Sorry Gene, meant to comment. Not sure what you mean by artsy but the color, in my opinion, because of the warm/cool thing has more visual interest. You have the cool blue colors and then the warm color of the rectangle and the light which is I would say more artsy (I hate those kinds of labels BTW) I prefer the color by a lot....
DC-3 military version was the C 47. They had a very long service record.
You're not kidding, Allen. We still have at least a couple here in New Zealand. Up until recently one was being used for aerial top-dressing...they can cary a whole lot more fertiliser than the Cessna Ag-wagons, that's for sure.
Gene, I like the colour version best too....though the b&w certainly has a more "historic" look...and when I saw it I wanted to see more in a "series".