Spitfire  MH434 - OFMC`s Christmas Card 2011  by Colin  Williams Photography

Spitfire MH434 - OFMC`s Christmas Card 2011 by 

Thanks To Sarah Hannah For Being The OFC`s Christmas Card 2011

A 3 shot HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Fuji 1000Fs on tripod.

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

To Spitfire enthusiasts in the UK, Spitfire ZDB MH434 needs no introduction. Built in Castle Bromwich, it was delivered in August 1943 to 222 Squadron. It had a short relocation to 350 Squadron, and then later flew with 349 Squadron. After this busy RAF career MH434 was sold in 1947 to the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Its operational career with the RNAF included 165 sorties in Indonesia. In 1956 it was sold to the Belgian Target-towing organisation COGEA, and was sold to a UK owner in 1963. Since being transferred to private hands, MH434 has had a busy film and television career, most notably in The Battle of Britain and A Piece of Cake.

Owned for a while by Sir Adrian Swire (Spitfire Society President), 1983 MH434 was purchased by Ray Hanna for the (at that time) enormous sum of £ 260 000 and has been operated since then by The Old Flying Machine Company based at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    another award winning image…great hdr work

  • Thanks Guys, just realised I had not posted this one !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Scott Sheehan
    Scott Sheehanover 4 years ago

    Great HDR! Well done.

  • Thanks Scott, the subject helps !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    Fascinating how you do your hdr’s. Great work Colin;)

  • Now just take 3 exposures of everything where possible, A tripod is essential !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 4 years ago
    OH WOW this is a favorite for sure,
  • Thanks Malcolm !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 4 years ago

    You can tell how much you love your subjects Colin! Beautiful testament to these wonderful heroes. Loved reading the history too

  • It looks even better Flying !!

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture and PP .. :))

  • Thanks Indeed !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot – what a machine.

  • Thank you ! I totally agree !

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image! – John

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Fabulous perspective and HDR.

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin Williams Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Excellent HDR work Colin, love the angle

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin Williams Photography

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