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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday 01/02 - Publish and be damned

I'm sure that was what somebody said and that's what I'm going to do.

In my case it's not the shot I took on Sunday night of the awesome sunset with the multi-coloured sky. Unfortunately I must have some kind of corruption on the memory card in my camera as I can't get to the most recent pictures I took. My camera will display them but neither PC will, and can I find the USB cable for my camera? No!

So instead, and this is where published and be damned comes in, I'm posting one from the archives. Not really in the spirit of SST but it's still one of my Sweet Shots.

This was taken at Bournemouth Air Show in the summer. I found it very difficult to shoot due to very bright, sunny conditions with the sun reflecting off the sea and a sky that quickly changed from dark blue to bright white as you tracked across it. As the show was some hours long I just kept changing settings, and amongst the many I took I got some excellent shots.

This is an image of our very own RAF Parachute Display Team as they came down towards the beach in a "stack". As I was cropping I noticed "RAF" emblazoned on the underside of the canopies.

<Salutes and stands to attention. Makes yer proud to be British!>

For me the simple bright colours contrast beautifully and I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

Camera: Panasonic
Model: DMC-FZ8
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: 4.0
Focal Length: 21.6mm


  1. this shot ROCKS!!! love it!

  2. awesome shot!!!! everything is perfect :-)


  3. Wow! I love this! Great job!

  4. That is a really great shot : ) Who cares when you took it : ) I am going to pretend it is warm enough outside to do that today! While the ice is pelting down on us... : ) Hope you have a wonderful week! Good luck finding your cable! Love, Becky

  5. OUTSTANDING sweet shot!! :)

  6. Hi everybody. So very many thanks for all your positive comments. I always visit your sites and really appreciate the support of those much more experienced than me.