Aviation Photo #1611992 Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP - Oxford Aviation Academy

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Taken at 2200 feet above sea level whilst conducting a city orbit on Remembrance Day, you can see the great city of Melbourne lit up beautifully on quite a clear night. [Canon 5D mkII + EF24-105 taken at 24mm, f/4, 1/10, 6400iso]
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    Alexander Watts
    Oxford Aviation Academy
    Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
    Cessna
    172S10040
    VH-EOO
    In Flight
    Victoria
    Australia
    November 11, 2009
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Comments (22)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice shot, especially considering the ISO and shutter speed. Well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing! Love the reflection on the high wing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A masterpiece indeed Alex! This picture will surely put Melbourne on the 'map' as it surely is one of the most beautiful cities in the World! Sydney, watch out... :P Thanks for sharing, keep up the great work. Ted Mackojc
Anonymous
7 years ago
Alex, can't find words for this photo. Melbourne is beautiful from the ground, yet even more so from above. Might I ask who was steering the plane... :) Hope to catch up with you one day for another spotting trip at Tullamarine. Cheers, Jonathan Mackojc
Anonymous
7 years ago
Clear winner!
Anonymous
7 years ago
ISO6400 at 1/10 wide open, and it's squeaky clean and sharp. Whoa!
AR, NYC
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the best shots of melbourne i have ever seen,thanks alexander for such a cracking shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
My god, Melbourne on the move, Melbourne the place to be... All buildings, train station and CROWN are clerly visible...I can imagine Avalon airport far on the left and Tullamerine on the right below... Amazing.
Flyingvietcolin
Anonymous
7 years ago
I am simply speechless Alex, well done mate. It does look much nicer in larger size!
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW, now thats a view that would distract you, even form that beautiful G1000!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Hello, from Germany.
This is a best night shot of a city what I ever seen on airliners.net.
Regards Suat
Anonymous
7 years ago
The beauty of flying! 5 stars and Photographers Choice!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I can't find words to describe how wonderful this shot is. Well done, Alex.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb job Alex - well done! Philthy
Anonymous
7 years ago
This exposure is absolutely amazing -- the contrast of the city lights with the unlit geography of the city is awesome. the level of detail the shot is totally impressive.
Anonymous
7 years ago
You cannot imagine the joy I felt when I realised this was my town.

The photo does it more than justice, even giving the folks over at SkyScraperCity.com a run for their money!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply stunning. I almost have a hard time describing this beautiful shot in words! Alex, this shot gave me goosebumps! *5 stars and my new wallpaper!*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo. Show the city and environs beautifully, and so sharp for a night shot in an aircraft. Excellent.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow this shot is second only l.a. at night, but you have to be there as pictures just don't do it justice.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was in your beautiful city in January for the Australian Open. I was totally impressed by everything
(and everyone)I saw. This picture just caps it off.
Outstanding! Cheers mate!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was here in 2010 Australian Open, simply amazing city and tourament, great photo :)

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