Lancaster Bomber

by K30git

Another one from Shuttleworth against that lovely grey/white sky (not). Will admit to some post processing with this one else frankly it wouldn't deserve looked at...
Uploaded06/09/2013 - 10:03
CategorySports / Action
Shutter Speed1/320
Focal Length107.5mm

Posted 06/09/2013 - 11:25 Link
Nice angle, nice shot

Posted 06/09/2013 - 12:03 Link
very very jealous, I really wanted to go to this but had to stay home and fix the car instead

Perfect shutter speed for just the right amount of prop blur, nice capture.
you don't have to be mad to post here

but it does help
Posted 06/09/2013 - 12:17 Link
1stEverPentax wrote:
Nice angle, nice shot


Posted 06/09/2013 - 14:04 Link
Thanks very much gents, sorry you couldn't make it Mongoose.
Posted 06/09/2013 - 14:52 Link
Good shot. From the Battle of Britain Flight I assume, I think it's the only left one flying in the UK.

43 years ago I and some others got the chance to go inside that aircraft (while on the gound). Everyone else rushed to the cockpit but I went back and sat in the rear gunners turret. There wasn't a proper seat, the gunner sat with his knees up and the gun between his legs. In an emergency the turret was turned 180 degrees and the occupant jumped or fell straight out. The crews certainly were brave in WWII.
Edited by RussV: 06/09/2013 - 14:52
Posted 06/09/2013 - 16:02 Link
Too true Russ, its striking the rear gunners accepted their risks with such stoicism.

For anyone interested there's a very informative documentary on the role of Lancasters and their young flight crews:

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