Climbing out of a steep turn at the annual Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England, this is the only European airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress. Officially called "Sally B" she appeared in the film Memphis Belle hence the logo that appears on this side of this awesome war bird. Based in the UK at the Imperial War Museum Duxford she is maintained and crewed by volunteers - check out her official website at www.sallyb.org.uk or just click here: Sally B
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ChrisJ (91168) 2013-09-19 2:04
Nice motion blur of the propellers and a fantastic diagonal pov on the aircraft that lifts the dynamism factor. Good sharpness and the blue sky makes a superb backdrop. The yellow markings also contrast well against the blue sky to give a good warm cold colour contrast. Tfs!
snunney (72566) 2013-09-19 2:19
Excellent framing of this venerable old lady. This combined with the blurring props gives a great sense of motion. The limpid blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Excellent colours and clarity. Thanks for sharing, all the best for the weekend.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-19 2:24
Wow Brain - what a great shot! So sharp and I love the tilt of the plane! I have just sold a model of this very aircraft on ebay too!
I went to the Bournemouth airshow a few weeks back and saw all kinds of aircraft - Spitfires, Lancaster bomber, Lightning jets and of course the amazing stunt pilots. Loved it, your image brought it all back!
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-19 2:41
something new in your gallery,but I must admit the shot is brilliant!
The plane looks amazing against the blue sky!I like the way you framed and timed the scene.Perfectly captured!
Have a nice day
tyro (15675) 2013-09-19 3:10
Thank you for a very interesting note - and a fine link to the story about "Sally B". Right up my street is this one!
This is a fabulous photograph, very well taken and very well composed too. It is always difficult with subjects such as aeroplanes and birds (both of which have long "sticky-out" bits) to know just how and where to crop a picture but you have achieved an excellent result here. The obliquity of the shot is very appealing and the eye is immediately drawn to those four massive aero engines and their propellers and, of course, to the cockpit with its occupants and a lovely highlight on its screen.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
jhm (127883) 2013-09-19 3:25
On of the most beautiful planes out of these time.
A pity that you a little bit missing the totally wings, but this is a wonderful picture.
I try you to send a workshop picture of the same plane, this as addition.
These picture is made in high quality and lovely composition.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
mirosu (8022) 2013-09-19 4:23
You have captured an airplane of my dreams. A flying beauty. I love these old propeller airplanes. Excellent photo in superb light and outstanding contrast against blue sky. The diagonal arrangement is perfect.
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-09-19 4:48
hello Brian, today something new from you. A nice capture of this fighter plane from a nice angle. It seems that it is much closer which you expect... But it created a nice feeling of naked eye witnessing the scene with the cropped parts of the wings. Excellent clarity and colours. Very well done. Tfs.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-09-19 8:06
sei styato molto bravo nel trasformare quello che poteva esser un banale aereo, sia pure ad elica, in un oggetto animato capace di suscitare emozioni.
La bella inquadratura, il taglio perfetto, uniti al particolare effetto flou delle eliche creano una qualcosa che fa pensare ad un disegno astratto.
Un'idea geniale sviluppata in maniera superba, tanto più se si tiene conto della difficoltà di cogliere nella migliore delle maniere un simile soggetto.
Ciao e buona serata
Nicou (105629) 2013-09-19 8:36
Fabuleuse image quel captage de cet avion superbe la grande classe, ces hélice qui tourne la position de l'avion dans le ciel pur et limpide fantastique image.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (67146) 2013-09-19 22:38
Impressionnante photo de cette "Sally B". Super cadrage et splendide netteté sur l'avion.
olive224 (2479) 2013-09-20 0:11
Nice capture of this old plane, i like the details painted on the cockpit !!
Did you choose to cut the wings on purpose ?
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-20 6:46
Interesting idea to crop the wings and the diagonal composition is really nice. Well chosen shutter speed to blur the propellers but keep the other parts sharp. Looks great on the uniform blue background.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (36972)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 1:28