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Aircraft of WWII

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  1. Price

    Price Premium Member

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    There's a dedicated group who preserve and continue to fly the American aircraft of World War II, the Commemorative Air Force. These images are from their recent show here in Texas.
    All photos taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 16-55 2.8 lens.
    Here, the "six gun nose" from a B-26 Marauder.
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    And an engine cowling from the same B-26.
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    The B-29, "Fifi", rolling out for takeoff.
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    Finally, the B-17, "Texas Raiders", on display under the Texas sun.
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    I love the B&W images. They look like images from that time and era.

    Cheers!
    Pete
     
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    Nice work. I agree with Pete. I like the way the images look as though they were made years ago.
     
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    Years ago (2003), I was fortunate to take a media flight in the EAA's B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" while working freelance for a small Florida weekly. Still remember an old WWII vet that showed up at the airfield that day and the shot I got looking out through the bombardier's position! These were shot with a Nikon F100 and Nikkor 18-35mm zoom on Tri-X film.

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    It’s getting more and more scarce to see these old WWII veterans. Just about everybody flying and maintaining these planes is too young to have served in that war, but they are so proud to preserve the living history.
     
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    You are absolutely right! This is an image that I can never recreate! And isn't that part of the joy we get from photography? That history that is forever perserved!
     
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    Appreciate the nice comments, and agree that living history like this makes B&W processing especially appropriate. Here, one of my favorites from this shoot...

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    Beautifully taken photos of these great machines, I am only 56 but I do love all these old planes and like the B&W ones.
     
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    Thank you! It helps when you love what you shoot. Got my pilot license many years ago while in the Air Force. My dad was a pilot, and my nephew is currently an airline pilot...guess it runs in the family!
     
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    Capture #2 = got my attention both in terms of the composition and also the colour rendering - well done
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Nice ,
     
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    I was at a local airshow this summer. Lots of cool aircraft but despite all the modern sophisticated warplanes and jets, some of my favorite were from the WWII era.
     
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    The absence of modern jets here made me appreciate the sounds of the big piston engines more than ever!
     

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