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Just about to land from final test flight before leaving Finnair.
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    Mikko Gustafsson
    Finnair
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas
    48766
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    Helsinki - Vantaa
    Finland
    January 25, 2010
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Comments (283)

Anonymous
11 years ago
I look at a-net at least once a day (for the past several years) and this is one of the best shots I've seen! Well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible shot! Absolutely brilliant.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply awesome!!! Tony
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks like a pretty good end!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Marvellous shot! Light can be really spectacular in finland!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This shot is absolutely unbelievable! Thank you so much for sharing.
-Matt Wallman
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't have words!! Congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the best photo ever... The light is just great ...
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! The atmosphere of this shot is incredible! One of the best photos I have ever seen here, without a doubt. Perfect subject too! Well done.

-Ryan P.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW B-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an amazing picture ! 5 stars, definitely !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful!! MD-11 will be missed upon her retirement. Compliments on a "picture perfect" photo. Regards from Norway.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great, great picture! 5*!-- Braniff747SP
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is MAGICAL!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, a truly stunning photo! Long live the MD-11!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Epic. my new favorite @ airliners
Anonymous
11 years ago
It just cant't get any better! This one might get famous on this site...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely amazing! I didn't know that this shot was possible! 5*! love the lighting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Best aviation photography staff. 5+ stars, no doubts. Fyodor.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, am I the only one that finds this picture absolutely amazing? Almost looks unreal. Beautiful Picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautifull
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the most amazing shots on this site surely.

The colours, the jet blast effect on the snow, the historic subject and those wonderful vortices.

Excellent work
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing, just absolutly amazing! Thank you for capturing this beautiful moment in time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! That is a pretty stunning shot alright, love the vorticies and lighting! Totally Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Seems unreal ... woowww ! congrats
Anonymous
11 years ago
Vortex, sunset, perspective. Top shelf, well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is not a photo, it's hardcore poetry. No words can actually do this photo justice anyway.
//Sudden
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely AMAZING!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Welp. Here it is, the best photo on airliners.net.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOOW!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is my new favorite pic on a.net! The lighting makes it look like something out of a dream!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely stunning. Fitting final picture of this aircraft before retirement.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's a spectacular catch! Looks like she's landing inside a volcano !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is one of the best photos out here!!! Really nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome picture of the last Trijet! Going out with a bang is always the best way!
Btw what are they testing before retiring the aircrafts?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Jaw dropping. What a fitting tribute.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking scene!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Romantic...
Anonymous
11 years ago
What awesome picture. Good job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply breathtaking! A tribute picture can't get better than this! We will miss them.
Anonymous
11 years ago
When I see a photo like this it reminds me of all the magic, beauty and wonder that is flight. They say a picture says a thousand words and even one thousand words can't describe this picture. This reminds me of why I love aviation as much as i do. It makes me feel like a little kid again. This Picture is a work of art. Amazing Job Mikko this is magnificent.
Anonymous
11 years ago
5 star isn't enough to rate this one.......
just wooooowwwww!!!! really speachless...!!!!! never seen such a beautifull picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
I would just had to be very vulgar if I wanted to describe how beautiful this picture is (to someone else) and how it got my heart in the first place. Absolutely breath-and-heart-taking. Brilliant. And, thanks to you, it has become eternal. Fantastic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the first time I can remember saying "wow" out loud on a.net :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is reeeeally one of the greatest pictures here on A.net! Awesome job
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think this might possibly be my favorite aviation picture ever.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ok Mikko, you hit the jackpot with this shot! No really, I have seen thousands of amazing picture's on a.net but this one is to good for words. imho then ..

Congrets!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Uow!!! one of the best! truly amanzing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning pic!
congrats! ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo cannot illustrate any better why you do not want to fly immediately behind a plane like this with a much smaller airplane. Having a golden sun as the background is stunning in and of itself, but then the wingtip vortices add the ultimate icing on the cake! Even the angle of the shot makes this one special, especially seeing that the nose gear is about a couple of feet from the center line. This shot ranks in my top 5 for sure!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a magical storybook image. The snow being blown from the runway edges, the votices, the shadow of the aircraft, the colours, just incredible.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, errr wow, wow & wow again.

Almost looks unreal.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's paralyzingly beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great composition, good light and a good eye!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Once in a lifetime shot.never seen a more dramatic sceenery.5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
Possibily the best shot I have ever seen. Simply speachless!!! More than 5 stars.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot and great lighting, the vortices are a nice addition as well.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning - a perfect farewell to the amazing aircraft from Finnair.
Speechless :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is surreal! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!! So beautifully unreal, it almost looks like computer-generated effect! 5 stars!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply perfect. Look at the snow blowing off of the runway, gorgeous
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sheer brilliance! A superb capture in every way.
Anonymous
11 years ago
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!!! WOW, SPEECHLESS!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It almost looks like a painting! What a beautiful shot. 5-stars all the way.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Caution, wake turbulence!! Great shot, love the lighting effect and the perspective.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the most beautiful aviation photo that I have seen..... ever! You capture it magically! 5 *s.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the most beautifully lighted vortex shot I've seen. The color, the highlighting of the vortices, and the aircraft shadow on the runway add nice drama.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The exposure and the glimmering landscape are just unreal in this shot. Bravo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelivable!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!
this has to be the picture of the year!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now threr's someone for over twenty years of service not ten. by the way. the md-11 production would offically stop right about this year instead of ten years ago.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo should go down as one of the top ten photos of the year!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Speechless! What an amazing picture! Spectacular in every single way! Congrats, Mikko!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
To me the landscape looks liquid. The effect of the snow at the runways' edge is awesome, you can see right where the displaced air is located. Beautifully done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Mikko the image you captured is true art. The more I look at it the more I see for the first time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Truly amazing....
i wish i can choose to give 10 stars out of 5
Anonymous
11 years ago
Where on earth were you when you took this awesome photo. Very nice Mikko, very nice indeed.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like a HDR shot. Five stars from me, very well done indeed. Thanks for sharing it with us. - Brett
Anonymous
11 years ago
One second before touchdown… beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breath taking! Pure beauty, well done sir
Anonymous
11 years ago
THAT is the most amazing photo of an aircraft that I think I've ever seen. I couldn't imagine what you must have felt like when you snapped that one. Pure art and just mindblowingly awesome!!
Great photo Mikko. Unreal. I cant believe what I'm looking at. That belongs in the terminal at Helsinki!
WOW!!!
Did I say WOW??

Anonymous
11 years ago
Man, I'm speechless...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woow, what's not great about this shot, all the details: the rings in the vortexes, snow blowing away on the runway sides, shadow of the gear just seconds before touchdown. Very well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Eeeeeh....
Wow! Surely one of the most amazing pictures I've ever seen!
If only I had the chance to take a pic like this....
Anonymous
11 years ago
This shot paints a thousand words. Seems a bit like a fairy tale. Note the snow movement on the ground next to runway. (ground effect). Bloody marvelous!! regards from South Africa.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely surreal picture...awesome, 5 stars all the way !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's really a work of art; calling it a photo of an airplane does not do it justice. You have captured a beautiful, golden harmony between the natural world and technology.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my god Mikko, you've got the best spotting location everr!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, amazing effects...........!
note the snow blown away at the right and the left side of the beginning of the runway!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love it, Mikko! We would love to see more of your captures! Thanks a lot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Take a bow sir....that is sublime. We are not worthy! You do realize that I haven't stopped looking at this photo for the last five minutes! The more I look at this photo the more exquisite I find this photo to be...I could go on.

Macairmetro
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really a great shot, love the snow! The sun really add a dramatic effect!

Yorran,
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ah well. I knew this day would come. I can stop photgraphing now because the ultimate image is now captured. Congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Planet Mars in winter!!! Best photo!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I cannot believe this photo- its amaizing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Did he land on Mars? ;)
Amazing picture Mikko
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture, congratulations!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fab! farewell to the md11.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely breathtaking, one of a kind, never seen anything like that. Five stars and photographer's vote from me.
Chukcha
Anonymous
11 years ago
Mieletön! It's like it was set up for its final flight. The amount of work to time the weather and time to such perfection. Back to serious talk. Nature, tech, timing and photographer together create something magical.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just Stunning!!! I love it!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The magic of photography and aviation.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Best ever seen by me in A.net, Its more like painting than Photograph!
5* from me,
S.E
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply wow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You can almost touch the vortices =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
The color says it all. On top of that, a three-holer.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely stunning!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best tribute to the MD-11.
One of the best shots in A.net. Amen!
Cheers! JK
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLE...!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Possibly the greatest pic I've ever seen on a-net! No, scrap that, one of the best pics I've seen in a long long time. Truly magical. 5 stars simply not enough. Well done pal!
Anonymous
11 years ago
No words.....just stunning
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spectacular contrails and sunset to match the occasion!
Anonymous
11 years ago
S! Really, really nice shot. The sun light, the contrails, everything is perfect.:-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
AAAAAAAAAA!!!! YOU MADE MY DAY. I'M CRYING. Thank you for the best airliners.net photo ever seen!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That has to be one of the best photos on this site!!!!

Rgds
Daryl Chapman
Anonymous
11 years ago
Tribute to a legend.. A magnificient painting... This photo describes 100% the meaning of Aviation Art. Many congrats mate!Mario
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best picure i`ve ever seen on Airliners!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow it looks like a painting. . 5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
Surely the pinnacle of aviation photography... ooozes poetry from every pixel...
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm amazed, simply beautiful! 5* -Ron
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb! Beautifull plane and scenery! 5+ stars!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply WOW!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing ! Wow !
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo looks almost unreal. Everything here is perfect, lightning, snow, airplane. Just amazing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning! this could be in a museum!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not for mothing you got so many amazed comments about this beautiful photo!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbeliveable! Best picture I've seen on my hole life!
Anonymous
11 years ago
After all the comments below, what more can I add! I'm speechless. . . .5 stars!
Aman from India
Anonymous
11 years ago
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH AMAZING!!!!!!!
What a spectacular image,i love it...........
Thanks a lot for share this image.
Marcos Gonzalez
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing... what a great way to say good bye to the Finnair MD-11's
Anonymous
11 years ago
A fitting end for a magnificent aircraft. I can only hope my retirement is half as splended. Excellent picture! Thank you.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, fantastic, left me speachless ! Looks like a painting, not a photo ! A truly tribute to the MD-11, now lefting Finnair
Anonymous
11 years ago
A fitting end to what was a great 20 years of MD-11 service by Finnair. Truly one of the best photographs I have seen on this site!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's hard to believe it's a real picture, amazing..
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is so beautiful that I first thought it was a draw. Wonder wonderful. And the merit is ALL yours.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Epic
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo will surely go down as a classic on this site. This would make a beautiful postcard. - Wayne C.
Anonymous
11 years ago
No way, thats the best picture I've ever seen. Countless details in this pic an the best thing is : theres no WATErMArK in the best pic out there!! Thank you so much Mikko!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well, This is something you don't see every day. Great photo!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely THE right moment to take the picture. Super! And MANY THANKS for not putting the "mandatory" aliner-net-imprint over the image and ruining it as so many do it around here.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I would give it 10 stars but there are only five... amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Best photo I've ever seen
Anonymous
11 years ago
No...You're kidding right?! That's not a photo, impossible!
Anonymous
11 years ago
5/5. Beautiful light and a perfect timing for making the shot. Congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Could it be more beautiful?
You made it, dude. Way to go!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking picture, but sad event. MD11 is the best looking aircraft to date. Sad to see them leave the Finnair fleet
Anonymous
11 years ago
Suomi on Sun
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb photo... the colors are amazing, the vortex's, the shadows, the sun, the dust kicking up. This shot has it all!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I simply cannot believe it. This shot would even move non-enthusiasts out there. Even more: the aircraft is perfectly aligned with the photograph as per engine no.2.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievably beautiful photograph! Just amazing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congrats!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very beatful picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's state-of-art photo! Great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... this is an instant classic. The colors are amazing, the vortices, the shadows.. everything in this picture is amazing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You gave me an emotion. Thank you
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just something amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
MArvelous and Sad ending!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Love the affect of the sun light on the surrounding enviroment. And the slipstream coming from the wings. (although it almost looks like smoke) It almost looks animated. Just a beutifull picture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Finnair needs to know about this photo and they need to pay you big big bucks if you're willing to sell it to them.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thank you Mikko for showing us this wonderful photo in golden light. The sunset for the MD-11s in Finnair.

Anders Nilsson Sweden
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an incredible picture, beautiful. The storyline adds to the drama, of course.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic Shot! Mikko, you have captured the glory of the sun, Finland, and flight in one photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo, such a warm feeling to see these fantastic aircraft taking to the skies!
Anonymous
11 years ago
How!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm throwing away my camera. I have no words for this amount of beauty. Where are my sunglasses? Thank you for the effort.
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the most incredible photographs I've ever seen.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is absolutely breathtaking! It must be a joy to have captured this excellent photograph!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats Amazing! Good work!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The scene is absolutely fantastic!! But it is more an effort of the nature than of the photographer..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very beautyful!Sorry for the md-11s
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Best photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a pleasure...!!! You are an artist!
Anonymous
11 years ago
There are only few hours on few days in a year the sun sets aligned with that runway. This year those days were -20C and windy! That the day happened to be not cloudy _and_ a MD-11 was making a landing in the suns direction is the planespotters (fully deserved!) jackpot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent lightning, very lucky to get the vapor-trails too, also very current since MD-11 is really going in to the sunset at least on Finnairs service
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing absolutely beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's just about one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.....no wonder I love aviation so much....and I'm not even a pilot....lol
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! I Would love to have seen a video from this vantage point.
Anonymous
11 years ago
There aren't words to describe this photo, and 5 stars are not enough. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Knocks me off my feet
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic light and trails.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW this picture is amazing congrats 5/5
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful photo! Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wonder how you captured that MD11 with such a majesty. A true masterpiece ! My hat's off to you !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice colors and all, congratulations!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! I especially love the wake from the aircraft kicking up the snow on either side of the runway, not to mention those brilliant vortices!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
My god!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations! How long have you spent in cold, waiting for the perfect moment?
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo looks magical! The lighting, the weather, the plane, the trails coming from the wings. Just wonderful!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic Shot! It looks like you took the shot from the flight path of the MD-11 because of the trail. 5/5
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beautiful sunset, a beautiful landing, for it's last flight for Finnair
Anonymous
11 years ago
Damn nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
The colors, the clearly cold setting and the little sad moment of MD-11 leaving Finnair (which reminds me of how important good captions are!) makes this a true masterpice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Notice the wheels and their shadows how they're just before contacting each other.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing colors! Great shot !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hv spent many an hour at this site.....i don't think i've seen anything like this!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic!!

loved the scenery
Anonymous
10 years ago
Totally awesome capture. Cant stop looking at every aspect of it
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 Stars +. That is an outstanding capture. Congratulations. If this isnt snapped up by some magazine(s), then I dont know anything about photography!
Go an contact the German "air international", they publish "best of a.net" once a year.
Anonymous
10 years ago
5\5 Amazing looks like A a water colour painting Simply Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's not a photo. It's masterpiece! It's true work of art! It's a mini story.
One of the best art photo I've ever seen!

Thanks a lot and good luck in other beautiful shots!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful colors
Anonymous
10 years ago
Surreal. I would love to hear the story behind this photo and how much post processing is involved. Love it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! IMO, one of the best pics on this site! Truly remarkable!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Everything that I love: the snow, the sun and a magnificent MD-11!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply the best.this pic has a mystic load.Bloody brilliant.
Anonymous
10 years ago
INCREDIBLE!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats really one of the best pics in Airliners.net. Absolutely 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome colours
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is so the best picture ever and look at the wingtip vortex in the air, very cool.and one more thing i thought that these were called d-c10s but i guess the name was changed?oh well any way great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
NICE!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing pic! Best of 2010! Congratulations!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great lighting, color, composition.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome! This is breathtaking.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The atmosphere and lighting is breathtaking. You have absolutely captured pure beauty in life all in one shot. Congratulations on aviation masterpiece!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!! amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice picture! - nice colors, nice...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot! The lighting and color make it almost look like a painting!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Touchdown wonder ! what camera and lens ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic Shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm already more than 15 minutes enjoying such beauty photo - every detail - and also thinking about what words should I use to praise, but I think it is not necessary ... Just gather all the written comments below. You deserve at least 100 stars!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nature and human knowledge at their best in this shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely beautiful. This is one of the best photos I've seen not only at A.Net but one of the best shots ever. Kudos!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best. Undoubtely.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photo. Every shade of orange and red possible in one beautiful composition. Perfect
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is perfect as a movie poster! LOVE it!

-xXShadowLugiaXx (SL)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing! Kiitos!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awsome!! The plane, the sun, the weather..it´s all!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible colors!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just pure awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Speechless
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is heaven...stunning, marvelous aircraft shots with marvelous lighting..
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! This is fantastic! A true work of art!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is THE BEST photo on airliners.net. It is impossible to put to words the perfection of so many elements!
Anonymous
9 years ago
More than perfect, it´s a surreal picture!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful !
Anonymous
9 years ago
... I,m speechless...
Anonymous
9 years ago
What beautiful colors and nice timing, just before landing; excellent with vortex !!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Can anyone tell me where the Ten Stars button is? I don't see it on the page. Surely Airliners.net has a ten stars button for photos of this caliber, right?
Anonymous
9 years ago
This has my vote for all time best photo on Airliners.net. LOOK at it. It has everything from the wake vortex to the ground effect blowing the snow at the sides of the runway. And look at the Sun sitting on top of that antenna. It looks like the plane landed just as an atom bomb went off at White Sands.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This picture has captured a view that just recreates a perfect ending of the day. Great ensemble of all the elements. Great!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice sunset!
Anonymous
9 years ago
You should write a "how to" -book on this stuff, Mikko. Great material you produce! You can see the weight of the plane in this photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
AMAZING! 5*
Anonymous
9 years ago
Is it true? I´m open mouth... 50 stars [Mrvsk]
Anonymous
9 years ago
It takes time to believe it is a photo, not a painting. Above and beyond average, a very rare five stars ***** picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
My new Wallpaper! Simply amazing. 5*
Anonymous
9 years ago
The MD just landed in Heaven. Ten stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Oh my goodness--this can't be real. Look at those beautiful spirals! This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
That is one amazing picture. Looks almost too good to be real. Mikko, you´re an artist.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The strobe light on the tower is the biggest and brightest ever! :^)
Anonymous
9 years ago
A truly unique photo! The light and composition are peerless. I love the fact that you pressed the shutter a second before touch-down so you can see the shadow of the landing gear on the runway. It would have been tempting to wait for the trye smoke. Fantastic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderful composition and colours - captures the romance of flight!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the best picture on anet.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow,great pic!Congratulations!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really Amazing!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely incredible. You were in the right place at the right time :-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
The single best photo on a.net, hands down. Pure brilliance.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo is so beautiful, I had to comment again. You stare at this and think of the beauty and moment in time captured. It looks like a beautiful painting to me. Mikko, thanks for braving the cold and giving us this gem of a photo! There is not enough stars to be given for this shot. ***** Wayne C.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unbelievable perfection
Anonymous
7 years ago
One thousand and five stars.
Nearly (if not) the best picture here.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is perhaps the best photo I've seen on here, since viewing photos for many years. It's phenomenally complete; the landscape, lighting, atmospheric effects, and timing. Notice the snow to the sides of the runway (immediately behind the aircraft), follows the pattern of the visible vortices (from flaps) directly above. Fantastic, well done!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is not a photo.. This is a Art!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow, I can only imagine how long it would take to capture a photograph with such perfection. Everything about this photo is just stunning! Excellent job!
4 years ago
Is there anyway to purchase this picture in hi-res for printing?

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