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Gloster Meteor

By dark_lord  
I'm revisiting some older images shot on film.
A Gloster Meteor NF11 (WM167, G-LOSM) at the RAF Cosford Air Show on 20 June 1993.
Canon EOS 5, Kodacchrome KL 200.
This has been given the Nik treatment, and to be fair the original was pretty devoid of colour.

The aircraft was built by Armstrong Whitworth in 1952 at Baginton. When this image was taken the aircraft belonged to Bournemouth Aviation Museum. It was acquired by Air Atlantique in March 2004.

It's interesting to note that at the start of WW2 Gloster were making the Gladiator biplane. Before the war had ended they were making state of the art jet fighters.

Thank you to everyone who commented or voted on Seedy.

Tags: Military Transport Aircraft Monochrome Black and white Jet Grain Military aircraft Cold war Gloster Meteor

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GeorgeP 13 62 26 United States
5 May 2020 3:24PM
Wonderful shot and great processing. It's also interesting to note that bi-planes like the Swordfish and the Gladiator (not to mention the bi-planes in Russia) saw combat action in WW-II and in six years the technology had made a couple of quantum leaps. Extend that timeline another six years to include the Korean war and prop-driven fighter planes become virtually extinct.
5 May 2020 3:24PM
love the grainy Nik treatment, to mention just one
Zydeco_Joe 14 84 1 England
5 May 2020 4:29PM
The Nik treatment works well for me it gives the right kind of feel to the image. Good work.
John
Nice dramatic, grainy effect in the shot. Remember when about 7 y.o., c 1955, looking through the perimeter fence at RAF Wattisham and watching two or three dozen Meteors doing circuits and bumps.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2020 5:44PM
Impressive !! Good capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
5 May 2020 5:48PM
You have done wonderfully well with this! David
Super image love the grainy background reall adds strength to the over allcomposure

Carole
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2020 12:28AM
Splendid image
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
6 May 2020 12:35PM
Extremely impressive image Keith , wonderful treatment
Ian

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