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More: Airbus A340-642
More: London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
More: UK - England, August 5, 2005
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G-VSSH (cn 615) VS18 from Newark gracefully looming over the threshold of 27R not long before sunset, banking slightly to the left in the stiff crosswind this evening. The golden low setting sun illuminating the N1 fans and fuselage nicely [Canon EOS 10D + Sigma 50-500 EX]
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A visitor from Mauritius posted Sat April 7, 2012:
Love how you caught the engines. Nice pic

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 26, 2009:
Great photo, I absolutely love the lighting. Just one question, why is the aircraft's left landing light illuminated while it's right is not?

A visitor from Singapore posted Mon May 25, 2009:
Excellent lighting, beautiful plane, exhilarating engines.
Its just that the cockpit windows look a little ugly from this angle.

A visitor from - posted Tue May 27, 2008:
Superb lighting. Just love those illuminated Trents!

A visitor from India posted Wed September 5, 2007:
Love the aircraft,love the angle,love the timing in a nutshell the shot is simply b e a utiful

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 27, 2007:
A definate 5 stars from me,Great angle,great lighting Well done - Mike

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 31, 2006:
It just looks like a beast..

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 9, 2006:
Am not normally a diehard airbus or avation fan but this picture just catches my eye like nothing i have seen before. the aircraft the way the photo was framed and the clarity. just makes you want to smile - fan from california

A visitor from India posted Thu June 22, 2006:
Great angle, every this is sharply and visible.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Great Shot!!
MSN 615? I think i build this Airplane!

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 13, 2006:
Terrific Michael! One of the more beautiful shots I've seen lately. I especially like how the engine fans are lit up by the sun. You really used the 10D to it full potential here. - Brett

A visitor from Germany posted Wed February 8, 2006:
Excellent picture! love the A340-600 :)

A visitor from Austria posted Wed February 8, 2006:
For me, the best photo on airliners.net!

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat February 4, 2006:
Great shot,in the exact moment before touch down.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 26, 2006:
Great color, lighting, lovely positioning of the A/C before landing.

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun January 22, 2006:
Great shot! Beautiful lightning!

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon January 9, 2006:
What a beautiful moment!, just wait a few seconds to burn some rubber at LHR, very nice sunlight

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun January 8, 2006:
I love this shot, it is so clear. Well done.

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat January 7, 2006:
Everything is great in this shot: color, engine, wheels and the pilots about to land this looooong bird.

A visitor from Bahamas posted Fri January 6, 2006:
The golden sunshine along with the colour scheme of the fuselage produced awesome reflections!! Vivid photo!!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Very sharp

A visitor from Thailand posted Fri December 16, 2005:
Unbelievable great shot

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 14, 2005:
Impressive and powerful, 4for longhaul!

A visitor from Portugal posted Tue December 13, 2005:
Beautiful photo

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue December 13, 2005:
Beautiful lightconditions together with some of the worlds most beautiful engines, with those wheels hanging out, just BEAUTIFUL!!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue December 13, 2005:
Amazing shot, well done

A visitor from Germany posted Tue December 13, 2005:
5 Stars, what a stunner!!!

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