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Today 15th September is commemorated as Battle of Britain Day, when on this day 72 years ago in 1940 the largest air battle during the Battle of Britain took place resulting in invasion plans by axis forces being withdrawn.
Whereby the pilots of these aircraft are glamorised in books and films, tribute must be given to the ground crews who kept these aircraft flying during this period of our history.

Todays image is of a Hawker Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby being serviced by a member of the ground crew. Converted to mono to reflect a scene which would have been familiar on RAF airfields during WW2.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2012 - 10:37 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Custom
Title:Battle of Britain Day
Username:GordonLack GordonLack
Uploaded:15 Sep 2012 - 6:25 AM
Tags:Fighter, Hawker hurricane, History, Photo journalism, Raf, The few, Transport
Votes:9

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 7:55 AM

Yes mono seems right for this - or even sepia could work - well captured and composed SmileSmile
Helen

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gwynn56
gwynn56  261 forum posts England
15 Sep 2012 - 9:14 AM

well captured , and you are right too often people forget if it were not for the ground crews and other support crews , the planes would not of been able to fly , Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33150 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 12:18 PM

A great composition, which certainly highlight the great work put in by these great enthusiasts which work tirelessly to keep these vintage greats in the air.

Nathan

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 2:05 PM

Great image in black and white, with excellent range of tones.
Well done, Gordon.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 3:07 PM

Excellent Gordon, captures the era indeed !!
Ron.

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