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Taken on Sunday at RAF Waddington.

It is great to see that this wonderful aircraft is again in our skies. Sadly though, on Sunday, it never made it to the sky.

Although it had flown on Saturday, an electrical fault prevented it from flying on Sunday.

So as not to dissapoint the crowds too much, it made a high speed taxi along the main runway. This happened immediately following the biggest downpour of the day.

Fortunately though the Sun broke through at exactly the same time, providing a dramatic backdrop.

Then the pilot gunned it!! The power/heat unleashed by those four engines, immediatly turning the water on the runway to spray/steam.

I hope I have done the ensuing image justice.

Over to you to decide.

Got to go out shortly for a couple of hours, will catch up later.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 75-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Vulcan To The Sky
Username:Stewy Stewy
Uploaded:8 Jul 2008 - 5:56 PM
Tags:2008, Air show, Landscape / travel, Raf, Rain, Transport, Vulcan, Waddington
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CHRISB911
CHRISB911 e2 Member 854 forum postsCHRISB911 vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 5:59 PM

magic shot, love the sky and the sense of speed and power on landing

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Chrism8
Chrism8 e2 Member 8753 forum postsChrism8 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:03 PM

Excellent capture, great shot.

Chris

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Bravdo
Bravdo e2 Member 6Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:09 PM

Absolutely superb shot....I took a photo of her at coningsby earlier this year when she was there for compass swings....
Magnificent to see pictures of her and to see her fly again....
Well Captured.

Barry Smile

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
8 Jul 2008 - 6:15 PM

awesome capture!

Great timing!

Jouko

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BrianSS
BrianSS e2 Member 8353 forum postsBrianSS vcard England35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:21 PM

A superb shot, great timing. I love the dark sky against the white spray. Superb!

Brian

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digiray63
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8 Jul 2008 - 6:25 PM

Super shot, great to see one in action again. Marvellous aircraft with super engines.
Ray

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:34 PM

Fantastic Plane, great picture.

John Smile

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rossi
rossi e2 Member 11142 forum postsrossi vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:50 PM

I think you will find that aviation buffs dream of pictures like this, it simply fantastic.

Ian

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 6:59 PM

Im not usually into photos of planes but found this one appealing, I think the dark sky and the spray do it. Angi

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 13496 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 7:41 PM

Great shot with the sky and spray.

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neonknight
neonknight e2 Member 10neonknight vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 - 8:12 PM

Over the last few days I have seen many images of the Vulcan at Waddington,but this is by a country mile the very best yet Stewy what you have caught here is the magic of this wonderful machine,awesome wish it was my shot,cheers John

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kinfatric
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8 Jul 2008 - 8:53 PM

a wonderful sight

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AntHolloway
AntHolloway e2 Member 9168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 - 9:39 PM

Yes, the thunderstorm did make for some good effects on the day, maybe better than a blue sky Wink It really worked well here to give you that contrast with the spray.

Ant.

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Stewy
Stewy e2 Member 7101 forum postsStewy vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2008 - 10:23 PM

WOW!! Thanks all. I feel a bit like the rain on the runway, blown away!!

Two hours turned into four and only just got back in so will have to catch up tomorrow now, but many, many thanks for the terrific response to the shot. I never expected it to be so well recieved.

Much appreciated.

Martyn

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8 Jul 2008 - 10:31 PM

Wow, stunning shot, well captured

Mark

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MEM
MEM e2 Member 7MEM vcard England
9 Jul 2008 - 5:37 AM

I think it's a very fitting image, "dark and sinister" as would have been it's mission in it's day. Thankfully that day never came.
Absolute must for viewing large.

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LesF
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9 Jul 2008 - 8:24 AM

Wow what a terrific shot

LesF

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nothsafoto
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9 Jul 2008 - 9:22 PM

Dramatic shot with "perfect" weather ackdrop to and awesome plane.

Rob

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Carl40
Carl40  8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2008 - 8:04 PM

Great job stewy it looks great could see this as a poster

carl

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Nigel_95
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10 Jul 2008 - 9:29 PM

Terrific atmosphere. Love the spray and dark sky backdrop.

Nigel

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Falconer
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11 Jul 2008 - 8:36 PM

wow very dramatic and a great lucky bit of light

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Stewy
Stewy e2 Member 7101 forum postsStewy vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2008 - 9:32 AM

Once again a huge thank you for all the support on this one, which has now turned into my most popular upload.

Martyn

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MarkBroughton
27 Nov 2008 - 8:50 PM

Superb shot Martyn, you have certainly done it justice, hopefully one day I will witness this awesome machine Smile
Mark.

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31 Aug 2009 - 1:28 PM

Nice one, it flew over our house twice on Saturday, I didn't even manage to get the camera out, but it was amazing to watch.

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