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

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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
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    another award winning image…great hdr work

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

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Scott Sheehan
    Scott Sheehanalmost 4 years ago

    Great HDR! Well done.

  • Thanks Scott, the subject helps !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 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 J Williams Photography

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

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 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 J Williams Photography

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture and PP .. :))

  • Thanks Indeed !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot – what a machine.

  • Thank you ! I totally agree !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image! – John

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous perspective and HDR.

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent HDR work Colin, love the angle

  • Thank you ;0)

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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