Aviation Photo #1029490 Boeing 747-467 - Cathay Pacific Airways

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As the observant will notice, this engine is not infact running. Simply, the turbines are just blowing in the wind with my shutter open for 8 seconds and thus creating this curious effect.
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    Sean Norman
    Cathay Pacific Airways
    Boeing 747-467
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    Vancouver - International
    British Columbia
    Canada
    March 29, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice. To be honest. I thought it was really running. Again very nice!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice! It sure does look like it's running.. but if you say so.. :D 5 Stars, I like it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! It did have me fooled, if it wasn't for your remark on the shutter speed and the windmilling engine!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A most creative photo. Reminds me how I love to get in that narrow passage.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great! i thoght it was running, too. luckily the air canada in the background didnĀ“t move durin the shot! 5 stars!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a fantastic photo! Cheers Sean. You can tell that its not running because there isn't any jet blast emanating from the rear.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I just love the lighting in this photo. Great job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'd say the give away is the fact that there is no trace of jet blast behind the engine. But yes it will fool you at first ;) Great pic
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo ... If it wasn't for the lights in the background (and your hint), I would of thought the engine was running
Anonymous
11 years ago
What, it's not running????
Very very curious effect...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Seriously i thought it was running at full thrust. but think about it again, how can you be that close when engine is at full thrust.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very sharp and good contrasts! I love it. Rick
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice.It's so sepcial, i realised the engine was running before i saw the remark
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great composition and eye to leave that shutter open! KA
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice effect, im sure it fools everyone:)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Bizarre capture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great picture! Note the Air Canada aircraft with new livery in the background! I thought the engine was running too...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ah yes! On a SONG flight from KLGA to KMCO in February 2006, we were diverted to Melbourne International Airport in Florida (sorry, I forget the ICAO code) due to severe crosswinds at KMCO. It was a beautiful day though, very few clouds, but with winds gusting to 39 kts. So, as we waited in Melbourne for the winds to die down, (we were the only heavy at this airport) I ventured to the flight deck to chat with the pilots. It was great, sitting at the left seat, eyeing the FMC (CI for the day was 75!). There was a sound outside that sounded like a windmill. "You hear that sound?", Capt. said. "It's the N1 rotor rotating in the wind." Awesome. The wind was so brisk, that the N1 blades were rotating on their own at a vicious speed, just like this lovely photo we're talking about.
Anonymous
11 years ago
An Excelent picture and great crativity. 5 stars from the sunny Caribbean
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... airplanes work in mysterious ways! Thats awesome.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sean!! hehe, nice work buddy[:
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot. I was fooled as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
With our db having already all kinds of photos it`s now all about creativity and mate, you`ve got it! Congrats, great shot. K.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've never seen a jet engine that close before! I too thought it was running before I read the description. I like everything about this! A definite 5 star!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow the engines posted here are s...u...p...e...r...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Oh my gosh, I feel like I'm being sucked in.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I found the thumbnail of this photo from the "other great photos of this airline (CX)" without caption and thought the engine was running. What an art!!

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