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User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Hello all,

This photo was added today and already had over 5000 views and is added to numerous photo albums. To me the aircraft seems white instead of silver. What causes the strange colours? is it snow or a special white livery or something? I am very curious.

Kind regards, Martijn


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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3838 times:
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Funky contrast in snowy conditions I think


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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3814 times:
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The AA "chrome" behaves strangely much like the NW metallic does depending upon lighting conditions.

In this case there was probably quite a snowfield underneath, with clouds in front and sun (perhaps even slightly overcast) behind the photographer. The snow acts as a giant reflector card like in studio photography. It essentially eliminates the shadows, and the polished aluminum reflects the snow itself. The top reflects the clouds above/below it.

These conditions are actually very tricky to photograph in but you can get some awesome looking results. White planes turn as white as the snow itself. On a more average color scheme, these are the results you tend to get.


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User currently offlineMclaudio From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Hi.
That photo also caught my attention, but the date and the place where it was made, gave the answer.
It's a great photo and an excellent edition.
I presume it's very hard to shoot with that weather (coming from a guy who only saw snow twice).
Congrats to the photographer  Wink



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12630 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
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Indeed, a deep blanket of snow on the ground give very unusual lighting for planes on short final - they look as though they're illuminated from below.

Taken at SVO at -15C with 1.5m of snow on the ground (I have never been so cold before!)

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User currently offlineCLR900Kings From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Clean colored AA, one of the cleanest! But at last, must agree with TimdeGroot looks like a Moscow approach


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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Its AA chrome, i can see the reflection. I have seen pitures of white AA MD80's, though. UGLY!!!


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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2872 times:



Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 6):
I have seen pitures of white AA MD80's, though.

The white MD-80s were ex-Reno Air aircraft. AA didn't keep them very long, and rather than stripping them to bare metal (as they did with the TWA aircraft), they painted the standard AA livery over a white base.


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