B17 remembers overcast skys.

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  1. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A B17 was visiting our local airport this weekend.

    Barnstorming if you can believe it. A long way from freeing the world but a living I suppose. I heard tickets were $400 apiece- I didn't check.

    In any case she is a gorgeous old girl...

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    Thanks for looking,

    mike
     
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    more please?
     
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    Greay angle and great shot but it is a little dark. I agree I would like to see more.
     
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    personally, i love the shot in that dark tone.

    mazin'

    deff want to see more. the B-17 is amazing... when i get a chance to shoot my uncle's P-40 i'll post some of those.
     
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    This is especially cool to be since my dad was a tail gunner on a B17. If you have photoshop I can tell you an easy way to fix the blown out clouds.

    Did you capture the nose art?

    Craig
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. It was a dark to very dark day and I tried to bring home some of the mood.

    Here are a couple more...


    Last Minute Details

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    Once More Into The Clouds

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    God Speed Old Girl

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    Again thanks for looking. (I'll have to go back and look for a better shot of the tail gunners seat and sorry about the blown sky- not much I could do considering how many stops darker everything else was. I guess I could clone it out all together. :))
     
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    my only critique on the next couple is, on your take-off shot the runway should be level and not tilted.

    other than that, great work! i love old warbirds.
     
  8. Mike_E

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    Thanks Altitude, I cropped the take off shot and I think that the camera angle against the trees and the slight hill hiding the runway is giving me grief here.

    I measured the roof line of a building I cropped out directly across the way and got 0.48 degrees CW (which makes me feel good as I'm usually not that good-really! ;)).



    mike
     
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    Cool, love the ole B-17 Flying Fortress. You caught the #4 engine/prop in motion (right on). I think some exposure componsation would have helped you with the overcast.
     
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    Again thanks for sharing. I am into these and with the new photos I was able to identify the plane. The plane is named "Aluminum Overcast". I searched on it and it has a lot of history.

    I tweaked your photos a little. Hope you do not mind.

    You have to shoot the nose art when it comes back.

    Craig

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    ^ nice edits.

    but again on #2, the way the horizon is sloped... it's making it look more like landing than a take-off. that's just a quirk that gets me, being an aviator myself. lol
     
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    Love the edits!! Thanks. On the "take off" shot...can you rotate it about 1 or 2 degrees clockwise? Just a thought!
     

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