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This wonderful Spitfire donning the D Day Markings Registration; NFX was captured whilst paying an visit to Rochester Airport with one of my Support Workers. We had been there no longer than fifteen minutes, sitting down and enjoying a cup of tea, when one of the staff noticed my camera on the table. He in turn looked at may and said; "There will be a Spitfire doing a flypast in about five minutes if you want a photograph?" I have never ever been in a position to capture a flying aircraft before, so I rushed as quick as I could into the ground opposite the main hanger and waited with bated breath. I soon heard the familiar chugging of the Spitfires thumping engine, and managed to capture a couple of rather unforgettable images.

The sky in the original image was rather featureless, so with a quick bit of CS6 'Jiggery Pokery' I managed to change the sky. "I hope that you approve?"

"Although this is not a Silly Sunday photograph, photograph number two is?". As you will see the Spitfire came frighteningly close in my view finder, which caused me to fall flat on my 'ask to questions', and in turn my camera went flying. Luckily only superficial damage was caused, however I am now beggining to sport a rather large bruise. GrinGrinGrin

Thank you all so very much for taking the time out to look at commenting on yesterdays upload 'Pointless'.

I hope that you have a great day, I on the other hand will start processing my images from yesterdays rather wet, windy and hailstone filled day out at Leeds castle.

Regards Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Oct 2012 - 2:39 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rochester Airport Flypast
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:14 Oct 2012 - 12:18 AM
Tags:Aircraft, DDay., Photo journalism, Silly sunday, Spitfire
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 12:25 AM

Changing the sky in V 1 has worked well, Nathan, allowing the sunlit fuselage and wings to display even better, I'm sure. Beautifully captured in fine detail.
Capturing V 2 was an example of dedication to your art when the circumstances resulted in your total collapse.....glad no serious damage to good self and equipment ensued though.
Ronnie.

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abeeror2
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14 Oct 2012 - 12:33 AM

Beautiful photo of a great plane.

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prabhusinha
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14 Oct 2012 - 12:43 AM

v1 is a stunning one.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8776 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 12:48 AM

The change of sky in V1 works well, and you've positioned the plane beautifully in the frame.
Although V2 is a fun image (a bit like my birds in flight shots really), I was quite concerned about your mishap and hope you're ok.

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Jocelia
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14 Oct 2012 - 12:55 AM

Excellent captures Nathan. What a treat to be able to photograph these.
Ronnie mentioned that you had collapsed. Do hope you are okay……

Jocelia…….

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debu
debu  4 India
14 Oct 2012 - 12:58 AM

A couple of good captures.
debu

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 1:19 AM

Thank for this image--- I grew up with these planes and their American counter part--- Seems my Daddy piloted them-- I always love a view of one-- Yours is an excellent one!

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Deep_Bhatia
14 Oct 2012 - 2:52 AM

Very interesting capture, Nathan. Deep

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 6:08 AM

V.1 is superb, Nathan, and the sky is excellent, hope the bruise isn't too painful Smile Carol

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gazlowe
gazlowe  2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 6:09 AM

Beautiful photo

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
14 Oct 2012 - 7:25 AM

V1 is superb Nathan, great processing. V2 hope you didn't hurt yourself.

John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Oct 2012 - 7:29 AM

Those magnificent flying machines and the men who photograph them Smile I love this presentation of an icon !

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 7:46 AM

Great two images Nathan, and had a smile about the forth coming bruiseSmile
also called...being in the right place at the right time...brilliant shots
Lillian

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 7:50 AM

A fine piece of manipulation in No. 1 and it is quite a story behind No. 2 just shows you have to take care Nathan.

Albert

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Franko59
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14 Oct 2012 - 7:52 AM

Great image well done mate!,,,regards Ian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

The jiggery pokery has worked a treat. Great detail of this fine old plane. V2 is reminiscent of 99% of the images I took recently at Eastbourne Airborne. Hope your bruise isn't too painful - arnica is supposed to be good. Smile
Ann

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 8:02 AM

Wonderful images Nathan, I have seen Spitfires fly over a few times but have never been lucky enough to capture one :-( Have a great day my friend and take care

Hugh

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14 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

Excellent work Nathan, really like V1,
Fred.

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Dwaller
Dwaller  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 8:39 AM

Love the idea of v1, and the way it emphasis the spitfire.
David

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 8:49 AM

v1 is very well worked, Nathan. A lovely portrayal of this icon. v2 ... one has to laugh GrinGrinGrin A bruise and hurt pride.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

V1. nathan goes to my favourite along with V2. take care now, your work on V1. has turned it into a wonderful photo, my Uncle to be flew spits, but never came back, my Aunty never married, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jasonrwl e2 Member 4169 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 9:00 AM

V1 is brilliant Nathan.

My brother used to fly these in the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which he led for his final tour of duty before retiring.

Sometimes if he was displaying on the West side of the country he used to come over our house and give us a private flypast - the neighbours were impressed GrinGrinGrin

Jason

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moiral
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14 Oct 2012 - 9:15 AM

While I am laughing (and I mean laughing) at your tale of woe Nathan (do have a bit of a sick sense of humour), your V1 image is wonderful. Moira

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franken
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14 Oct 2012 - 9:15 AM

Version 1 is really impressive work Nathan.

Ken

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 9:21 AM

A great photo and changing the sky has made the spitfire stand out even better, 2 great pictures, well done. Bob Smile

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cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 9:27 AM

great story..and two great shots...V2 - didn't the pilot come back for a victoy role??? WinkGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
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14 Oct 2012 - 9:29 AM

Love the light and the angle of the Plane banking round Nathan, smashing !

John Smile

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 9:30 AM

Nice one Nathan.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Wow Nathan this is a super shot, does this man have no boundaries lol. talk about putting your hand to anything, ...lovely capture the plane stands out so well good shot well worked pleased you are ok,

John

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
14 Oct 2012 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful piece of jiggery pokery Nathan and a superb capture of this icon aircraft even without all its parts in v2 ... Carol Grin

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Brian65
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14 Oct 2012 - 10:26 AM

Vi is fantastic Nathan, as always spot on.
Brian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 11:02 AM

What an adventure!
I can't help but smile at somebody nonchalantly asking would you like to take a photograph?
A very job you've made of it too even if you did need new sky.
As for V2 - that was close!!!!!
Hope posterior is healing and camera undamaged!
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Rende
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14 Oct 2012 - 11:08 AM

Beautifully captured Nathan, and that added sky works very well.
Rende

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 12:03 PM

Terrific work in v1 Nathan, that one "takes my breath away"

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digital_boi
14 Oct 2012 - 12:05 PM

V1 well reconstructed Nathan fine image as for v2 least no damage to the equipment in the fall and i'm the bruising to the sure'ask to questions' will med soon Tongue

Good work

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
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14 Oct 2012 - 12:07 PM

Excellent shot, Nathan.

Ray

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User_Removed
14 Oct 2012 - 12:19 PM

Stunning detail, an excellent capture. Smile
I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

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14 Oct 2012 - 12:43 PM

V1 is worthy of being a magazine cover or advertisement for these special events, Nathan. Well done for keeping your finger on the shutter button whilst panning in an unusual way.Tongue Pride more bruised than body, I feel.

Malc

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14 Oct 2012 - 2:24 PM

Hope you are ok Nathen,a great set
NettaSmile

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14 Oct 2012 - 3:09 PM

Oh dear, sorry to read of your accident in taking V2 - glad to hear you came away with no more than a bruise! Wink A super capture in V1, and a fine bit of jiggery-pokery, Nathan, wouldn't have known Smile
Trev Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

Great shots,
Ali

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14 Oct 2012 - 5:09 PM

Nothing like being in the right place at the right time, although it ended up a bit of a tragedy - that showed real dedication though! Nathan, I do hope you are O.K. after the tumble. Great shots, and your work on V1 is ACE.

Lavina

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
14 Oct 2012 - 5:28 PM

nice image Nathan.

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14 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Excellent shot Nathan,V1.Good litghting on the plane.
Elena

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14 Oct 2012 - 5:57 PM

excellent sir

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

I 've been to a few airshows over the years the spitfire is a hard one to get(for me anyway) Outstanding work Nathan.
Iain

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14 Oct 2012 - 7:37 PM

excellent work Nathan, always a thrill to get a plane in flight and so close, not easy - wish I had been there but sympathise with your bruising, would have made a good picture thoughWink norty meGrin

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14 Oct 2012 - 8:21 PM

I really like what you have done in v1.. and I hope your bruise is not too bad.

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gingerdelight
14 Oct 2012 - 9:14 PM

V1 - great capture! V2 - still laughing at your narrative! Smile
Carol

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
15 Oct 2012 - 6:17 AM

My grandfather was a fighter pilot during the Second World War. So I have a special feeling to the aircraft of this period. By the way, in 1942, he fought in the British fighter "Hurricane"
Great photo, Nathan!Smile
Regards Valery

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 - 9:34 AM

Well captured shot Nathan, nice in flight capture, Peter..

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15 Oct 2012 - 10:43 AM

I can only say superbly done!
DonMc

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15 Oct 2012 - 12:49 PM

wonderful shot my friend take care now keep safe Steve

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 7:21 PM

Now I am jealous ..
I adore these little planes and it's so many years
since I saw/heard one fly.
A beautiful capture and very well worked to the new sky.

B.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 - 7:26 PM

Fantastic birds-eye view. One has the sensation of being in the air with it.

P.

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