B-36 by desertaura

B-36

This is a B-36 strategic bomber photographed at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. This bomber, with a 230-foot wingspan, was operated by the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1959. The propellers, each 19 feet in diameter, are mounted behind the engines in a "pusher configuration." This unusual design makes the engines look like they were mounted backwards. The pusher configuration prevented propeller turbulence from interfering with airflow over the wings.
Wonderful perspective and composition, fantastic capture of this bomber. How awesome to see it. FAV
February 25th, 2015  
Bev
Great shot. I love planes. Fav
February 25th, 2015  
Wow, super capture of this bomber. Great in black and white.
February 25th, 2015  
Ooh! Fave! I just love old aircraft.
February 25th, 2015  
Super shot, love the old type of aircraft.
February 25th, 2015  
The B&W works really well with this picture!
February 25th, 2015  
That makes total sense to me about the propellers, love your explanation...Wonderful composition and a big FAV....
February 26th, 2015  
Great black and white - such clarity!
February 26th, 2015  
Beautifully shot and processed Beverly. Fav.
February 26th, 2015  
Very nice repeating propellers! They just draw the eye of the viewer to themselves. It think it works very well in black and white.
February 27th, 2015  
@anazad511 @prttblues @jamibann @creampuff @clairebearni @ingrid_marianna @skskunky @linnypinny @frankhymus @vera365 - Thank you very much for the comments! I was very pleased with the conversion to B&W. Some images just lend themselves so well to it without much effort and this was one of them.
February 28th, 2015  
@creampuff - Eve, thanks for posting this image to the B&W thread! I had just found the thread and was scrolling through it. Was totally surprised to see my photo there! I still don't know a whole lot about what's available here at 365Project, short of posting photos and commenting on others.
February 28th, 2015  
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