Aviation Photo #1154490 Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (L-382G) - Air Contractors (OSRL - Oil Spill Response (Safair))

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Transporting Cargo from Yellowknife to the De Beers Snap Lake Mining Project at night with beautiful northern lights in the background
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    Corne Steyn
    Air Contractors (OSRL - Oil Spill Response (Safair))
    Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (L-382G)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed
    382-4673
    EI-JIV
    Snap Lake
    Northwest Territories
    Canada
    September 9, 2006
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Photo Added: December 20, 2006

Comments (53)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Just awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Quality and location of the airplane versus the northen lights. Great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice picture Corne
Anonymous
10 years ago
Classic and rare pic,prob a hot shot photographer
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular picture. I can only imagine the view of those Northern Lights made the extreme cold very worth it!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful! Aircraft would have been magnificent as a stand alone...but with the northern lights in the background...simply wow!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think this is my favourite shot in a.net. Excellent capture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best shots i've seen on here!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done Corne
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great composition. Vivid colors. Difficult shot with such long exposure. All round cant find anything wrong. Well done !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Masterpiece! Take such a wonderful shot is the dream of every photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I really love the composition of the photo, the atmosphere yes everything. It's one of the best photo I've seen in a long time. Good work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is a good shot due to the fact that it is not often that you see a civlian herc and the contrast of the colours
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot! I love the long time exposure to capture the lights and yet the photo is very sharp! Almost makes me miss good ol' YK
Anonymous
10 years ago
I get all nostalgic looking at the photo.What a contrast! You see the snow, you can feel the cold yet the plane appears warm and comforting . Beautifully captured.Magnificence in one snap doesn't come better than this. Well done photographer. No set can give lights like our mother nature. Glad you shared it with us mortals.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is one of the most unique shots of Aurora Borealus that I think I have ever seen. Vivid clarity with definitive edges make this shot stand out as opposed to other "run of the mill" if you will photos.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect use of light, great composition.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Composition and coours are great well done corne lets see more
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautiful ribbon of green against the lights of an airplane. It's such a rare and beautiful shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic picture. It perfectly combines aviation and the beauty of the natur in Northern Canada!
Anonymous
10 years ago
By far one of the most mesmerizing shots I've seen in a long time!! Excellent shot 5 stars!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Astronomy and aviation are my two passions! I think you can see constellation Corona Borealis. It's the wide U-shaped line of stars low in the horizon.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great colours and perfect exposure...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love the contrasting colors
Anonymous
10 years ago
The detail in the Aurora with the streamers and the color. I also liked the lights in the plane showing sharp contrast to the picture and also the pin point stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
For openers teh photo boasts the contrast of the stark reds and gleaming, almost sinister shiny cockpit of the Herk as a reflection of man's technology, side by side with the cool, soft-edged greens of nature (or God, depending on your beliefs). Then, too there's the rigid geometry of the manmade with the open-ended ethereal nature of the Northern Lights. This photo is so different than most "aviation" shots and its uniqueness adds to the mix. And bonus points as my thoughts go out to the photographer, standing in what was undoubtedly freezing weather, making sure the picture was what was intended.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, beautiful! Not only is the shot of the plane spiffy, but the Aurora is totally awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The colors, angle, and setting are absolutely amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent contrast between the natural phenomena of the light of the Aurora and the aircraft lights against the dark background of the night makes this a rare picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular photo. Canada's North is a phenomenal place to visit.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome!!! A picture is worth a 1000 words.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a real great shot congratulations,nice moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The northern lights is just an amazing phenomenon and with this Hercules in the foreground it makes a perfect picture. Thanks for sharing, one of my favs
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT !!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Amazing colors!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Northern Lights are most difficult to capture but you got it just right with all the action on the ground as well. This picture must be shared with others as it can't be discribed in words. R.Watt Kingsville Ontario Canada
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great combination of colors. It looks amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
1 word! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an incredible picture in how it captures both the beauty of nature and the beauty of technolgy. Yet there's harmony in the contrast, they both belong there. Wonderful colors, too. A remarkable example photographic art.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great job in capturing the northern lights, along with the Herk during engine start. Thanks!
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW stunning picture lovely prop blur and the Northern lights amazing!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That northern lights are awesome!!!. All in this photo is excellent, the stars lights, the engines running, the night!!! GREAT JOB CORNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely stunning view and exceptional composition. The airplane lighting is also unique. Congratulations.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely awesome!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hercules in the sky and on ground. In addition to Corona Borealis already noted, most of the constellation Hercules is there.
Anonymous
7 years ago
OMG!! this is truly IMPRESSIVE!!!! Hope you will makes tons of shot like this!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful....
Anonymous
7 years ago
FROM ROMANIA: THE BEST PICTURE EVER SEEN!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo really is stunning. It seems to capture some romance and mystery to a mining out post.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture with the contrasting colors and the crispness of the features in the foreground and background. It's also interesting to note that the engine on the right wing is not spinning while those on the left wing are.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Phenomenal...

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