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B17 - Homecoming Series (2)

‘The Hard Way’

Stricken and struggling a lone B17 limps across the North Sea. With the Dutch coast now well behind there is only about 80 miles to go to reach the East Anglia bomber bases. Just holding altitude with one engine out - and feathered - another frozen and still smoking with the blades creating a lot of extra drag - the crew need all their energy just in keeping airborne. The B17 proved itself a rugged combat aircraft and many got home so badly damaged that they were beyond repair.

The image shows a 91st Bomb Group B17 making it’s way home ‘the hard way’.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon
Lens:24.0-60.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jun 2006 - 8:16 AM
Focal Length:60mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Coming Home - the hard way
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:9 May 2011 - 2:06 PM
Tags:Aircrfat, B17, Digital art, Ww2
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digital_boi
9 May 2011 - 2:16 PM

Says a lot for the flying teams and the construction of the plane good to see you posting again nice one click GrinGrin

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Jestertheclown

Another excellent piece of work Pat.
And yes, it is good to see you're back.

Bren.

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Imagephotographics

Another wonderful image/work from you once again Pat - well done !

Chris

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 2:58 PM

Welcome back Pat. Been missing these. A cracking image and piece of work
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 3:43 PM

Great image as it struggles to maintain height above the waves, Pat. Beautifully compiled shot as always from you.
Ronnie.

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jeronius
jeronius  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 9:24 PM

Wow, awesome image. Still loving your work.
Jerry

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 9:37 PM

It's a beautifully lit plane but aerodynamically the image is a bit wrong. That unfeathered port outer is creating huge drag, so the rudder should be visible on the starboard side and possibly the ailerons a tad out of kilter too, controlling the secondary effects... having been picky, it's still a really good bit of work! Smile

Cheers, Goggz

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
9 May 2011 - 9:39 PM

When will you run out of ideas for B-17 compositions Grampa. Great work, nice lighting and nice photo shopping on the plane and very dramatic back ground.

connor

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
10 May 2011 - 10:42 PM

Goggz, you make a fair point about the rudder although differential power would have made some difference to the yaw factor. Will have a rework and see if a little rudder looks OK. No worries about being 'picky' - picky helps to improve the breed. My thanks for your interest and input.

Pat

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