You are a "lucky dog" !!!! However, I must say you are very good in what you do. You captured a nice photo here. The human eye does not have ZOOM capabilities as do the cameras we all like to use. Had you captured this image from the vantage point it suggests - it would have looked different. I realize I am stating the obvious, maybe I have TOO MUCH TIME on my hands. However, one thing is certain, ZOOM is a true gift that should not be taken for granted - and you have used it well in this instance by capturing the energy of an airliner...
That's a pretty cool photo. It might have been better without the surface heat distortion, but hey, it's a different flavor, and the tire smoke looks good, and the fact that the cockpit area looks good compared to the rest of the plane.
I'm glad Johan accepted it. I would class it as an "artsey" photo.
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.
Normally, I hate heat haze in a picture as it distracts from the image of the aircraft and makes the aircraft appear soft. However, in this case the heat haze makes the picture - it is different and rather imposing. Obviously, the photo would not have worked without the long-lens view.
I think that makes the bottom line, Andy. I thought about uploading this candidate too, cause it shows half of the runway on the lower fuselage, including Rwy number, stripes, wing reflection and some more details (sorry Gary ), but that just makes not up for the overall (lack of?) quality.