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The Gulf Between

By Goggz
Firstly, these are machines from very different era's.

Secondly, this Hawk is close to the end of it's service life and is soon going to be mothballed at Shawbury where it will be cannibalised for parts, whilst the Spitfire will be lovingly tended for many years to come.

Finally, the Spit was going quite fast and the Hawk going very slowly to stay in formation.

So that explains the title Smile

They did a nice formation display together. This is about a quarter of the frame at 300mm.

I'll load the original for comparison as V2.

Thanks for looking,

CHeer,s Goggz

Tags: Plane Transport Spitfire Hawk Aircraft Aeroplane Digitally manipulated Aeroplanes Raf valley Quite close together

Voters: Anthony, wasper, KangaGal and 30 more

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Anthony 15 5.6k 17 Scotland
16 Aug 2008 11:11PM


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Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
16 Aug 2008 11:14PM
Drat! I pressed the shift button when I dropped the plane layer into the sky, which explains the taller aircraft in the tarted up version Sad

Ah, well... we live and learn (I hope)

Ta, Anthony Smile
KangaGal 8 66 Australia
16 Aug 2008 11:20PM
Awesome. Jenny
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
16 Aug 2008 11:39PM
Still works for me, Pet! Smile

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samsalt 8 24 1 England
16 Aug 2008 11:53PM
Superb !

goso 10 2 1 Australia
17 Aug 2008 12:24AM
Well done pete........Bill
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
17 Aug 2008 1:13AM
Ta you lot Smile
Xxticy 8 1 United States
17 Aug 2008 6:19AM
Great shot, really like the comparison in the text of your post also... Just curious, but how did you go about adding the clouds?

17 Aug 2008 8:36AM
Brilliantly taken shots.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
17 Aug 2008 9:26AM
fantastic mate, great work

bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 7:09PM
superbly detailed shot, you can really see the difference between them
17 Aug 2008 10:01PM
Wonderful Pete, wonderful. Tony
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
17 Aug 2008 11:40PM

Quote: how did you go about adding the clouds?


It was a different image shot earlier on the same day. I cut the planes out as a layer and plopped the sky behind them. The hard bit was getting the cockpit glass to look OK.

Cheers everyone Smile
Wooly 11 112 4 England
18 Aug 2008 10:35AM
Great job Pete.

newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:11PM
This is fantastic Pete so well captured,
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
18 Aug 2008 10:29PM
Nice picture and you did a fine job of adding in the more colourful background. John
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Aug 2008 8:56PM
Ta you guys Smile
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 6:44PM
Excellent work Pete - happy 30th mate.
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
20 Aug 2008 10:22PM
Cheers Glynn, you make me feel so young Wink

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