Marco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
Where the heck did you stood to get this from? Definately a note worthy shots. Both shots are MAGNIFICENT!!! I have to say your evening shot with the Sydney city skyline is . Everytime I visit SYD photos you manage to pull some crazy shots like these. Superb composition and color rendition Glenn.
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Very lucky for this beast to come in.
The wind picked up and brought a stray bird in. The USAF (AMC), couldn't land at Richmond (western Sydney), so decided to land at YSSY/Sydney Intl. Even better... no equipment to tow. So the poor C-5 Galaxy had to sit in front of Sydney skyline for this photographer to snap.
The position you ask...
I am on the departure level near the Qantas special handling area. A nice Qantas employee by the name of George, helped push a partition into place to reduce reflections of glass.
The great thing about this area compared to viewing deck, is a lack of light poles
You get a great view of the city from here. Also great to have the plane be in the perfect position for it, because I wasn't about to have any say in it.
We need more big US aircraft in. It's been a while since I've seen anything as graceful looking (whilst being LARGE). Reminds me of a couple of months back...
This is a positive about having US bases and presence all over Australia on a regular basis. There are weekly US Military freights every week into Sydney, but out at Richmond where getting a shot is... well.. hard
Thanks for the kind words...
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