Fairey Swordfish II LS326 by Chris Lord

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The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Here she is coming home after hunting Submarines and the Bismark. It was a Swordfish that torpedoed and crippled the Bismark allowing her to be sunk.

Various photographs (original plane, two skies, beach) shot with a Canon 5D MKII and combined with 3 lightly applied textures in Photoshop using layers, various blend modes and masks plus slight tweaks in Topaz Detail.

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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Neat looking!!

  • I’m really pleased with the colors in this one. Glad you liked it too, thanks very much John, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Excellent Chris. – Ted

  • Hi Ted, thanks so much for that. Truly appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Gosh darn! A nice surprise for the end of the year. What a great honor, I’m very happy and grateful, thank you very much RobynLee.

    – Chris Lord

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 01/31/2012
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  • Thanks very much.

    – Chris Lord

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 20/06/2012…Shirley

  • Oh, very cool! Feeling most honored and grateful to find this today. Thanks so much Shirley, this is greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 2 years ago

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    great looking pic chris !

  • Apologies for belated reply, your comment is none-the-less very much appreciated, thanks so much, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 2 years ago

    Great Rework Chris !

  • Hi Colin, this plane was one of my faves. A great pity it never flew last Sunday. Oh well I did get it last year. Thank you kindly, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • relayer51
    relayer516 months ago

    Splendid creation Chris, my mother used to build these during the war so its an aircraft with personal connections.

  • Thanks for mentioning that Mark, One fails to realize that it was women working in the factories during those hard times building these machines of war. Thanks for the nice compliment, cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca6 months ago

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