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Deadly Embrace

By patspeirs  
Deadly Embrace

WW1 Series (3)

First of all my apologies for being posted missing the last few days - my computer ‘died’ and it has been a frustrating time getting a replacement up and running and restoring all the data and s/w from the external discs. Had completed this one prior to the crash - and may be a wee while before all the PS stuff is up and working.

Typical of the later WW1 encounters is the initial pass followed by a hard pull into a tight circle. The better pilot or more agile aircraft will slowly gain sufficiently on the other combatant to bring the sights to bear - breaking from such a tight formed circle was dangerous in the extreme with cloud the more likely saviour.

Composite images of rebuilt Nieuport (French Escadrille Lafayette) and one of the famous ’Circus’ Fokker Triplanes from recent air shows and a local skyscape.

Tags: Aircraft Digital art Ww1

Voters: Shane136, Jalapeno, kaybee and 38 more

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Shane136 14 63 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 9:55AM
Fab shot, really works well


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Jalapeno 7 127 2 Iceland
9 Apr 2010 10:06AM
I enjoy this theme and your work! I do not enjoy computer illnesses lol Well done!
Cormy 10 3 England
9 Apr 2010 10:12AM
Wonderful stuff,Biggles.Really enjoy your work.
Another excellent image full of drama and action. Lovely work, as always.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Apr 2010 10:30AM
Beautifully constructed image, as always, Pat. How frustrating and expensive it is when the computer decides to 'die'. Glad you have not lost anything (?) and are getting up and running again.
Regards, Ronnie.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 11:49AM
Excellent work!

I can relate to PC crashes!

Montana5 7 57 3 Scotland
9 Apr 2010 12:38PM
Fantastic shot.
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
9 Apr 2010 2:35PM
Great shots and work to put them together. Ann
Cor 8 Belgium
9 Apr 2010 4:01PM
Great work!
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
9 Apr 2010 5:26PM
Stunning work Pat and a great perspective on this. Tight circles and 'G' I wonder how many folded up
rockfish 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 9:26PM
Fabulous image Pat - and informative text too. Great work.
9 Apr 2010 10:04PM
Excellent Pat, wonderful work.
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
10 Apr 2010 11:51AM
Great composition grampa and the sky looks great in this composition.

horley 10 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2010 1:45PM
great image with almost monochrome look.terry
13 Apr 2010 9:08AM
Great image/work again Pat

metro074 7 8 Australia
13 Apr 2010 12:18PM
Wonderful image Pat. Love the clolour on mono. Wonderful write up too
Hipcheck 10 1 Scotland
14 Apr 2010 12:40PM
great pic nice colours in the sky.

Duncan Tongue
14 Apr 2010 9:52PM
superb image pat.ray
Canadiann 7 2 Canada
16 Apr 2010 3:37PM
Glad you are back online Pat. this is a marveleous presentation such action and excitment here. Love all the info you give too.
cuffit Plus
11 310 5 England
22 Apr 2010 9:58PM
Pat, this is quite superb and captures the fragility and the violence of flying - leaving you wondering about the outcome; only allowed one vote unfortunately. Chris

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