trainer Aircraft)
May 2007
(Close Encounters)
June 2007
(Gliders/Glider aerobatics)
July 2007
(F-18 Hornet)
August 2007
(Team Guinot/Wing Walking)
September 2007
(Thunderbirds)
October 2007
(60th Anniversary of USAF)
November 2007
(Pyrotechnics and Flares)
December 2007
(Best 2007 Photo)
January 2008
(German Aircraft)
February 2008
(F-117A Stealth Fighter)
March 2008
(Curtiss P-40 Warhawk)
April 2008
(90th Anniversary of the RAF)
May 2008
(Duxford)
June 2008
(Folland Gnat T.1)
July 2008
(Hawker Hunter)
August 2008
(AH-64 Apache)
September 2008
(Bad Weather)
October 2008
(Vulcan XH558)
November 2008
(Spitfire)
December 2008
(Best 2008 Photo)
January 2009
(Airshow Photography Bloopers)
February 2009
(Artistic Aviation Photo)
March 2009
(Fat Albert)
April 2009
(NATO aircraft)
May 2009
(Fly Navy 100)
June 2009
(German Aircraft)
July 2009
(French Aircraft)
August 2009
(F-86 Sabre)
September 2009
(Rafale/Typhoon/Gripen)
October 2009
(Helicopters)
November 2009
(Lancaster/B-17)
December 2009
(Best 2009 Photo)
January 2010
(Best Airshow Photo)
February 2010
(Battle of Britain)
March 2010
(MiGs)
April 2010
(Biplanes)
May 2010
(Afterburners)
June 2010
(Nimrod)
July 2010
(Formations)
August 2010
(Classic military jets)
September 2010
(Stealth)
October 2010
(Gliders)
November 2010
(Breitling Wingwalkers)
December 2010
(Harrier Farewell)
January 2011
(Best 2010 Photo)
February 2011
(First World War)
April 2011
(Royal Air Force)
May 2011
(Tankers)
June 2011
(P-51 Mustang)
July 2011
(Take-off or Landing)
August 2011
(Naval Aircraft)
September 2011
(Trainer Aircraft)
October 2011
(Red Arrows)
November 2011
(Static Aircraft)
December 2011
(Best 2011 Photo)
January 2012
(Aircraft)
February 2012
(C-17 Globemaster)
March 2012
(Reconnaissance)
April 2012
(Civilian)
May 2012
(Colour Scheme)
June 2012
(Moth)
July 2012
(Fast Jets)
August 2012
(Vertical Takeoff and Landing)
September 2012
(Display Teams)
October 2012
(F-16 Fighting Falcon)
November 2012
(Wet Weather)
December 2012
(Blue Skies)
January 2013
(Best 2012 Photo)
February 2013
(Spitfire)
March 2013
(Sepecat Jaguar)
April 2013
(RIAT)
May 2013
(Helicopters)
June 2013
(Formations)
July 2013
(Wheels Down)
August 2013
(Airshow)
September 2013
(Slow shutter speed)
October 2013
(Tail fin)
November 2013
(Touchdown)
December 2013
(Vickers VC10)
January 2014
(Best 2013 Photo)
February 2014
(Aerobatic Aircraft)
March 2014
(Aircraft of WW1)
April 2014
(Military Aircraft)
May 2014
(Aviation Action shots)
May 2014
(Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota (DC-3))

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