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What's Going On Here? T-6 In Anchorage  
User currently offlineMikeCT From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2330 times:

Does anyone know if there was a story behind this picture? I imagine it was during an airshow. The wing seems to be about 6 inches off the ground and they seem a bit pitched-down as well. It just seems a little too close for comfort.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

I wasn't able to go to the show, sadly, but I suspect it's a carefully cropped optical illusion. I don't think the photo encompasses the surface of the earth quite the way our eyes are perceiving it.
But I definitely did a double-take when I saw it, too!


User currently offlineflyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I definitely saw the same illusion. I think that what appears to be a shadow is just a darker patch on the runway behind. If you look at it, there is no way that it can be the shadow of the plane as it is just a simple rectangle.

Cheers,

Graham



As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offline757luver From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting flyboyseven (Reply 2):

I definitely saw the same illusion. I think that what appears to be a shadow is just a darker patch on the runway behind. If you look at it, there is no way that it can be the shadow of the plane as it is just a simple rectangle.

It definately looks like a patch in the runway, also looks like the plane is actually over the grassy part of the field too.



Long live the 757!
User currently offlineMikeCT From United States of America, joined May 2008, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting flyboyseven (Reply 2):
I think that what appears to be a shadow is just a darker patch on the runway behind. If you look at it, there is no way that it can be the shadow of the plane as it is just a simple rectangle.

Wow. I had to stare at it for a while, but I see what you mean. It looks like there is probably telephoto compression adding to the illusion.


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