Dambusters 70th Anniversary

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Dambusters 70th Anniversary

Flypast today at Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District where 617 Squadron trained for the operation.

I have cloned out all the people watching from the opposite bank.

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20 comments on “Dambusters 70th Anniversary
  1. pasujoba says:

    You have killed the people !
    Monster ! 🙂

    Great shot Ian . My portrait version captured the dam and aircraft together but doesnt work as well as this one …..landscape is the way to go I reckon .

  2. S Cansfield says:

    Cloning out the people has seemed to give it a quite "lonely" feel… Good work, could have been shot 70 years ago!

  3. Nicholas1963 says:

    Hope you don’t mind this is now my desktop picture 🙂

  4. And who am i says:

    Top shot Ian, ace vantage point.
    I did text you , but could not get a signal up there.
    Amazing day cheers.

  5. And who am i says:

    Top shot Ian, ace vantage point.
    I did text you , but could not get a signal up there.
    Amazing day cheers.

  6. comiquaze says:

    Awesome shot Ian!

  7. Steve Graham (formerly 'grahamsj3) says:

    Great shot of a great remembrance. I’ll bet there were plenty of Germans watching 70 years ago (and they were shooting back!). Nicely done.

  8. Jainbow says:

    It’s a brilliant shot, Ian – must have been quite a job cloning everyone out, I can imagine there was quite a crowd there? :~}

  9. Paul Newcombe says:

    Perfect vantage point. Well planned to include the dam.

  10. amyrey says:

    Quite moving to see I bet.

    Perhaps a little tear in your eye?

  11. stopherjones says:

    Agree, this is a great shot, and such a rare opportunity to boot. Great vantage point, obvious poignancy against the dam.

  12. mick cooke says:

    great photo Ian

  13. Highy says:

    Super shot mate, loads better than mine.
    Seems strange without the folks down below – almost like there’s this flypast taking place and everyone else is missing it!

  14. Tim Spicer Photography says:

    Lovely shot Ian would loved to have been there for this.

  15. salfordlad1 says:

    Stunning shots Ian..I really wanted to go there but circumstances dictated otherwise..Thanks for the insight.

  16. Lazenby43 says:

    It flew over us at Donington 2 weeks ago.

  17. cgullz says:

    you went to Derwent? you lucky bastard.
    very nice.

  18. crusader752 says:

    Wonderful. Like the way you treated this Ian as inclusion of the spectators detracted from the moment.
    Much appreciated on the heads-up too, just a shame I couldn’t make it there. Cheers Rob

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