Aviation Photo #1088680: Airbus A340-642 - Virgin Atlantic Airways


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Jeffwell
    Virgin Atlantic Airways
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus
    723
    G-VBLU
    In Flight
    China
    July 24, 2006
  • 2.2K

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August 03, 2006
Caption
Look! I have dreamt for months to spot this gorgeous scene that a Virgin Airbus with a rainbow contrail. Photo was taking while descending from 9000m to 8100m when she was climbing to 9600m on opposite direction & nearing route point PIMOL. Many thanks to A.net Photographer Zhangzongli for his help.
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Comments (504)

Anonymous
10 years ago
THIS IS World Press Photo material!!!!

Incredible Jeffwell,

photographers choice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Speechless!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing picture! Top class!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congrats to this awesome capture, this got to be the best contrail pic @ anet. Just great! You deserve much more than 5 Stars, but as 5 is the maximum i'll give you 5 ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oustanding picture.Never seen this effect before!Fantastic!
Linze F.
Anonymous
10 years ago
An amazing shot from an amazing photographer. Great job, a perfect mixture of everything. real 5* work!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow. That's amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stellar!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once in a lifetime shot with great contrast & color! Looks unreal.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic!!! GREAT! Wow!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible, absolutely fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable! what an outstanding beautiful photograph, congratulations
Anonymous
10 years ago
You gotta make sure you make some money from this shot!

Mint Photography!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply stunning!!!! 5* photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
A shot to be extremely proud of. One of the best on Airliners!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This has to be the all time best shot ... fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats just beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, a new TOP photo was born. 5 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply.... Stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love it
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast, the light, the contrail. All makes the perfect picture. Congratulations! One of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this happen in this world?? Could be taken from a tale story, but it is absolutely real. WOW!!! More than five stars my friend.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is what I call the perfect pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This has to be the singularly most brilliant shot I have ever seen on A.net. Technically and visually perfect. Congratulations on being in the right place, at the right time!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Without a doubt, THE best photo on a.net...WELL DONE SIR!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just awsome.
Brenden, sydney australia
Anonymous
10 years ago
There should be a ten-star button specially made for this picture. I have spent hours on a.net and this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Would be interesting to see it in B&W.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, Just amazing!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, how did you do that?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have no words. This is amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This just has to be your best shot ever, probably THE best shot ever! An absolute stunner!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow. Simply incredible. The photo leaves me speechless.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very beautiful, 5 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOOOOOOOOW!
Best picture for me on A.net, you are a monster photographer! Oh My God!
Congratulations man, you've got it!
Saludos!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I cannot believe this picture.. Speachless.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot! But how is the underbelly so well lit in a black sky? What time of day was this?
Anonymous
10 years ago
UNREAL! Congratulations on an amazing, beautiful photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very beautiful photo! Great job capturing this shot. Pilot's eye view!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is one of the most astounding photos I have ever seen on here! The clarity and quality are amazing and the subject is absolutely brilliant! Well done and thankyou!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, u really did it! well done.QIU
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my God! That is probably the best picture I've seen on this site. Great plane, great contrail.
-Jack Mehoff
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Double wow! I have never seen a con trail like this. Great photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply fantastic picture, Mr. Jeffwell. It is unique with its rainbow colours.
Just one point, I could´t get clear with the information at the remark. Was the plane going up and down?
Anonymous
10 years ago
A once in a lifetime shot! Brilliant!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once-in-a-lifetime shot, absolutely marvelous!! :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Warp speed!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is....Undescribable.....Best contrail picture ive EVER seen on a.net....5 stars



Garri767
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!! Amazing!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the most awe inspiring picture i have ever seen.

Great Job!, Aussie
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really nice shot.. beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo well deserves 5 stars, great work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is simply incredible !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super Gigantic!

Robin
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Just, wow! Stunning.. can't find the words to describe what i'm feeling right now! You really got it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is by far a cut above the rest and is definitely my favourite photo on this site, bar none! Congratulations on your fantastic work!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!! Looks like a cruise liner on a dark ocean. GREAT!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo. i'm sure there was some luck involved, but you have to be in the right place at the right time. well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
Closer to heaven...Mother nature at its best, with a little help from a gorgeous aircraft!
No further comments needed for this perfect shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Truly awesome, I love the pic. Kudos to the fotographer!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow those fantastic contrail on the dark sky just like a dreaming!
I wonder why the fuselage looks so bright like you fill the million watts flash when take a shot. Very nice and strange effect.

Arch TH
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is so incredible I'm at a loss for words. Beautiful shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow good shot how did you make that 5 stars
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice photograph, you were lucky to get this view. Also the red engines complete the picture, good job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW another rainbow contrail!! nice pic!! absolutely wonderful!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just beautiful, hope the guys flying this beut get to see this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Damn beautiful. Many thanks to Jeffwell, you help us to understand about the art of aviation photography.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely magnificent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning...
Anonymous
10 years ago
That picture would leave anyone speechless! What a cracking shoot.

Reverse
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderfull
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best shot in a.net so far (without any doubts!).The picture is fresh,sexy and magic! it also reflects the power and beauty of this beautiful bird.Excelent timing too.Great job Jeffwell (5 stars)
Anonymous
10 years ago
FANTASTIC!!!!! my favourite aircraft, my favourite airline and one spectacular photo!!!!! well done sir, 10/10
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, this photo is magic. Pure magic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Astonishing and almost unbelivable!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The coulours are perfect! 5 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unreal vapor contrails backlit by the sun making for spectrum effect. Best photo ever on airliners.net in my opinion.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
A-mazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!!! The colors are wonderful and the theme just unique! Please keep'em coming.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best Photo I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent Photo - well worth being 'top of the day'. The colours and clarity are stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats a magic scene for real! This is ONE of THE a.net shots, we'll remember forever!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can't really think of anything to say except....WOW!.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great job Jeff!
Always one of the best in DB if not simply the best!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best shots on ANET...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable "Once-in-a-live"-shot - congratulations! Probably the best photo in the last time :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
My favourite Airline My favourite Aircraft My favourite contrail picture Well Done
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great great picture !
Grrrr Johan Knijn
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot. What camera (settings) did you use? The most colourful contrail I have ever seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've never seen such a nice picture before!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing. If I were you I would seriously consider contacting Sir Richard Branson and offering to sell him a copy, it would look great in a frame on his boardroom wall.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable and fastasic shot. WOW.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks surreal. Absolutely fascinating. Stunning shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! I don't think we've got to search further for a great photographers choice picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast, light, spot point all excellent !
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is fantastic ! congratulation for this photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent this photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely superb excellent shot keep it up. Bryn Cornwall
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the rainbow effect is caused by the window material and not some phenomenon of nature.
Anonymous
10 years ago
STUNNING!!! 5 stars - this is one of the top 3 pictures on A.net
breathtaking - instant wallpaper :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, nice colors :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing. Nice shot jeff
Anonymous
10 years ago
OMG!
What a fantastic shot! So beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at those colors, WOW
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW !!! Is very cool. The contrail is very special.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!!! What an amazing image!!! truely impressive - check out the vortices off the winglets!! Must have still been climbing pretty fiercly?? top image!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely amazing Jeffwell!!!

Congratulations!

Nicolas Rubio
Anonymous
10 years ago
Words fail me. Astonishing shot. Astonishing clarity. Super job.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect!!!!!!
Looks like she is a submarine deep in the sea or something like that....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Geez this is the best shot in a-net!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WHOA!! This is the most amazing airliner picture I have EVER seen - I think it sums up the beauty and magic of airliners.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fabulous! What an eyecatcher!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
For almost 7 years I'm scrolling A.net for great shots. This one is breath-taking and the most amazing one so far!
Xavier,
BRU
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best photos i have seen!!!!!
Amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic, one shot in a million
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture took my breath away.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Top 5 ever on a net, this will be a hall of fame shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
There is sooooo much in this picture, clarity, action and colour composition. A once in a lifetime shot. Truly stunning!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulations!!!Rare moments
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am speechless since I saw this... Would love to hear the story behind it (the "how")!

Best regards,
Walter
Anonymous
10 years ago
Some photo are differents. This is VERY differents. Great picture, 5 stars
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful, just beautiful! A magnificent sight. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply breathtaking.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Most amazing contrails I have seen, five stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing, how did you do that!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 Stars to this shot & photographer. It is going to break all records on A.net. Congratulations.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best shot ever. Congratulations!! Breathtaking.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply, fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
A Dream photograph , there are no words to describe it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Finest in-flights shot ever on A-net. Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare & gorgeous
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is so amazing great job
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another masterpiece by jeffwell, Thanks buddy for sharing with us, Reminds me of your SAS A343 air2air shot back in 2005.
Regards from SoCal.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this the second ever recorded recorded rainbow trail in the history of aviation photography?!?! both are jeffwell 5 million stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast and detail are outstanding and almost unbelievable without computer enhancement. This is an exceedingly rare photo for sure. As a Professional Photographer myself, may I say...."very well done!!!!!!"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Probably one of the best photographs on A.net to date. What spectacular shot and great camera work!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dreaming of stars
Anonymous
10 years ago
As beautiful as an angel. Great work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is simply amazing. Left me speechless. Now when people ask me why I love airplanes so much, I'll just show them this picture. It is my current desktop wallpaper and am gettin many comments about it. Excellent work. Easily 5 stars!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A remarkable photograph indeed!
It must have taken an unusual degree of patience and skill.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful great shot! Very nice picture. This Beast is a Beauty!!! I love this bird...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, greatest "rainbow-shot" I've ever seen! Wonderful colors and impressiv sharpness..., just awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
AMAZING! Looks like the Airbus is traveling in the sea water surface!!! 5 Stars for you!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! Just amazing! One of the best photos I've seen here!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Most amazing picture ive ever seen. G!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the most beautiful picture EVER!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Clever pic, very nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!! What a beatiful shot of a beautiful airplane! The color is absolutely fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What can I say .... Magnificient
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful colors
Anonymous
10 years ago
Probably the coolest contrail i've ever i seen, nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful capture, well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You should sell this one as a work of art. This is amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the most colorful shots I have ever encountered. If I were VS, I´d purchase for print ads.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just when you think you have seen it all something stunning comes along. Top picture, great colours.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the best aviation photo I've ever seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A stunning shot! Very well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Welcome to everyone's new wallpaper!!
Excellent contrasts
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot!!! :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just amazing. Keep it up.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Like it's gliding through water!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photograph! It's a great scene, really amazing to see something like this happening.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful! words can't express..
Anonymous
10 years ago
~WOW!~
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful. Nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning clarity, detail of contrail, the rainbow makes it outstanding. Kudos!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Breathtaking. Just when I thought I had seen every plane picture this gem emerges. Kudos to the photographer for capturing the moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bloody brilliant! Your comment seems to indicate that you've witnessed this sort of scene before. Any explanation for the rainbow effect? It's completely new to me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely speechless, great shot, a winner without a doubt!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A work of art. Truly spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful, an art-work! It made my aviation-heart sing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW..beautiful and breathtaking. U are very lucky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot. Shame is wasn't a 747 though.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey hey I want to see this colouful contrail live!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Catching the moment should be the purpose of any photographer, and this does exactly that. The beauty of the lighting and stark contrast against the sky just makes it that bit extra special. For the Canadian commentator - the rainbow is exactly standard, light reflecting through and from ice crystals (at this altitude) at varying angles, giving us the rainbow. The low pressure areas above the wings and in the vortices at the wingtips cause the spontaneous creation of ice since the pressure drop also drops the temperature. The crud from the engines also spontanously freezes to provide the normal contrailing. Together you get this beautiful effect. Then again, everything looks better from the air. :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! That is what I call great photography.I never saw this lind of contrail.Well done!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
where would one start to describe what we have viewed , there is nothing to compare this with.it is out of this world. austin from ky.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never seen this before, fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
This great photo is a lesson on aerodynamics. High contrast, very well focused, amazing shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
A different type of photo that only would or could
see once in a while.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The visitor from Brazil seems speechless, just as I am.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best I've seen!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing picture! Not something you imagine to see everyday!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best contrail shot ever ... perfect.
Great work !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now that is magic. No words can describe it. It's almost like a wake of a boat in a lake only more colourful. The colours are probably due to the angle of the light from the sun against a contrasting sky. Absolutely fabulous. Not to mention my favourite babe, the A346.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's hard for me to describe this picture with words.....I think amazing would meet it best!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Contrasts, colors - lovely!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot, I love the rainbow contrail! Thanks
Anonymous
10 years ago
Soo good!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
How can be beautiful like this! Suerly it's the most wonderful color scheme with A346.
Anonymous
10 years ago
No words
Anonymous
10 years ago
Breathtaking!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely awesome… One of my all time favorites!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beuty in the SKY!!...
Anonymous
10 years ago
In my view this is the best photo on the whole site
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hands down the most dynamic shot on A.net
Anonymous
10 years ago
OUTSTANDING. A Wonder of man and nature. WOW what a photo!! GREAT JOB!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome..very unique capture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Glorious shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Tops on a net
Anonymous
10 years ago
Outstanding shot! But even so I couldn't understand how did you get this colours...
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of a kind
Anonymous
10 years ago
ITS EXCELLENT !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very, very nice rainbow contrail!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a brilliant shot! I never thought it would look like that from that view
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing contrail!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the contrast...one of the most beautiful shots I've seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful, just plain beautiful. I love the contrast between the jet and it's contrail and the night sky. Can someone care to explain how the effect was created?
Anonymous
10 years ago
An Absolutely Sublime picture worthy of an Olympic Gold medal. Thanks, Jeffwell, for sharing such a Great capture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best aviation shot I've seen in a very long time! Genius!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am mesmerized by this "Prince of Photos" !
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm at a loss of words for such a wonderful picture... Major props on a unique shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is probably the coolest picture I have ever seen!

Congrats on spotting it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing shy of speechless. Amazing job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique! Thought that this was a drawing or painting. Incredible view to have captured. However, How did we get the lighting on this to work? Filter? Cool shot regardless.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast between the plane and the spectrum of colours in its wake. Awesome shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!! Spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I never even knew a contrail could look like that. Fantastic photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely stunning photo. Maybe the most fascinating one i've ever seen here on a.net!! 5 stars without any doubts. Now go and get some profit out of this shot, you have deserved it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now this is incredible, absolutely speechless
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is a view you don't see. Kudos the to photographer for his patients and skill, not to mention his choice of equipment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
How to say that!!!! everything excellent: background, colours, focus!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of an airliner. Congratulations Jeffwell... your picture is now a classic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is an awesome and wonderful photo. You really did a great job
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent, top marks for this photography.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love of my life !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just .... no comments.....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excuse me... let me drool a tid bit? =P Seems incredible... but it's there... It's like the shot of a lifetime, ain't it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great colors, great plane view. Really artistic...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow abosolutely incredible
im speechless
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best photo i've seen here ever!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot. The contrast from the dark sky with the many colors of the contrails are magnificent! Beautiful.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, the new chemtrail mix looks great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutley amazing!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is so nice and spectacular ! congratulations
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is extraordinary! Contrailshots are the best!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply perfect. If there's a 10 * rating, that sure counts a 15+ for me! congrats on that!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a once in a lifetime shot, absolutely gorgeous!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is absolutely stunning. My favourite pic on A.Net to date.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome image of an awesome airplane
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo, kinda looks like the wake left by a passing boat on the ocean!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The camera angle emphasized the soaring grace of flight. The rainbow trails, so beautifully illuminated, make this an art work
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a once in a lifetime shot, absolutely gorgeous!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing, what a powerful image...
Makes it look like the plane is cruising at several Mach :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderfull. Krasa
Anonymous
9 years ago
Seems like flying in the water.
Amazing !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent chaos pattern, truly artwork... wonderful composition and great timing
Anonymous
9 years ago
I was in aviation for 33 years and I have never seen such color in a contrail. It is unusual and I would think very rare.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply amazing... The colors, the shapes, the lights. And the high contrast. It's not a one-and-only plane, not a famous landscape, but a brilliant moment of nature's entertaining part.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing photo! Here in Brazil we call this type of picture as 'show de bola'
Anonymous
9 years ago
I work for VA and I have to say this should be the companys next advertisement!!!!!!
Well done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Some geat contrails
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the most breathtaking shots I have ever seen...a true masterpiece! What a great way to capture the moment; thanks for uploading and sharing this with all of us.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfect
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just awsome - i love it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautyfull colors!I love the relief of the contrails
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow ... absolutely superb... an inexplicable beauty . Really GOOD work !!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Brilliant colours for this opportunistic shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Truly an amazing picture! not something u see every day. uu lucky if u get to see it once in your life
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful, simple, crisp. I love it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am awed by everything in this picture. the framing, the timing, the colors, the detail. truly one of the finest aircraft images i've seen. 5 stars is an understatement.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It looks so peaceful...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very good
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful colors
Anonymous
9 years ago
This moment with sun backlight. Nobody can do this better than on this photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
The effects of the light is amazing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow what a picture thats amazing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply stunning.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Would love to give you 1 million points. For sure this will be one of my all time favourites on a.net! Congratulations for this capture of a truly stunning and rare moment!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply stunning!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Being called a 'picture' is an understatement. This shot is a work of art, truley amazing work...I could only imagine what it was like to see it straight from the eye.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Of all the rainbow-trails it is the most beautiful and perfect one.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely beautiful, I haven't seen anything like it. I appreciate the wait you took to get this picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very cool pic! A++++++
Anonymous
9 years ago
Talk about the right place at the right time!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Super colours
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is truly a winner! The photographer and his camera is in exactly the right place and the image is beautifully framed. The light is magical. You're lucky to have been there, a chance in a lifetime, to catch this moment and we are lucky that you had a good camera and kept it steady.
Surely, Virgin Atlantic will pay you well to be able to use this - printed l a r g e .
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is very nice, you're a good photographer
Anonymous
9 years ago
Superb
Anonymous
9 years ago
Way too good
Anonymous
9 years ago
Dang, your one of the best photographers on this site IMO!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely amazing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This looks very nice. It's framed well, great color, symmetry, focus. It's everything you want in a shot. It looks like a promo poster. In fact it should be one.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is great i love it and the person who took this photo deserves being a fligher that takes pictures of planes
Anonymous
9 years ago
Remarkable. Major props go to the photographer...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice artificial rainbow...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Simply: Miraculous shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I really like the colors in the contrail!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Breathtaking. love the mix of colours set against the dark background. good clarity too
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely stunning!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely a momorable moment - leaves one wondering about the conditions - really a work of art.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent, fantastic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow thats amazing. It really gives you a feeling of how fast these birds fly and their awesome aerodynamics.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Its just so good and different
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW, this is really great. The rainbow effectis amazing, and the back of the contrail looks like wake on water! Great job!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A great shot by somebody who knows photography and airplanes!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unrealistically stunning! 10 STARS!!!
Such a lucky and spectacular shot...
This should be on the Virgin website
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is amazing! never seen a thing like that from any jet.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is unique - this is the best!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Stunning, i am a professional photographer myself, but i've never taken anything near as beautiful as this!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That's THE photo!!!
Super work dude
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely breathtaking!! A friend recommended a-net when he realized I loved airplanes. Thank you and God Bless you, Jeff for being there at the right time with the right equipment and having the patience to wait for the perfect shot! I envy you, man! I wish I could give you 100 stars! SIMPLY FANTASTIC!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What can I say? Is it absolutely amazing! I am stunned
Anonymous
9 years ago
Im in love....best photo in the world..a million stars and congratulations
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow ! exceptionnal!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful composition, elegant, clean lines.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the best Airplane photo Ever.Plus Im just a 9 year old kid.And if you want to know what im doing in Airlines.net is thatI like airplanes and when i grow up i want to be a pilot.[ Mitesh Patel,windsor Conneticut
Anonymous
9 years ago
One picture is worth a thousand words...
i dont know why virgins A340s look so good , so often when pictured
Anonymous
8 years ago
You can almost hear the jet in the contrails - hissing thru the black. The sharp reds, black, and white repeat in the contrail. Fantastic shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, wthis is so beautiful!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great symmetry. The plane and the contrails sit almost perfectly diagonal to the frame. Excellent work.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, I love this shot so much. Excellent work.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is just amazing what you can do with photoshop these days. Well done.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful !!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing; the shot of a lifetime
Anonymous
8 years ago
The rainbow trail is AWESOME.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unusual and unique.
Anonymous
8 years ago
THIS is photograhy.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The beauty of all those iridescent contrails is astounding
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow..!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This photo is absalutly fantastic ,the Black ,deep red and white make it outstanding and the contrails are superb!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Such an amazing and beautiful shot.... minty
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the most beautiful pics I have ever seen. Love the colors in the contrail
Anonymous
8 years ago
The angled trajectory and rainbow-infused vapor trail with its knotted fractals add up to rare perfection!
Anonymous
8 years ago
You are the man!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Certainly a fantastic picture. I hate to play the skeptic, but it does seem unusual that the only two pics of this "phenomenon" on a.net are posted by one photographer. Great nonetheless!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice work. I think Adobe deserves most of the credit!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love ur picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just excellent!
Anonymous
8 years ago
You were definitely in the right place at the right time. Everything about this picture is outstanding. The colors, the exposure and the focus just couldn't be any better. This is truly a once in a lifetime shot. Thanks!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The contrast of the red engine pods against the white wing, and rainbow contrails give this picture a surreal look. One in a million!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing. The color, the detail, everything.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic photographic skills. No more needs to be said
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
8 years ago
Splendid
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome picture!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
Bring aviation to art
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really nice
Anonymous
8 years ago
AMAZING! the colors of the trails are suberb right place at the right time
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply Magic of Flying!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is beatifully amazing sharp,... it's perfect
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is simply amazing with the black sky then wow
Anonymous
8 years ago
it's really a magic moment thank for posting
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful lighting! Looks like a painting, like it couldn't possibly be real.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love the rainbow colored trails against the black backdrop. How was that effect achieved? It's an amazing piece of photography.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Have no words to difine how fantastic it is...!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Interesting photo. i'm a bit curious why all of the engine inlets are exposed when the aircraft is climbing? also interesting is the fact that all of the engines seem to have had exactly the same exposure when the shot was taken! They are identical.
Anonymous
8 years ago
WOW,BEST OF THE BEST.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Intresting picture but why is the whole plane making contrails because the last time i looked up at a plane the engines where the only pieces of the plane to make contrails.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful colours and stunning layout.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love the red engines, the contrail, the sky... pure perfection in every detail and the rainbow is fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Best picture i've seen on anet
Anonymous
7 years ago
The picture not only captivates the plane but it captivates what a plane can show off at those altitudes. Its also nice because of the fact it looks like he took it at night.so u can definetly catch every part of the contrail. this picture is just awesome. until i saw this picture, i only thought that contrals are only made from the engines,the winglets and the flap vortices. well appearently i was wrong.
Anonymous
7 years ago
You should be very proud, mate. That's fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Does this picture even need to be commented??
Anonymous
7 years ago
State of the art shot! really beautiful, there are so many colours on it! And this black sky make them look even better. And to crown it all this massive 346 with its 4 red engines. I really like it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Innovative, technically expertly pulled off, location & timing great!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Breath taking! This has to be the most posted picture on a.net! Love this picture very much!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perfect shot. *****
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is a stunning photograph!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Without a doubt one of the most stunning and visually spectacular shots there could ever be.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its a great image
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic photo!!! The plane in a free space!!! ))
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looked magical. Perfect timing and place. Excellent!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks so surreal. Nice job
Anonymous
7 years ago

Very cool
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow Wow
Stunning picture
what a beautiful aircraft
Anonymous
7 years ago
Your photos are magnificent! You manage to catch the incredible once-in-a-lifetime views with perfection! The angles and colors are at their prime! I am a total fan of yours and will be looking for more of these fantastic photos! Thank you so much for posting them!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Gives the impression that the aircraft is doing a back stroke in a river with a wake behind it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent - looks like a ski-boat skimming on water. Any idea what causes the 'vapor trailing' from the wings' 'neutral areas' (between engines, not at edges/winglets etc.)?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just magnificent! Awesome capture.
But to the fellow Dutchman far below, who asked why the engine inlets can be seen while climbing.. I have a pretty easy anwer to that one! The engine inlets are not vertically. The top part hangs more forward than the bottom part. So then you've got a big chance to see the Inlet from this angle!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic !
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW. Simply an excellent picture. A combination of rainbow b black night,, with white knight
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo just exellent
Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting, but I can't understand two things. What makes the belly so shiny and bright in night and why light develops so evenly all over belly? Strange. Looks like an airplane under projector spot ;) Too strange
Anonymous
7 years ago
Rainbows on water vapor are only visible when the lightsource is coming from behind the viewer. in this case the light is coming from behind the object as evident by the shadow cast by the wings on the jet engines. nice photoshop work! good composition.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I have the same question as others, out of curiosity, how's that rainbow effect achieved if there's no sun/light source around and the belly is very bright (for night time anyway)?
Great image, though.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The light is probably the camera's flash...jk
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just Amazing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Never in my life would i see a rainbow photo effect from a plane that is a virgin aircraft with only two colors red/white and to end up with this contrast "must be the affect of heat /cold as plane reduces speed?
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is simply fantastic. Best pic I seen for a very long time. Thank you.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a beautiful shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A beautiful and rare snap!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I guess it's the beautiful red engines that make the gorgeous rain-bow of exhaust colors which are like nothing I've ever seen before in my aviation life-time.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Incredable picture. The colors are spectacular.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, it's just my new desktop image ... lol it's wonderfull
Anonymous
6 years ago
Probably one of the best pics ive ever seen! Well Done!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Super!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This reminds me of one of the rings of Saturn with all the different colors! Fantastic!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
First comment of 2010! :-)
Unreal, out of this world, incredible, spectacular, breathtaking. . . .i'm out of words! 5 stars
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely stunning! One of the very best shots I have ever seen!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow!! Amazing colors. Best pic ever IMHO
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of a kind.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's one of the most beautiful picutres I've ever seen!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely amazing!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The darkness. Though flying in outer space.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good
Anonymous
6 years ago
I can't believe that nobody see this is a Photoshop work... I don't want to talk about the trail (i think is fake or chemtrail), just look at the engines ! Amazing !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very good shot.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely stunning!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Best photo of a contrail I have ever see. Thanks very much
Anonymous
6 years ago
Top quality photograph, approaching the surreal. Also translating the loneliness (or privacy, as you like) of us cruising along on our own in the big sky many kilometers high.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
6 years ago
Legendary photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice shot!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing! I love the way the beautiful colors show in the darkness!
Anonymous
6 years ago
An extraordinary shot: you were very lucky to be in a position to capture this scene!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot! Wonderful colours. A nice contrast with the black bottom.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks brilliant!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a fantastic shot of a truly magnificent aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Incredible!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing Photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely amazing
Anonymous
5 years ago
really illustrates the drag of the aircraft, as it churns up the pristine atmosphere
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible detail in the contrails coming off the wings. Never seen a shot with this lighting and angle.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible colors !!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very cool to see all the color of the spectrum in this one! Very nicely edited, awesome result!

Greetz,
Andras Brandligt
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
Deserves to be the cover of a physics textbook! Fluid dynamics, turbulence, refraction! Perfect shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
Speechless.....
Anonymous
5 years ago
Brilliant picture!
Anonymous
5 years ago
No words needed.I think sir richard has this picture on his wall.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a very rare picture, I still wonder how Jeffwell managed to got this :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is one of the best aircraft photographs I've seen in my life. Great Job!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Magnifique !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Best picture on A.net.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Woooow! I need a camera like this! Incredible colors.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Rainbow contrails are rare to sight. Amazing photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Just Beautiful.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow... stunning image.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Most excellent shot! Looks like the a340 is actually flying trough some sort of gel!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Truly amazing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's amazing!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Once in a lifetime shot!
Beautiful
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very nice shot of a great plane.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
One of the best A.net photos ever ;)
Anonymous
5 years ago
A rarity! Good capture...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible detail, perfect composition, amazing colors, and a beautiful jet.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Hi clarity
Anonymous
5 years ago
I love the colors and the very fine details of that shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Brilliant!! Haven't seen anything like this before.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Omg i never seen a contrail like that before!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very nicely done! Great pic Jeffwell
Anonymous
4 years ago
I cant believe a photo like that is possible!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
4 years ago
Really looking good. Attracts peoples Hearts to sky to know the reality
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very creative colors!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Oh my... ! Are pictures like that really possible? It's amazing, gorgeous and a MUST SEE !
I'd loved to give you a 10 stars! Magical.
The red engines are giving the picture a great look.
Great work!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Astonishing. How did you get it? Is there some kind of navigator's bubble on your airplane?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Is this real? ,ts like swimming in the sea upside down !!! Taha TK
Anonymous
4 years ago
Words are unnecessary to describe why this picture is totally rad.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow. Phantastic work!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Beauty. That's all I'm going to say.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice Picture and well done.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Unbelievable. This picture is a masterpiece in terms of timing.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hard to believe! - at 9000 m asl and at 800+ km/hr ground speed, and being able to take a shot like this...wow!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Awesome :D
Anonymous
4 years ago
Just GREAT!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Unbelievable !!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
4 years ago
WOW! A great picture!
One of the best picture I ever seen.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Simply stunning
Anonymous
4 years ago
Awesome shot of a virgin atlantic a340 with cool rainbow-esque vapor trail.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The precise timing to get this particular shot....a lot of planning & patience. Congrats.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I never thought something like this was possible...!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome shot. Great Photography
Anonymous
3 years ago
Just wow ...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice!!!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wonderful, just wonderful !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Really Amazing Photo ! Those Rainbow Contrails are Fascinating !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice colors and that picture is just very good!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I took a photo like this before but not with such great clarity this is a truly great shot!
Anonymous
3 years ago
That a340 looks magic
Anonymous
3 years ago
I think this photo like drawing.Great shot congratulations!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Insane
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing picture!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Sweet!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Simply splendid
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing!!!!!!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Superb!
Anonymous
2 years ago
That's the definition of mechanical beauty right there!
Anonymous
1 year ago
I keep staring at this photo almost as if I were hypnotized. - Abe
Anonymous
1 year ago
The Magic of Flight in colour !
Anonymous
1 year ago
Absolutely gorgeous! It doesn't even look real!
Anonymous
10 months ago
Super!!!
Anonymous
3 months ago
The lines in the sky; the amazing colours; the dark blue sky... And the superb human-made machine... All together makes this photo, a winner!