I have been trying to get a good contrail shot for about 2 years and I finally got one accepted. I was actually on the top of the Pinery down in Parker taking pictures of horses when I saw this thing cruising over. The cool thing is you can easily see the 3rd trail forming off of the APU on the shot and there is a bunch of condensation forming off of the wings getting left in the wake too!
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
Kyle, your email wasn't accepting my response so here it is.
A lot of the traffic that goes out of LAX to Europe comes over DEN. We had a Swiss Air MD11 a while back at DEN due to a diversion. There is a Virgin 747 that goes over around the same time as that Qantas bird.
I used a 75-300mm IS on the 300D. The thing that made the difference was I was on top of the pinery which reduces significantly the amount of atmosphere between me and the 764 compared to if you stand in a lower area like downtown Denver. I think you can kind of compare it to the continentality effect but on a much smaller scale!
> Just saw your picture of the DL 764 Contrail shot. I hvae been noticing that
> Highlands Ranch at least, we get a ton of interesting traffic - just saw the
> Qantas 744 from LAX - JFK the other day. What kind of equipment did you use
> get that shot?
> Kyle Matson (F9Widebody)
F9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
Thanks for the reply, just found this topic.
I have also seen what I believe to be a 340 (actually consulted TripIET for his advice on the contrail ^^) that sometimes comes over at around 2-2:30 in the afternoon on a routing that appears to be from LAX. I also found a 747 operating every once in a while out of DFW, I believe en route to ANC. And last but not least, CO flight 7 comes over every day on the IAH-NRT route at 11:30 or so.
Now, the second period has just started and the Sharks have scored, excuse me while I weep....
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
Tim, you only used a 75-300? I've been looking into a similar lens, IS of course. When I get it, my balcony will become home to many contrail shots, especially the late evening flights that head from europe to LAX!
Just a few more months and I'll be able to afford it