B-17G Flying Fortress in flight

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  1. SpaceNut

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    ;) The B-17G Flying Fortress. I apologize for the pictures not being the sharpest. My 1st time taking photos of planes in flight. I didn't want to miss this opportunity and also wanted to share these with everyone, especially those who remember. C/C welcome! Thanks for looking.

    #1 Couple of crew members inspecting & packing before take off

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    #2 Taxing to the runway

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    #3 Waiting for take off

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    #4 On take off

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    #5 Taking off

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    #6 Flying Fortress in flight

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    #7 And it was time to say goodbye to our visitors

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    Great shots, beautiful bird. I always thought the B-17 and the F4-U4 Corsair were the sexiest planes of the war. P-51 a close 2nd. If I might make a suggestion, try a slow enough shutter speed to get the props blurred. The visual of motion helps with flight pix, otherwise they almost look static. Practice your panning technique and the plane will be crystal sharp even with slower shutter speeds. Good work overall, keep it up and post more.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm still new at this and I need all the help I can get.
     
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    These massive monsters of the runway are awesome. Nice series. Thank you for sharing.......
     
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    not bad but next time try them at 200th of a second to get some prop blur
     
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    LP, thanks for the advice (which I can always use, that's why I like the Forum). I hope to get to see them again if they come back.
     
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    Nice shots of that B-17. :thumbup: I, as well, like those WWII aircraft. I have to add the P-38 Lightning and the newer Vietnam to date, A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) ;)
     
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    was that in Mt prospect?
     
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    Thanks for the comments. These planes were in the Kankakee & Bradley, IL area at our local airport for a few days. I can't wait 'til they return next year (hopefully)!
     
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    o nice. i think i saw a plane JUST like that flying here around the Palwaukee airport. i drove by there and there was a mass of people around it.
    great pics btw
     
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    I went to the Evergreen Aviation Museum last weekend (home of the Spruce Goose). I wish I could have gotten better pics, but unfortunately pretty much everything is packed into the hanger. The B-17 is probably my favorite plane ever.
     
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    I was fortunate that the planes were not in a hangar, but outside. Only drawback was that the area in front of the 3 planes lined up was roped off so close and I couldn't get a a very good front shot. Of course, I didn't want to get run over by the smaller planes landing & taking off either. Thanks!
     

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