The power behind Sally B

by Helen Hooker January. 21, 2017 1851 views

We made a brief visit to Duxford this afternoon in the hope that something might be flying in the sunshine.  A few small private planes came to and fro but nothing particularly interesting so my panning practice will have to wait for another day.  Inside one of the hangars several planes were undergoing their winter restoration, including Sally B, the last airworthy B17 in Europe.

21 January 2017

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Jill Bahm 2 years, 7 months ago

Great shot - love the light and shadows and the lines.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Jill :-)

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David Brennan 2 years, 7 months ago

stunning detail. The IWM is somewhere I'd love to visit

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Helen Hooker Replied to David Brennan 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you David. I can recommend it - we're members of the Friends of Duxford and often pop in.

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Dorita 2 years, 7 months ago

Love this! Great photo.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Dorita 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Dorita!

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Loren Knoppi 2 years, 7 months ago

Great photo! Love how it looks like it's a very old photo!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Loren Knoppi 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Loren. I used a Tri-X film simulation on this to create the high contrast effect.

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Mark Lineberger 2 years, 7 months ago

Great composition and exposure to keep all that detail and tonal range. Love this type of history in photos. Very interesting!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Mark Lineberger 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Mark!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

The mono treatment here really gives it an authentic "period look".....
Love the perspective & edit....

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Jay, B&W also has the benefit of removing some of the distractions!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 7 months ago

My pleasure, Helen!
Good point!

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Abigail Gossage 2 years, 7 months ago

Bizarre that we both posted aircraft photos on the same day 😄 Serendipity?

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Helen Hooker Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 years, 7 months ago

It is odd! We're friends of Duxford so we often pop up there to see what might be flying at the weekend.

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Vivienne Albiston 2 years, 7 months ago

I like the angle and focus on this one....most people try to get all the aeroplane in and it somehow makes them smaller. This gives a real sense of scale.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Vivienne Albiston 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Vivienne! I agree about the framing. Shooting whole aircraft is so hard in museums as there are always so many distractions in the background.

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Jean Paul Escalera 2 years, 7 months ago

I went to Duxford many years ago. Quite a museum then and I am sure it is much larger and better now.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jean Paul Escalera 2 years, 7 months ago

It is a huge museum - so much to see. We're members of the Friends of Duxford so we'll often pop up there to see what's going on at the weekend. Was the American Air Museum there when you visited? If not, it's worth a revisit for that alone if you get a chance.

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