Amy Johnson, pilot and engineer by quietpurplehaze

Amy Johnson, pilot and engineer

Amy and her plane were lost off the shores of Herne Bay in 1941. She was 37 years old, serving her country.

Despite a dramatic rescue attempt, in which the captain of the rescue vessel also died, neither her body nor the wreckage of the plane have ever been found.

I saw this bronze statue in memoriam along the promenade at Herne Bay. It was beautiful but dark and shining in the sunny weather.

I thought I would not be able to get a good shot of it but, after a think about settings, I at least, managed this portrait shot.
This works really well, so much better than trying to get the full statue into the frame. Lovely memorial of this brave woman.
July 7th, 2017  
That's a great bit of portrait focus there. Lovely narrative too, thsanks for that info
July 7th, 2017  
A lovely memorial of her
July 7th, 2017  
Wonderful shot and poignant homage to this spunky aviator.
July 7th, 2017  
A courageous young lady :)
July 7th, 2017  
great piece of history :)
July 7th, 2017  
Love the story of Amy Johnson and all the pioneers of flight. Lovely statue.

I just received your book "Till We Meet Again" through the post 5 minutes ago! It looks fantastic and I know my hubby will love it, so will our teenager and I shall sneak a read myself once they have read it.
July 7th, 2017  
Well done, you have created a fabulous image.
July 7th, 2017  
@casablanca

You could always read it first?!
July 7th, 2017  
Great job, Hazel. I like your pov :)
July 7th, 2017  
Wonderful woman. Well shared!
July 7th, 2017  
Love the portrait,she was a very brave lady, it's nice to see this tribute.
July 7th, 2017  
bep
Love your story, Hazel. Nice to see this image.
July 7th, 2017  
Wow what a beautiful sculpture really like the way the light catches her features and shows off her smiling face its a lovely capture Hazel, such a tragic loss after all she had achieved to run out of fuel, successfully bail out into the Thames Estuary, seen floating with her Parachute by a Royal Navy ships crew only to sink under the water before she could be rescued:)
July 7th, 2017  
You have captured so much detail in this statue, particularly as the light was difficult.
July 7th, 2017  
@pcoulson

Oh gosh, Peter, thank you for the details of the tale. What a tragedy!
July 7th, 2017  
Great capture, focus
July 7th, 2017  
Brilliant capture and focus she almost looks alive. Fav
July 8th, 2017  
Cool picture.
July 8th, 2017  
Tragic story - nice shot of the statue though!
July 8th, 2017  
Beautiful in so many ways.
July 8th, 2017  
Kas
Brilliant statue. Great joyful expression they have given her.
July 8th, 2017  
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