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Up in the Clouds...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...a vertical climb in formation and still natures power looks to be winning. The coloured smoke seemed to fall quicker and the white was left hanging in amongst the clouds across the sky.

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debu 8 India
1 Aug 2012 7:16AM
Excellent capture.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:19AM
wonderful comp dougie brilliant timing love those clouds a cracker nice one Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:44AM
A rather stunning aeronautical capture, great detail throughout. A real prize winner.

Regards Nathan
Thanks Nathan, nice comment.Grin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Aug 2012 8:20AM
Different from most we see Dougie..this one being as much about the sky as the machinery.
We are just about there with our move and gongs on.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:26AM
dont they look so tiny compred with the world around them
moiral 8 12 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 8:38AM
2 good formation captures - the planes and the clouds Grin. Moira
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Excellent comp Dougie, which puts our high tech toys in their place. Like the processing too, which adds mood.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Aug 2012 9:02AM
Like the big sky and that cloub to balance your comp Dougie
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:20AM
Unusual, I cannot remember seeing an air show composition like this before - most photographers want to go in as close as their lens will allow. This is such a broad, expansive landscape, with the localised explosion of speed looking quite small against the hugeness of nature.
Just as I saw it and visualised it before it happened, the cloud was there for the taking Moira. Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 9:43AM
You needed a big sky for these chaps, Dougie, and that is what you have given them, plenty of room to climb into: but as you say, man's efforts do look quite small when seen in the bigger context of what nature has to offer.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Aug 2012 9:46AM
Beautiful counter balance of this image Dougie, perfectly timed !!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:50AM
Fabulous composition and capture, Dougie. The tall mass of cloud on the right forms a great balance for the austere verticality of the vapour trails. Perfectly timed - by them and by you.
Thanks all, it's nice to read that you saw what, I was seeing and not just getting carried away with myself. Wink
1 Aug 2012 5:51PM
I can hear the engines ! Another fabulous image and composition. Gill
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:05PM
Excellent image Dougie. I really like the way you have composed this. Keeping the tall cloud in on the right gives a nice balance. Using a wider view gives a great sense of scale indicating our size next to these giants of natures creation.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:11PM
crumbs and crikey - it was up into the clouds, well timed picture
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 3:05PM
I'm interested in everybody's comments about the composition and although I wouldn't have thought of this myself, agree that it works so well! I love those rings of vapour where they must have put the burners on - what excitement! Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 7:22PM
Oooooo....missed this corker ?

Cracking shot !!!....impressive sky, with the added 'oomph' from the aircraft in flight !!!!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 9:27PM
Not only wonderfully captured the plane formation, but also an amazing sky with superb clouds.

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