Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 57 Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
Dont get cocky with me. Did I diss the photographer? No. Then don't diss me.
Any other shot that is composed like that would be rejected. Understandably.
But because of the events happening on the photo, it is accepted.
It really isn't that difficult to achieve shots like this. Only thing that gives problems is the focus. You just have to be lucky enough to get the effect. (weather, timing etc.) (timing isn't up to the photographer)
I've just shot formula 1 shots with a simple 5.6 lens and 100ASA film, the results were very clear and sharp. (cars were at less than 25 meters at full accelerating speeds)
Res From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3347 times:
guys, you DO know pressure build-up causes this effect when it is moist out as well....right? You could be going a mere 200 knots and see this. So, catching a plane breaking the sound barrier? That could be a challenge, considering your chances. But catching pressure build-up in damp air, thats pretty frequent for all i know. Both look the same also.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 57 Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
What you are seeing in the picture is not simple condensation, although it is the same principle on which condensation works. (higher airpressure causes moist to form water drops)
What you are seeing is the transsonic cone (between subsonic and supersonic) Because the aircraft is generating sound waves that are slower than the aircraft itself, an enormous cone of high pressure formes over the aircraft.