Aviation Photo #2217175 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 - Delta Air Lines

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DL 1859 to DTW is taking off from Logan's runway 9 on a gloomy, foggy evening. Periodic snow and rain showers resulted in a high degree of condensation which turned the lights of all the planes into light beams. The position of the wing and the lights on the MD-88 almost make it look like an X-Wing firing its lasers! Crazy day. Never seen anything like that before. [Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II + AF-S TC-14E II lens]
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    Tony Printezis
    Delta Air Lines
    McDonnell Douglas MD-88
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas
    53161
    1808
    N968DL
    Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
    Massachusetts
    USA
    December 1, 2012
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Comments (33)

Anonymous
4 years ago
Tony, this is fantastic! Great use of the conditions! PC for me! See you out there sometime soon. - Oliver
Anonymous
4 years ago
Logans night shots are amongst the most dramatic and exciting.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow...reflection of aircraft lights in water...city lights in background....the best
Anonymous
4 years ago
5 stars. For sure.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Good job bro ! Very nice picture
Anonymous
4 years ago
Simply stunning!
Anonymous
4 years ago
No comment.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing! Well done!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Something new on A.net! nice style! :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic photo. You've got great photog skills
Anonymous
4 years ago
Something about BOS shots really speak to me. I really enjoy your work Mr. Printezis!
Anonymous
4 years ago
How in the world did you get enough shutter speed to prevent motion blur without introducing a bunch of noise? I see the wide open aperature, but my goodness...that is a great shot! I agree...very much space like!
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is one of the best shots I have ever seen, Tony! Simply wow!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The most unique and glamorous photo I've ever seen on a.net! Good job!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Outstanding work, PC vote. I miss Boston already! -SKA
Anonymous
4 years ago
Awesome, Turned out nice Tony. After all, it was worth it to get out there. Sorry that the meet up did not work out. V.
Anonymous
4 years ago
WHOA!!! I know I'm not supposed to post one-word comments but this is all I can think of. WHOA!!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
I'd been wondering what happened to you BOS guys' night shots. Glad to see a new one!

~Vik
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing!
What was the ISO setting?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Incredible photo! Love the light shining through the mist/ fog!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Although I've never been to Boston, scenes such as this one make me realize just what I have been missing. Kudos to you, Tony, for such an amazing shot. I've updated my computer wallpaper thanks to you... ;0)
Anonymous
4 years ago
I can only say AWESOME.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Love those "Mad Dogs" Douglas aircraft. I will really miss them someday. But the way Douglas planes last, they be around forever.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice shot Tony, and are you sure that really isn't an X-Wing that has just been lengthened and made for passenger service?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Also love the composition.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Love this shot Tony. The city, the fog, the lights and the aircraft make for an awesome display. Five stars.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice beams!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wooow! This is very amazing to be real!!! Ops, this is one more photo taken by Boston Spotters!

Anonymous
4 years ago
This is a real eye grabber. It all really fits together.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow, really lovely! The blackest thing in the photo is the brightest source of light, and that brick-red sky colour makes it fantastically dramatic. Of your many great shots from this vantage point, this one is the most magical.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing, simply amazing
Anonymous
11 months ago
Every time this photo pops up on one of the "best of" lists I view it. And every time I'm equally amazed at how beautiful of a photo it truly is. Many kudos!

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