I agree that many photo's are improved by non centreing and indeed the 1/3 rule for most shots applies in aeroplane photo's as much as anywhere else.
In this case the A340 looks great at the top of frame and i was more referring to the left right rather than the up down which adds considerably to the photo.
As Jeff said it makes it sem to be moving toward you and Dave has seemingly used the 1/3 rule perfectly to add to the photo.
If anything it goes to show that as a rule a photo which uses the 1/3 rule which ALL
landscape photographers,nature photags try to use where ever possible should be applied here at A.Net.
A perect example was my SQ photo from yesterday.
If i was allowed to crop it like this A340 pic it would have looked far more dramatic.
With the aircraft a third of the way up rather than in the middle and the great looking sky occupying over half the photo a more "classic style" aviation photo would have resulted.
The 1/3 rule is a basic rule of photo composition taught to ALL photographers in training yet is considered "badcentrered" at Airliners.
I am wondring why it is so????
[Edited 2004-06-29 03:38:09]