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RAAF Bullcreek Aviation Museum
Lens: SMC-M 50 f/1.4 Camera: Pentax MX Photo Location: Bullcreek, WA ISO: 400 Aperture: F2 
Posted By: goddo31, 08-31-2010, 07:36 AM

Recently I went to the RAAF Bullcreek Aviation Museum here in Perth. Lighting was pretty terrible, but I'm happy with some of the film images I took...

Avro Lancaster



Avro Lancaster



Douglas C-47 (DC-3)



Avro Anson



PBY Catalina



PBY Catalina - nose turret



Rolls Royce Merlin



Film used was Kodak BW400CN, exposed around 400iso. Comments welcomed!
I also took a few digital photos; however with ISO 1600 (neccessary with slower DA lens!) on the K200D they look much more messy than film...

And here is the Flickr set: RAAF Bullcreek on film
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Great series!! I especially like that first plane with the missile bay. You should share these in the aviation group album as well!

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I've been trying to get out there for a few months now. And now I just want to go even more....

Great angle on the first one
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I've been trying to get out there for a few months now. And now I just want to go even more....

Great angle on the first one
Thanks for the comment.
If you like, let me know when you are thinking of going and I'll see if I can meet you there. I want to go back for more photos and entry is only $10. Or we could make a WA Pentaxians group event out of it...

Thanks for your comments, Adam

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thanks !! i needed a vintage aviation fix... these renditions of these historic beauties are great... especially the nose shot of the lanc.... don't see too many ansons either... thanks for the post... dave m
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Excellent set of photos, Jason. Number 1 is - to my eye - especially good.

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Dave, Jer -thanks
I needed the aviation fix too I think. That Lancaster is really huge, some of the other planes in the museum fit under it's wings!
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Excellent perspectives. Wonderful tones. I like the 1st and 6th one best.

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Like it goddo, any ideal where a airworthy Lancaster can be seen, flying?
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Like it goddo, any ideal where a airworthy Lancaster can be seen, flying?
Thanks Bill. According to wikipedia there are only 2 flying in the world. List of surviving Lancasters.From memory there is one in the UK and one in Canada. There are 2 here in Aus but neither are flying. This particular one is quite original and complete, the engines can still turn over... But the cost involved in making it fly is too much for this particular museum, which consists of volunteers.

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Excellent perspectives. Wonderful tones. I like the 1st and 6th one best.
Thanks for the comment Jeff!
cheers,
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thanks Gordo, have heard 17's , 24's... thought of 4 merlins side by side overwhelming.
might try some of that 400 too, looks real nice

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thanks Gordo, have heard 17's , 24's... thought of 4 merlins side by side overwhelming.
might try some of that 400 too, looks real nice
I am looking forward to the day when I might be able to hear and see a B-17 and B-24 roaring along. The thought of 4 merlins 'singing in tune' is quite overwhelming isn't it?!

...When I was at this museum, I actually asked one of the volunteers there how hard he thought it would be to get this Lanc flying again. His rough guess was based on the obvious fact that there are 4x expensive engines to maintain on the Lanc, and it amounted to around $20 million
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Hefty chunck of change for sure Jason, we have a living history tour due in october
here, B-17,and B-24 fly in, stays weekend for rides, photo opps. Will make every effort
to get my butt out there, catch a little, and post some up
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Good results Goddo.
B&W is aptly chosen for this series.
The grain is OK but not an effect I think works best here but I do like the scenes you've captured mate.
Thanks for sharing.
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Hefty chunck of change for sure Jason, we have a living history tour due in october
here, B-17,and B-24 fly in, stays weekend for rides, photo opps. Will make every effort
to get my butt out there, catch a little, and post some up
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Bill,
That sounds fantastic, I'll have to make sure I check out your photos.
For this reason alone, sometime I wish I was rich just so that I could afford to buy and restore such planes... oh well a picture will have to suffice

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Good results Goddo.
B&W is aptly chosen for this series.
The grain is OK but not an effect I think works best here but I do like the scenes you've captured mate.
Thanks for sharing.
Hey Ash,
Thanks a lot for commenting on my shots
In case you didn't realise, I actually took these shots on film, so the grain wasn't specifically added... nothing much I can do about it
Interestingly, some digital shots I took at the same time came out a lot noisier in comparison, however the ISO was higher.

cheers,
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