Aviation Photo #1035200 Bombardier CRJ-200LR (CL-600-2B19) - United Express (SkyWest Airlines)

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"This is from the flight deck. OK, folks, from now for five minutes or so, looks like you will have a wonderful view of downtown Chicago on your left. I will switch the seatbelt sign on, so please be seated and enjoy the view. Thank you for choosing SkyWest and Happy Holidays to you all!" The captain brought our flight UA6828 to Runway 27 Left for smooth landing. I know this is a damn difficult image to capture; but, that will not prevent my passion for photography as it was absolutely beautiful moment.
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    United Express (SkyWest Airlines)
    Bombardier CRJ-200LR (CL-600-2B19)
    Bombardier CRJ-100/200/Challenger 800/850
    Bombardier CRJ-100/200/Challenger 800/850
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    December 18, 2005
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Comments (194)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Allways a pleasure Jean to look at your work, and this night shot is truly exceptionnal.

Fabrice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastically well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
A breathtaking sight!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Five stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Great Great!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Without any doubt, my photographers choice award.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, that´s what I call a skyline by night.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Compliments to you! How did you make this shot???
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is dam good.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My kind of town, Chicago........
Anonymous
10 years ago
Breathtaking
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely superb.....take some skill to produce a shot like that. Well done!

Andrew
Singapore
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely remarkable photo... you captured the very essence of night flight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful photo, Jin. Another outstanding addition to your portfolio.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great job Jean...The Windy City looks wonderful as usual..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exceptional shot Jean!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Jean, it's absolutely fantastic!!!
Five times five stars, for your superb job.
Incredible Christmas atmosphere sight....
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! What A shot!!! Breathtaking! Could you please let us now the camera readings/setting for this one? Pikas.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, what for lights
Anonymous
10 years ago
Photographers Choice! This is just incredible, thanks J.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, thats brilliant! Phantastic shot...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
For once I love a pic in which the airplane is not the star... although it's the winglet that makes it special. Magnifique!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Night shots are difficult and this is a masterpiece
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wowwwww! No more words!!
J
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic and surely quite difficult to get. Glad to see Jin in great shape (as always).
Best regards from Lisbon.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! And furthermore, Wow! Beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
There is only one thing that I can say about it, WOW, amazing view, nice job
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ohwwwwww that's wonderful ! I've been last summer in Chicago ! I love your picture !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, this is indeed one of the most spectacular night photos I've seen! Great job Jean! Greetings from Curacao :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wooooooooooooow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome ... Thanks for sharing Jean!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot of the "city on the lake." Impressive clarity--those UX windows must be clean!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've seen that view several times myself, Jin, and you've captured it splendidly. Another stunning image!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love it!

Well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. I love the skyline.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A TRUE CLASS ACT TO FOLLOW.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Outstanding shot!! Like a bird flying by night!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic! How did you get the detail into the picture whilst not getting it shaky? Must be at a high ISO setting or you should apply for the film industry as a human vibration reducer... 5 Stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply incredible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is one of the best pics of a night shot of Chi-town I have ever seen...and I've been up in a small plane at night, down the lakeshore of Chicago too. What a great city! Soldier Field was also Bears won 16-3 (left-center of pic).
Anonymous
10 years ago
SUPERB!!!! This is a difficult shot to make but indeed YOU DID IT.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply AMAZING...You're a GENIUS photographer!
Regards from Down Under.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wooooooooooooooow! This is beautiful! I love to have been on that flight...
Anonymous
10 years ago
There's Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Lake Shore Drive, I could name half of Downtown buildings ... Stunning photo!:-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
SWEEEEEET !
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best view possible in air is from the flight deck. to be able to capture it makes it eternal
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is one of the most beutiful things i have eever seen. You naild that photogragh
Anonymous
10 years ago
The city was completely lit up beautiful i love lights at night
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gorgeous contrast between the dark water in the fore-front and the lights in the background. Love
the outlines of the downtown buildings. (I'm a
white-knuckle flier but have actually looked out the
window when approaching Chicago at night just to
admire this view!)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot.. the night beauty is captured with a fair amount of detail from a flight deck, which is very difficult.. and above all it catches eyes with jazzy glittering lights..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Always liked the Chicago skyline, either up close from the ground, or from the air, day or night. That is one dynamic city! And the reflection on the winglet is cool!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A typical night sight from a huge town. Good definition
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice work mate
Anonymous
10 years ago
WONDERFUL SHOT
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good view this city; beautiful !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done Jean, simply breathtaking!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a fantastic photo, of one of my favorite cities on the planet!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hi jean,
this is the best capture i've ever seen, i love the background with a city in its glamour shows that its better to site seeing in the sky.
kena.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really great capture...

Was this shrunk from an original size? Because I think this would be great on a 5M camera setting.

Great shot! Hope to visit the States one day!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super view
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can see my apartment ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I usually dont comment. But, I had to for this picture. Fantastic shot. Cant imagine how great it would have been to experience this moment. Great Work...
Anonymous
10 years ago
....... I can't say what makes this photo excellent. It simply is. I love the entire pic, it's one of the views I remember from my flights, and I've tried to draw it, because I couldn't picture it. The city lights reflected in the wing .. absolutely great - that's what makes the difference.
Congratulations
Anonymous
10 years ago
Light and composition were excellent. Great still shot, given at night and while moving!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing picture of one of the worlds greatest cities
Anonymous
10 years ago
I flew out of ORD the same night for London Heathrow - its a great reminder of a fantastic view on a clear evening. The week before, a foot of snow had come out of the sky - the look out of the cabin window was somewhat different ! Fantastic photo. Andrew M
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot of a the greatest american city!
well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly a good picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Could very well be a Chicago Bears game going on. That's Soldiers Field shining brightly to the far left. Nice shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It appears to be a sea of ligt. . . very impressive.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey taken on my birthday; That must be why I like it so much.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The lights from the city gleam on the wing. amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
How I wish, how I wish I was there...
RSJ5150!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have visited wonderful Chicago many times. Been up many tall buildings and seen everything through 360. Never anything as GREAT AS THIS.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Clarity, reflection, it is a great photo of a great city.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never seen such a sharp and beautiful picture from chicago skyline
Anonymous
10 years ago
Top shot by night !!! aviation and fotographic jewelry-art in its best.a/c speed well coordinated with exposure time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, look at all the lights.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The crisp clarity, color and angle is just breathtaking.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Da best night shot ever
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hello Jin!
I never tire of seeing this picture... :->
I'm willing to see you and your wife soon, in São Paulo.
See ya,

Jetro
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is really superb
Anonymous
10 years ago
I would not want to get the electricity bill.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just brilliant.............
Anonymous
10 years ago
It just takes your breath away!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's breathtaking!
We're able to see till the reflection of the city on the wing!!
10*!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think that image has a beautiful symmetry between the beauty of a night shot like that and the fascination of on-air images.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this picture, looks if u were flying 4 all of us, and this image shows that
Anonymous
10 years ago
The clarity and definition of this picture makes it perfect ! An undisputable 10

CYQB1
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, This one hell of a shot, RESPECT
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am an airline pilot from Chicago and this is my favorite pic of all time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb ! So much detail. Thank you for this great picture. Keep givings us nutters pics like these.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, fantastic, superb, there are just not enough words to explain it.

The picture is captured in just the right conditions, with the correct amound of light, and an taken by an amazing photographer.

Keep up the good work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing view of the Windy City!!

Hey! I can see the Sears Tower and the northern end of Meigs Field (in the center left end
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, fantastic!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an absolutely immaculate photograph. Probably the best quality one could attain from inside the flight deck, looking through those tiny oval windows with a camera.

I've flown to and from o'hare a countless amount of times, and this is the first photograph I've ever seen that actually captures the essence of a flight on a night like this. The Chicagoland area in all of it's grace, on one cold, crisp december night!!

Good job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Paved with streets of gold...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Damn right this is difficult to capture. Well done, *****
Anonymous
10 years ago
Makes me sing.... "Chicago, Chicago..." great photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best night pics I have ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gourgeous view!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very Impressive!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photography, amazing city!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very cool overnigth view from the Wind City.
Anonymous
10 years ago
As a former EAL Flight Attendant this was always the view that took my breath away. It's right before they turn into the landing pattern at O'Hare
beautiful shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a great shot of the best skyline in the world!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of my favorite shots on this site. The reflection on the wing is what puts me right there in the seat over this great city.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing picture... takes your breath away..
Anonymous
10 years ago
All these lights are so beatiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture brings back many good memories of traveling to chicago. Just a beautiful shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful Pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The lights are so spectaculer
Anonymous
10 years ago
IS a very very good job. Your foto is very clear for the night foto. 5***** Jean.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Damn, how can you shot such of this gorgeous picture?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this city!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks for allowing me to see this beautiful view. Chicagoans should be proud.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey Buddy, you made one of the best pictures of Chicago- ever -
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
10/10
thank you.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a photo and nothing else...

lovely
Anonymous
9 years ago
10/10 incredible !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That Is Truly AMAZING!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Stunning composition and clarity. congratulations.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The background is simply mind boggling
Anonymous
9 years ago
An absolutely wonderful shot. Nice crisp and clear image, showing plenty of detail. Almost looks like a painting. Keep up the great work.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's simply amazing... I have no other words
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is an absolute masterpiece its breathtaking thats all i have no other words..
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is simply awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
You caught chicago on a beautiful nite. superb picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
There are not any words capable of describing this picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
Chicago is a great city. This shows it to great effect.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Marvelous!!!! I can se Sear Tower, Hanhook Observatoy and in the lake the Navy Pier.... I love chicago.
Anonymous
9 years ago
ORD Bound! nice.
Anonymous
9 years ago
How did you take that picture? I gave up taking night-time pictures a long time back, but this picture has inspired me now! You are a class!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of my most favorites moments, not just while in flight, but views in this lifetime!! fantastic shot!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This really reminds me of downtown Vancouver, Canada

The peninsula in the water looks like Canada Place
Anonymous
9 years ago
I grew up in Chi-town and this is a picture postcard to me! I think it's the most beautiful city in the country, with the nicest people. I now live in New England........no comparison! This photo brings back so many great memories, and those of you who haven't been to Chicago, take off work for a couple of weeks and take it all in. It will take at least 2 weeks. My kinda town.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brillant photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
The clarity is astonishing, as is the color. It takes a great deal of camera experience and developed perception (camera-eye) to catch such a brilliantly composed photo "on the fly". No "luck" involved in this shot. A great photographer met a great moment and was ready.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Chicago is always impressive at night,but a clear night and a steady hand is a rare combination indeed!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo takes you there. It gives you the feeling you are in the airplane looking over the city skyline.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful picture...If you look closely you can see me sitting in Soldier Field that same night for the Bears Falcons game that night! Thanks for including me in your picture! =P! Keep Em' Comin'
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh my gosh!!! pictures dont get much prettier than the ones like this!!! gorgous!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Although I may be biased because Chicago is my hometown, I've always thought that the view of Chicago from the air at night is one of the prettiest sights on Earth.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow! Cool pic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Brilliant Photo of a great city.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect! Thank you!
Anonymous
8 years ago
it`s like magic... wow... wonderfull... no other words!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing stability and sharpness considering your shutter setting! Thanks for a great shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
WOW! This is what it's all about. My compliments to the photographer!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really wonderful, amazing photo!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
So cool. and interesting.

Anonymous
8 years ago
I LOVE Chicago. It's the best city in the world.
May be someday I'll live there again.
Anonymous
8 years ago
You can almost see the Bears beating the Falcons 16-3 at Solider Field to the left
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just simply amazing.. makes me want to go to Chicago right away.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's really beautiful place!!! I love Chicago:) Nika from Ukraine
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Photo. It made me recall my first days in Flight Simulator, trying to land a C 172 somewhere around there, in Chicago.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot .
so thanks
Anonymous
8 years ago
6 stars
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love this light reflection over the wing!
nice plane, nice city, nice pic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutely awesome picture, these are such a hard shots to get, great job!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome shot of my favorte town - approaching ORD at night is always stunning..
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent! the ground looks like gold!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a wonderful site.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think that there is no prettier city view than of Chicago, my hometown, at night from the air. This photo is proof. Breathtaking.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Lovley shot!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Not only the nature is beautiful...
Anonymous
6 years ago
"back to the same old place, sweet home Chicago" 5* for you, congratulations
Anonymous
6 years ago
Jean, what camera and lens did you use?
Anonymous
6 years ago
I can't believe how clear this picture is considering you are shooting at night, from a moving aircraft and through the window. Stunning !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Jean this photo is so amazing that i am tempted to ask you what camera and lens setting did u use. Thanks :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very good photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful shot!
I miss Meigs Field though :(
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful lights
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow - too bad they closed KCGX. Amazing capture of an amazing moment. 5/5!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing..
Anonymous
4 years ago
Really great detail, you can probably count how many lights there are, which would take a really long time... but any way, stunning photo!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The clarity of the picture and the reflection on the wing - very well done!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Simply amazing! Can't stop looking at it! o.O
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
4 years ago
I love that you can just see the edge of the wing tip, I can almost imagine myself sitting in the aircraft after a late night take-off viewing the city during a sharp turn. Night flights are the best.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Just incredible to capture the city like that. Considering moving, flightwindow and night time =)
Which kind of lens did you use and what settings?

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