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Mach loop. Low flying in Wales
Images from an area in North Wales known as the Mach Loop.
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Hi Elegant imaging, I use a 300mm lens and occasionally a 2x converter to get the close ups. I have been taking dogs to this location for 11 years. We are not directly below the flight path so the noise levels are acceptable. I occasionally leave the camera down when I know an aircraft is not on the flightline and use the opportunity to see if my dog is affected by the noise. I only wish I recorded the last time when one jet came through whilst he was sleeping. It was quite funny when his only reaction was to lazily just open one eye. Cruel...not really. I spend hours with him on the hill and in between the jets we play catch. When I doze off he occasionally wakes me up with a lick to the face. Thanks for your concern, glad you like the shots.
The Elegant Image Photography
But why on earth would you expose a dog which has super sensitive hearing to extremely loud, low flying jets?
A bit cruel, don't you think?
spectacular collection, every time I visit your gallery I spend way too much time here ;) bravo!
Superb photography Rory! Enjoyed them. Voted
wow excellent photos
Cose mai viste!
Splendida galleria VVV.
Wonderful imagery Rory !
great aerial action
Impressive Gallery!!!. V.
geez, how much I love this gallery...
Robert Stuart Davies
A stunning gallery - terrific shots. Congrats!
absolutely owesome!! thanks for the treat!..
Excellent Collection of photos,pretty hard to beat this...BV
VERY NICE GALLERY
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Absolutely top shots bringing out the magic of flight. Your dog looked interested at first then thought a snooze was in order.
Rory, this is a fantastic body of work. Great stuff. Just off to the rest of the site to find your shop... :-)
Michael Coppola Photographics
Great Gallery!! Very great work
Wow! Great collection! ~~V
amazing photos! V
Some cracking images. Well worth the time and effort spent to get them.
Spectacular shots!!! BV.
I flew through for the first and likely only time on 14 Feb 2012 @ 1300. Where should I search for a photo of my trip through the Loop at 420kts?
a very exciting and well done close up of the raf and usaf in action
impressive and well capture photos! V
Excellent, excellent work.
Awesome photography. I spent an amazing afternoon at the Mach Loop last year. Can't wait to revisit.
I am a very keen aviation photographer myself but this has to be some of the best shots i have seen really very well done some unique aircraft keep up the great work
A great gallery with awsome shots.Keep up the good work .
Hi Rory Your gallery is great hope to meet some of you guys next year on the mountains if we get a weather window if not it will be in the RV7 again cant stop looking at your fantastic shots thanks again for the link for the RV 7 shots
Excellent gallery...I wonder how I missed this before! BV
Wow spectacular gallery big big vote
Rory, as promised I posted the link to your website and bragged about your talents when taking those stunning pictures on both Jon's facebook account and mine. Ironically some of jon's mates are already claiming to be flying the planes on the beautiful picture you gave us. I took a picture of it and posted it with your website address below it. No doubt this will attract many more visitors. Wishing you a lot of successs with this "hobby" of yours. Kind regards Sid
big WOW!!!!! it was a pleasure watching your photographs
awsome shots rory
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad
Excellent shooting angles! Great shots. V
Frank Kavanagh Photography
Super gallery Rory, keep em coming.
WOW! NICE WORK RORY ...Jake
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)
Great shots Rory!
STEVE plaster room y/g
very good photos,fantastic
Very interesting gallery. Thank you for sharing!
I am looking for a picture of the F15E models that flew through the roundabout in wales on 9/11/09 in the afternoon.. If you have any could you please contact me. Thanks
There are many good aviation galleries at pbase but this one is really outstanding - the POV in most photos is simply fantastic! Big vote!
A lot of good pictures.Beautiful ones with the mountains behind.V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography
Excellent and interesting images, Voted.
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman
fantastic gallery. v.
I am in total awe of your gallery, these shots are some of the best plane images I have seen. What a thrill it must have been for you taking this. Beaut work Rory! Anthea :o)
very nice pictures, bravo !
do you know the "AxAlp" concept ? it is nearly the same, but in the Alps in Switzerland.
Amazing work, so lucky to have such access, so inspiring...
page 1 - great shots. As for the gallery, man, that is a lot to get through.
B. Shortall - BCS Photography
Three words.. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! Wow.. All i can say. The videos I must have watched 25 times! To be that close and hear that. Nice!!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad
Such a prolific collection! Great shots. I'd love to go there one day and experience this myself. Voted
I keep coming back for a look at your shots - very well done indeed, SW.
Rory...From a fellow hill climber to another....some stunning shots here totally proving to all why we climb to see these aircraft in their element....Awesome.
You've made great additions to this gallery! Wish I could vote again~!
Awesome. difficult to express how good these are !.
............................................Just speachless what can i say. I live in the Yorkshire dales and we get some good shots (and noise) but nothing like this. I think i need a new camera. lol. Maybe see you up there some day.
Do you guys live on this mountain? Lou
Awesome photos...some beautiful light, you are very fortunate...
Just great !!!!!!!!!!! Pure adrenaline ! and great shots ! Vote !
god i hate you, why cant i do these, brilliant matey
W O W !! This is a place I've got to visit! Stunning images. Keep it up.
Aleksandra & Maciek
Excellent shots, I wish I was there !!!
hi great work ...what is the location and how do you get there
Brilliant site Rory, and fantastic pictures. You and others that trek up the hills to take the pictures deserve a medal just for that alone. I only have a Samsung 5MP bog standard camera, so it would not be worth me trecking up there... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I like the web site because it has been kept functional, and yet it works so well, easy on the eye. Like the choices for viewing the pictures too. Having driven to Barmouth a few times, and lucky enough to see 2 Harriers crossing the road a the top of that huge hill (is it a mountain/s?) on the way, blah, blah, rambling on.
Liked the wildlife pics too on here, and your dog. Great work. You give people something to aspire to.
Fantastic gallery you have here, really enjoy browsing through it. Sure is a place I will go and visit one day too.
Keep up the wonderful photos and I'll keep checking your photos.
HI RORY,your photos just get better and better!!I see your using a canon 40d now,also whats the "huge" lens your using?
I took your advice and got a canon 70-200 2.8!!WOW.what a lens,thanks!1.4tc on the way.Dog looks great!
Outstanding work! You found a sweet spot to shoot! Keep it up! I would love to find a place like this around here! Everything is working for you.
Fantastic plane shots Rory. It takes skill to get shots this good - real entertainment!!! Big vote!
E X C E L L E N T E GALLERIE ! Hans - Vienna
great pics i hope 2 go there with my dad this summer
This is very nice to gave the palce, web,.. and the pictures are very precise, good.. impressive only the sound and odor are not in.. yet. V
OK. That's it. I've just looked through your gallery again, and I'm going to have to make the trip up to Wales sometime this year. Your images are just wonderful - but IMG_2900 (Herc on its side) has convinced me that I have to get to the loop.
I'm just floored by how amazing this gallery is. I have a hard enough time tracking geese through the sky, your reflexes must be trigger-sharp. Great, great work!
Such intense photo's keep up the work
gr8 set of pics, really must get up to the loop
Stunning photography - right out of the top drawer.
1) Keywords on photos - e.g. aircraft type / country / squadron / plane number and/or pilot. I know keywording images is a real drag though.
2) Calendars and books. Have you considered produciong calendars and/or books with these images. Try www.lulu.com or www.blurb.com.
Simply awesome, I hope to get to the Mach Loop some day! Voted.
Does anybody else instinctively start humming, "da da da daaaa daaa, da da, da da....da da da daa daaaaa daaa dddaaaa...highway to the danger zone...., I'll take you right in to the dangerzooooooone...out along the edges, always where I burn to beeeee, the further on the edge, the hotter the intensity......." etc :-)
Where are my mirror aviator specs :-) Amazing gallery.
these pictures are amazing you defiently have a skill only wish i had the same. keep up the great work
This really is an incredible gallery Rory!
Fantastic Gallery !
That`s a great gallery Rory.
As if you have the worlds est airshow on your doorstep!
Some technical info would be real interesting, lenses used etc.
Love this Gallery!
You are Lucky to be able to grab these in-flight shots, especially on the more vintage aircrafts.
Sweet work, keep up the nice job!
...voted here too!
Very good captured! Really like the action in theese pictures!
hello Rory!Fanastic photos!!!Please can you tell me what camera kit you use??hey nice dog!!!
Hello again Rory
Nice to meet you this afternoon. Snap on the aircraft in formation!!, it was good of them to come around again. A good day and I think we were in the right spot today.
May meet again perhaps.
Love the site pictures are awsome!!
Anyway basically I live in Llanrhaeadr Ym don't know if you know where that is? Well its not that far away from the "Macc loop" and there are always Hawks Tornado's F-15 Hurcules etc... coming over.
At the moment i only have a scanner 25-87 108-172 406-512 so not great for military!!So in a few days getting UBC3500XLT I have made a list of frequencies of all the aircraft etc but maybe you have and reccomendations or good freqs for different areas - aircraft? So i'm in OTA G right? Obviously LFA7 but must be pretty close to LFA 7T as they are well under 250ft! anyway thanks, Jamie
RORY GREAT SITE BOMBA GAVE ME THE SITE DETAILS
FAB SHOTS OF PLANES BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WALES AND BEING BUZZED GOING DOWN THROUGH DOWN TO PENRHYN FROM TRAWS
KEEP IT UP
absolutely WOW... stunning images and photography!.... ofcourse i still wonder how u manage to get these ring side views :)
cheers and best wishes to more of these
Spectacular collection, thanks for sharing. GMV
Fabulous collection~! v
Wow. . . what an impressive gallery!
Stunning gallery, beautifully done! GMV
Scotty Battistoni -SO Photography
Simply outstanding photos. Excellent work, must have been a blast watching this as you photographed it.
Scotty Battistoni/Corporate pilot/CFII,MEII.
great photographs - I envy you the location. Where is it ? Do they have this amount and variety of planes there ALL the time, or only during military exercises ?
Regards, and vote for the gallery
PS: not sure what the point is of those stretched photos, thou...
Magnificent gallery Rory, and VERY difficult to do.
Rory, what a great pictures! Very nice event to watch I guess. Can you share the exif? I'm wondering what lens(es)and shutter speed you used...Cheers, William (V)
It was so much fun looking through this gallery, It must have been a real thrill to take all these shots. Such a great variety of planes and terrain. Really great stuff.
Some fantastic shots in this gallery Rory. looks like it's well worth the climb!
Thanks for your comment on my Typhoon shot, Yes, it's as loud as H***.
You have inspired me to get out there and do a bit. amazing photos.
Amazing gallery and great presentataion.
I love all the close up shots. Great captures
What a wonderful vantage point 8-)
Absolutely cool gallery!
VERY cool gallery!!
liked this gallery very much.. keep up your good work.
Fabulous gallery !!! you make me jealous ;-)
Excellent work. Thanks for posting.
Voted (i wish i could more than once !)
Fantastic gallery .... voted!
Wicked Pictures there Rory, I know how hard it is the capture fast moving objects, you've done well there my friend
A stunning gallery of aircraft in flight, Rory!
Superb work all round.
Best regards, Chris
I enjoyed looking at your gallery - thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Wolfram M. Stumpf
Thanks for your comment... I love your shoots. I do have a lot more A/C ones however becuase I'm a photographer for the Air Force it hard to get most of my stuff released to the out side world... It kind of a bummer but it still a killer job.
What a fantastic collection of aircraft photographs!! nice to see another aviation photographer!
Rory, whats the traffic been like lately? I'm itching to get back home in the loop and try out he new toy santa brought me, hope to catch you up there soon
SOME VERY NICE IMAGES THERE RORY. GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN THE OTHER DAY.
What an incredible and exciting gallery! Great work. voted.
wow, wow, wow !!!!!!!! incredible gallery, what a place. Excellent photos. Some details of shutter speeds and equipment used would be extra helpful. Not suggesting for one minute that it was the equipment that is responsible for this amazing work.
A. B. Vann
I am trying to imagine what the sounds would be. Great shots and a wonderful experience.
This is some very cool shots. I just love air to air, not many people has the oppertunity to do shots like theese.
Great pictures. Thanks for taking the time to share them with us.. Arlon
The most Awesome aircraft pictures i've ever seen!!! thanks for sharing Rory
The selection of jet/fighter images make this gallery exciting. I enjoyed my visit her. Thanks for sharing.
Great gallery from a great viewpoint
Ian Paterson Photography
pics are great, enjoyed the slideshow! keep it up
where is this "mach loop" i wold like to go there 1 day ?
Regardless how you managed to get this shots, it's jaw dropping gallery ! V
excellent pics looks better here then when i am driving the X32 Bus
i went to wales in 92 ish with an old girlfriend and remember being high up some mountain looking down at jets screaming by...best bit of the holiday! thanks for posting these pics, they're great
Rory, glad you got the Hercs in the end, good day for them too, maybe cader is your lucky spot.
Now who left for home early on herky friday?
Great shots Rory, I'll have to get over to Mach Loop soon to see it for myself. Thanks for sharing! GMV
Yeah! The anwer was easy. You have a great job man! :)
Great shots of the GR3 Tornado!!!
Im very curious how you have taken such shoots. Being on the ground or flying? Good job.
Hi Rory.....a great selection of 'Jet' images.Hope to see more like this at Photozo......Cheers Bazza
you have managed to capture some great images here, Shame the F15 crews turned all "camera shy " unlike the Hawk crews that seemed to be into photography !!!
Wow, fantastic. You muste've been in one of these aircrafts to take these photos!!!
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