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Your pic on the BBC?

Ian Ferguson, weather presenter on BBC West, has emailed us to say how impressed he is with the quality of photos club members have taken, and with a request --

"I'm always keen to use good aerial photos in my TV weather bulletins here across BBC West (covering Somerset, north Dorset, Bristol, Bath, Glos and Wilts) - especially photos showing the geography / topography of our region (I can’t use any of Devon, but can of Somerset, Somerset/Dorset border area, and Exmoor and environs) and any which include the horizon and associated weather conditions / clouds.  I always include an on-screen credit to the photographer for any photos submitted - but we ask to use the images free of charge, solely for our TV weather broadcasts made here at the BBC Bristol studios.  I also regularly use aviation photos - nice shots of arcraft, with weather as a backdrop - not least as I'm mad on aircraft!

Anyone wishing to send images for consideration can email them directly to me at the address ian.fergusson (at) bbc.co.uk making sure to note (1) the name of the photographer (2) a concise description / naming of the location shown in the image and (3) a disclaimer stating that the photographer is happy for the photo to be used as a backdrop on BBC weather bulletins.

I have to crop photos to 16:9 widescreen format, so it's important that photographers take the shots with this composition in mind.  Thus, I can't use any photos shot as portrait format and for landscape format images, inevitably some of the top and lower portions of the photo will need cropping…… so, best to keep the points of interest centrally in the photo.

Many thanks for any help."

Added 20/4/09

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Thruster and 747. Max take off weight 380kg for one, 380,000kg for the other. Photo from Kemble.

Submitted by: Tom Brearley

Date: 15/5/10
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Hod Hill, 3 miles north of Blandford Forum.  An Iron Age hill fort dating from about 500 BC. The fort was captured by the invading Romans in 43 AD, who then built their own legionary camp in the far right hand corner (see below). 

Submitted by: Tom Brearley

Date: 13/6/10

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The Roman camp in the corner of Hod Hill. 

Submitted by: Tom Brearley

Date: 13/6/10

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Spamfield 2010 (Sandown, IoW) from downwind.

Submitted by: Tom Brearley

Date: 22/6/10

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G-RAYB and G-CBBN under a menacing sky at Bodmin.

Submitted by: Ray Blatchford

Date: 23/6/10

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Usk Reservoir, Brecon Beacons.

Submitted by: Tom Brearley

Date: 26/9/10 

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Sundray, south end of the Outer Hebrides. Andy Oliver finally made it out to the Hebrides at the 4th attempt in 5 years. Coasting in at the southern end, over uninhabited Sundray, after the 32 mile crossing from Tiree.

Submitted by: Andy Oliver

Date: 5/9/10

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Barra 1:  Barra airfield is a beach. Line up the orange marker post out in the bay with the marker board, and hope for the best.

Submitted by: Andy Oliver

Date: 5/9/10

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Barra 2:  Open for 2.5 hrs on my visit, several Twin Otters arrived and left Barra, providing a ‘lifeline’ service to Barra.

Submitted by: Andy Oliver

Date: 5/9/10

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Barra 3:  While there are official runways, you can pick your spot into wind and you will not need much distance. The sand/shell beach is very solid.

Submitted by: Andy Oliver

Date: 5/9/10

Email dandsmc@devonandsomersetmc.co.uk to add a photo to the gallery

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