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Calm Before the Storm - B -17G Sally-B - HDR by Colin J Williams Photography

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A 3 Shot HDR, processed in Photomatix Pro.

Taken at a Duxford day out with fellow Redbubblers Mike and Andy

B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe, from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe. Since 1982, Sally B has been operated by Elly Sallingboe of B-17 Preservation with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and the backing of one of the largest supporters clubs of its kind in the world – the Sally B Supporters Club.

The Sally B was used in the film Memphis Belle as one of 5 flying B-17s needed for various film scenes, and it was used to replicate the real Memphis Belle in one scene. Half of the aircraft is still in the Memphis Belle livery.

Fuji 1000Fs on tripod


aviation, b 17, b17 flying fortress, duxford, hdr, memphis belle, sally b, war, warbird

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Colin! I have been fortunate to photograph this beauty in the past & sit in the cockpit at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome.. my images were nothing like these! Excellent!!

  • Thanks Tainia, had to rush this set, as last battery was blinking red !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work mate!

  • thanks Dennis !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonabout 4 years ago

    Outstanding Image Arrowman…I just LOVE this one, one of my favorite all time warbird’s!

  • Always try for a different angle !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Great POV, super HDR Colin …

  • Thanks Tom !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 4 years ago

    keep them coming! My faves aren’t full yet – lol! another great one Colin!

  • I took 424 shots that day lol !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerabout 4 years ago


  • Cheers !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 4 years ago

    i can understand why mate! given the material to take I’d be running them off flat out as well! Hopefully will get a chance at an airshow in September to do some more – no idea as yet what’s in it though. More likely to be modern stuff mainly.

  • I must admit that most of the shots were trilple exposures, giving the choisce of exposure blending, or hdr !!

    Be warned ! were of here
    this weekend !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    A really great capture!!!!, Bill

  • Thanks Bill !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and comp!

  • Thanks !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Nice collection Colin!
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

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