My Brother-in-Law and I left home in East London at the ungodly time of 5am today so we could get to Bovington for the opening of Tankfest 2013. After a brief stop-off for some breakfast and a large coffee we made very good time and were in the queue on time as the gates opened. The weather was gloriously sunny and most importantly dry, which always makes events like this easier for visitors and re-enactors alike. There is so much to see I haven't had much time to sit and write a long winded blog post and in the end I decided to wait until we got back to our Hotel before posting a small selection of pictures from today.
The WWI and WWII displays were excellent and as expected I shot far too many pictures. I'm already working on editing them now but a full set will be posted later in the week. Fortunately I'll get to see both these displays again tomorrow and I'm hoping to get some more good photos from a different spot around the arena. I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to post any pictures tomorrow evening because as soon as the show finishes we have the long drive home and I don't expect to get back until quite late. Needless to say I'll do my best to post the best of all my pictures from both days as soon as I can.
|A replica WWI German A7V|
|Replica British WWI Mark IV - This replica featured in the film Warhorse|
sounds like a great dayReplyDelete
YOu can never shoot too many pictures, you know.ReplyDelete
I'm drooling, and so wishing I can be there someday
It would indeed be fantastic to be there. Looking forward to more photos!ReplyDelete
Those replica WWI tanks are stunning.ReplyDelete
Nice one Lee. I imagine anyone painting an A7V in the next 6 months might well be looking at your photos!ReplyDelete
Take pictures and don't spend too much money!
You lucky buggar Lee! Looks fantastic - can't wait to see your piccies posted! [sigh] One day I might get there, one day...ReplyDelete
That's very cool. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I look forward to seeing the rest.ReplyDelete
WOW! And this is just the appetizerReplyDelete
I am very jealous!ReplyDelete
I'm very mich looking forward to the pictures - have a great second day there.
The Tiger looks awesome :)ReplyDelete
Cool stuff Lee! Can't wait to see the rest of ur pictures!ReplyDelete
next year...next year always wanted to go most enviousReplyDelete
Beyond awesome. One day....one day....I may just get there.ReplyDelete
Cool pics Lee.
Well I'm back after a horrendous journey home. Six hours of traffic to do a journey that should have taken three hours. Traffic jam driving (with constant gear changes and breaking) is b***dy painful when you already have tired legs! But aside from that its been an absolutely awesome weekend. I ended up taking over 1200 pictures... I'll try and post some more soon but as you can probably imagine it may take a while!ReplyDelete
Superb pictures! Brilliant (and amazing) that the weather was so good too.ReplyDelete
The forecast all week had been mediocre at best but in the end it turned into a stunner of a weekend.Delete
Lee, cool pictures - I was there Saturday & Sunday morning (my sunburn's only just calming down). Your pictures are brilliant and show exactly how good the show was. I'll look out for you next year! :)ReplyDelete
Yes, I got a little 'crisp' myself.Delete