Friday, April 19, 2013

Air Force Graveyard #1

Andy | Friday, April 19, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

The Markham Airport is located on Hwy. 48 about 5 km. north of the Town Of Markham, Ontario. The airport tarmac is also home to a few aircraft from the defunct Canadian Air, Land and Sea Museum. Most of the collection is in a restricted area and you will need permission to enter. This plane that I believe to be a Canadair CT-133 Silver Star can be found in an accessible area. If you wish to see the planes in person the Google map location can be found in the post footer below. PS: The original photo was taken on a very dull day and had very drab colours. So I enhanced it by popping the colours.
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24 comments:

  1. Interesting colors in this picture. The blue and brown from the plane are somehow a mixture of the sky and the ground, and the building in the background. Nice capture.

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  2. Interesting..we used to see airplane 'graveyards' in the Southwest...AZ and the CA desert...assume because the weather is the way it is there, plus the space.

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  3. Like the shot, Andy. Interesting colour combination.

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  4. I really like what you did with this. Gorgeous moody feel - inspires me think grey days are OK for photos after all.

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  5. Always thought this was a beautiful aircraft. In the U.S. it would be a T-33, jet training plane. While it wasn't supersonic, note the straight wings, it was fully aerobatic. Would be great fun to fly one of these. Like your photo a great deal. Color looks natural, and the dark sky just adds to your image.

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  6. I have vague memories of seeing WW II aircraft somewhere in the 1950s when I was very young. The shape of this one in your photo made me think of them, but I don't remember any where/when/why details.
    Thanks for the memories, Andy! My dad was a WW II vet who died in 2009, and I still miss him very much.
    K

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  7. I like the sky colors with the "pop"!

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  8. I'd love to be able to wander around that area.

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  9. I'm surprised to see the blue and green color scheme! I always imagine them being silver.

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  10. It's a great shot! Love old airplanes :)

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  11. Amazing! Excellent image Andy. Makes me proud of my Canadian roots. xo

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  12. Nice photo. The color scheme was used for wooded areas like northern Europe.

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    1. Thanks for the info about the colours.

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  13. Dynamic photography and imagine the plane has quite the history ~ ^_^

    ps. am your latest follower of GFC

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    1. Thank you very much. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right.

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  14. Now this one does look vintage! Love the color pattern!

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  15. cool! especially with those dark clouds

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  16. A great perspective, and those clouds make the perfect backdrop!

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  17. There is an air museum north of Hartford, which has old planes like this one. I have never been able to take good pictures there. Maybe this summer I will go back and try again.

    Love that sky!

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  18. I like the unusual color scheme.
    That's quite a dramatic sky.

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  19. Love the contrast in this photo, the great clouds, and the magnificent form of that aircraft!
    My grandfather was a pilot.. I got to fly with him in his 2-seater when I was a small girl. He was buried "wearing his wings." Planes always make me think of him.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

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  20. Nice shot. That sky looks very threatening.

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  21. That is quite an impressive aircraft! I like that you made the colors pop, it really stands out against the background.

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