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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 1:53 PM
Gavin Heggs

Thank you

I have had allot of interest in the Belgium Classic TT photographs both from Deviant art members and on facebook and would like to say a big thank you for everyone's interest and support.
I will try and find more groups to better share them as I don't think they are quite finding all of their audience but Facebook has been helpful for this so far, as the networking nature of it means that the images are finding Classic bike enthusiasts there to as well as some of the riders.
I would also like to pass a thank you onto Deviant art for featuring one of my photographs photographs A welcome visitor in one of their tweets on their twitter account. It was linked to the Everything-Nikon group which I hadn't spotted till today. Getting shared to 15k fresh faces is a pretty nice thing to do so thank you dA :).

Belgian Classic TT 2014 - Gedinne

Italian Beauty by in-my-viewfinderround the pin by in-my-viewfinderSilver bullet by in-my-viewfinderSwarming in by in-my-viewfinder
As you may have noticed, I have been fortunate enough to attend the Belgian Classic TT 2014 taking place on the Gedinne circuit. It was a fantastic event to watch and be part of.
I have not been to a classic race before and it was a pleasure to see these guys really pushing these old bikes. It really isn't just a long parade they are going some!.
I managed to get a few (read 460 + film) photographs taken and am pleased to share some of them on here. I hope you enjoy them to.  

Avro 3 ship to visit Waddington

A very welcome visitor by in-my-viewfinderCold war hero by in-my-viewfinderready to go by in-my-viewfinder
Just found out that The only two flying Avro Lancasters PA474 & the visiting FM213 will be joined by the only flying Avro Vulcan XH558 at RAF waddington for a static display at RAF Waddington, viewable from the WAVE.
This has just been announced on the RAF.mod website.
The Vulcan to the sky project facebook page has this statement on it

"For those that can't access the link...

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 21st August 2014 the last two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers, PA474 flown by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and FM213 flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will fly in to RAF Waddington where they will be joined by the famous delta wing Vulcan Bomber XH558.

Accompanying the line up will be two Hawk aircraft flown by 100 Squadron from RAF Leeming.

We know that there will be considerable interest in this therefore the Station will be providing parking on the base for members of the public who wish to see this exciting line up from the safety of a Park and View Enclosure (PAVE).

For all you aircraft enthusiasts out there this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these iconic aircraft all together so it is our intention to position the three historical aircraft in such a way on the airfield that people using the PAVE facility will have a vantage point from which to take photographs. The aircraft will then depart RAF Waddington to display at various events around the country."

I think you will; agree. A very exciting opportunity indeed! No mention of XM607 is going to be dragged into join the party. It would be a shame for her to miss out.

My deviantART Story
waiting to end tomorrow by in-my-viewfinder
I started using deviant art a couple of years after it started as fraggingfreek. At the time I had interests in winamp and wine skins with deviant art being a big part of the skinning community. A few years later I returned to Da to start sharing some of the photographs I had been taking with my Orange SPV100 camera phone. There were people out there who liked my motorcycle photography and this spurred me on to buy my first proper camera, a fuji S5500. With this I learned the basics of using a camera, how light worked and composition.
A cheary wave good bye by in-my-viewfinderEvery day is a winding road by in-my-viewfinder
With ever increasing good feedback I upgraded to my first DSLR a Sony Alpha 200. I only owned this camera briefly as it had a faulty usb port so I sent that back and bought a second hand Nikon D200 shortly followed by a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D. This was joined by some other cheep glass including the bargain 35-70mm f2.8 AF-D used to capture the rally photograph above and the Zeneta 16mm fish eye I still use today.
Ascend by DeereUnder a Heavy Sky by F16CrewChiefBridgekeeper by Jelle-LightArtSupermarine Spitfire LF.IXe by NamelessFaithlessGodMatin brumeux sur le port de Rouen 9 by JbuthI Found it First by MichelLalonde
As Deviant art has grown, I have grown with it. I constantly take inspirataion from looking at other deviants work. I used to browse the recent and popular images, then as I collected friends on here I enjoyed their work cramming my inbox every time I logged in. This then became more organised with individual folders for each deviant and the group system came in for more focused browsing.
Groups were arround a long time before the group system. Back then we had deviant users set up as clubs where people could send in their art and have it published again. Double the coverage as well as having your art featured with some of the best art offered within that clubs interest. That is how Everything-Nikon was born and it still lives on now some 6 years later with near 10,000 members. Still I draw massive inspiration from looking at art and talking to the artists on our or other groups. Although the group system does divide us into our own little parts of dA, we are stronger for it and better at finding and celebrating the best of what we do.
heading into the hills by in-my-viewfinderGoing over the top by in-my-viewfinderCrossing the line by in-my-viewfinderTwo for one by in-my-viewfinderSpiders love flowers to by in-my-viewfinderStill standing by in-my-viewfinder
14 years in now and I still can't think of a better place to share my art. Where else is there a community who can join you on your level to enjoy these images as well as offer good critique and friendly advice? 
I think the only thing I am sad about is that there is no 14th birthday t-shirt (I have my 10th birthday one on though just for you) .
As I continue to potter through life, camera in hand and said camera gets more and more toys, bells and whistles. I will continue to share its images on here and enjoy the work of others as I do so.
Thank you deviant art and happy birthday.

Getting into Blogging

NSR250 MC28 SE by in-my-viewfinder
I have been boring allot of my friends with regular updates on the goings on in my garage on facebook. More specifically my new Honda NSR250 build. This is all well and good for the few friends that I have who are also enthusiastic about bikes but probably the equivalent to baby pics for everyone else. So I have decided to start a blog so those who are interested can follow and see what I have been up to. These are always useful as a way to learn from others wins and fails along the root to making a motorcycle beautiful again.
If this doesn't prove to time consuming I may well start writing more of these but for the mean time and if you are interested you can read Project NSR yourself and maybe follow that to as well as my photography on here.

Getting competitive

For a change, rather than just pumping images out and sharing them on here, I have decided to enter some photo contests. This isn't something I would have done before as I hadn't thought I would stand a chance but now I am just going for it with a "what do I have to lose" attitude. I know my images are up to an okay standard and I have been lucky enough to get some fairly unique stuff so I'm hoping that will give me the edge, making up for my lack of time behind the camera.
Heading home by in-my-viewfinder
I intend to submit this image into the RAF photography contest general category. I'm hoping the new airframe and nice lighting will push this one up there.
Skylining by in-my-viewfinder
Secondly I have submitted this image into the Motorcycle Direct Summer photo competition. It isn't exactly a tough crowd so this image could do quite well. This is where you can help me out!
If you are a facebook member you can click this link and hit like on this photograph. It should be fairly painless and you are welcome to cash in the favor when you get a similar contest. Many thanks in advance :D

Some help for new visitors

:wave: Hello and welcome to my Deviant art account and gallery.
If you are new to Deviant art then here are some pointers to help you get started:
:bulletblue: you are on my home page, welcome! Here you can read my journal, leave a note and see my latest work.
:bulletblue: the tabs above will allow you to access my gallery and prints
:bulletblue: In my gallery you will see a selection of my most popular photographs
:bulletblue: Down the left column of the gallery you will find folders with even more art in that specific categories.
:bulletblue: Prints are available for allot of my art but if you see a picture you like that isn't available then send me a note.
:bulletblue: I do have alternative suppliers of prints so again if you don't quite see what you are after then let me know.

:spotlight-left: Is there a piece of art you have in mind? Message me for commissions. :spotlight-right:

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Fall Cat by nightrose0087

Kiowa War Horse by HansProppe

.: Angelus :. by sideshowsito

X-Muppets by Rahzzah


Groups and Thanks


I am the administrator for Everything-Nikon were you can post high quality works of photographic art and get useful advice on the ever so complicated Nikon cameras and accessories. Please, if you own a Nikon camera do join. Monthly news letters, with the latest Nikon kit, tutorials and more as well as some fantastic woks in our galleries are well worth the visit.


A huge thank you for this css code goes to Claire Jones it rely is simple and clean :D


Gavin Heggs
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
I am a photographer that will shoot a wide range of subject matters. I work in the aviation trade and as such this features allot in my art. I also capture a great deal of architecture, portraiture, sport and rural/city landscapes.
I live in Great Britain and get the opportunity to shoot some fantastic subjects throughout the world. I have met many wonderful people and enjoy trying to capture their personality in every portrait I have taken.
If you are interested in any of these photographs or have an interest in a commission of your own, then please do contact me for a quote.

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Sofiye-Jager Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the llama
roon1305 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014

merci pour le fav"'""''"'
Eating Worms 

ma galerie…

in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no problems pall :)
Net-Wanderer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I somehow pass by your page a while ago (I can't remember where XP). It's a really nice gallery you have and I can feel the times, like what it was like in capturing those shots. It's must had been epic :)

But hey, perhaps try leaning at an angle where it takes in most of the object and also capture the 3D space of it, like any viewers seeing it could feel what you feel in being there. You might have an even breath-taking result.

Really loved seeing the photos. Will hope to see more and will visit again another time! :D
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Working angles in can really bring the drama out of an image. It can also look crap so you have to be very careful! I have many such images on my hard drive that I was not happy with but every so often they are right like the first three examples below.
I'm not sure what you mean by 3D though. Unless you mean by using the background to add depth like the last three examples.
Thanks for all the advice. I'm glad you have enjoyed the experience of looking at my photographs. The experience of shooting them was pretty awesome to!
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Net-Wanderer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Yeah I agree though photos from an angle can rarely look bad in comparison to one direct surface. Unless you have an object that blends into the background for a direct 2D shot, I think that's the reason it looks fitting. The one I personally thought describes it is your "Helo hops the Hoover" and the one sided photo that blends into the background is your "Sleeping Hornet"... (I like "Marooned" too).

In your "Skyliner" photo, imo because the bike has some of the best details but kept so small in the photo, it's overwhelmed by the background's emptiness, and the overall result made me feel less content that there's things missing. It's captured similarly to the "Sleeping Hornet" with a setting sun and pretty much to the horizon as well, but except in that pic, you get to see that intricate outline of the plane and emphasizes the contrast between its detail and the vast background much more.

"Helo hops the Hoover"'s a neat one and can be seen through the response of your viewers. It shows an object as "active" through its angle and a standing background set behind it as a destination and waiting for its arrival. On the other hand, looking at the photo, I could feel I'm on a copter and seeing the other lift off, and with the perspective, I think its what generates that 3D feel of being in there. (And yeah, almost like your "Carry me Home" or "Cheary Wave goodbye" (That one made me feel kind of sad :().

But that's what I think and what I meant in 3D, and I guess 2D would be like flat against the horizon.

And yup, I can feel it, so I wished to comment :D Perhaps it might give the photos a further burst, I don't know :)
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I will be looking into this more as it is interesting and something I enjoy when it goes well.
Currently, with regards to my more traditional subjective work, I am working on lighting techniques.
This image below (intended for facebook) shows what a quick fiddle woith setting can give you with a camera mounted flash. Nothing to creative but I hope it shows the direction and emphasis I am going for.
I have a plan for this bike (my lovely new NSR250 MC28 SE) using a similar technique with multiple off camera strobes. I have the kit and location readly. All I need is the time and opportunity.
Side rear 13,6,14 by in-my-viewfinder  
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Tempest-vampire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thanks for the fav :)
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problems :)
Tempest-vampire Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
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