Swooping In (viewed 539 times at 8th Jan 2013) by Cliff Williams

Swooping In (viewed 539 times at 8th Jan 2013) by 

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows, taken at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in Fairford, England in July 2009.

It was a wet day, lots of moisture in the air, great conditions for vapour trails and far more dramatic than the usual blue skies.

This shot has been entered in a few competitions and has done quite well.

Shot using a Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Hope you like the image, please leave critique positive or negative, i wish to improve.


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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 4 years ago

    Good shot Cliff. – Ted

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...about 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin, will post some more Arrows images soon

    – Cliff Williams

  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisabout 4 years ago

    Oh WOW! This is an amazing shot Cliff! I love how the smoke creates texture, depth, and interest. Your work lends moods of admiration and fear, both at once. Very nice work!

  • Thanks, it is very dramatic, the wet weather really helped

    – Cliff Williams

  • Christopher Herrfurth
    Christopher He...about 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Christopher, please forgive me for not responding quicker, thanks for the comment re the Red Arrows

    – Cliff Williams

  • Michael  Herrfurth
    Michael Herrf...about 4 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Cliff Williams

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonabout 4 years ago

    Totally awesome!

  • Thanks very much, loved taking it

    – Cliff Williams

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellabout 4 years ago

    Amazing! I would contact the RAF and see if they want to use this image, i would say they would be very interested in this!

  • Thanks Chris, I may just do that

    – Cliff Williams

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks much appreciated

    – Cliff Williams

  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slaterabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic – a fave ;o)

  • Thanks Kim, loved taking the shot and watching the display

    – Cliff Williams

  • Ray Yang
    Ray Yangabout 4 years ago

    This is fabulous, William!

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