Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sky Watch - Up, Up and away

Last October, the Collins Foundation visited Frederick with three of its World War II vintage planes: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang. This year they toured the west coast, then headed east and are now in Indiana. For a few bucks you can look through the planes. For a few hundred bucks you an go for a short flight. I posted some shots of these planes at the airport and took some more as the B-17 and P-51 departed. As the planes departed, they turned west and circled back over the airport heading east to their next destination. Recently I pulled up a P-51 shot, cropped it, and made it my header. I imagine that there are a lot of Brits who saw the last image in 1943 - 1945.

The previous posts are War Birds, Sky Watch - In to the sky, and Window Views - World War II windows. (Some of the images on this post also appeared in the older posts.)


Anonymous said...

I love the header with the bright,sharp P-51 ! They are all great shots but I really love the last one as the planes depart into the distance.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The skies behind the planes are quite dramatic!


When planets plummet
And comets careen,
It’s the strangest sight
You ever have seen.

When drunk stars stagger
And comets collide,
It’s time to look up
As you go outside

To stare at the sky
Where the strangest sight
Is the moon-faced thing
That you see at night.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Night Sky

Indrani said...

Nice captures. These huge machines always excite me. :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and the perfect backdrop for the planes and you did get such dramatic captures, Lew! I love them! Enjoy your weekend!


Ann said...

I was just watching a TV docu,"How earth made us" there showed a "graveyard" of 4000 planes in I think Arizona. What a waste, should they sell one to you cheaply? LOL