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Duxford Spitfires

 

Last Sunday saw the final day of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A grand show culminating with 16 Spitfires in the sky at one time. A fine sight indeed.

 

This is a MkIXB Spitfire, MH434 was built in 1943 at Vickers, Castle Bromwich and Spitfire is completely original, never having been fully rebuilt.It is flying inthe original markings of 222 Squadron.

 

Below is a half flight of eight Spitfires during the flypast.

 

 

Spitfires

 

 


 


Duxford Spitfires

 

Last Sunday saw the final day of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A grand show culminating with 16 Spitfires in the sky at one time. A fine sight indeed.

 

This is a MkIXB Spitfire, MH434 was built in 1943 at Vickers, Castle Bromwich and Spitfire is completely original, never having been fully rebuilt.It is flying inthe original markings of 222 Squadron.

 

Below is a half flight of eight Spitfires during the flypast.

 

 

Spitfires

 

 


 


comments (13)

  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 00:18
That would've been quite a sight to see, stunning shots.
Les Auld: it was indeed Leanne, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 02:40
I wish I had been there,great photo
Les Auld: It was a great show Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2010, 07:13
Oh wonderful Les: I really didn't know it was possible to have sixteen aloft in one go
Les Auld: I have seen twelve before but sixteen was just the best, thanks for the comment Chris.
Great stuff Les.
Les Auld: Great planes Bill.
You really have done an exceptional job of capturing these great machines. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn they were all over the sky, I did not know which way to look.
Awesome!! I would have liked to have been there just to hear the sound of those mighty merlins. I see the 400mm is earning its keep very nicely, jealous only a little bit smile
Les Auld: They really did sound magnificent Dave, and the 400m performed excellently. Thanks for the comment.
Les, this is simply AWESOME!!!!!
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, appreciate the comment.
Super shot Les smile
Les Auld: Super plane Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2010, 21:14
Spectacular, Les! Your editing makes this look just like the artist's illustrations of the old Airfix models.
Les Auld: Now I never thought of that, but on reflection, Hmmm. Thanks for the comment Alan.
Alan has beaten me to the punch Les, it is a cracking photograph that has been lifted to a new high by your excellent editing, I am really envious of this shot, stunning and a fitting tribute to the men and those wonderful airoplanes.

Now come clean and let me in on your editing :o)
Les Auld: Thanks George, they are tremendous aircraft aren't they.

I shoot in RAW then edit in Photoshop and use various Topaz Plug-ins to achieve the effect. On this one I created a new layer and ran Topaz Adjust on it, copied the layer then used Topaz Detail. Finally I made another copy then ran Topaz Denoise. Sometimes this results in a much over processed image so I use layer opacity to get a better result. Sometimes I will also tone the image down with a Black and White adjustment layer with reduced opacity.

Does this help?
Wonderful
Les Auld: Thanks Todd, appreciate the comment.
Thanks for taking the time to reply Les.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2010, 20:04
WOW!! Mindblowing capure simply superb work,
Les Auld: Thanks Scotia, appreciate the comment.

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