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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:45 am
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We are waiting for your photos to be published on Flickr:)

I hope for some vehicles in storage photos because Bovington is one of the most photographed museum in the world (for example thanks to "megashorts"), but the storage rooms of it are still a mystery:

Cambridge Carrier, Oxford Carrier, Light Tank Mk IV and more …… to them we don't have recent photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:22 am
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Thanks.
I think "megashorts" on Flickr has the ultimate photogallery on Bovington:
www.flickr.com/photos/...057315170/

He took the time to take indoor shots with tripod, low ISO and slow shutter speed. While I've spend a few days in the Museum, I was on a mission to collect not only portrait shots, but thousand of details and walkaround too. So, in order to avoid both tripod and flash, my pictures were handhold, high ISO (mostly 1600) and fast shutter speed.

In many ways I was pushing my camera equipment much more than "megashorts" does. In fact, if you look at the original size images on my Flickr page, you can see that some noise is visible, especially in the shadow areas.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:03 am
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Cracking photos Massimo. Really sharp and well-lit.
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This is the widest I can get with my lenses. It's 11 mm on my Canon 7D, the equivalent of 17 mm on traditional 35 mm. You simply can't take a full portrait of the tank from this side without a wide lens (there is not enough space). Some perspective distortion kicks in, but my feeling is it had some "character" to the shot



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:56 am
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Mark V Female. I had to use a wide-angle for this:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:54 am
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Mark IX Troop Carrier



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:53 am
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Mark VIII International:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:52 am
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Mark V Male:



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Mark IV Male:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:42 am
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- Massimo_Foti
Do you know from where the Ft-17 comes from?

Massimo


well, it probably comes from the Maginot line, some Renault FT hulls were buried in the 30s and cast into concrete.Some years ago, one or more hulls were recovered from these concrete bunkers. There were also some turrets installed on bunkers on the Maginot line, or on "Tobrouks" in German defensive positions.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:27 am
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Here is the other side:



These tanks were supposed to only be used for training and were build with soft steel, not armored plates. Yet, a few dozens were send to Arras anyway (info from the Museum)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:24 am
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Mark II Female "Flying Scotsman". It's hard to get good pictures from this side, since it's backlit. I tried my best using exposure compensation:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:21 am
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Here is Little Willie on its rotating platform. You can see FT-17 in the background:



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:19 am
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Do you know from where the Ft-17 comes from?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:44 pm
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this proves that there is always a part of truth in rumor. And it explains why a complete side of Bovington's FT is missing. We wondered why some months ago..

As usual (and fortunately), we always get answers to our numerous questions.

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