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By TimothyDMorton  
What is 48-3514 ???
The simple answer is they are call letters of this "Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress."
"The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances."

Taken while I was walking back from the DRAGON BOAT RACES of the 5th July 2013 in Bayfront Park in Hamilton, Ontario I captured it. As this B-17 was above me, and was up for a special fund-raiser of the Canadian Warplanes Heritage "Canada's Flying Museum" during the weekend 5TH to 7TH July 2013 and this B-17 is based out of Arizona.

The techniques where in fixed the colour correction in Camera-in-the-RAW and then resized to met the requirements of the URL lastly applied the UNSHARP MASK and off course saved in JPEG for upload using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.

Tags: Transport Arizona Us air force WAR-PLANE Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Canadian Warplanes Heritage Canadas Flying Museum

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martyn_b 16 20 1
16 Jul 2013 1:35AM
the only critique i could give is to remove the huge dust bunny in front of the plane, its always nice to see the cockpit but from this angle its not happening, nice pic tho, cheers martyn
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:38AM
You do have a very big dust spot on you sensor. A decent shot, technically OK, although I'm not sure it's pin sharp, but that could be my tablet. The angle on the aircraft is not ideal. Slightly approaching and a bank towards the camera rather than away shows the lines better.

I know the spinning prop argument, but I might have gone f8 and 1/800.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 7:38AM
Looked on my big screen now. Sharpness just a touch out.


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