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Got my 1st Daily Deviation today after 6 years on here!!

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B25 MItchell "Russells Raiders"      skerwish.deviantart.com/art/Ru… crash landed in France after a fire in one of the engines after take off

More bad news for the warbird community: a B-25 Mitchell crash-landed on May 31st, 2011, in France near Melun-Villaroche, south-east of Paris. It appears the B-25 is F-AZZU, s/n 44-58811, which is known as "Russell's Raiders" and is well known in France due to its regular appearances at the La Ferté airshow
Shortly after takeoff, fire erupted in the right engine. The propeller for that engine had been replaced just before the flight. The crew cut off the fuel feed to the right engine and kept it running to empty the remaining fuel in the pipes, while searching for a suitable crash-landing field. A return to Melun airport was considered too risky. During the descent, the aircraft cut some electrical cables and landed wheels-up in a field in Moissy-Cramayel.

The pilot and copilot were able to exit the aircraft on their own and appear to be unharmed. Emergency services were quickly on the scene to stop the ensuing fire. The extent of the damage to the aircraft is unknown.
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www.airscene.co.uk for details!!


I can now confirm the print offering mentioned in the last email, which is detailed as part of the 1st prize offering below:

The current prize offering stands as follows:

1st Prize

£150 voucher (to include p&p) courtesy of Key Publishing Ltd

"Black Hawk - Special Delivery" courtesy of Southampton based military artist Stuart Brown. (value = £92) www.skipperpress.com/

Airscene 2012 Photobook (value = £25)

Showcase on Airscene

2nd Prize - £100 voucher (to include p&p) courtesy of Key Pulishing Ltd

Showcase on Airscene

3rd Prize - £50 voucher (to include p&p) courtesy of Key Publishing Ltd

Showcase on Airscene

I am in talks with other sponsors and as usual expect to make further announements over the coming months.

For rules and to enter please visit www.airscene.co.uk/competition…

On a positive note things are looking set for the 2012 Photographer of the Year competition. Stuart Brown has made an early offer of his print "Al Waki" (RAF Regiment) as part of the first prize pot.

Discussions are taking place with Singapore Tourist Board with the possibility of coming up with a package prize to attend the Singapore Airshow in 2013 - I am seeking flights and accommodation in addition to entry to the show itself.

Please do support me in my efforts, by joining the Airscene forums airscene.freeforums.org/ and becoming an active member. The forums have a chat facility so you can chat with other Airscene members who are online and visiting the forums (chat has now been removed from the Airscene toolbar).

The first Airscene members only draw will take place this coming monday. If you want a chance to win a years free website advertising on Airscene (see Google style ads on each page) then simply reply ENTER to the April members only draw.

Airshow Reviews

There are currently 2 airshows in June and around 5 in July (later dates not posted yet) whereby I am able to offer Media Authorisation Documents to anyone who may be interested in attending a providing a review for Airscene.

I am also interested in speaking to overseas (non UK) members who may wish to provide a review of a non-UK airshow.

In all instances please pm me via Airscene forums.

I look forward to speaking to you all soon,


Regards,

Ian

www.airscene.co.uk
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Moderators and Airshow media passes available

Hi guys, I have been asked by another site which I am on if there are any people who would be interested in being mods etc. They are currently organising media passes for airshow reviews this year and are short of applicants for that too, they also run an annual competition for all members to participate in and usually have some good prizes from ACOM and special forces prints etc. so they are looking to increase membership and grow the site.

I have already got my applications for 2 RAF shows!!

www.airscene.co.uk
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Here is a link to a video I took this week in Wales of the RAF honing their skills at low altitude.....enjoy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoUZqu…
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Short video of the aerobatics section of my sons 1 hour flight which he got for his birthday

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KME8Rl…
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Heres a link to the remembrance day parade video at Brock Barracks in Reading UK which my son participated in along with several veterans from WW2, Falklands etc. He`s in 381 Squadron ATC based at the Barracks.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9jD5a…
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Here`s a link for all of you that like the howl of a P51 Mustang, video taken by my 13 year old son

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WO1-N…
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Heres a link to a low flying video taken by my 13 year old son

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Z4WF…
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Hi, please dont waste your lamas on me, I dont know what to do with them and presume they will die from hunger or neglect if left unattended by me, if you wish to give lamas away then give them to the right people who know what to do with them (thats not me!!)
regards :)
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Hi all, heres a link to video number 2 from the Suzuki Tempest Rally 2009..... www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WiOhy…
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Hi all,
I just put up a rally video on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9wN3… , have a look and maybe share it amongst other motorsport fans :)
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Well this competition ( DCmag Photographer of the year 2009 ) ends this wednesday so if you want to vote for me poty2009.dcmag.co.uk/391356262… or submit your own entries (its free) and you could win £10,000 or just browse some inspiring shots, pop over and take a look :)
Ken
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Hi All,


Ive had a few surprises recently, got 2 photos featured on wesay for which I get 25 dollars for each one, and currently 4th in Digital Camera magazine POTY 2009 :Category:- "This is Britain" which doesnt end until september so still a chance I`ll get knocked down the order, heres a link to the page (can you guess which ones mine :) )

poty2009.dcmag.co.uk/391356262…


Ken
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Figured out how to do a DA portfolio for showing to people outside of the usual DA site, Its Pretty cool too, I think you need to be a prmium member to have one. Heres the link--> kenbrannen.daportfolio.com/ Take a little time to let me know what you think. :)
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Well I finally got off my backside and decided to try a photobook of some of my shots, its available here if you want to have a look at it.

www.photobox.co.uk/creation/11…

Ken
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:iconclubphoto: A new photography club to join, head over and check it out :)



Okay had quite a few entries to go through and there were some top notch submissions, in fact it was so difficult that I had to narrow it down to 10 deviants, which was eventually wittled down to 6, so what I will do is feature 5 of those deviants as well as the deviant who gets a 3 month  sub for their winning shot(s). Now what I should have said in the forum was to ask you all to look at my gallery to get an idea of the kind of shots I like but i dont know if your allowed to do that :)

Dont know if I`ll ever do this again as it was so difficult to choose the winning shots.



Without further ado..........

3 Month sub goes to.....

:iconinspired-impressions: Inspired impressions, It was the style of shots that clinched it in the end.


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FEATURED SHOTS

:iconraemarshall: eyrieslove1

I am the Pain by raemarshall Poisonous Spider by raemarshall

:iconpsycheanamnesis: appleplusskeleton

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:icontesener: tesener

x by tesener x by tesener x by tesener

:iconmoonbuggs: moonbuggs

Happy Pappy by moonbuggs Pop by moonbuggs

:iconmykalromero: mykalromero

Scars by mykalromero
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I have a new Da account for stock images which is :iconskerwish-stock: so if you need any images or have requests for stock, if I can help out I will but cant promise :)
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Win a 3 month sub from me by entering my portrait thumbshare forum.deviantart.com/devart/th…
Well everyone on DA or otherwise has come across someone in their daily routine that has been an inspiration to them, I found that person here on DA and its Jean Sebastien Monzani jmonzani.deviantart.com/ , I noticed something different about his photoshoots right away and was instantly addicted to his style and the subsequent photostories that ensued, if his work was a monthly publication like Digital Photo and the likes then I would have been an instant subscriber, however we are lucky enough to have his work shared with one and all here on DA.

Here are just a few of the complex looking and outrageously beautiful works from the Laussanne Switzerland based Photographer/Illustrator/Designer.

Ice
A very cool shot with a very striking model....
Ice by jsmonzani

Capture-3
A photomanipulation that has that eerie
Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" feel about it


Nothing Changed-6
How does he find all these locations?
Nothing changed - 6 by jsmonzani

No more heroes-No more lies 5
From one of my favourite photostories of his
No more heroes-No more lies 5 by jsmonzani

Rainsong-5
The stark contrast between the vivid red coat and the darker hues make this
model really stand out, dont know what the little things are though :)
Rainsong - 5 by jsmonzani

Symbiosis-8
Dark and eerie feel to this photostory with the main character Sophie a very pretty model who features in a lot of his shoots
still despite the darkness the model always has the right amount of lighting
symbiosis - 8 by jsmonzani

As distant cities fade away 6
The cool hues of this photostory and the shooting from behind the glass
could not have been easy but the end result justifies the means.
as distant cities fade away 6 by jsmonzani

Muse
Another story with my personal favourite Sophie :) the camera just loves her
and she does the job well!! A mixed media short story image.
muse - 1 by jsmonzani

s o n a r 1
Dream like quality diptych
s o n a r - 1 by jsmonzani

Atlantyopia - 2
Took me a while to see the light coming from the small door because I was so taken by the striking combination of dreary backgroud and in your face colours of the fish and the models dress!
Atlantyopia - 2 by jsmonzani

In the land of faded times - 5
And to finish off we have this brilliant fantasy photomanip which I thought was already in my own fav`s, it wasnt but it is now
In the land of faded times - 5 by jsmonzani

I hope you all enjoy looking at the works of my own favourite Tog, you can visit his DA page here jmonzani.deviantart.com/

Regards,
ken