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That was not an easy shot...However: AMS at night, approaching Rwy 06. (D70, Nikon 70-200mm VR @70mm, f2.8, 1/15s, ISO 1000, handheld)
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Photo Added: September 07, 2005

Comments (113)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome photo Denis! And very good quality for a night photo.
The best shot since long time from AMS.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, i like that night approach photo's :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just one word; "Wow" Every photographer knows how difficult it is to shoot such an exceptional photo.Out of a moving object while pitch-dark with the chance of getting blurry and lots of grain. You tackled it all. "Outstanding"
Linze
Anonymous
11 years ago
First pic of this type I have seen, and all I can say is "Wow!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just wanna say... " Man~! This is "A PICTURE" "Wonderful Colors of lights down there. Really Really Wonederful. Those lights makes me feel I'm in carnival. Great Pic MR. Roschlau
Anonymous
11 years ago
This Picture is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Congratulations!!! Go Denis, Go!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thank you denis for such an oustanding picture of my best airport and best city in the world!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The wonderful imagery of night city lights, along with the gorgeous runway lighting system, makes this shot special. Job well done! Arigato!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful light effect!Great pics!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perhaps not easy, but your effort has certainly paid off. A spectacular photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW excellent picture. So clear and sharp.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot! Must have been really hard to hold the camera still for the long exposure :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just love the lights and scenery in this picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This night approach photo on runway 06 (Kaagbaan) is excellent and very sharp for a nightly taken photo!! Apparently no cross winds on the final approach
Jack de Rooij - The Netherlands
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice Job Denis, that cannot have been easy. Long exposure time and a moving camera platform...well done.

GU
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is absolutely amazing!!! Can't imagine how to take such a night picture during a final. My respect!
Anonymous
11 years ago
First thought, very nice photo. Second thought which airport is this. Third thought, very sharp photo. Hmm, those road signs look Dutch. Fourth thought, lets scroll down, and I was right, its EHAM.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice night pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lovin' it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo for all the reasons mentioned above.

Isn't "non-essential conversation" prohibited below 10,000ft? If so now does taking this photo become justifiable? Especially with the care needed to brace for a longer night shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great photo. You can see the runway light and the way itself. Also the scenery around is great.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hello, really nice, I like it very much cause I can see all the lights at the airport, good job, good luck, cya, Jay
Anonymous
11 years ago
This definitely is an awesome picture. I love it.
What special care are you talking about? His lens obviously has IS.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautifull picture, nice sharp with lots of details. Traffic of the highway is clearly visible and the center of Schiphol as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great photo
excelent job
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really cool photo! I love lights from the air, but as said in the remark: It's very hard to take these kind of photos! Well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Flying at night has an almost magical quality, one which you have captured in this great photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great job.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just excellent... I don't know what to say more :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the most beautiful night pictures ever!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very pretty
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I ever see, "Congratulations Dennis!!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice Job Denis, that cannot have been easy. Long exposure time and a moving camera platform...well done.
Anonymous
11 years ago
10000 asa? or approaching with a blimp?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow danie what is it!!!! i love this job (pilot)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hi Dennis
Excellent picture, the Amsterdam night looks great on it, and a beautiful view of the runway, I'm not a pilot (I'm flight ops engineer), but I know the best airport view is at night, I like too much the approach pics.
Good work and thanks for this art work
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's an excellent shot because you can apreciate all the details at night.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just when you think no more original shots can be taken from AMS, you show up! Man, that photo is Excellent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot and amazing city ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hi all,
thanks for all your nice comments so far.
I don´t know how long it will take, until the exif data i submitted shows up in the remark field, so i´ll just give it to you this way: Taken with D70 70-200mm VR @70mm, f2.8 1/15s, VR on, ISO 1000. It was taken on short final (well that´s obvious...) with a Groundspeed of appr. 140 knots.
I hope that helps.
One more thing about the below 10,000ft comment: I am only trying this kind of shot under certain conditions, which include a familiar airport, good weather situation and a low traffic environment.
In advance i check with the Cpt, if he feels OK with me taking a picture on final approach and i try to arrange an early final configuration including the final checklist, before i even try to shoot.
BTW, i´m not in control of the A/C when i take these pictures...
If at any moment i feel that taking pictures will affect safety in ANY way, i don´t do it.
Alright, i´m glad you like it and i´ll try to show you some more in the future,

regards,

Denis
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this airport. Excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an awesome picture, I've never seen a picture like this. Well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot my friend!!Really great to see such view from this point!!Malcolm-Malta
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible shot... Congratulations & thank you very much Denis for sharing moments like this with all of us (non-pilots people). Frédéric Renaud.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice Photo!
I can't believe it!
Wonderful night
Runway. Taxiway... Good color
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is an amazing shot. Beautiful photography Dennis
Anonymous
11 years ago
I loved the detail. You can even see the cars on the road!!!! Also incredible colours. Very good shot well done!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very Very interesting picture, I love the colors and it has something charming!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photo is beautifully framed, perfectly exposed, wonderfully detailed and provides a unique perspective because of the amount of ground detail included in such a wide angle shot. Managing not to have any parts of the aircraft obscuring the view is a testament to the photographer's skill. First rate!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the colors on the picture it is just great .I will brint it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Realy love the ligths especialy because this shot is taken about 5 km. from my house!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its a great view... there is just something i love about flying into airports at night.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The picture is clear well centered and clean i even got that one on my starting page
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best night shots ive seen
Anonymous
11 years ago
Interesting picture...
Really nice shot!
Congratulations Denis!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Whamm...
I think very nice runway , taxiway and
airport
nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot indeed!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive Pic, one of the best night shots I have ever seen yet !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great distance to take a night shot like this!!! very nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
A great night shot, one of the best - not only capturing the runway but the surrounding areas.
Lit up cities - brilliant!
Anonymous
11 years ago
oh oh exellent shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Niteiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic photo. Another one of those examples that make aviation photography as one of the most demanding and interesting fields in photography.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome, awesome, awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Photo, I Think The Crowne Plaza is Viewable in This Photo! I Stayed There! Schiphol Rules!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The lights on the ground are sharp and crisp. Having the landing strip on the right of the photo adds a lot of character to the overall shot. This picture tells a great story of city life at night.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Your picture just gives me the feel of excitement that large airports generate for me. Super shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's a grate photo. Good !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great angle! I know how difficult it is to take an aerial night shot like this one. Nice job and....Thanks!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful nothing more...
Anonymous
11 years ago
A difficult night shot that is hold very steady, an not shacked. 1/15 sec. is a long time. I feel I'm ready to turn and land on the runway.....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice view, nice pic, nice composition, recognisable it is Schiphol, Netherlands!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow...thats all Im going to say.. WOW...This is deserves more than 5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful view to such a nice airport.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I lived in Amsterdam for a couple of months.I m still in love with the place,especially Schiphol was my best!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Woooooooow, that's awesome.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is my favorites airport.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!!
Exquisite!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kind of high?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice to see that great nighpicture can be made by handheld positions, even during flight
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic! to the guy who said that the plane was to high, i don't really think so, if you see de pappi ligts at the right side of the runway you can see two white lights and two red, perfect altitude!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just like a mini las vegas!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I simply love these night photo's.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo! One night approach like this, in clear weather is always beautiful. Congrats!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, just amazing! You can see the good VR of the Nikon Lense here ;-) Would like to have the chance to take photos like this too!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My new desktop thanks!!!

Anonymous
9 years ago
Congrats for the amazing night shot, one of my favorites. Very good handheld, very good lens.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent to keep the camera quit without the lights moving.
Anonymous
9 years ago
You are an awesome photographer;)Love this one so much!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome..wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excelent photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
The illumination of the runway and the airport makes this a magnificient picture.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A city made of light bulbs.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good, congratulations!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love it man...u did a wonderfull job..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply no words.. :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
I always wonder how you get such clarity when taking photo at night from a moving aircraft

nice
Anonymous
7 years ago
It is a great shot. Has a great perspective of the airport. It has a tremendous amount of detail.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Handheld?! Bravo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
When you see these pics you realize what a great job the pilots have,and keep doing it.thnx a brilliant shot of our national airport.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Is very nice, i like.

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