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Skies-The ride of the Valkyrie

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 14 September 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Miss Demeanour again-this time the pilot has his cockpit open and is waving at the crowd. I've got a closer shot, but I liked the sky in this one
This is the last of the sky shots

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/1250 second F/11.0 ISO 1250 342 mm

sunstonemaria from California, United States

gorgeous rays of light!

14 Sep 2011 5:09am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Very dramatic clouds!

14 Sep 2011 5:22am

Abhijit from Nagpur, India

Lovely !!!!

14 Sep 2011 5:34am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands


14 Sep 2011 6:15am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous sky it is too! Suer, enjoyed the series

14 Sep 2011 6:15am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Love love love the clouds!

14 Sep 2011 6:36am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Stunning! Colors and compo are amazing.

14 Sep 2011 6:52am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. Dynamic clouds and a great sky. :)

14 Sep 2011 7:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Brilliant shot with your combination of the jet, awesome sky and silhouette of the low horizon. Terrific series as well!

14 Sep 2011 7:20am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

As an interplanetary craft with the sunlight that illuminates! Splendid framing. 5 *. Good day.

14 Sep 2011 7:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful sky, love the rays of sunshine coming through, forms a great background for this sot.

14 Sep 2011 7:48am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

picture+text = expressing the feeling!

14 Sep 2011 7:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You have worked this shot very well Chris, love the rays!
This must be a regular trick of his, opening the windows, I have him doing that on my shot too, was a bit of a surprise when I got it onto the pc.

14 Sep 2011 7:54am

@Curly: I think that air displays aren't places to be creative! I think that each "Act" is exactly the same all over the country-something I'm quite pleased about! I don't want them practising a new routine over my head!!

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

The rays are super cool, great!

14 Sep 2011 8:14am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh wow - you could not have hoped for a more beautiful and dramatic backdrop for the plane.

14 Sep 2011 8:19am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very impressive capture!

14 Sep 2011 8:48am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

cool shot!

14 Sep 2011 8:51am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

WOOOow!great shot,i love it The ride of the Valkyrie!well done CElliottUK.

14 Sep 2011 8:51am

David from Avranches, France

Perfection. This shot has the lot. Great.

14 Sep 2011 8:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

wow !!! superbe !! toute cette lumière verticale !!

14 Sep 2011 9:04am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Perfect capture with the break in the clouds, gives it drama

14 Sep 2011 9:25am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Wow, this is beautiful. A perfect way to end your series.

14 Sep 2011 9:48am

Victoria from Sweden

Wonderful light and picture. :)

14 Sep 2011 9:55am

@Victoria: I tried to leave a comment on your site but couldn't work out how to do it-sorry

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful striking image i ... the light that filters through the clouds is a magnificent backdrop for the plane. excellent photography! Best regards, Adela

14 Sep 2011 10:47am

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

wow,beautiful lightning, beautiful clouds!!

14 Sep 2011 10:47am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Just as good as it can :)

14 Sep 2011 10:48am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... What a spectacular sky ! Excellent light and capture. Have a lovely day :)

14 Sep 2011 11:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent !

14 Sep 2011 12:01pm

Landy from Miami, United States

buen trabajo de luces buena captura un saludo parece que el avion sale dentro de las nubes

14 Sep 2011 12:16pm

jay from MUMBAI, India

Terrific Capture......Great Shot

14 Sep 2011 1:37pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Ce ciel est superbe , la lumiere verticale et cet avion en font magnifique cliché !

14 Sep 2011 1:53pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very impressive!

14 Sep 2011 2:00pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Most impressive! You've finished the series in style, with a real stunner!

14 Sep 2011 2:21pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Especially effectively by the translucent sunrays !

14 Sep 2011 2:23pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I'm glad you left the sky in…it adds to the shot! Very nice image.

14 Sep 2011 2:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Qeul rayonnmeent de ce ciel grandise avec le bel avion qui passe super compo

14 Sep 2011 3:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful sky and sun rays for this plane's flight! Great capture!

14 Sep 2011 3:35pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous - the plane is placed perfectly in the frame to take advantage of that fantastic sky.

14 Sep 2011 3:45pm

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Nice! Wonderful sky and the plane is just in a right position. Beautiful.

14 Sep 2011 4:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a very attractive final image to the series! my first reaction to this one was "a harrier" - i thought the sunrays were the heat from its engines as it rose vertically!

14 Sep 2011 5:10pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

As you said Chris, the sky is very dramatic and the jet looks great against it.

14 Sep 2011 5:15pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Got another aeroplane shaped ashtray to my collection today so I was happy.
I don't know what it is with my wild fascination of these great metal birds,
helping people move faster than anyone imagined. Beautiful photo, the light
seems to ensure the aeroplene lands properly, almost giving god's hand to the
magical equation. Beautiful photo.

14 Sep 2011 6:28pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Wonderful shot, wow .... this light is fantastic !!

14 Sep 2011 7:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Like an angel !

14 Sep 2011 7:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous light. i love the beams

14 Sep 2011 8:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


14 Sep 2011 8:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

perfect timing for the light rays ..

14 Sep 2011 10:18pm

Nadi from Bandar abbas, Iran

beautiful lights,well done

14 Sep 2011 11:43pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

A dramatic, surreal shot! Wonderful look to this shot :)

15 Sep 2011 1:32am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great capture! fine focus and sharpness of the plane and superb cloudy background!

15 Sep 2011 2:47am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


15 Sep 2011 6:57am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Very nice

15 Sep 2011 11:34am

Fraucha from Біла Церква, Ukraine

This is pretty damn cool!
Can I say damn???

15 Sep 2011 1:13pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

nice timing in the light rays - good one

15 Sep 2011 4:23pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

the sky is the limit.... fabulous light beams here, I see why you preferred this one! the colours of the plane are also superb. very good!

19 Sep 2011 8:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W !

20 Sep 2011 5:43pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Wow, image astonishing but grand cliché amazing, I love it !

21 Oct 2012 6:40am

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/1250 second
ISO 1250
342 mm