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Hunter's Moon

By patspeirs  
Hunter’s moon ……………… the worst conditions for the Bomber Command crews, silhouetted against the lower cloud tops and lit by the near full moon. Although operations were, in general, not launched in full moon and clear sky conditions there were occasions when due to faulty met forecasts the predicted cloud cover would not materialise. Luftwaffe night fighters, far and away the most effective of the German defences, would reign supreme in the conditions implied in the image - beautiful but deadly.

Composite image from airshow pics and archive sky scapes - with a fair amount of desaturation and just a touch of blue filter.

Tags: Digital art Lancaster aircraft

Voters: franken, tull, RonnieAG and 23 more

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
9 Nov 2010 11:05AM
Another winner!


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tull 13 181 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 11:17AM
Well put together, great image.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Nov 2010 11:22AM
The minute I saw this image "Bombers' Moon" flashed into my thoughts: I seem to remember reading a war novel of that title, but could be mistaken.
It is certainly a very powerful image, beautifully put together, and as is your custom you supply such interesting background info.
Super bit of work, Pat.
9 Nov 2010 4:18PM
Another superb image and write up . The process also works very well .
Regards Charles
9 Nov 2010 6:37PM
Thanks Ronnie - guess you might be thinking of the novel by Alan Taylor, think it was tekevised in some form or other, also one of my firts posts on EZ, in '07, was the version just posted - a companion image titled 'Bomber's Moon'.
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
9 Nov 2010 7:18PM
Looks great Grampa. Lighting is just correct and the moon is brilliant. Great stars and seem to be in the correct position.

Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
9 Nov 2010 8:35PM
Excelllent work Pat.
V.2 for me

9 Nov 2010 9:11PM
A well deserved award Pat, amazing image.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
9 Nov 2010 10:22PM
two great images,well worked.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 8:03AM
Both excellent images Pat and supported by interesting background information as always.

two great images pat.ray
10 Nov 2010 8:51PM
Two more great pictures in a wonderful gallery and, as always, a perfect description as well.
12 Nov 2010 1:19PM
Excellent work again Pat V2 stands out for me good work indeed

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