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Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:07 pm
by Cameraman
Good Afternoon everyone,

recently I was in the middle of a motorcycle tour of Scotland, when I decided to pay a quick visit to my friends at Loch Lomond Seaplanes. The fleet's now consists of two Cessna's, with hopes of expansion plans.

As luck would have it I was invited to take the right hand seat in the Caravan, during a positioning flight from Loch Lomond, to the Glasgow Science Centre, on the river Clyde so who was I to refuse?

Here we have a shot of their first Cessna, awaiting an early morning launch.

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Then one as she prepared for takeoff.

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Next the Caravan, which like the other airframe is in immaculate condition.

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And one from the right hand seat.

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A great way to start the day.

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:38 pm
by TASSE
That first shot is excellent.

TASSE.

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:42 pm
by Cameraman
Well thank you Tasse,

and that was after a night on the finest single malt as well! As yes Bryan, I was using manual settings! The best thing is, is that the camera's my ancient G2 compact, not my usual Digital SLR kit!

The images are straight out of the camera, with the only changes of a reduction in size by Photobucket.

Regards

Reggie

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:29 pm
by TASSE
You should try a Lieca like mine.

Cheers TASSE.

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:33 pm
by Cameraman
Hi Tasse,

so which do you use then?

Regards

Reggie

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:02 pm
by TASSE
Its so old that theres no ident on it. I just open the lenz, aim it and go click, and it never fails me.
I much prefer it to my Canon automatic or any of the others. I used to use a Zies Icon but i lost it years ago.

Please excuse my spelling.

Cheers TASSE.

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:27 am
by Cameraman
Hi Tasse,

my G2's over ten years old (getting on for a basic digital) but, apart from the usual shutter lag, is a cracking piece of kit.

I had some images published by the BBC and the Scottish Mail on Sunday only a couple of weeks ago, from this very camera. Not bad for a 4meg compact.

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:05 pm
by EmpireSunset
I'm pleased to say I can recognise the sound of the Cessna's now and spot them as they fly over my house on their way back to base. ( The floats seem to deepen the sound of the engine so they don't sound like any other aircraft I'm familiar with ).

Re: Loch Lomond Seaplanes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:55 pm
by Cameraman
Hi EmpireSunset,

so whereabouts on the planet are you then?