Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Stuart Yates
    British Airways
    Boeing 747-436
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    25813
    1059
    G-CIVG
    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    December 11, 2005
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Comments (346)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Approaching to the sound barrier? =p
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amaizing!!! Looks like the plane was hiding in clouds and appeared just in time for you to get the shot. Wonderful!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic Stu! Looks like its trying to sneak up on you there
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gorgeous image, and my hats off to the photographer for the obvious timing and patience that must have been involved. The image has a painting like quality as though the painter was commissioned for British Airways.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The first supersonic Jumbo I've ever seen !
Great Shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Peek a boo, I see u
Anonymous
10 years ago
The visual effect the photographer caught of the vapor cloud over the wing make an otherwise good photo really great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent timing and a great photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful, simply beautiful! I love the 747 in all variants and the British Airways colors are very sharp to me... Great job by the photographer for sure!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow,nice photo and a beautiful contrast.
The white airliner and the dark grey sky
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish to know what is the feeling sitting just beside the wing. Good picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! Love this shot!! Back from somewhere in space. Great shot!! Frank YXU
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing! Wow, only in my dreams can I catch a photo like that.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh Shizzle! Great pic man. First B744 to break mach 1.0 =P
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply Awesome and at the same time Misterious and a kind of Ghostly Phantasmagoric...Well Done, Stuart:-))) Cesario F.
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This pic will be my next wallpaper on my computer:)

GOOD JOB!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Supersonic...(ear splitting bone rattling sound of glass breaking)BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, maybe not! ;D
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yep, instant create-a-cloud. I've seen it in the stores.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible, the clouds give it a somewhat Ghostly effect
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! That's so cool! Looks like the plane is transforming back from being a ghost jumbo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a beauty she really is. That's engineered poetry.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Landing photo of the BA 747-400, loved flying this aircraft home to chicago.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a great photo of the airplane
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great angle, great photography.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely beautiful:
- lighting
- great BA livery
- vapor effects
- 747
Anonymous
10 years ago
An appearance out of the heavens. Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
ABsolutely Fab ....... Congrats. I am now using this as my screen saver !!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Tsk tsk tsk, I would have made this my first ordered print if it was available! beautiful, beautiful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wheres my tail
Anonymous
10 years ago
Why no remarks of it... Although this is 6 out of 5 stars...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Breaking the sound barrier! Spectacular pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A stunning photo, almost mystical!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is absolutely beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a wonderful shot, well done 10 stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just one word : GREAT !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not actually supersonic, but the moisture in the air creating a 'halo' effect. Great shot, love the sky behind it, really makes this 747 stand out.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing one stuart , you was so lucky in taking such a picture LHR always gives special and amazing pictures
Anonymous
10 years ago
For the people saying it's approaching the sound barrier, I'd like to see a plane do that with its landing gear down. Seriously, the plane is just flying through a cloud.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The glow of sun on the 747 really sets off the dark background. Nice one!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect timing, great combination of airplane and nature...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting use of cloud.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply perfect! 5 stars with honour.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot of a 747 on final.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic! Don't you just love it when a 747 breaks the sound barrier, approaching to land??!!??!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice picture mate!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautifully caught it gives this great aircraft a mystical quality
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photo. Taken on my birthday as well
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not even close to the sound barrier. Condensation like this happens when heavy aircraft is flying relatively slow, and has to produce much lift, and when weather conditions are right. See it often, when heavies take off from Copenhagen airport (CPH)(EKCH)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Talk about taking the stage by storm! - your first shot on A.net and look at it, what a beauty. Can we have some more please?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Here I am ... Excellent photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super Sonic? Or Turbo Engine? hehe
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful picture; guess the timing is perfect and it really looks like she's about to pass the soundbarrier. I'm very fond of pics with smoke-/condensation effects and this one is truly spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a fantastic situation for a spotter! Congratulations!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Note that the tail disappears from sight. The left winglet is throwing up vortices.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Supersonic speed with extended flaps?? C'mon!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost like someting out of Independence Day....Nice one ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like it's breaking the sound barrier! lol
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautiful majestic ghost !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shot exactly at the right moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a Fantastic image, looks the plane is trying hide!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture shows the timeless design and unbeatable elegance of the Boeing 747 in a great way!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a once in a lifetime
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's an amazing shot! Great timing and patience! Congrats to the photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hope it's not supersonic...bye bye landing gear!
Cool shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It cant be approaching the sound barrier because its landing gear is not retracted. Im curious to know how that cloud appeared. Great Shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful picture and so well balanced. The power of the aircraft with the mystery of the weather. Absolutely stunning.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy crap what a great shot..! It gives the impression the aircraft is passing from one time dimention to another..!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This neat picture clearly shows there's an outwash at the tips. To partially prevent asymmetric stalls. i really love this picture. Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo Stuart.
Particularly like that you have not given it a caption as it speaks volumes all by itself.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm a true lover of BA 747's and this takes all. I've actually flown on this beauty....
Many thanks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, a "Supersonic-Jumbo" while gear and flaps down!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just beautiful, because it's like it comes out the clouds and it describes again how beautiful planes are in combination with weather symthoms.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent pic Stu. Well done mate
Anonymous
10 years ago
Brill photo!!!fantastic, 10 out of 10
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a remarkable shot look unique/angel/ghostly different
Anonymous
10 years ago
Out of the fog !!!
Great shapshot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent weatherconditions for a dramatic shot !!!
Really a nice piece of work !!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Captures the essence of why we love aviation. The awe and beauty of flight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Either a gost plane or coming from other dimension :/
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb... gr8 timing...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent piece of photography a well composed photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! It seems to arrive after a time journey from another universe.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Self explanitory
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now I know why they are called speedbirds...they Can reach an amazing speed ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
The most dramatic photo ever! Absolutely perfect!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh,it's a beautiful picture , I like it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutly brilliant from ryan taylor
Anonymous
10 years ago
BA really needs to learn that mach 1 is not a good landing speed...nice shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great prospective, with the aft fuselage disappearing in the clouds, awesome!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a "one in a million" chance to be in the right spot at the right time! A really awesome picture taken from someone who knows how to do it !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Potage du jour! Soup of the day!Catch of the day!!Awesome!~
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow ! A Fantastic shot of a Fantastic plane at a Fantastic Airport.... All in all.... Fantastic ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great approach shot...god I love London when it is like this....lots of photo ops! Great job Stuart!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a very nice and clear shot! Taken in the right and rare moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! You are a nice photographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good Shoot, at the right time and right place.
Anonymous
10 years ago
For me this photo is unique because the opportunity to
capture this moment and the light is good, centered and with good quality.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, this is a one in a million shot.
this is why we go out and take pics, in the hope that we can capture something as breathtaking as this!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent effect captured of the sunlight and water vapor.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A once in a lifetime shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
COOL!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Total Fantastic. It is a British Airways what else do you need BA fit totally in that pic fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best aircraft photos I've ever seen. Fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Speechless
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely breathtaking: the huge plane breaking through the haze into splendid light looks like an emerging otherworldly apparition - great dramatic, nearly poetic image, best 747 photo i've ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stu, I hope you now believe me when I say the Mil stuff is a bit grey, welcome to the civil end with a truly one in a million shot, I new my persuasion to take civil would do you well......Dragonman
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wheres the other half of my plane??
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looming up from the sky!!! It makes me dream!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stu- excellent pic mate, I knew I should of pulled a sickie from work to join you, gutted now
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This plane looks like it is a ghost!
Anonymous
10 years ago
CAN'T WAIT to see the Airbus A380 in a picture like this!!! SO AMAZING! No A vs. B here. Pure love of aircraft!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a shot out of a movie, well done my friend.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot!That's what happened to my plane that day (Singapore 777-312)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome surprise when the nose came through the cloud, it's a bird, it's a plane...er it is a plane!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The great power of nature!!! I wonder how is it look like from the rear cabin windows.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot shows, what's normally invisible: the turbulence of the air.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best of the best
Anonymous
10 years ago
The a/c looks as if it's just coming through the clouds, I've not seen a picture like this before with such a huge a/c.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The amount of posts has literally doubled since I made my first entry. That just goes to show how good this pic is that everyone has 2 say something about it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
First of all i just exclaimed (silently) F**K !!
a more elegant reaction is that the picture is just "stunning!" but why is it stunning? Well, the 747 gives the impression of not only bursting out of the cloud but also out of the photograph itself, it has a real 3D effect. I think the thing that gives it this impression is the contrast between the white of the fuselage and the darkness of clouds also the darkness of the aircraft underside and wings against the white of the vapor over the top wing surface.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just the perfect time to catch that giant!! Good job!!

Although, I wonder what the people were thinking when they came out the cloud and saw the airport so quickly??
Anonymous
10 years ago
Boeing-supersonic on aproach.:)) Nice foto in bad weather
Anonymous
10 years ago
I honestly am lost for words,this is stunning and excellent piece of photography.that is a once in a lifetime photo,cherish it.its amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super!, Great Photo My Friend
Anonymous
10 years ago
Maybe the best time in youre life.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It´s the best aircraft of the world, I love this plane !!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
STUNNING!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot, one in a million
Anonymous
10 years ago
A great effect... the left wing looks like it's really coming at you. Well done on a great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like a british airways boeing 747-400 breaking the sound barrier like a concorde jet.
woohoo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of my favorite planes, they dont come any better than this
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot, it looks great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply the best of the best of the best !
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a great photo but the weater is too bad
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot. You caught it in the exact moment!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect!.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the way this plane look in this pic. Excellent shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Special effects on tv could never beat this shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Komm, mal ganz ehrlich,
das Ding is'n Fake!
Mit dem richtigen Tool zeichne ich auch noch 'nen Nachbrenner rein!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Open vour eyes
this must be a fake
Anonymous
10 years ago
A great plane coming out of the london fog with engines gently coming to a slow down and ready for reverse thrusters!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've never seen anything like that with a jumbo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot by the cameraman!! He must be lucky to take that photo because that kind of pictures comes only once in a while. It looks like a computer-edited work
Anonymous
10 years ago
To our German friend who has said it was a fake, I can assure you it was not as I was stood next to Stuart when he took the photograph along with 10 or 12 other people, at Myrtle Avenue. It is a once in a lifetime shot which Stuart executed superbly. Kevin Murphy.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The amount of posts has almost trippled since I made my first entry. That just goes to show how good this pic is that everyone has 2 say something about it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular image!
Spencer Wilmot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Like a dream out of the fog! Nice work!!
Anonymous
10 years ago

Thats wonderful
Anonymous
10 years ago
On the right time this photo was taken, so good eye of the photographer
Anonymous
10 years ago
Brilliant
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awsome visual effect of nature (atmospheric conditions).
Anonymous
10 years ago
The big "Bird" from another dimension,a 747 wonder!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like it is coming out of "warp drive". Great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best photo of a 747 i have never see. Simply beautyful...
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWESOME shot Stuart!! Wish I was there to capture this excellent shot!! Thanks for posting it!! We always love these kind of different photo's , keep up the great work!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good combination of pressure and vapour(look at the dark cloud) to make the fog 'coming' out of the wing.Anyway it is a great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have never seen a picture like that...I Am really impressed by that so many congratulation to the photographer!! I hope to take a similar shot in the future....I'll training myself to reach this one.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW...what an imprssive pic! I ask me where the backpart of this big bird is:-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW.one of the impressive pics ever of a 747.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply magnificent.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The lighting, the viewing angle, and what appears to be condensation over the wing makes it look surreal.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot, but does this happen that often?
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is very difficult to make such a shot. It's perfectly clear, excellent detail.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture, but with all that condensation... It is normal that the vortex of the wings doesn't make any effect in the cloud? Or produce more condensation? The sound barrier it's simply unthinkable. That aircraft cannot reach it and the flaps are down.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow mate, lovely shot, nice angle, nice everything. Airbus Shmearbus!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly awesome. Great Plane , great photo, congratulations !
Anonymous
10 years ago
MMMMmmmmm, This is it!!! I'd love to see it as a panoramic picture. Anyway, Thanks Stuart!
Anonymous
10 years ago
NICE
Anonymous
10 years ago
You see now the elliptical lift distribution over the wing, because the landing configuration comes with the greatest pressure difference between the upper and lower surface of the wing. Cheers, Nice pic!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This big bird just cruzing out of the fog appears to be blasting through the sound barrier!! perfect timing. An amazing shot!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is one of the most impressive pictures i have ever seen.
I CONGRADULATE the fotographer for this picture
love to all!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I took this photo to my desktop background immediately! It is exiting and a rare shot that makes me envy!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful capture, the light is amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!!!! ive been to myrtle avenue loads of times b4 and i wish i cud have seen somethin like this! Imagine watchin an A380 landing over myrtle avenue... i suspect the locals wudnt be too happy though...Lol
Anonymous
10 years ago
British Airways
the best photo on tv :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very buetifol!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sharp photograph - it is rare to see condensation on a civil jet
Anonymous
10 years ago
I admire everything about the photo. First of all the British Airways is absolutely enormous. Additionally, the wind coming over the wings is fascinating and the exhaust coming from the engines is boss.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A fantastic shot, probably one of the best I have seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo is simply an art picture. I think the highest point on it is the light. Look how it provides the exhaust with an amazing effect...oh My...no more words...
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The perfection of timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks alive
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've seen that with fighter jets breaking the sound barrier, but I didn't know a 747 could do it. Cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My English aint that good but I'll try. I like this photo because it was taken when there was a lot of waterspray(?) on the edge of the wings.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool!!!what a shot...
Anonymous
10 years ago
It was class. well done mate
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing image you got there
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome Effect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photograph
Anonymous
10 years ago
A good explanation to the existence of 'white ghost' in the world. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A BA B-747-400 on short final sqweezing water vapor out of the air she is flying through. Truely a great picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent Shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Pure Magic! The most beautiful and moving picture of an airplane I've ever seen. I sometimes use it as a screensaver when I need a touch of the transcendent to brighten an otherwise ordinary day!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, this is great...!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A well timed shot of a beautiful airplane. That is a great effect. I just wish I was there.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is a great picture, mate! Send us some more of these photos please. And......How did you get that effect? It looks like some hollywood effects.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You made better effects than hollywood, mate! I am stunned, and when will you take more shots like this?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Must be the best picture on this site. A one in a million chance to capture this lady descending into Heathrow.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This has got to be a once in a lifetime shot. It almost appears to be from a "Twilight Zone" story.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The half photo from the fog is great
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best aircraft photo I have. It looks like
it is passing through the sound barrier and a shock wave can be seen in the photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot of the 747. It is not every day one captures moments like this. A very beautiful contrast. Keep on the good work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent! looks eerie.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is great, I love how the vapor is just one big ball engulfing the rear of the aircraft, and how its lazily falling off of the flaps. Sensational Shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I may be a lil late to comment on this one but wat can i say this frame took my breath away so i got hypoxic for some time all i can say it is awesome beyond explanation a all i can say a manmade thing in a natural phenomenon
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great effect! :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Splendid. Boom, showing up in the clouds.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare moment caught by photographer
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique awesome pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great! looks like the sonic barrier, anyone agree! obviosly it isn't
Anonymous
10 years ago
British airways planes are really cool and i like there paintjob. anyone remember that time they went mental on plane tails?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The haze seen when the aicraft brakes the sounbarrier is fascinating.
How does this come about??

egon w. herz
eherz@wt.net
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks a disappear/appearing act haha
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost looks like she's going supersonic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really well taken
Anonymous
10 years ago
An Excellent Photo, i think this is the best one iv ever seen
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing Picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good photographer, good job
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo! I love it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
After looking for what seems to be months on airliners.net this is the second photograph that really shows what an impressive sight the 747 is close up, what a fantastic photograph - magic from the skies !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Combination of perfect timing and the right kind of cloud; beautiful result
Anonymous
10 years ago
Seems like this has just come through a weather curtin, almost looks like its in two. all action & very very clear shot,what a baby she looks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Celestial arrival off a huge boeing angel. What a magnificent shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It almost looks like it was just broken the sound barrier :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
She looks like coming out of a sci-fi movie time travel porthole.i wonder if there was an extra passenger?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a perfect photograph...awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
GREAT SHOT !!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I saw this photo in the March edition of Airliner World, it's caught my eye instantly. Amazing to take a picture of such a quality when you have ONE chance to do it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spot on! Great timing! Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Emerging from an ethereal cloud, with the condensation from the expansion of air over the wings-- or could that be the "cloud"? beautiful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look like coming after travelling through deep tunnel
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my god this is so cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The beast emerges from the mist in all its beauty never seen a picture quite like this amazing timing, and light effects.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Haha, looks like it`s breaking the sound barrier
wonderful
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look up in the clouds! Its a bird! NO! Its a plane! Its....a plane!! Great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Grat shot really i like this BIG Birds
Anonymous
9 years ago
A unique shot! similar to that famous (though for different reasons)shot of the F15 exceeding the sound barrier past an aircraft carrier at sea level.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow very cool and unique dont see something like that everyday!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredible shot of the photogenic 747! Looks like the aircraft is emerging from nothingness to reality.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow Impressive,a breath taking image!:)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brilliant pic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very nice!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow, you can "see" the air off the flaps and wingtips, Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's like a painting. It would look great in an art gallery!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Lighting and timing are fantastic. Well done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
N°1
ciao paolo
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 stars! what an amazing photo... I'm astonished by the way this shot was taken! Great sense of timing and perfect angle. magnificent!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well done Stuart!! One of the best pictures I've ever seen... This shot is simply amazing!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Highlights aerodynamics and why aircraft fly...

AV8R...
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love British Airways. I love the 747 especially the 400 models. This shot puts both this great airline and the 747 in great perspective. Beautiful angle.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Boeing 747 cAn nOt cross the sound barrier !
Anonymous
8 years ago
A 747 breaking the sound barrier? Great pic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love it
Anonymous
8 years ago
The photo shows full aspect of the aircraft(flaps,slots,wheels,angle for landing)all in a very moist sky(the mass of the aircraft shows the condensation of the air)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Love this...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
8 years ago
"And on the fourth day, God created the 747" haha great picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice effect and camera setting at all, would like to now from what position this picture was taken !? ;-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its a one of the amazing photo,,, rellay nice,
Suthesan
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow ,see the lenght of the wings this bird has. Nice composition
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb catch of light and contrast between sky and aircraft livery.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Like a big baby running away from a cloud. Such a awesome bird/photo/photographer/sky/airport
Anonymous
7 years ago
BEAUTIFUL....Wish I ccould have it hanging on my wall!!! EXCELLENT composition.Lighting superb.A once in a decade shot.Wunderbar!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Atmosphere! Great image - one you must be very proud of. Well done on a picture that captures so much in the right way.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Someone stole the rear of the aircraft!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A big beautiful bird emerging from the clouds. Lovely!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I bet British Airways would like to buy that photo from you!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome!!! Can I say any more? No, I can't!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Most commented pic. on airliners.net ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I look at this website everyday, that is the best photo I have seen so far, now if you could just put a Qantas 380 in there. LOL !!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
GOOD PHOTO!
Anonymous
6 years ago
747's are really big - very impressive
Anonymous
6 years ago
The word "awesome" is terribly overuse these days, but no other word does justice to this photo.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I just love this pic...grt work
Anonymous
6 years ago
Now this is breaking the sound barrier in style!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow that shows the kind of pressure difference required to keep these birds in the air
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome !!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like lady speedbird is breaking the sound barrier....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Breaking the sound barrier?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
6 years ago
A 747 with flaps extended will never break the sound barrier, don't you think? ;) The "fog" over the wing comes from ambient humidity. The air flowing over the wing loses its pressure slightly, thereby cooling down and thereby increasing relative humidity to the point where it reaches 100%. This is simply a local cloud forming over the aircraft and it immediately vanishes behind the aircraft when the air pressure increases again, thereby raising temperature, lowering relative humidity below 100% and then the water vapour is no longer visible.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, awesome!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
So beautiful...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Truly an art piece.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's a perfect frame and shot. Smoke looks very interesting in this photograph.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice lighting as the 747 emerges from the cloud.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Cool!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Cool shot !
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a beautiful sight, truly an excellent picture!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow! This photo is fantastic and amazing.
Was it a foggy day in London?, Noce shot, 5*, you did a nice and good work
Anonymous
5 years ago
A great way to dramatize airflow over a wing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Misty ,,speedbird,,simply impressive.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice pic!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Passing 1.0 Mach.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The best!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's one fast 47! lol
Anonymous
5 years ago
Do you hear something?
No..
But I hear something..it must be miles away..
niiiiuuum oohh what a Bird!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Easily 5 star, plane just seems to be coming from nowhere, look I'm half invisable, woo hoo..
Anonymous
5 years ago
I'm not an aviation expert. However, so many posts seem to suggest that people think this thing is breaking the sound barrier here....with the flaps and gear down?! I don't think so. Nice shot nevertheless.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice Photo. Five Stars, although this is not braking the sound barrier, it is simply coming out of a cloud.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The image reflects the pure wonder of flight.
The aircraft appearing from a hole in the sky.
If only Wilbur and Orvile could have seen the wonder of their creation.
Anonymous
4 years ago
What an amazing apparition. I imagine that you were surprised to see such a beautiful bird emerging from such a dank, colourless fog!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
4 years ago
No, it's not flying through a cloud (nor breaking the sound barrier, of course), that's the condensation vapor created by the low pressure over the wings on misty days.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I love this pic.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Perfect shot! stunning image!
Anonymous
3 years ago
WOW! fantastic!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Someone clicked their fingers and then this magic 747 sort of just appeared out of thin air. Unusual moment captured here, lovely aircraft too!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Simply superb!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Was on this plane not long ago!
Anonymous
2 years ago
It looks like she´s passing the sound barrier :D
Anonymous
2 years ago
Her Majesty the Queen.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Best ever
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing capture.
Anonymous
7 months ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
3 months ago
EXELENT!!!!