Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Cool somehow, a real stunner, I would not put my cam on the runway...
No, to be serious, I think he did dozens shots from the end of the runway and picked out the best one. He needed massive zoom, no doubt.
It would be incredible stupid to put a cam on the runway, just imagine the plane taking off a few metres later, could have been a fatal accident.
Just remeber the Concorde accident at CDG years ago... If a tyre hits the cam it would cause damage... maybe a lot of damage...
It is also a pleasure to see this shot, because I flew D-AKNI in August 2003, but the plane is flying for Germanwings now
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
Yes, Of course it could!
Florian - There is no way that that photo was taken with a telephoto lens, it was taken on the runway. The only explanation is a camera in one of the runway lights remotely triggered as the aircraft rotates. With a telephoto lens you would not get the same perspective at all, and there would be no motion blur on the front end of the aircraft.
Incredibly well timed as well, i'd imagine to get that point where the aircraft is full frame is EXTREMELY difficult, especially if its a remote trigger!