Thundering Tonka on Heat. by Colin Smedley

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Tornado GR.4 XA458 of 15® Sqn starts its take-off run for a firepower demonstration at the RAF Waddington Airshow in 2010, the heat from its afterburners further contributing to the already noticeable rippling haze.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 1 year ago

    Great image Colin, love the heat cloud coming off the engine.

  • So do I! Thanks a lot Nigel.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 1 year ago

    Great shot Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...about 1 year ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks a lot Colin!

    – Colin Smedley

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