This is a slightly enhanced capture of the "Bluebonnet Belle," a restored 1944 Douglas C47B Skytrain, as it took off at the Central Texas Air Show, Temple, Texas, in 2009. During World War II, the US and other allied countries used the C-47 and similar modified DC-3 aircraft to transport troops, cargo, and wounded soldiers to and from the battle fronts.
Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only been posting them for others to see since about September 2012.

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