Slipped the surly bonds of earth...
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, —and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of . . . "
~John Gillespie Magee, Jr
While not typical of my work, I had a lot of fun making this image look as if it had been made when this beautiful Beechcraft Model 18 (“Twin Beech”) airplane rolled off the assembly line in 1937.
C45, Spirit of West Texas, Commemorative Air Force, Midland, Texas 2019—from a recent photography workshop facilitated for the Museum of the Southwest.