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Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:21 am

Heya,

looking through the pics of my local, LGW and came accross this beauty, shows how these old classics take so long to get off the ground on hot days!


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Well done m8, great shot,

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:03 am

Yes, a good shot. But, what was the temperature? Runway length? How was it loaded? Were there problems reported by the pilots? I know these are tech-op questions, but the thread is here. Or is this an optical illusion? If it was that close, then something may have been seriously wrong.
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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:10 am

No nothing, trust me, I see thse beauties lots here and I can assure you that they always use up that amount of runway, same with the NW DC-10's, they're old planes in heat, heavy loaded with passengers and fuel, simple,

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:31 am

Telephoto lenses compress the distance between objects. The aircraft is probably further away from the threshold than it appears.

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:46 pm

Telephoto lenses compress the distance between objects. The aircraft is probably further away from the threshold than it appears


Sure does, here is another example of that.. One of my favorite shots. Love the A340-500 also!


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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:36 pm

Hi all,

On the day of the Phuket shot it was around 28 degrees and it takes off at 14:00 so a hot part of the day indeed.

As has been said telephoto lenses do make distances appear what they are not!

I think I am right in thinking this shot was taken from one of the layby's on the Ifield Road? If so its just under a mile from the threshold I would think.

What a lovely shot that EK 345 is  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:38 pm

LGW: Excellent example. 600mm or better? The runway looks like a postage stamp.
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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:10 pm

What a lovely shot that EK 345 is

Ben, its one of my all time favs on this site. I think I have plugged it a few times..  Big thumbs up Underated if you ask me.



Chad


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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:17 pm

Telephoto lenses compress the distance between objects

I know that this happens but I can assure you that these Phuket 743's take up a hell of a lot of runway! Me and a friend were stood at the end of 26L week or so back and we actually started to get worried that something was seriously wrong because even compared with usual it was taking up too much runway! Here's another example of NW DC-10 (note that it is even taken in the winter with much colder climate). I was actually standing on the other side of the runway when this shot was taken and I can assure you that me and quite a few others eyes were wider than usual Big grin:


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RE: Wicked Shot!

Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:19 pm

Great shot by Gary Watts (above-the DC-10)
I also like this newer AJ Best pic

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:08 am

Actually, from where that was taken (Ifield Road), you cannot even see the end of the runway, with the combination of a dip in the field under the approach and a telephoto lens. So, apart from judgement from the photographer's eyes, there is generally know way you can say that was "dangerously close" to the end of the runway. So in a way, yes it is an optical illusion. Show by the way the arriving aircraft looks so close, but in fact is still on a 2 mile final.

But yeah, good shot.

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RE: Wicked Shot!

Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:17 am

I saw this aircraft take-off while photographing approaches at the 26L threshold.

It seemed to take forever to lift off, I was wondering if it would ever get off the ground............although it was an optical illusion.

It was very hot that day.....about 30 degree's, not a cloud in the sky. Don't forget, that aircraft would most probably have a near full load, and will also be carrying cargo and more than enough fuel.

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