Aviation Photo #0768903 De Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8 - British Airways

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I like the way the Dash 8's fuselage looks almost like it is suspended in mid air in a close up like this. Just about to enter Runway 24L.
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    Paul Markman
    British Airways
    De Havilland Canada DHC-8-311Q Dash 8
    De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 (E-9)
    De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 (E-9)
    De Havilland Canada
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    G-BRYU
    Manchester - International (Ringway)
    England
    United Kingdom
    January 16, 2005
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Anonymous
10 years ago
Good photo Paul. from Ehren
Anonymous
10 years ago
You are right. It looks like the fuselage is going to fall out of the air and crash. A great shot. But I can never find ways to get good shots like this one; close up.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this effect when photographing Dash-8's very good!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot and nice lightning. Looks really strange with only the nose-gear visible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like it is makinĀ“ balance with the nose gear. What a sight. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The dash 8 seems to be rolling on one one leg. Wheres the other :o) Great pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very interesting angle, Paul! :-) I never think Dash 8 could be that funny!

_Hongyin_
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent Paul. How did you capture this. The airplane appears to be 'hanging' in the air with the nose wheel touching the ground. The 'heat swirls' off the engines giving the sense of 'motion', along with the circular prop imprints. The sight of the crew members revealing 'activity'. The sharpness of the aircraft and the fading background with the heat heat swirls in the upper half of the picture. Terrific, in my view. Thank you
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool Photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Damn it Paul ;-) You stole the idea I had of taking a DHC8 on this angle! Haha, excellent shot, I really like it! Keep it up!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is AMAZING!
Beautiful shot man!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Dash 8 is a really wonderful plane. I always wanted to fly in one, and have never been able to. Such a shame they do not operate in Malaysia. :(

Great shot! Especially of the one-wheel illusion. ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Finally, latest improvement model from Dash-8 has arrived. Equipped with INVISIBLE main landing gear!!! Great invent!

Great shot also :D
From Arch, TH
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot and very creative!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the pictures of the Dash 8, in which it is looking as if she is hanging in the air! And this one is even in such nice light conditions!!!
Great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Superb motive!
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the most interesting motives I have seen in a long time.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I thought the captain was David Blaine.... Who else can create this optical illusion?
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the best head on shots of a Q300 I have ever seen. I was at Bombardier-Wichita for six years and saw the first Q400 on a daily basis.
Anonymous
9 years ago
From that angel, it looks like its levatating for it not to avoid a tail slide
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very good photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
You sure got the right moment for shooting! 5* Great!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Poor photo in my opinion. The photo gives a false perception of the aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Shot!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing shot! Almost look like the aircraft is only using one wheel.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Superb, you had less than a second to make that "perfect" shot, and you made it. very nice job
Anonymous
8 years ago
The 'false perception' in this photo makes it a great shot. There aren't many photo's of the Q300 like this one. Just great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I was sooo confused and then..... lightbulb the wheels are on the wings lol!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Look at those heat waves
Anonymous
7 years ago
LOL looks like the plane is doing a wheeli
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic looks like it's about to fall
Anonymous
7 years ago
Poor Photo???? I totally disagree. Great photos frequently cause us to examine and study what we are looking at. This photo challenges our understanding of aircraft design, and leads us to conclude that this is in fact a UNICYCLE, not an airplane!! GREAT Photo... thank you for shooting it! M.L.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This shot deserves 10 stars. 'nuff said.


Braniff747SP
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic - Very well framed creating an unusual sensory image. Well captured.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is not a poor photo. Instead it shows the creativity of the photographer. This photo deserves 5 Stars. Thanks for sharing Paul.

Regards
Krishley.G.D.Purmanun
Anonymous
7 years ago
I don't get it. Someone explain. haha, I've been looking at it for 5 mins. and still dont get it.....
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its cool but one thing the co pilot is not wering sun glasses !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great catch!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool! :)
Russian An-24/26/30/32 can make this "trick" too ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
It makes me wonder where the wheels is... ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Quality photo, makes the dash 8 look like its floating
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Picture is perfect and unique! It
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow 5*! This is one of my favorite planes to fly on! I work with them everyday and have never thought of taking a picture like this! Great angle!!
Steve.CLT.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a fat Dash-8
Anonymous
6 years ago
The air of suspension is great!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I flew on these every fortnight not that long ago, and if I'd seen this I would have found it disconcerting to say the least! It just looks wrong!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I used to think exactly the same thing about the Fokker Friendship :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Heh heh, funny; it has no pair of wheels on the back. besides that it is pretty darn good
Anonymous
4 years ago
It's one of the first things I noticed - and loved - about the Dash-8 from when they first started operating in Australia. Wonderful capture of a wonderful bird! Thanks for a good smile.

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