Aviation Photo #0932137 Boeing 747-481 - All Nippon Airways - ANA

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From blue,white & grey to golden glow. Departing from 27R into the sunset. EOS 350D - Sigma 135-400
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    Mark Ralph
    All Nippon Airways - ANA
    Boeing 747-481
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    25641
    928
    JA8958
    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    August 14, 2005
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Comments (159)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot - congratulations!

Kindly regards from germany
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible light!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome lighting!

chris
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! One of the nicest Pics here. Is she made of gold? Perfect light. Awesome aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The golden hue on the airframe (B747-4) is fantastic. The clouds in the background make it a peaceful and exciting picture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The lighting is just incredible!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! This is the shot every photogropher wants! The lighting is so beatiful! This is aviation at its finest: A beautiful aircraft climbing out into a golden sky. Trully inspiring. This makes me want to go jump into an airplane fly AND take pictures. Simply beautiful. God bless aviation!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lighting and color make the photo look like a fine painting
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breath taking, with a sense of peace & tranquility.
Jolly good old boy!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture!...almost looks like a painted masterpience
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing lighting, amazing aircraft
Anonymous
11 years ago
The lighting, reflections, and angle seem to really bring this photo to life.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely AWESOME! One of the best shots of a 747 I have ever seen! This one is definitely going in my photo album.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well done sir!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spectacular photo¡ congratulations to Mark Ralph.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful shot. Seems almost unreal...
Anonymous
11 years ago
First class well done.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The 747 always looks wonderful in photos, but this shot is one of those exceptionally Beautiful shots ;-) !

Mark.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo aircraft after take off.
Nice composition.
Vlado from LZTT
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, 744 is the King of the Sky now and forever.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect
Anonymous
11 years ago
Words are superfluous for this shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Truly breathtaking! I know how hard it is to get such a great shot, RESPECT!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This marvelous 747 seems to get out of the dish washer with all its reflections it has! Excellent photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've seen this departure! Really good effect!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful view of a 747 going into the sunset.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Super fotka
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good reflexes ... Just like a Dream ...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow. Is that really a photo? Looks like a painting by some skilled artist...
Seriously, very nice shot!
ZakHH
Anonymous
11 years ago
You cant take a better picture end this... damn its good.. 747= the queen in the sky:)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sorry i'm a french "teenager" and I don't speak english very well but I love your site and I'm crazy about the B747 !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The colors
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like the real gold and silver...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb lighting and reflections

Keep em Coming :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful sunset and beautiful aircraft!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautifully captures a fleeting moment of light, reflection and movement.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations ! Great great shot !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot! I remember enjoying myself that day on the 14th of August in London! Cheers

Ken
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great lighting and nice to see with wheels up! Beauty!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Super, super
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW? how all goldy!
Anonymous
11 years ago
These colors in this mix are very cool!
Anonymous
11 years ago
No other plane is as photogenic as the 747. absolutely gorgeous!
Anonymous
11 years ago
SUPER!! this is one of the best i ever saw!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, my favorite airline. nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible view of the sky and the reflex on the aircraft fuselage. Well done
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its a very beauty photo...really really nice...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Extraordinary lighting! Excellent photographic skills shown here! JJW from KPHL
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a beautiful picture of all the others!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful big bird
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is Braille, well shot, nice picture. Well impressed when I first saw it.
Good colour, and good background.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible picture. Looks excellent.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the contrast of colours giving the aircraft a beautiful tint created by the sun
one of the best i have seen this year or any year

keep it up
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking!!!!!!! That's what I call "a reason to fly"!!! Great angle!!! Great light!!! AWESOME AIRCRAFT!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a painting!
Beautiful setting, well captured, and sailing smoothly! This is the kind of photo that makes A.net!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This WOW shot is my desktop background now ! A beauty.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL... This 747 is like flying to heaven...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful colors! Perfect shot! One of the best A.Net pics ever!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfetto!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Abosolutely Beautiful Picture. One of those rare gems that are hard to capture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo has everything going for it.
Words alone cannot describe the beauty of this photo. I have only one word to describe it. WICKED!!!!!!!!!!
AVS London UK
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best photo on Anet!! This is just too stunning, amazing job Mark! a+
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful piece of work!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just about as good as it gets
Anonymous
11 years ago
Truly amazing! Gorgeous! What else can I say?

Texas Tina
Anonymous
11 years ago
744 is always the best aircraft for me.. This is just absoulutely fantastic!!
4ever!!!! Great shot Mr. M Ralph!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Romantic, gracious, glamourous!!! That'a all I can say
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing photo.. like the others said like a painting.
Excellent!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent colours, beautiful aircraft...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Without a question, one of the photographic masterpieces on A.net.
Aviation fan or not, it makes your mind soar !
Congratulations, Mark !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Look how well the gleaming 747-400 blends with the golden sky. the jumbo is as usual majestic in flight...a real treat to savour..gbala
Anonymous
11 years ago
In this picture, the 747 is undoubtedly and uncontestedly the Queen of the Sky. This photo makes quite a majestic statement. Well done!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like a golden bird, perfect, flying away for mysterious destinations, calm,
zen, control-freaked, great picture, great engine ! power and poetics !
george.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photo.

I would title it...."Going Home"....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent framing, lighting and focus. One of the best shots on a.net
Anonymous
11 years ago
A truly superb photo; perfect light, color and agle of the shot! A true winner!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Increible!!!

Congratulations man, you made this already-beautiful aircraft into an AMAZING one.
Colors are....wow!

Saludos
Anonymous
11 years ago
sun light reflects balanced on almost the whole aircraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Isn't she cool?, like a gold-clad bird, it looks almost like a trophy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the way the sunset lights up this belly, awesome shot!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
GREAT SHOT!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is very uplifting, i like the angle of the photo taken of the plane, it shows it's true size
Anonymous
11 years ago
The sun makes the bird appear made out gold Beautiful!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful picture.outstanding job...
Anonymous
11 years ago
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. !!!!
I´m just thinkin´about buying an EOS-350-D and after seeing this masterpiece I´m almost certain it´s worth the investment.... I guess I´ll never be so lucky and professional to shoot something like this myself, but at least I can tell all my friends, similar B747 admirers, like me: "Look at my desktop, guys, this incredible stuff was done with the same type of camera that I just bought...."
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
The colors and the almost surreal feeling as if it was out of a dream. Great colors almost as if it was part of pop art circa 1970
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the color! WOW
Anonymous
11 years ago
The way the sky and plane blend in together color-wise makes this picture stand-out. It looks like there is a thunder shower or storm close by, and the plane is ready to meet the threatening sky; both displaying their awesome power while accepting each as equals.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful bird. Flaps slightly down, cruising through the skies, with the sun setting, it's just beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Almost full flaps and no gear yet !!!!
Does he want to "land" on the sea?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love gooooold!!!....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice to see the high lift system in action and the resulting upward curvature of the wings. It is also a great pictorial shot as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice view of the b747, hope to fly one someday.Toba
Anonymous
11 years ago
The color of the phot, the angle of vue (it should be fantastic with a rare plane...)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like old polished props. Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a landscape. Simply superb!
Congratulations, Mark!
Anonymous
11 years ago
AMAZING.
Anonymous
11 years ago
She is beautiful, when ever it is where ever it is ...
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love how clean the plane is, and how the photographer used the sun and clouds to his advantage to make the shot orange. Very nice.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The sunset picture of the 747 by Mark Ralph really captures the beauty and awe of flying, the way the light wraps around the polished beast as its climbing with full slats/ flaps awesome. It's almost surreal.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazingly beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot, amazing light, amazing plane. Crisp and perfect. Bravo !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect light, perfect angle, perfect exposure
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic colors...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice image fedor from slovakia
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture has to be one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. The way the sun glints off of the aircraft is just breathtaking!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great light & framing. Wish we could see more of the c/s.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's just great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It shows such a beautiful plane extremely well. one of my fave pics on airliners.net well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a pastel painting. Great image!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Of all time the best
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's pretty awesome. I've never seen before like this pic.I wish I could take like this someday. Mark,you should be proud of yourself very much.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This shot would be beautiful even if you didn't love airplanes!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A 747 climbing out into the gently falling sun... with the orange reflections gently cascading off of her...absolutly beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice colors
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow...perfect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
An excellent hue on an amazing aircraft!! Good work, Mark
Anonymous
11 years ago
Truly lovely. The way the photographer caught the light makes the aircraft look almost molten metal.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome shot, great light.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent plane, I just love it. The colors are just perfect. I love it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome angle of this amazing airplane, combined with such unique lighting ... looks slick and wonderful!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture looks like a painting. And it's clearly a 5 star worth of picture. Period.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It´s one of the best on a.net... i love it..

constantin
Anonymous
10 years ago
Everything on this picture is perfect!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great color.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just wonderful
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very, very beautiful shot from the great 747 leaving LHR, on his way to Japan.
Great pic, Mark.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Still the best aeroplane flying. Love the colours on the body. What a nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo!!...congratulations.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect angle that makes the aircraft shiny!! Thats one big shiny 747
Anonymous
9 years ago
I just love the light and the shiny fugelage
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool shot - the sun reflecting off of the clouds and livery kind of gives the picture a vintage look.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice colors!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The wing flex is incredible.
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a shot. Great colours, great plane. Well done.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing Photo! Love the multitude of lights all over the aircraft and in the sky. Absolutely amazing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful colors! :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
The mood that you have set in that picture is amazing. Great Shot

futurepilotboy
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing shot Mark this really is a true winner, I have to say the thing i like best about it the way the sun hits it to make it look likes it's made of gold.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I've this picture before and now I'm seeing it again...and am begining to wonder why I never commented before. Beauty and the machine!
Anonymous
8 years ago
They don't call it the 'golden age of flight' for nothing. Great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really, i have to agree, it looks like this big bird is made of polished gold, unbeliveable. The golden days of the mighty 747
Anonymous
7 years ago
5* beautiful photograph
Anonymous
7 years ago
Majestic. Both the aircraft and the photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This bird looks magnificent on my desktop !!
bravo Mark!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The way the sunlight bathes the entire scene is astonishing.
and of course it is a beautifull aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wonderful !!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
'It makes me think of Rome. The way the sun hits the buildings, in the afternoons...'

Nice picture though.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Queen of the Skies truly looks it :) Beautiful
Anonymous
6 years ago
You did it well Mark! wellspotted!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful shot, everything looks so golden.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have nothing to say !!! great .
Anonymous
5 years ago
Golden plane!

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