Lancaster B.1 "City of Lincoln" over Burghley House by Colin Smedley

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The famous BBMF WW2 Lancaster “City of Lincoln” Flying over Burghley House and Park in 1979.

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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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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Great Image Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! This has been one of my most successful images.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Gary Eason + Flight Artworks
    Gary Eason + F...over 2 years ago

    This is wonderful. There are many shots of PA474 of course – but not from this angle! Lovely composition, Colin.

  • Thanks for the comment and the favouriting Gary! This must my best-selling image so far. It has been used in magazines, on a poster and on postcard that sold thousands.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 1 year ago

    Nicely taken shot Colin. How did you manage that one? – Ted.

  • Thanks again Ted! I was sitting beside an ITN film crew on the very edge of the lowered ramp of a Hercules. We were at 2000’ and 200kts flying a 150×50 mile racetrack pattern. I was supported by a harness specially made for me at the safety equipment section at RAF Lyneham. I still have it. It enabled me to lean out but not fall out!
    I was using a Fujica ST901 fitted with a Fujinon 50mm f/1.4 lens ( the sharpest lens I had seen up to then) and loaded with Kodachrome 25. I got better pictures that the RAF News and Aviation News photographers who were also on board.

    – Colin Smedley

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