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My First Contrail...  
User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2597 times:


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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!



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I would have rejected it for Bad Jealousy... Nice shot m8, wish my cam could take pictures that good hehe. Wait a minute I wish I had a camera :P


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User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Bad Jealousy... HA! good one. It was simple luck. I had 4 horses speeding by me when I took that shot. I'm just glad I didn't get trampled!

Speaking of, does anyone know of a site like this for horses or other animals? I would love to show off some horse pictures. Any mammals.net sites out there that anyone knows of?


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Dude, where were you at the top of the pinery? Were you at the High Prarie equestrian center? That place is about 1/4th of a mile from my house.

Nice shot. We see those like that all the time over here.


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

No that is at the bottom of the Pinery. I was at the top at Kent Hill farm. Great views up there and some beautiful horses! Not every day can you get a shot on airliners from up in the Pinery! HA!

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Ok, so you were more like a couple miles away,

If you go down to the lake on a good afternoon, high altitude jets abound. Probably 5 at a time, and good scenery on the ground in the late evening.


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Quite possibly my favorite place to shoot, except of course the airport  Smile

Eric


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
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Hi all

With new north Atlantic routings, trails are not as common over Aberdeen as they used to be:

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The Northwest 747 shot is the sharpest trail shot I have gotten with the D30 and the Sigma 170-500.

I'll keep watching the skies!

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2453 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!

Tim
> Just saw your picture of the DL 764 Contrail shot. I hvae been noticing that
in
> 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
to
> get that shot?
>
> Regards,
> Kyle Matson (F9Widebody)


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Nice shots Tim & Gary!  Big thumbs up

My only contribution to the contrail shot sub-category is this one:

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Pleased to get it, and pleased even more to get it accepted!

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2411 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.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Now, the second period has just started and the Sharks have scored, excuse me while I weep....

Regards



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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Nice shots! I tried a contrail shot once, but it got rejected  Smile

regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Air to Air contrail shot

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Peter



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2368 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!  Big thumbs up

Just a few more months and I'll be able to afford it  Sad

Eric


User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 366 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Time for a plug


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Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Nice shots, guys. I haven't plugged for months--so here's my contribution:

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Photo © Th Seythal


(Oh, & thanks to Mark [aka Tappan] & Vitaly [aka Vafi88] for their opinions on the previous rejection. After reworking it the quality is much better indeed.)

Thomas  Smile


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Hello all!
This is my first reply in any forum...This are my two contributions. Mallorca is not LAX so one has to see sometimes what is happening in the sky. Hopefully we get clear skies often.


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Nice picture Tim...


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