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Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2980 times:

Hi.

Just some light brain teasers which shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Are these aircrafts moving away from the photographer, or coming towards him? And, what detail gave away the answer?  Smile


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Anyone else have examples like these?

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2920 times:

pic 1- taking off. landing would have been fully out already if it was a approach.

pic 2- on final. fully extended flaps, and gears out.

pic 3- taking off. Gears are going up.

Correct?



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2912 times:

pic 1- landinggears would be fully out....

missed the gearword in my first reply.



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User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Actually I have no problem seeing what direction they go, you can see the cockpit or the tail. If they were only silhouettes then it would harder, but now they're rather normal (but dark of course) but not completely black... !?

/Fredrik


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Fredrik....

You are very sure, but you didn't write what direction they are heading!
So maybe you are not that sure after all.



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

all flying away

Regards
Ivica


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

The DC-9 is flying away. You can see that just with your very own eyes, no way you can think it coming at you.

Good one.

Dmitry.


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

The A300 is coming in on final you can see it because gear is down and it is going away from the photographer because the horizontal stabalizer is first not the nose.

Beautiful shot.


Dmitry.


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

The A320 is taking off and away. You can see because aircraft is at a posative rate of climb.

Dmitry.


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2853 times:

Hm.......
I think I answerd the question a little wrong. Well Well...



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Ah, I wasn't complaining or thinking about the "question" itself. I haven't open them at all actually, just looked at the thumbs and they wasn't black (maybe the last one though) and it didn't look any hard to figure what direction they flew. So I don't think that my comment is something to argue about. But if someone took it personally then I'm sorry - it wasn't meant that way. Just a reflection.

/Fredrik


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

1.This is coming towards the camera, very hard to tell but the tail looks a funnier shape if it was flying away.

2.This aircraft has clearly passed the photographer on final approach, and is moving away from the camera.

3.This is quite hard, i'd say it is flying away from the camera. I guess its just my opinion but thats what i think it probably is.

Don Boyd and Mark Garfinkel have alot of photos like these.


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

come on guys, where´s the problem?
Question was if they are flying away FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER??? And yes, they are ALL flying away from the photog! It is really not pretty hard to recognise.



User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Aviationlvi, correct, but EGGD made the best description in my mind. I see some of you inturpeted that you were supposed to tell wheter the aircrafts were taking off or landing, but nice to see it got cleared up.

Now do anyone have simillar (and perhaps better) examples? I recon I didn't put too much effort into the pics I found.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

I understood you Thom@s, because i often have trouble telling on these sort of photos which way they are flying because it looks the same two different ways you are looking at it.

Odd huh

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2803 times:


Ok...here is my offering.

Not too difficult as the lights on the nose gear give it away. I did consider cloning these out to give the either/or optical illusion...but decided to leave them in then end...


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Regards,
Dean



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User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Wow, the clouds are behind the sun!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

No just kidding, great shot Dean

/Fredrik


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