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Avro Vulcan B.2 by Daniel-Wales-Images Avro Vulcan B.2 by Daniel-Wales-Images
XH558 at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2009.
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Critique by DavidPenney Feb 21, 2011, 11:18:57 AM
Beautiful, yet in her time terrible in her anger, such an iconic aircraft from the "Cold War" captured beautifully. Seeing how difficult the light was on the day I love the way the light reflects off the upper wings of this stunning aircraft. Detail, light and colour are super and I love the sharpness of the image. Composition is excellent with the brooding dark clouds above and the rippling heat pouring out of her exhausts. The only thing that could have made this image perfect was a soundtrack of those mighty engines. Stunning image, super editing, would be honoured to have this hanging on my wall anyday.
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30sqm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Yet another outstanding photograph.  Hue* and colour balance are perfect, with the central white and black details providing a strong focal point, while the red of the insignia successfully avoid it being a monotone. They draw the eyes from the focal point to either wing, after which the moth-like form of this amazing aircraft lead the viewer on a little guided tour. Step back to view the whole, and the detail in the cloud is just enough.. neither distracting nor too dull.   Again : Exceptional Daniel ;-)   ..many of us have a great deal to learn from your work.

* ..colour meanings - "Blue is the colour of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism".  In this instance perhaps 'peace' should read 'peace-keeper"
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chriswatsonphotograp Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Good old 'Tin Triangle' looking menacing scrambling in to a doom laden sky, just like they did many times!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
For me, it's the plane from the 007 movie "Thunderball".
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Dr-Whom Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Stunning
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see this one again
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Gorgeous shot.
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
beautiful capture......
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice to see again
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome shot at takeoff.
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LFC1976 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Those clouds look threathening & regards to the rest of the article - SO SAY ALL OF US!
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humayunkk2002 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
very very nice image
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PSNK23 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this plane is so epic!!!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!
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YnX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
The last of its kind, really nice capture. Btw there is an amazing british documentary which "stars" this iconic aircraft: "Falklands' Most Daring Raid".
Thumbs up for the photo;)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Photographer
Thanks very much! I'm sure I have seen that documentary at some point. I think it's shown occasionally on either the History channel or Discovery. As for the aircraft, she is only the last airworthy of her kind. There are many other on display in museums such as Duxford, Cosford, Newark etc. Although obviously being able to see her fly makes her somewhat special. Sadly it looks as though 2013 will be her last in terms of being an airworthy aircraft. I believe she needs some major maintenance after and unless a major sponsor is willing to fund the work which is doubtful she will be grounded after. So if by chance you get to see her this year, make the most of the opportunity.
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RH-Photoworld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Great plane. gotta love the lines..
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chriz248 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic picture!!
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Lashington Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Just discovered this one. Excellent.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! I got quite wet just after this was taken, but it was worth it. Luckily managed to get the camera gear in the dry before it started chucking it down though.
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist
One of my friends always gets to Leuchars and was really down beat about the prospect of a wet show a couple of years ago. Apart from the danger of water on the gear there are some advantages. The air is moist and you have a chance of vorticies and more especially skys like this one as a backdrop. Critique's not bad either ! as I agree there too!!
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AOFW-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Woah, the aircraft looks absolutely massive!! Such a good plane. Nice capture as well on the dark sky.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Some aircraft just don't age!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, the Vulcan :love: She's some bird alright :clap:
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putrick Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Could I have this in 2560 x 1600 to use as wallpaper...? :)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Photographer
You are able to download it now, can you please tell me when you have downloaded it so I can remove the option to do so.
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putrick Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thank you!
Downloaded! :)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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Siveir Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
This is awesome and wonderful photo. Both the plane and the sky :XD:
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome capture. =)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Photographer
It made for a good photograph but I had to get my camera gear packed up pretty sharpish. All I can say is that storm wasn't so awesome. :O
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful in all respects. I saw one of these in my younger days at Farnborough Air Show. Amazing airplane!

The critique below is very good too.
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooops! Critique above, now. :lol:
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, start into the unknown
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vvneagleone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot of it!
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Photographer
A great aircraft! Amazing to think that it flew across the Atlantic to get to the Falklands! :omg:

And is that a thunderstorm on the way? :wow:
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Photographer
I don't think there was thunder, but a storm it most definitely was. I and everybody else at that show got completely soaked. The only benefit was that due to the on coming storm the vulcan performed a steep take off to avoid the storm. [link]
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Valder137 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. LOVE the dark sky vs the Vulcan!
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lizzyr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I know what you mean, I was there. Let's hope for better weather this year. :)
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Such a beautiful aircraft. I heard last year was its last year on the airshow circuit. Is this true?
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Photographer
Well as it stands it is going to be on the display circuit this year, however they are still asking for funding. As usual I suspect the cash will be found though, it usually is. Basically it is planned to continue flying but as they always seem to be on a knife edge, my advice is to enjoy it while you can because it isn't going to be around forever.
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plumpener Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Photographer
Actually, when I visit Castle I will photo my first Vulcan which is awesome to be sure, but, even more awesome to me than that, or the Peacemaker I mentioned, will be one of the very few, out door unobstucted 360 degree accessable SR71 Blackbirds in existance. Perhaps the most awesome jet to fly, and certainly the Loudest!
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bluescript Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
you are right, its more than the Vulcan, the dark skies, rain, stormy weather, all comes together on your shot.
congrats, AS
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MDJ86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010   Photographer
Superb shot!
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Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like all three V-bombers, but I've been in love with the Vulcan since I saw "Thunderball".
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disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   Photographer
Now the contrast in this one is just...wow...!!!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   Photographer
Now imagine how wet I got about 5 minutes later :O It was worth it to capture such an iconic aircraft in such an intense sky though :D
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disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   Photographer
Ha!I know this pain myself! When I am shooting airliners taking off during "a bit" of rain I am more worried about my camera geting wet than myself:)
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