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Which One Is Closest?  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Looking at this picture, i think the 737 is closer to the camera. What do you think?


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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Boy, that's a good one. My guess is that the 737 is closer and lower than the 767. It's really hard to tell.


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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

My guess is also that the 737 is closer and lower than the 767.
Nice picture indeed.



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

I'd say the 737 was closer. Great picture!

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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Actually, the question should be "Which One is Closer?" You use "closest" when referring to three or more objects.  Smile

BTW, I'm pretty sure the 733 is closer (I assume that's a 762, not a 763, right?)



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User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

HI

I think there both the same !


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Surely the 767 is closer - as its in slightly better focus than the 737.

User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

i'd agree that the 767 is closer (landing on 28L ) than the 733 on 28R. the 733 being 'lower' accounts for the fact that it is further away.

User currently offlineSpdBrdConcorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3178 times:


Firstly...good thing that this thead was started...and my guess is that the 767 is closer...i can't put my finger on it but i know that it is closer than the 737....  Smokin cool


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

the 733 being 'lower' accounts for the fact that it is further away.

Does ths make sense

Anyway would say that the 737 is closer lol

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User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

it makes sense if you consider that something further away will appear closer to the horizon...

User currently offlineCpharris5514 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

That is, indeed, a superb picture! After driving my eyes batty looking at it, I'm going to have to vote for the 762. Yes, it's focus is a little better (of course, the focus could've intentionally been on it, and that would make the 733 slightly out of focus whether it's further away or not).

At the same time, the tower might want to put the 733 ahead of the 762, for purposes of avoiding the most wake turbulence.



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

id say after looking it over carefull that the 737 is indeed closer. although, at first glance the 767 appears closer.


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3126 times:
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It is a tough one. I think the 737 might be closer because the size of the planes aren't too much different, even though the 767 is a lot bigger.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6813 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

The 762 is maybe 40% longer than the 733. The 762's image is maybe 15-20% longer than the 733's. Looks conclusive to me.

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

the 737 is closer, no question. Just think of the size comparison!  Big grin

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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Timz, that's exactly why I think the 733 is closer - I actually put a ruler to the screen, getting looks from my co-workers!)



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Take a close look at where the 737's tail is close to the 767's nose. To me, the difference in detail/color/contrast between the two is additional proof (IMHO) that the 737 is further from the camera (landing 28R) and the 767 is closer to the camera (landing 28L).

User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I have to say that the 767 is closer. If you think about how it was posted, he points out the 737, but the 767 is in focus. That would say to me that the camera auto-focused on the closer object, even if that wasn't the original intention. But why doesn't someone ask the photographer? I know, I think I'll do that. I'm waiting for his response right now.


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User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

The windows, emergency exits all appear slightly larger on the 737, it's the closer one. Also, you can nearly read the registration of the 737, and the flag is in better focus and slightly bigger than those of the 767.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Dash8tech stated my reasoning exactly. Looks like a common illusion with the ratio of size v. distance. I'd have to agree with many others in saying that the 737 is closer, probably by 500-800 ft.

Cheers!



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User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

...closer by whatever the distance is btwn 28L and 28R. every time i look at it, it appears differently, though i can see the 733 being closer too. its giving me a headache...

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

From the photographer via email:

Thank you for your interst in the photo. I had no idea that it would come to this, but I truly do appreciate the interest. The answer to the question is the 737. Just by looking at the photo, the best evidence I could come up with would be the relative size of the main passenger doors or even the relative size of a 767 vs a 737. And just to clear up any controversy, I do actually have a photo showing the 737 in front.
Thanks again,
-Stephen Rubke


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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I got the same e-mail. Ooops, looks like I was wrong.


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User currently offlineJETBLUEA320232 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

Im definetly going with the 767!! the illusion of it being higher makes it look diffrent


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25 Post contains images Flyingbronco05 : JetBlueA320232 You are wrong. Read post 22! fb05 [Edited 2004-01-12 23:48:25]
26 Post contains images Espion007 : man that is a great illusion.I see it now-this will go down in optical illusion history next to the vase/2 heads picture honestly that is a great pic.
27 Post contains images SpdBrdConcorde : man ....my gut feelings are messed up..i think...
28 Post contains links Timz : I've been hunting for these two aircraft on http://www4.passur.com/sjc.html and haven't found them. Looks like maybe 3:00 to 4:30 PM? So far I haven't
29 Olympus69 : Looking at a diagram of SFO, those two runways appear to be about 600 feet or so apart, centerline to centerline. I'm surprised that parallel approach
30 SprxflySWA : It's that closeness that makes a windy/rainy day so fun there!!
31 Post contains links and images Rthrbeflying86 : Here's another in which the photographer presented to question. It seems obvious to me that the 747 is in the foreground, but it could be a camera tri
32 N766UA : I don't see how that Malaysia pic is even worth thinking about. The shadow is obviously closer and the 747 is obviously in much better focus. No quest
33 InnocuousFox : "Looking at a diagram of SFO, those two runways appear to be about 600 feet or so apart, centerline to centerline. I'm surprised that parallel approac
34 Emmett99 : I was going to say the 737 was closer, based solely on the fact that it was the 737 whose reg number he used for the pic.
35 Bluewave 707 : The 733 is closer for the obvious fact that a 733 is smaller than a 762. Since they seem almost the same size, the smaller object has to be closer. If
36 Elwood64151 : Take it from someone who does not have stereo vision and has had to learn how to tell distance in two dimensions: That 762 is closer. If the 762 were
37 IMissPiedmont : What a great optical illusion! I was ready to swear that the 767 was the left airplane but then sanity took over. It is the 737, as has been stated, t
38 Olympus69 : As best as I can tell, unless the original photographer says otherwise, the 733 is actually slightly behind and above the 762 Elwood64151 The photogra
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