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‘It’s what friends are for’

Lonely, and probably slightly lost, a damaged B17 struggles to make home base as the light rapidly fades. Joined by two ‘little friends’ for moral and combat support all three are committed to night landings - not something to be treated lightly in those early days of flying. A scenario repeated many times as the US 8th Air Force cranked up it’s operations in 1944.

Composite, in deliberately muted light conditions, constructed from airshow photographs and archive background.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon
Lens:80.0-200.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jul 2006 - 8:17 PM
Focal Length:158mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:'It's what friends are for'
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:10 Apr 2011 - 10:21 AM
Tags:Aircraft, B17, Digital art, Ww2
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Votes:41

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Jestertheclown
10 Apr 2011 - 10:23 AM

Great stuff Pat.
Good to see you back.

Bren.

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digital_boi
10 Apr 2011 - 10:27 AM

I’m sure the two little friends were a most welcomed sight under the circumstances very reassuring indeed... good composite the chosen background works very well click Grin

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User_Removed
10 Apr 2011 - 11:32 AM

Very nicely done.
Great shot.

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 2:42 PM

Now that's something you don't see every day!! A great shot!! Superb light, well captured. An all round grand image x x

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 3:54 PM

Beautifully compiled image, Pat: that sky to set the planes against is just a dream. I wonder how many planes like this arrived back reasonably intact but came amiss on landing due to pilot fatigue.....my guess would be a significant number.
Ronnie.

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
10 Apr 2011 - 4:15 PM

A well worked image well done

Bob

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
10 Apr 2011 - 4:59 PM

Love the idea of the composite. Well executed too.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 6:50 PM

What a great tribute to the flying boys of yester year.
Nicely done.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:06 PM

you are so good at these.lesley

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jeronius
jeronius e2 Member 5jeronius vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 9:33 PM

Amazing image!!
Jerry
Deserves the 30 votes.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 12:19 PM

A beauty- the light really makes this
Helen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 12:21 PM

Hurrah for the USAAC

Thank you for this beautifully crafted domposite-- Wonderful PS work!
JEnnnnn

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