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I have been enjoying photographing World War II airplanes this summer at the Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) – a great flight museum at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. During the summer they have two “fly days” a month where they fly several of their restored World War II aircraft and you can go right out to the edge of the runway to watch and photograph the aircraft as they take off, land and make passes over the field.
Last Saturday was one such fly day at the museum, and one of the aircraft that they flew was the Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk in the photo above. I decided to try doing some post-processing on the photograph of the Tomahawk to make it a black and white photo. These planes were first produced in 1939 when black and white photography was still the norm, so such a black and white rendering seemed appropriate.