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    Posted for interest to WWII buffs (nor for C&C!)

    I have been going through some of my very first digital pictures to see if I can smarten them up with my new tools. I think this picture of a dam on the upper Derwent river in Derbyshire becomes quite a pleasing image, if not technically great and given the camera used, but the main reason for posting is that this is where the famous 617 ("Dambusters") squadron practiced with their bouncing bombs. The nearest thing they could find to the Ruhr in the UK.

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    Re: Posted for interest to WWII buffs (nor for C&C!)

    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    I have been going through some of my very first digital pictures to see if I can smarten them up with my new tools. I think this picture of a dam on the upper Derwent river in Derbyshire becomes quite a pleasing image, if not technically great and given the camera used, but the main reason for posting is that this is where the famous 617 ("Dambusters") squadron practiced with their bouncing bombs. The nearest thing they could find to the Ruhr in the UK.

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    Seeing a Lanc buzzing the dam at 40ft would be fantastic! I know that place well

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    Wow! I had no idea that the practice area had such a tight approach to the dam. That is amazing!

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    Seeing a Lanc buzzing the dam at 40ft would be fantastic!
    Yes, I've resisted the temptation to photoshop one in

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    Re: Posted for interest to WWII buffs (nor for C&C!)

    Well found! I had a memory that event had happened, but never thought to look for it online.

    I think we should C&C the pic

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