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A flag to remember

By Pete      
Fragments of a B-29 Superfortress of the 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, USAF that crashed on 3 November 1948 at Higher Shelf Stones (Peak District) while on route from RAF Scampton to AFB Burtonwood. All 13 crew members were killed. The remains of the aircraft are scattered over a quarter of a mile of peat moorland.

I increased saturation for this one to place emphasis on the poppies and flag that provide colour to an otherwise very bleak scene.

A grad grey filter was added when processing through Lightroom, because the sky was pure white and too weighty in the shot

Tags: Photo journalism Poppies Superfortress B-29 Us flag Higher shelf stones

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Glyn1 7 4 1 England
4 May 2010 12:32PM
A shot worthy of the memory of those airmen.


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User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 12:34PM
I concur with the sentiment that this image perfectly portrays.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 May 2010 2:08PM
Good image especially with the drabness of sky and lack of colour. Well done.........Sandy
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
4 May 2010 4:48PM
Quite poignant with the little area of rememberance old & new.
A drop of HDR on all that rust would have brought out the great textures in there too.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 5:57PM

Quote:I concur with the sentiment that this image perfectly portrays.

full of sadness

Carrie_1 6 2 6 Wales
4 May 2010 6:37PM
I argree with chase that some HDR might bring out some more detail, here I have used the new HDR options in photoshop to "punch it up" although it might be a bit overdone to some eyes (I'm still getting used to the new options) Caroline
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 May 2010 8:34PM
Symbolic, Pete. Ron.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
5 May 2010 8:47AM
I think the small area of colour is enough in this sad scene of horror and destruction . So poignant Pete . Well captured xx
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2010 11:33PM
Been here and a few others and seen the flags, messages etc. Leaves you with a feeling of sadness. Like it Pete click
11 May 2010 11:34PM
An amazing monument.

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