Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flying Machines

I am still in my 'turning photos into cartoons' phase, so I hope you will indulge me a little longer until I get it out of my system.  


These were taken at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center not too far from our international airport.  We may have to put up with a lot of traffic in this area, but we have a lot of neat places to go to and this place is just under half an hour away from our home.  


If you click here it will take you to their home page.  


We went there a few weeks ago with our son and it is a great place to visit.  We have been there several times since its opening, and always it is like the first time.


To borrow the first line from that very famous musical, "Those magnificent men in their flying machines".  You look up at those small airplanes hanging from the ceiling, you wonder how on earth they ever got off the ground.  The people who flew them must have been very brave.






34 comments:

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful photos of Flying Machines!
Greetings, RW & SK

gigihawaii said...

Very nice. It reminds me of our Pacific Aviation Museum here in Hawaii.

Elephant's Child said...

Play for just as long as you like - I have been thoroughly enjoying them.

Pauline said...

Yes, I enjoy them, too. These magnificent machines look wonderful with the treatment you have given them.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love to see old planes like these. They make great cartoons too.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Indrani said...

Excellent work!
Looks so much of fun in them.

Carole M. said...

...those magnificent men in their flying machines (I'm humming); great experiments with graphics with lovely results

Margaret Adamson said...

hi. What a wonderful collections of old planes. Great place to visit and great shots.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Magnifique !
Nice post!
Thanks & Welcome for your next visit to my blog
Have a nice day!

eileeninmd said...

I love these cartoon shots, Denise! The planes are neat. Cute post! Have a happy day!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a neat post, love it. Also like your red panda header it is fabulous. Have a good week Diane

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey, you keep cartooning. You are good at it.

Out on the prairie said...

I enjoy the museum. my uncle built kits and some from scratch so I got to ride in a large variety. He and my dad flew B-17's.

Adam said...

I do the cartoonify photos as well.

TexWisGirl said...

a neat effect for these shots.

Tiggeriffic said...

Love Love Love all those flying machines.. THey are alll so colorful~! When I was a small girl my Dad flew a Funk airplane.. it was bright yellow..
I talked with a very old man yesterday that was a Veteran from World War 2.. He had flown with the flying tigers.. If you get a chance google flying tigers.. IT's quite a airplane..
Thanks for all the picture taking of these magnificent airplanes..
Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now..from Iowa:)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

During his drinking period, David flew a small Taylorcraft and other light craft. He liked buzzing the pier at Wightsville Beach in NC. Not brave, just crazy.

When my cousins Ray and Ellen visited, Ray and David drove out to this museum. Your first photo is a work of art. Dianne

Janie said...

Great airplanes, and I like the cartoon effect.
My family has always enjoyed visits to air museums.

Betsy Adams said...

What a great display at the museum, Denise... My brother used to own a little yellow Piper Cub plane --and he took me for a ride in it one time...Awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My husband would love this (we have been to several air force museums and to the Spruce Goose Museum in Oregon)... He loves it, I don't really quite get it, but I do think your cartoons are wonderful, so bright and cheerful.

Annie said...

Loved this post. Nice fun technique. This place reminds me of an air museum I visited a few years back in middle-of-nowhere, Arizona.

Linda said...

These are so cool, Denise!!! I love this!

Michelle said...

I like it and these are some great shots!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The toon app seemed to work well with this subject matter, Denise. This looks like a destination we would enjoy as well.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting effect in these images!Wonderful and creative post!
Léia

Roy Norris said...

An interesting way of presenting those shots Denise. Amazing.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

The magnificent flying machines are a great subject for turning your photos into cartoons. I love those wonderful old planes and aircraft museums.

Kay said...

This is so much fun! I really love the effect.

Cloudia said...

Biplanes! WWII! is that an air france sst?!

Wow, D



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Bill Nicholls said...

Awesome

genie said...

I would be in old lady heaven at this exhibit. I loved every capture in the series. All the colors and the OLD. A great post. I thought of you just now as I posted my “I’d Rather Be in England” Christmas tree post for Rednesday. I’m born and bred American, but you cannot take the Anglophile out of me, either.

EastCoastLife said...

Wow.... awesome flying machines. And I love the cartoon effect. Merry Christmas!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I admire what you did with these shots. I am not sure what the cartoon effect is but it worked on all of these photos.

Mimsie said...

Excellent depiction of those gorgeous flying machines. I went up in a Tiger Moth back in about 1952 with a friend of ours. He was practising 'toug and go" so it was take off. circle the airdrome, land and so on. The feeling of the open cockpit was fantastic and I felt so safe.
The RAAF has a museum not far from us and it has some wonderful displays of all types of planes. I must try and go there again one day while I can still get around.
Thanks so much for sharing these with us.