|Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):|
Thanks for sharing these outstanding pictures-what lens did you use ??
The Google software to display the flight-path is a payable option?
The camera is nothing special, just a £200 Canon PowerShot A700IS on maximum zoom, then further digital zoom applied using Adobe Photoshop Elements. He was just so close and so large ! A digital SLR would have made a much better job with less grain etc.
It is all completely free. You need to have Google Earth, then use openatc.com to superimpose flight tracks. Only covers certain areas however.
|Quoting Legoguy (Reply 7):|
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! When was this? I could have seen it if I had have known! It was a beautiful day today as well with no clouds. Great pictures! Don't suppose she'll be flying back again in the opposite direction any time soon?
I was just very lucky! Everything just came together, I could not have planned it. I knew OK
the flight would operate today but the probability of it choosing a flight path over the UK never mind my town were very low indeed. Lufthansa also operated a similar flight last Monday which I followed but he went over Dublin. Yes I believe he will route back again to FRA
within the next day but who knows what the routing will be. Again it would be a low probability that it will come over Northern Ireland.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):|
Brilliant , did you take those pics???? Amazing!!!! Pity it didn't fly 50 miles further south then I would have seen it but then I guess you wouldn't have so I will be content with the pics. Nice to see Newtownabbey on the map!!! I used to live there for a while.
See above. Yes it's nice to have an aviation connection as topical as the A380 and so close to 'home'.
Just luck I think this time, followed by a very hectic few minutes, downloading, adjusting, uploading to my profile, then posting this topic.