• Concorde at Heathrow

    Concorde at Heathrow

    As part of scanning my films from 1999 there are a handful of photos that fall between Imperial War Museum Duxford, 1999 and my upcoming reprocessing of RIAT ’99 that were taken when my brother-in-law offered to take me out to Heathrow to watch Concorde take off. Here’s G-BOAB (as best I can tell) departing RWY27R with…

  • Ch-ch-ch-changes…

    Ch-ch-ch-changes…

    Just a quick post about a couple of changes around here.

  • Imperial War Museum Duxford, 1999

    Imperial War Museum Duxford, 1999

    Having recently, finally, mastered multi-frame scanning for 35mm negatives and slides, I set about scanning some of my films from the 1986-2005 period that I was an SLR user. I’ve concentrated on special trips for starters, including two I did to the UK in 1999 and 2001. On the 1999 trip I made visits to…

  • Catchup again

    Catchup again

    Although I have posted twice for photo album remasters in the last 9 months, I’ve not posted once about new photos, so it’s time for a quick catchup. I’ve seen a lot more of the Airbus A320neo/A321neo fleet, as Air New Zealand made heavy use of the types as domestic flying rebounded post lockdown. Here,…

  • Ohakea 2008 — Remastered

    Ohakea 2008 — Remastered

    I’ve done it again. This was an “Open Day” at RNZAF Ohakea in 2008. This one took me a long while to get done, but the holiday break (despite some challenges) helped me break the back of the processing and I finished them off this week and got them all uploaded — something Flickr doesn’t…

  • Whenuapai Open Day 2009 — Remastered!

    Whenuapai Open Day 2009 — Remastered!

    I’ve done it again. I’d been meaning to get to this album long before now so at least I had them all corralled in my asset manager, including 25 never before published photos! These photos are over eleven and a half years old but DxO PhotoLab was able to furnish me, once again, with some…

  • Welly winter wings

    Welly winter wings

    Aside from my extensive remastering work this year (over 500 photos remastered up to this point!) I have only made a handful of visits to Wellington International Airport since the last post on the subject, and all of those within the last 5 weeks. To be precise, 4 visits in 5 weeks. Herewith, a sampling…

  • Wings Over Wairarapa 2009 remastered

    Wings Over Wairarapa 2009 remastered

    Once again, as on previous occasions, I have revisited one of my air show galleries — Wings Over Wairarapa 2009 — and reprocessed all the photos using DxO PhotoLab 3. PhotoLab is not the perfect photo processing tool, but it scores highly over every other one I’ve tried in getting the sharpest images out of…

  • Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 Remastered

    Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 Remastered

    Following on from prior album remasterings, I have turned my attention to my Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 album. I had recently added an extra six photos and these were to my modern standards, which made them stick out in the album. Also, I had recently been reminiscing about the De Havilland Mosquito that was present at…

  • Omaka 2017 Remastered

    Omaka 2017 Remastered

    As per my prior remastering of my Wings Over Wairarapa 2015 photos, I’ve done the same thing for those from Omaka’s Classic Fighters 2017 show. Many shots are more closely cropped for a better view of the aircraft and hopefully the white balance is a bit better on some shots. This time I didn’t find…

  • Wairarapa Remastered

    Wairarapa Remastered

    Greetings, followers. Those of you who follow my Flickr feed directly may already have noticed some new shots from way back in 2015. What happened is I got some new software which I am now using to process my photos. It’s so good at bringing a crisp sharpness out of my best images that I…

  • End of break visit

    End of break visit

    I’ve been enjoying a three week break from work over Christmas and New Year, but only managed to get in a trip to the airport with camera and sun on Friday. My chief goal was to catch the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 arriving from one of my usual spots, as I have only seen it at…