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Old Mar 20, 2010, 8:02 AM   #1
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Not sure if this has any real impact but i like it and it is one of my favourite aeroplanes...

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Nice, I like like.

And the railing and rough waves adds to the shot
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As shoturtle has remarked, there are some neat elements to this picture that I like: the railing leads the eye to the main subject which is the flying boat. The fury of the waves adds drama to the image as well. You shutter speed has captured well the propeller motion which gives added impact to pictures of these types of aircraft! Very nicely done IMHO!
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Wonderful shot!
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Really good shot with some great elements giving much more information to us the viewer than just the plane and the sea. I will say one thing... horizon I know I'm probably too sensitive but it is out a little LOL.

I too love this old bird and photographed one many years ago when it came to visit the UK. Unfortunately on that landing she hit a buoy and had had a lot of damage done.

Did you get any more as I would love to see them?
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Cheers for all the comments, i have snapped it a few times but never like that..

I believe its now over in the states ...





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Excellent in everyway!!

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love this shot, especially the first one, the power of the waves with the plane. very nice.

for Mark, fixed the horizon.
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PBY-4 or 5. Not very popular if you were on a U-Boat. A friend of mine flew one of these during WW2. He said it was the easiest airplane to fly, ever, and was tough as a boot. Those are really some nice shots.
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PBY-4 or 5. Not very popular if you were on a U-Boat. A friend of mine flew one of these during WW2. He said it was the easiest airplane to fly, ever, and was tough as a boot. Those are really some nice shots.
A little different perspective. My dad trained on these in WWII but when it came time for him fly operational anti-sub patrols over the North Atlantic he was assigned to a squadron flying Lockheed Hudsons. He credits that, in part to his survival of WWII. The PBYs were a large and slow target and by 1943 the U-Boats had learned that they could shoot the Catalinas down. Several of his classmate were shot down in PBYs. The Hudsons were smaller and at least 75mph faster making a much harder target to hit.

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Added note. Forum member mtclimber (Sarah Joyce) reports having flown Catalinas during her aviation career.

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