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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1963 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I'm curious as to how this angle is achieved on the ground. This is also common at LHR.


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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

You can take photos like this on nearly every airport where the planes are making a turn after takeoff. The "only" thing you nedd is a looooong lense.
Peter



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User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

I am sworn to secrecy by Chris on the location of that shot [you would need a car and a map showing quite a lot of the surrounding area though  Big grin]

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

I think that this photo is not level! He He  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Jason, I'd be surprised if you knew the location for that shot, as it was in New York, and not London (as you might expect)!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Basically the technique is to use a very long lens, and find a spot where you have a good and unobstructed view of aircraft making a reasonably sharp turn after takeoff. There are a few places around LHR I know where this can be done (but they took some finding, I can assure you), and there's also a good chance of doing this with heavies departing rwy 31L at Kennedy - because they make an almost 180 degree sharp left turn immediately after takeoff to take them away from the city!

You also need a lot of patience; a morning spent shooting these kinds of pics at LHR will yield maybe 2 or 3 useable shots (compared to the 200 or so you could get shooting approaches during the same period)!


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2775 times:

Actually, Jason...that should be my line  Smile

Michael


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2753 times:

Mike, do you guys know how big that lense was? I would say 500mm +?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2744 times:

At the risk of being wrong again, I'd guess it was 640mm  Big grin

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2742 times:

hmm, sounds like my office near Schiphol. Except I don't have a lens long enough  Crying


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User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Right, Jason.

640mm, 1/1600 sec @ F6.3 @ ISO 200.


User currently offlineMDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Which goes to show that "Da Fwog" is "Da Man"!

Nice shot, Chris.  Big thumbs up

Michael L


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

It is possible to take these kinds of shots even when you don't have a extremely long lense. The quality of my shot is not good, as I don't have a good scanner, but you get the Idea. This was taken with a 75-300mm Canon lense.

http://www.planepictures.net/show.cgi?1017864978:AMS

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineFotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Hi,
This shot of MD-82 on my web site was taken with EOS-3 and
Sigma 170-500mm ,on approximately 400mm handheld
1/1000 sec .Left sharp turn after take off at EWR Newark,
(I was standing next to IKEA store, everybody from NYC and NJ know the place)
http://fotodj.com/pages/Boeing%20MD-82%20%2011110.htm
 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
Soon I will start to upload pictures on A.net.....
Derek



Polishman in New York
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