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About Gary1701

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    Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK
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    Have a keen interest in military history and modern military affairs. I like to photograph military aviation in it's day to day operations rather than at shows and can frequently be seen outside military airfields in the South East, camera in hand when time allows.


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  1. Hi all, I've had a barren spell on the aviation side for the last couple of months and now two sales in two days. A modest fee compared to some in the first two months of the year but listed as, 'Use in a location guide for a home owner'. Not really sure what that means, presumably something to do with the location which was Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Possibly Yeovilton in Somerset where the aircraft was based, which was where it crash landed after this very display in 2017! No injury to the pilot but it is doubtful it will be flown again. Gary
  2. All, Saw this had sold this morning for my highest price yet at Alamy. Strange, my modest portfolio on Alamy has had 13 sales in 2019, yet according to image manager I have only had 2 zooms since October! Neither of those were sales. Not complaining as I'd rather the sales mount than the zooms but difficult to judge how my pics are doing with such bizarre data. Gary
  3. Hi again, Yeah that was great fun. Sometime ago now, 2006 and was flown out of the RAF base at Watton in Norfolk (now housing as usual) when there was still a RAF reservist gliding school at the largely disused airfield, mostly for air cadet flying and my uncle was the CO. Watton is inside the large military training area in Norfolk called STANTA or Stamford battle training area and if UK military helicopters were operating in the airspace used by the gliding school the quid pro quo was that if able they came and gave the staff and cadets a quick flight! I personally have no connec
  4. Hi, No problems. My civil aviation id skills aren't as good as my military ones so I wasn't 100% sure, but was reasonably confident. I bet it was quite luxurious compared to the only helicopter I've ever flown on - a 30 minute low level exercise in a RAF Chinook over Norfolk hanging out of the back of the open ramp! Gary
  5. Hi again, The window arrangement looks okay for a AW139, although it is somewhat difficult to see but the undercarriage sponsons and the rear horizontal stabs with the upturned tips do match the AW139 and not a AW169. Is there a larger version available somewhere to see? If I could id the operator that would probably be enough to go on. Gary
  6. Hi, I'm not expert on the civil side of aviation but pretty confident that is a AgustaWestland (or Leonardo as they like to brand themselves nowadays) AW139. That's a common civil/military light to medium helicopter used in a lot of roles worldwide. Gary
  7. Hi all, Sold this one last week for $200 in a large marketing package. Second time for this image. Then this one comes through this week for the same package and amount. Strange as according to the zooms, nobody has looked at a pic of mine since October! Gary
  8. Hi all, You all need to come and photograph military bases and airfields, no problem there! Seriously though, yes I understand and agree, especially with the comments about holding large lensed, professional looking cameras nowadays, and the double standards compared to the social media generation taking pics on camera phones every 30 seconds. Gary
  9. Thanks guys, I'll do the resubmit, get it cleared and then send the info to customer services approach. Gary
  10. Hi all, I have a question that's quite similar to the first post so rather than start another thread I'll post here if okay. It's bugged me for a while but I have a image amongst my portfolio where I accidentally cropped it badly, and about 10% percent of image at the top is blank from where I got the crop wrong in edit. Obviously this wasn't the one on the batch that got looked at in QC otherwise I guess it would have been rejected. Rather than go through the process of deleting it, waiting and then resubmitting the new version (a easy fix) is there a way of submitting a revised e
  11. Hi all, Just curious if it's something that is affecting others or just myself? I key worded and sorted the latest accepted batch Monday evening and they haven't shown up yet. Normally they're listed well inside 24 hours. I'm holding off the next batch for the time being. Gary
  12. All, Noticed this being zoomed about a month ago. When nothing happened over the US Presidents visit I thought it wouldn't sell, then suddenly shows up this morning. Unfortunately, sold for next to nothing, but never mind. Gary
  13. Hi, Happened here in Suffolk last night. Haven't had ANY rain at all since end of May - the weather station in the country that has had the longest spell without rain is in Suffolk and isn't that far away. I thought I might have a go at photographing the eclipse last night. What happened? Massive thunderstorm and it chucked it down. Fire service was called to a strike just down the bottom of the road. Somehow, you just knew that was going to happen. Gary
  14. Hi, Sold this yesterday, to cross the $50 mark for the second time in two months. Second Typhoon sold in less that a month. Ironic that on the day of the RAF 100 years anniversary flypast I go and sell a pic of a Saudi example! Quite pleased, sold 6 aviation images from a selection that is still only 600 strong on Alamy in about 18 months. Gary
  15. Hi all, Sold another aviation image for some magazine or news use a few days ago. The RAF's 'effort' at special markings (a sticker) for it's 100th anniversary applied to a single Typhoon. Gary
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