“Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

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Leonardo da Vinci 1452 – 1519

46 comments on ““Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
  1. ssinharoy says:

    I love the colors!

  2. Hotpix [LRPS] Hanx for 1.5M Views says:

    Cracking shot, nice details Ian.
    Great shot my friend!

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  3. bazylek100 says:

    Great looking tight formation against the dramatic sky. Excellent shot, Ian.
    Despite his vivid imagination, Leonardo would be surprised if he could attend this airshow 🙂

  4. The_Photo_Boy says:

    awesome! great shot

  5. gab 2011 says:


  6. Benoit Foisy says:

    Beautiful. Nice colors and contrasts giving a dramatic result, Ian. I rarely get good results like this with cloudy conditions. Bravo!

  7. Mark McKie says:

    One of your best.

  8. Ian D B says:

    Thanks everyone.

    Ben, I really should admit that this was a dull-as-dishwater photo taken on an overcast day but when I pressed the magic button on my ancient software all these clouds suddenly became well defined and looking like they were laden with rain. But I will shamelessly accept the praise, thank you!

  9. cgullz says:

    fantastic image – love the free-feeling turn and the colours.
    quote – a bit too real for me, i may end up seeking therapy. again. lol

  10. Mustang Koji says:

    What a spectacular shot, Ian. Absolutely stunning.

  11. Ian D B says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/angwickham] Lol

    Thanks Koji!

  12. Reflective Kiwi %-) says:

    Fantastic quote and fantastic shot Ian! Absolutely brilliant! %-)

  13. Benoit Foisy says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts] : the result is brilliant, nonethless. Never got that, even with pp.

  14. Keartona says:

    Don’t know what the magic button on your software did but the result is great.

  15. The Neepster says:

    Fantastic – I’d love to take pics of these one day

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  16. CORDAN says:

    So true!

  17. Tomitheos says:

    great quote and great image,
    you caught the perfect curve from the perfect angle
    well done Ian!

  18. Gizzardtreedude says:

    Yes, shamelessly accept praise Ian, this is truly a cracking shot 🙂

  19. nondesigner59 says:

    Top class crew.!! Great shot.

  20. pasujoba says:

    Ian , I thought the day was quite good for photos …and so this shot proves ….to my eyes this is what it looked like at the time ! fair does the contrast is hiked but the clouds in real looked defined …the camera tends to iron out the difference a little in its programme . You have just reintroduced what was there for us all to see .

  21. flickrfanmk2007 says:

    Wow wonderful color!

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  22. Highy says:

    Great shot and processing, great quote, old Leonardo knew the score!

  23. stopherjones says:

    Great quote and image combo, love the colour and drama you’ve brought out, especially given the dull conditions

  24. Tech Owl says:

    Excellent work – don’t care how you got there!!!

  25. gastephen says:

    nice one Ian

  26. mick cooke says:

    wow ian what a photo great colour and the sky is a fantastic back ground for the photo great work

  27. amyrey says:

    Great image Ian. I know what I’d be tasting if I were up there with them…. fear.

  28. Ben_Senior says:

    Very nice!

  29. mickb6265 says:

    jeez,missed this one,ian..awesome,mate…!

  30. bandman12 says:

    I hesitate to heap more praise on this photo, lest you dip again into your well of shamelessness and accept it.

  31. kelollman - Digital Captivity Photography says:

    Beautifully captured (and processed!). Great quote, too!

  32. janano2010 says:

    Wonderful shot!

  33. salfordlad1 says:

    This is brilliant Ian..fantastic timing with the curves..What a cracker.

  34. Through Collette's eyes says:

    Brilliant shot Ian – the colours really pop : )

  35. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Really great shot Ian

  36. Xerones says:

    Right place, right time. Superb shot!

  37. stuant63 says:

    Very dramatic result. Great quote too!

  38. Stezzer says:

    That’s a great quote and beautiful shot, the red/white/blue are outstanding. Thanks for flying by dood, always appreciated, have a great week. ~_^

  39. andyholmfirth says:

    Don’t think they could be set against a better sky.

  40. mojo_black says:

    Great formation, looks good against the dark skies!

  41. *Psycho Delia* says:

    Absolutely amazing.. Love it

  42. bill_fawcett says:

    Superb composition with the aircraft sweeping back to the center and dramatic colours! Fantastic!

  43. IANLAYZELLUK says:

    Excellent Comp & Colours.

  44. f3liney says:

    Dramatic toning.

  45. erwlas says:

    Superb shot Ian. Love the processing

  46. 4737 Carlin says:

    great colours

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