100 Pictures Challenge #89: Through the Fire. A bomber crew is caught off-guard by bogeys flying out of the sun.
I started this god knows how long ago, but stopped halfway and didn't get around to finishing it until my Great Internet Blackout. (No greater motivation for finishing pictures than a media blackout!). In case you're wondering why WWII bombers (read: B-17s) crop up in my gallery every two years or so... well, I never got over my childhood obsession with Flying Fortresses, or my ridiculous dream of flying them. Or any other plane, really. So every so often when the nostalgia returns I do something utterly pointless, like buy a Hamilton aviators' watch, or get Wings of Prey
, or... paint airplanes.
[Admittedly, this picture was inspired by a single line from the movie, Memphis Belle
: "Jesus, there's a hole in the pilot's window." Well, this particular one is obvious not in the *pilot*'s, but you see how this came about. LOL.]Tech note: Plexiglass doesn't normally shatter unless you happen to hit it at a stress point, I believe. I guess the bogey was just lucky. You'll just have to suspend your belief, lol.