Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Ronald J Stella
    Delta Air Lines
    McDonnell Douglas MD-88
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas
    53346
    1952
    N994DL
    Providence - Theodore Francis Green State
    Rhode Island
    USA
    February 17, 2013
  • 473

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March 12, 2013
Caption
Yet another snowstorm for 2013
Width
1200px
Height
800px

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Comments (58)

Anonymous
3 years ago
Very impressive departure!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Unbelievable! How do you manage this shot?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Epic!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow, this really is an excellent shot!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Simply astonishing shot of an airplane stugling with weather and gravity
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow. Incredible. 5 stars for the photo - I can't stop looking at it - and 5 stars for you, standing out in a snowstorm to capture it!
Anonymous
3 years ago
WHOOHA! Remote camera? Or did you really stand there? Anyway 5* and my choice today!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Capturing this moment during a snow storm is unique.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Caramba, what a shot. Up close and personal, you can hear the engines, the wind and the thunder.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow Ron! Can't say I'd want to be standing there in the snow, but great shot!

Where you been anyway?

~Vik
Anonymous
3 years ago
Rotate!
Anonymous
3 years ago
How close can you go?!? Fantastic departure
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks like Domodedovo!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think this is the best photograph I have ever seen of an airplane, captures the moment brilliantly. There's nothing better than taking-off in blinding snow. Brilliant
Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome pic... full motion
Anonymous
3 years ago
The queen of single islers
Anonymous
3 years ago
Timing. Focus. Lighting. Framing. Content. Superb! One of my favorites!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Welcome back, Ron! Great shot, but I expected nothing less!!! Tony
Anonymous
3 years ago
One of the most INTENSE pictures on A.net!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Excellent shot! 5* from me. RGB
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing shot. Well done.
Anonymous
3 years ago
THIS is photography! No standard complete-aircraft-sunny-day-departure, shot here. Commendable job Ron!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Superb shot! regards Marvin
Anonymous
3 years ago
Simply Fantastic! Almost looks like they're about to hit the strike guard
Anonymous
3 years ago
WOW! So chrisp for that storm!
Itay Tsin
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well done of top of 24hrs much deserved Ron - Matt MWHCVT
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great stuff Ron! Back on the PC Train! - Oliver
Anonymous
3 years ago
Love your patience and bravery(standing in a snow storm). And from the angle- incredible how close that tail is to the ground.
Anonymous
3 years ago
WOW Ron! This is outstanding, so much power!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Standing out in that snow payed off! That is the best shot of an MD-88 I've ever seen!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great action shot (the weather and the airplane action, that is) :-)
Anonymous
3 years ago
"looks a little grainy to me!" Oh wait. That's a *lot* of snow! You, sir, are a freak. Like the rest of us, for photographing in that kind of storm! Keep it up!
Anonymous
3 years ago
25 stars for Rockin' Ron Stella in the snow again !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Fantastic, thank you for being in the cold to bring us this hot photo!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Perfect focus in bad weather conditions. The scale of the image makes you think a wing might knock you over as it goes by. The lights and weather make the whole thing look surreal, almost scary.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Whoa, Ron. Five stars for the picture and five for being in the right place at the right time. Spec-ta-cu-lar! - Alberto
Anonymous
3 years ago
Excellent!! Easily in the top 10 of A.net's best shots.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow. amazing
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow! Old-school MD-88, massive snow, snow-covered runway, right after rotation on takeoff, very dramatic shot !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing capture! congrats!
Anonymous
3 years ago
This shot shows the grace and beauty of what is now a classic airliner, in a difficult weather situation. Instead of the weather detracting from the photograph, and making it difficult to see the plane, the photographer is close enough that the snow sets off the plane and generally it makes the photo better. If it were not for the ground lighting and markers, the plane could be 5 feet off the ground or FL150.
Anonymous
3 years ago
That's just a fantastic shot - well done for being in the right place at the right time and getting the photo in such conditions!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It is quite unique to get a shot this close at this phase of flight in these weather conditions. I love it!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great - I am a MD Captain and this is exactly how it feels...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Freezing! It looks like was taken in Siberia
Anonymous
3 years ago
So snowy
Anonymous
3 years ago
Cracking shot Ron! Perfectly executed in those horrible wx conditions. Very powerful indeed
Anonymous
3 years ago
Incredible shot!
5 stars!

Fabien.B
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot !
Anonymous
2 years ago
Living in Finland means lot of photographing in winter conditions. This is winter action at best!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Absolutely mesmerizing!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Just had one of these beasts in our hangar for an engine change..RAW POWER! These kind of shots always make me think of ships plowing through rough waves. Amazing machine captured perfectly.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Fantastic photo !
Anonymous
2 years ago
One of the most dramatic photos I've seen on A.net, congratulations
Anonymous
2 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
1 year ago
Amazing shot!
Anonymous
1 year ago
Lets all enjoy these Douglas workhorses while they still ply our skies. Douglas built aircraft to last forever. In every type of weather or adverse flight ops the Mad Dogs delivered.
Anonymous
1 year ago
The skill of these pilots. This photo really shows what these pilots deal with day and night thru out the year. Thank god there up to any challenge.