Shortlisted for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award 2011.
Thank you to fellow Flickr member DigitalAnthill for uploading this to reddit.com yesterday and getting me some much appreciated publicity. Rob, I owe you one.
An A380 (or perhaps a 747) jets into the sky above Guernsey on a beautifully clear April day. I reckon this one's worth viewing large ;-)
We've had some more stunning weather down here in the channel islands, and amazingly clear skies too. I've taken a few photos of planes before, but never had the clarity I've got here, so there must be something particularly clear about the air today.
Taken with a Sony A33 and Minolta 70-300mm at the long end. No photoshopped elements, just a monochrome conversion and a bit of work on the contrast.
Initially I thought this was a 747, but it's got the characteristic A380 'bulge' in the centre. Any alternative suggestions are welcome!
Reached #77 in Explore.