This is a composite of 5 photographs. The aircraft are from World War 1 and are typical of the fighters that would be seen over the trenches in Europe. The aircraft were photographed at a local airshow this year. The sky background was taken during a flight over the UK south coast.
I used several texture layers to soften the image and add a vintage effect after I had reduced the saturation.
The poem is from a grave of a pilot at RAF St. Eval in Cornwall, who lost his life in the war.