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My name is
Mark, I'm a freelance aviation photographer based
in Aberystwyth, Mid Wales. I created MJaviation back in
2007 as a place to showcase my
work, most notably my low level photography, shot from
the UK's LFA's (Low Flying Areas).
I have over 25 years of experience in photography,
starting out in 1990 when I got my first job as a
professional photographer, working in the Geography
department of Aberystwyth University. It was all film
and dark rooms back then, nothing quite like the digital
world we live in today.
I have done commissioned work for the Air force,
Airlines, plus private companies, if I can be of any
help or service then please feel free to get in touch by
either email or by phone, I can also be found on
both Twitter and Facebook.
I'm a devoted Nikon
user and use a wide range of professional photographic
and video equipment as well as leading edge processing
software. All of my work is saved and displayed at a
high quality and prints and high resolution digital
files are available on request.
All images and videos are "All Rights Reserved". They
must not be reproduced in any way, unauthorized use is
strictly prohibited. If you wish to purchase or use any
images, for any reason or purpose, then please get in touch.
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recently developed a new aviation photography forum
first went live in February 2010. It was created by a
group of aviation enthusiasts for the aviation
enthusiast as a place to share photos and talk aviation.
Thanks to everybody for their support and encouragement
and a special thanks to all the Fox2 team who have put
in many hours of hard work over the last couple of
years. To enter the forum simply click on the Fox2 logo
on the right. We cover all areas of aviation including
helicopters, gliders, airliners, military jets and more
but we also have many non aviation topics such as
hobbies and other interests. Please be aware that some sections are viewable to
members only and are restricted by post counts. Feel
free to sign up.
Latest News -
Photographing Biplanes seems to becoming a habit
lately. Last year saw us head up towards the Elan
Valley, in Mid Wales to shoot a Christen Eagle, this
year we were at the same location but photographing
a Pitts Special, flown by display pilot, Lauren
Richardson. On February 17th we headed over to Craig
Goch reservoir, a fantastic location looking over
one of the four Dams that are situated in the Elan
Valley. It was another early start, a heavy frost
the night before meant that the day started
extremely cold, but with blue skies and unlimited
visibility, it was perfect for photography. Lauren
turned up at just gone 10am, the superb whine from
the engine echoed through the valley, she put her
aircraft through its paces, and due to our high
position on the hillside, lots of shots with a full
water backdrop could be captured.
Latest News - AH-64 Apache
22nd and this time it was a trip up to North Wales
to photograph Army Air Corps, AH-64 Apache
Helicopters. We'd originally planned to do the
shoot, which would also include AAC Lynx
Helicopters, up at Ffynnon Llugwy, a small lake
situated in the Snowdonia mountain range.
Unfortunately low cloud first thing in the morning
never looked as though it would lift so we decided
to head down to a location just above Llun Ogwen,
which runs along the A5 road (also referred to as
the A5 Pass). By the time we arrived there were a
pair of Apaches working the area. They based
themselves at RAF Valley for a week and luckily used
the A5 Pass on most days. We had two pairs do a
couple of sorties during the day, which meant we had
plenty of time to swap over to the opposite side of
the valley so that the sun would be behind us in the
afternoon. The Lynx, which were based at Caernarfon
airfield, also made an appearance, so it was a Helo
filled day with not a single jet in sight. Photos
will be added to the Low Level section very soon.
The launch of the much-anticipated Nikon D800 Digital
SLR includes the special edition D800E, designed for
photographers who require the sharpest images possible,
which is achieved by removing anti-aliasing properties
from the optical filter. Apart from the modified filter,
the D800E boasts the same astonishing specifications as
the D800 - 36.3 megapixels in a full-frame (FX) format,
and many of the crowd-pleasing features of the recently
launched flagship D4 digital SLR camera. Like the D800,
the Nikon D800E also features the same newly developed
CMOS sensor with an area of 35.9 x 24mm, a standard ISO
range of 100-6400 (expandable to a range of 50-25600),
the Nikon 51-point advanced AF system, as well as the
exciting addition of full 1080p HD movie recording,
including many of the revolutionary new video features
found in the D4.
Latest Videos - 70th Anniversary of the Dambuster
On the 16th
of May, I spent the day at Derwent reservoir to
photograph the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Lancaster Bomber perform a low level run over the dam to
mark the 70th anniversary of the famous 'bouncing bomb'
raids that took place in Germany back in 1943. Two 617
squadron Tornado GR4's and a BBMF Spitfire also flew low
level over the reservoir. I tried to shoot some video
in-between photographing stills, so only caught a small
piece of the action.
Latest Videos - Time-Lapse at Manchester Airport 4/5/13
The 4th of
May was spent up at Manchester Airport. Its getting to
be the time of year where the dreaded heat haze makes
photography near enough impossible. I arrived nice and
early so managed to bag a few shots before the heat haze
became an issue. I've wanted to create a time-lapse
video for some time, so what better day to have a go.
The video was shot using my Panasonic TM900 HD camcorder
and processed using Adobe Premiere Pro. All stills were
shot using a Nikon D800E and 600mm f4 VR lens.
Latest Videos - Major Flooding Exercise - Bala 10/4/13
On the 10th of April I spent the day at Bala in North
Wales to photograph and film a Major Flooding Exercise.
This included a Sea King Helicopter from RAF Valley
along with representatives from all three fire and
rescue services in Wales. They were joined by teams from
Natural Resources Wales, Gwynedd Council, Welsh
Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the RSPCA, Coastguard
Agency and North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
Latest News -
USAF HH-60 Pave Hawks
In May last year three USAF
Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopters from RAF Lakenheath
based themselves at RAF Valley for a week to perform
insertion and recovery training in the Snowdonia
mountain range. On the 24th of May we decided to make
the long walk and climb up towards the Ogwen valley to
photograph them before catching them again on their way
home on the 25th near the Mach Loop.
Photos have now been added to the Low Level Gallery
section. HD Video can be found
Want to get in touch? Click on the icon above for email or you
can call me on 07817 905537
High Def Videos
the link for a list of HD videos from the Mach loop and other locations.