Some Plane Ordinary Shots...(excuse the pun)

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by MR-X, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. MR-X

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    Taken yesterday afternoon as three planes were heading into land at Hobart airport.

    Here is just one the others are in my gallery.
    Planes & Sunsets

    Ollie :)

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  2. redhairkid

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    I have nothing to complane about. Thats plane awesome:thumbup:
     
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    Nice capture :)
     
  4. Dinuc

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    Plainly a good sunset for shooting plain planes.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

    :D

    Dna
     
  5. Ploddy

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    its plane to see a plane on a plane sky wouldnt look as good as a plane on a sky that isnt plane.
     
  6. arkenstone

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    I did the airport thing recently, too!


    Hijack warning. Let me know if you want me to remove 'em.

    This is the best I got for the day:


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    But the girlfriend took this which I really like:

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    (dunno how it got so shittily compressed)


    I just checked out the rest of your set - some great shots - make me wanna go back and give it another go :)
     
  7. young_einstein

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    Which lens? That's some pretty funky flare coming from the headlight.
     
  8. arkenstone

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    Sigma 70-300 from memory
     
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    MR-X

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    That second shot is pretty cool as the light flare is nice and sharp.

    All mine if I didn't already say were taken with the Sigma 50-500.

    Ollie :)
     
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    Terrorists! Run!
     
  11. arkenstone

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    I thought that myself when I was within the ILS boundries pointing big lenses at planes :)
     
  12. BigM

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    Nice shots guys.

    Of interest though, how would you go about getting the fuel/fumes trail from the engines in a shot like these...you know how you see sometimes with the haze trailing from them.... ?
     
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    I'd say it'd be pretty near impossible at any airport in .au

    the contrails usually occur at high altitude or in the right (cool) weather conditions. I'd say .au is too warm to see them at the altitudes of our airports.
     
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    I think he's talking about fuel/fume haze off the engine exhaust, not the contrails...but i may have misinterpreted.
     
  15. BigM

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    Bingo! Yeah I know you wouldn't get contrails off the wings at this sort of height! I wondered if you would need certain lighting / angles to get this in a shot, as none of these seem to have it....suppose you would want to get a plane taking off for a start since it will be pumping the fuel through...as opposed to landing....
     
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    If you look at the shot I initially put up you can see the cloud above the plane as a certain oddness to it. Like it is slightly distorted. From the tail wing arching over to the left wing.

    But yes not an easy thing to capture as it is something that tricks the eye and two dimensionally speaking would be hard to pick out easily.

    Ollie :)
     
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    Great shot mate!
     
  18. `X'

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    fantastic shots!

    I should have something to add to this thread next weekend or the weekend after.

    Heading up to the whitsundays so might be able to get a shot at Hamilton Island.
     
  19. Holdenkicks

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    I used to work at sydney international airport and watched the planes taking off and landing quite a lot.

    You would probably best best photographing it on a bright and sunny day. You wont see it in the evening. And yes you would want to get it whilst the plane is taking off, however you can see it very very clearly as the plane taxis along the tarmac after landing or just before take off.

    I'd say that to photograph it you would want to take the photo looking side on at the plane when standing directly in line with the engine or in an arc of up to about 30 degrees extending from standing directly in line with the engine through towards the back of the plane.

    below is a quick and dirty pictorial explanation of what im trying to say:

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  20. Shrike

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    Contrails

    It's quite common to see vortex contrails off the trailing edge flaps as aircraft come in to land. (B737 and B767 Especially) All you need is nice humid air. As the pressure of the air inside the vortex is lowered, the humid air condenses into cloud and is visible.

    If it's really humid (eg Cairns etc) then you can get great condensation clouds over the whole wing showing the lift envelope as the aircraft rotates for take off. You can also get a cloud forming in the engine intakes, and Dash-8's taking off in BNE on a nice warm, moist day will leave nice helical trails from their props.

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0690146/M/

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0938472/M/
     

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