Fire in the Sky - created by lchappell


Fire in the Sky
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The Battle of Britain is the name given to the World War II air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.
The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date.
The failure of Germany to achieve its objectives of destroying Britain's air defences, or forcing Britain to negotiate an armistice or an outright surrender, is considered its first major defeat and one of the crucial turning points in the war.The British victory in the Battle of Britain was achieved at a heavy cost. (5 years and 744 days ago)

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avatar Drivenslush

super clean work here.. love the tracers, very well done

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice work...very dramatic lighting!

avatar orientallad

amazing, great sources choice, very neat work, right on the theme, briefly i love it, just one tiny suggestion, if you make the fans of the aircraft swirl would make the image more dynamic, good luck

avatar minnie
minnie says:

I like the light, very good job!!
But I'm with Orientallad, try to make the propellers with movement. Maybe with radial blur?

Great image author!

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WONDERFUL . great take on the theme, good source images prop motion would be a bonus as already highlighted. THUMBS UP AUTHOR>

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Excellent choice of subject/history lesson, and very dramatic image. Pretty cool view of the action above the clouds.

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Excellent work, great mood, blending and effects.

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pshoudini says:

this is spectacular...i love mostlly everything in it man...good job

avatar loriann88
loriann88 says:

Very nice!!!

avatar spaceranger

Excellent entry and great subject. You can't say enough about the courage and determination of the British people in WWII. Using older less capable aircraft like the Hawker Hurricane and the newer and one of the ten best fighters in history the Supermarine Spitfire they fought overwhelming odds. This makes a nice tribute to those tenacious British fighter pilots!

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

In retrospect you'd have a much more realistic image if the props were given a radial blur, but it's still good work.

author says:

O-K War-bird fans, upon popular demand I have made an edit. Thank you all for the positive feed back and favorites. After some careful deliberation and pressure opacity smudge brush work I have added some blur to the blades on the props. Spaceranger, you are exactly right about the Hawker Hurricane, now those Hurricane drivers had some brass kahuna's for sure.

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic piece of work author...Great mix of different sources and outstanding final result...Instant fav from me...Best of luck

avatar nbaztec
nbaztec says:

Whoo ya! Get 'em tiger. This seems out from a movie. Great clean work author. High scores.

avatar jordyponce

Amazing!!..

avatar George55
George55 says:

One of your best works..... Patience and imagination at their best.... good luck!

avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

I almost miss the chance of casting my vote and fav but luckily I made it specially to this wonderful entry.

avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Amazing work of Art!

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Props look lots better now, great job!

avatar Drivenslush

CONGRATS ON THE TOP A CHOPPITY CHOP CHOP

avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

Congrats pal!

avatar spaceranger

I'm a little late but a big Congrats to you Loyd, well done!!

avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Mucho kudos, Loyd!

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