Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2465 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)!
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)!
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2270 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.
Fotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
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
Soon I will start to upload pictures on A.net.....