Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
The relatively short wingspan, shape of the wings and single vertical stabilizer reveal this to actually be an image of a Short Stirling bomber.
See three-view of the Short Stirling here for comparison:
Compare to the three-view of the Handley Page Halifax bomber:
Thank you very much for this information. The original photo had the mistaken information written on the back, but judging by the illustrations that you have provided I believe that you are correct. I will correct the description; thanks again!