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How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:51 pm

I'm curious as to how this angle is achieved on the ground. This is also common at LHR.


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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 4:02 pm

You can take photos like this on nearly every airport where the planes are making a turn after takeoff. The "only" thing you nedd is a looooong lense.
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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 4:24 pm

I am sworn to secrecy by Chris on the location of that shot [you would need a car and a map showing quite a lot of the surrounding area though  Big grin]

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 8:16 pm

I think that this photo is not level! He He  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:04 pm

Jason, I'd be surprised if you knew the location for that shot, as it was in New York, and not London (as you might expect)!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Basically the technique is to use a very long lens, and find a spot where you have a good and unobstructed view of aircraft making a reasonably sharp turn after takeoff. There are a few places around LHR I know where this can be done (but they took some finding, I can assure you), and there's also a good chance of doing this with heavies departing rwy 31L at Kennedy - because they make an almost 180 degree sharp left turn immediately after takeoff to take them away from the city!

You also need a lot of patience; a morning spent shooting these kinds of pics at LHR will yield maybe 2 or 3 useable shots (compared to the 200 or so you could get shooting approaches during the same period)!
 
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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 5:26 am

Actually, Jason...that should be my line  Smile

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:00 am

Mike, do you guys know how big that lense was? I would say 500mm +?

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:16 am

At the risk of being wrong again, I'd guess it was 640mm  Big grin

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:17 am

hmm, sounds like my office near Schiphol. Except I don't have a lens long enough  Crying
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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 8:47 am

Right, Jason.

640mm, 1/1600 sec @ F6.3 @ ISO 200.
 
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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 8:58 am

Which goes to show that "Da Fwog" is "Da Man"!

Nice shot, Chris.  Big thumbs up

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Thu Apr 04, 2002 5:44 pm

It is possible to take these kinds of shots even when you don't have a extremely long lense. The quality of my shot is not good, as I don't have a good scanner, but you get the Idea. This was taken with a 75-300mm Canon lense.

http://www.planepictures.net/show.cgi?1017864978:AMS

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RE: How Is This Photo Being Taken?

Fri Apr 05, 2002 10:50 am

Hi,
This shot of MD-82 on my web site was taken with EOS-3 and
Sigma 170-500mm ,on approximately 400mm handheld
1/1000 sec .Left sharp turn after take off at EWR Newark,
(I was standing next to IKEA store, everybody from NYC and NJ know the place)
http://fotodj.com/pages/Boeing%20MD-82%20%2011110.htm
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Soon I will start to upload pictures on A.net.....
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