Aviation Photo #0441886 Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 - British Airways

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How lucky can you get. All week Concorde was running late with arrivals/departures only after sunset. Today she was right on time, but the weather was lousy all day. However just as she came on short final, the sun came out setting her in beautiful evening light . . . WOW! Canon 10D, 100-400L @ 400mm [+50% digital crop], handheld 1/100, f/8.0; IS is a great thing on big glass!
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    Harm Rutten
    British Airways
    Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102
    Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde
    Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde
    Aerospatiale-BAC
    212
    G-BOAE
    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    October 10, 2003
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Anonymous
12 years ago
thi photo shows the concord in all
its beauty.
for eg. landing gear the engines,
and the whole overall design.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful lighting and angle of the plane. Great job Harm.
Anonymous
12 years ago
My god Harm you sure know how to make a picture, this one should be on top of the all time favorites.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I think this is the best Concorde picture ever !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of the best shots i have seen of Concorde.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The dance of the evening light, provides a unique detailed joyful taste...really Impressive.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It must be the best picture ever
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great lighting, really highlights detail
Anonymous
12 years ago
One of my all time favourites
Anonymous
11 years ago
This shot was a huge inspiration to me when I was just getting into aviation photography. Now that I'm established, it still remains one of my very favourite images. Awesome, awesome stuff Harm! -G.S.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Taken at good angle and sharpness/ clarity. Revealing great details, including landing gears, intakes and air craft numbers. Finally the haze above the wings made this picture perfect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This great photo shows the beauty of the Concorde: the wing span, the landing gear and the unique overall design. You can even see the pilots in the cockpit! Great shot, Harm!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent lighting, great angle, incredible detail and of course, a great subject aircraft all combine to make this a beautiful photo. Hats Off to Mr. Rutten for sharing this gem.
Anonymous
11 years ago
MARVELOUS!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superbly clear, excellently framed, interesting shot - esp. with the vapour forming on the leading edges of the wings. Oh, how it would be wonderful to see for real again.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A real master piece
Anonymous
11 years ago
I miss this bird..... Miss her at CDG.....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hi i had heard many times about concorde but never seen i saw this photo and had some interesting glimpses thanks.it is a amassing shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perhaps the finest shot of this most beautiful bird.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!! It reminds me of my days at JFK in the early 90's and seeing those BA and Air France Concordes fly in.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The clarity and sharpness.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Subject and light
Anonymous
11 years ago
Five Stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
To see the pilot makes the whole shot so real and alive.It does`nt get much better than this.Super shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
This will be my first postcard photo from A. Net. This is art, this photo celebrates the most amazing flying machine so far created by man kind. I hope that the gentleman who snaped this piece of art, dedicates his contribution to the airplane so many of us love and miss. God bless all of you who put so much into keeping all airplanes alive through such beautiful photography. Thank you all of you. Take care Bros. MCY
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow !
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful airplane and what a great photo! Amazing clarity, great lighting. Wish I had been there!
Anonymous
11 years ago
She looks very majestic as she's coming in to land...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the angle of this shot. The fact that it is taken against a clear background brings the focus of the viewer into the plane instead of the background. The angle almost gives the viewer the feeling of actually being there to take off - a feeling of adventure.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I coudn`t fly with this beauty (very sad for me)....

......I miss you...




goodbye concorde
Anonymous
11 years ago
You crazy
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is very GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The picture is shot at a particularly appealing angle, and the color of the light on the fusilage is stunning.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Original and Ultimate in supersonic commercial air transport. Every angle of the Concorde screams blazing speed. This angle of her epitomize her graceful lines. You Go, Girl!...and Thanks, Harm, for sharing a sublime picture here.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've been in the aviation business for 35 years and seen many aircraft images, this is simply as good as it gets, great lighting, sharp focus, great detail, evocative pose, well done
Anonymous
11 years ago
Five stars! A perfect picture of a very nice airplane!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Exceptional clarity, you can see what the pilot had for breakfast. because of the way the light strikes the aircraft, it gives an unusual tint to the picture to make it unique.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have never seen Concorde “alive & kicking”; but looking at this photo I can imagine what it must have been like; what a beautiful airplane! Majestic, impressive, huge but still elegant, the Queen of the skies. And this great photo shows its beauty even more appropriate: what a great setting to see one of the last flights of the Concorde at sundown! Thank you, Harm Rutten, for this wonderful tribute to such a wonderful airplane!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the finest photographs I have ever seen.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Best Photo yet
Anonymous
11 years ago
I worked this Aicraft for a lot of years and find this Photo the Best I have ever seen good on yer HARM
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have been looking for a decent photo for a very long time and nothing surpasses this one. Brings back many memories of my flight on G-BOAD from Singapore to London October 1979. A grateful grandad :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo of the British Concorde is very impressive.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture looks excellent gleaming in the fading sunight
Anonymous
10 years ago
Marvellious, Many thanks
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an excellent photo! The sunlight and the unmistakable shape of the Concorde give this photo a mysterious excellence.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a brilliant picture- i love it
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best Concorde foto EVER!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The weather behind.....sun f'wd. Stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply Marvellous.
Those who have seen a Concorde will never forget her and this photo makes her more memorable.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an excellence mixture of seduction and comfort
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best. Concorde photo. Ever.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best Concorde photo on the entire net! What an excellent lighting, what a beautiful shape! This is amazing! Harm, you sure know how to make a photo at the right moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely phenomenal photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
The picture makes me wonder if this is real or someone's imagination. The spectacular shape of the aircraft, seeing the landing gear, the wing span and the super engines so clearly makes me wild. It confirms my theory that, the concorde is a plane that was made ahead of its time. The majesty of the skies, I love it more and more. Best picture Harm!!!

Aviator in Swaziland
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo! It is almost like a painting; the colours are dream like, indeed almost imaginary. What an excellent chance to take this photo in this beautiful sunlight. And what a beautiful aircraft it was: one of a kind!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing wrong with that weather, it just provides good contrast.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a fine, precise, very detailed photo and... so impressive view. Wonderful !!
That's really a dream picture of the most beautiful civil aircraft in the world !!
Just that... Everything is perfect. Mr Rutten is a master of photography.
I really would like to make shots like this.
Best Regards
Pierre from Paris, France
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think this is probably the closest shot of the concorde landing.This pic DEFINITELY deserves 5 stars.Marvellous shot.Keep it up!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think it must be the lighting, the way sun shines on the surfaces. Also the angle of the aircraft. Magnificent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very impressive ! nice shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a way to catch it in it's final year of use!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Impressive. This is one of the most elegant and beautiful lightened Concorde shots that I have ever seen and deserves nothing less than 5 stars! Too bad this bird will never fly again.
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a beautifully graceful plane this is
its a shame that it will never grace the skys again

ian
Anonymous
9 years ago
Why dont we again restore concoard
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo portrays the elegance and sheer power of an aircraft of advanced design that was conceived long before the "digital age". From this angle it resembles a fixed-wing manta ray. This is also the best angle to observe it's overall uniqueness.
Toney Blanks
San Diego, Ca
Anonymous
9 years ago
Without guestion the best photograph ever taken of Cocorde. Chris
Anonymous
9 years ago
I watched you fly over daily, just minutes from takeoff. Your unique exhaust note anounced your presence, causing all to look up. Your underside looked pure and beatiful against the deep blue sky. I and indeed many loved you, and shall miss you always.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The light and colour do this picture for me. Mint
Anonymous
9 years ago
It shows the beautiful concorde with its majesty, simply the greatest flying bird ever made . liwanga
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent photo! Sundown for the Concorde: we will never see her flying again, only on the ground in museums.
Anonymous
9 years ago
A classic shot of the golden eagle of the skies.every brit should burst with pride on viewing such a wonderful "bird".
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo Great plane thats all i can say
Anonymous
9 years ago
It just shows the immense beauty, grace and magnificient lines of this machine with a sharpness and not least lightening close to perfect in my upinion!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Concorde was one of the most beautiful planes ever created; its beauty is captured so well in this photo. We will never see this shape in the skies again.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful colours, great lighting, great aircraft. Estupendo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i dont hv words to explain it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Breathtaking
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really great: Photo and Plane
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing picture!!! Notice the open air inlets on the bottom of the engine.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing picture!!! Notice the open air inlets on the bottom of the engine
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have not seen a better photograph of Concorde. It is utterly memorable!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stunning photo, well done, sir! Dedicated to the tomorrow's 40 years anniversary of the first flight of this beauty.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love it!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best
Anonymous
8 years ago
You can almost hear the roar when looking at this shot. It's a shame this aircraft is no longer with us.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awsome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Five stars for this excellent photo! Great lighting and what a beautiful plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Picture with a capital P! Too bad they don't make planes like this anymore.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent this photo! Don't see 'em much like that.
Anonymous
8 years ago
RIP Lady Concorde. One of my only regrets in life is that I never got to experience your grace first hand.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Such an eleagant aircraft. this photo shows one of the most beautiful planes in rich detail. great work!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent photo of a great aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
FASCIMANTE, EXTRAORDINARIA, MOMUMENTAL
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great study of a great plane, lighting & detail are fantastic - well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful. Great photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A brilliant photo! Brings a tear to the ear to think that this amazing airliner no longer streaks through the skies.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The lighting,the sharpness,the effect of moisture above the wings - everything combines to make a superb photograph!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great looking photo of one of the most awesome aircrafts ever made. Lighting is very interesting and shows off the aircraft in a most unique way. Hats off to aviation engineers and photographers!
Anonymous
7 years ago
To me it shows what Concorde was,the power and grace of the aeroplane is there but above all how beautiful she was
Anonymous
7 years ago
I wish if this aircraft is back to life again
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photograph! If only this aircraft would fly again.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect clearance, great light!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The most amazing photo that I've ever seen of Concorde. Congrats ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a triumph of human engineering! They'll be missed
Anonymous
6 years ago
Late afternoon sun's golden glow really makes this shot, as does the detail! That's what good glass will do for you!.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tearful moment, just masterful! AP
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love concorde!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beauty!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Unfathomable that such a marvel is no more. Young kids of today will never experience the sight and sound of such a beauty. Yes there maybe new and better SST, however I doubt that the beauty & grace with which Concorde flew may not be matched forever. A true loss for generations to come. Thanks for capturing & etching her in perfect pose!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Real lightning... looks like she's smokin :D
Anonymous
5 years ago
An airliner that wanted to be a fighter jet...concorde was the result ;-)
Anonymous
5 years ago
The best photo of a greatest icon in aerospacial engineering and civil aviation... There is no plane that has such beauty and charisma as the Concorde
Anonymous
4 years ago
What a great photo : Sunlight, Aircraft, Viewangle... everything take part to do this picture beautiful!
Anonymous
4 years ago
An extremely rare opportunity, captured in the most splendid way possible. Congratulations - it's an incredible picture.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Stunning image ! Congrats and thanks for sharing !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Dear sir. This is the best capture I have ever seen of the most beautiful aircraft that has ever graced our skies.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Contrast of machine against a perfect almost neutral color background // crispness of definition of aircraft components // moisture bleed off leading edge of wing.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Highly dynamic shot! Crisp, sharp, and the angle of the aircraft is classic. Love the condensation off the wings, definitely unique.
Anonymous
1 year ago
The photos deserves 5 stars from me because of the following: It's "Pin-sharp" and in superb focus! The angle of view is a little more straight on than a 45 degree view. The direct low angle yellow tinted sun light lights up the underside and landing gear just right, especially against the contrasting neutral grey of the background clouds. The photo has captured the low pressure condensing white water vapour forming above the wing beautifully. We can see the crew, and it's Concorde! :)
What could be better?!
Anonymous
1 year ago
Superb picture of a superb aircraft. Great timing with the light and dark cloud behind, which is a metaphor for Concorde's out of service date looming behind it :-(

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