Final Approach, Runway 23

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    I have two passion in life; Photography and Aviation. The latter is on hold due to the insane cost of learning to fly... I'm a few hours short of my private license, and long term I'll seek my aerobatics rating (already have several hours training in that, good fun!) and ultimately my commercial license...

    Alas, these days I can only shoot aircraft, not fly them as regulalr as I'd like. That being said, I know a few tricks that get you VERY close to the action!

    Consider this was shot at 32mm... That jet is about 20 meters away from the lens. If you have never sat right under a 737 on final appraoch, you dont know what loud is.


    Obviously this is a single shot HDR, and I did a pretty extensive edit in photoshop to recover the details... The sky on the day was crap, so I ran an equalize over it in order to bring it to life. I was drawn to the details hiding in the origional, and the motion blur adds a nice effect!

    Giacomo Specchia,, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. misterOphoto 50 months ago | reply

      A very dramatic shot! Given the speed of that thing this is a darn sharp capture, too!

    2. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

      Haha, if I could do it again I'd improve the capture slightly...

    3. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

      Yes, about 200kph (125mph)... That much mass going that fast, that close to your head can be scary the first time you get under them, haha.

    4. Mr Andy Bird 50 months ago | reply

      No need to change anything here mate - this is a terrfic shot!

      This is the closest i've got to anything like this.....

    5. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

      Haha, cheers Andy... So easy to find errors with ones own work isn't it?

    6. ffrg0 50 months ago | reply

      SICK!!! I hope you're not deaf! :)

    7. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

      Haha, I do this quite often ;-)
      You get used to it, sitting behind them when they take off is a different story!

    8. Kelley Bard Photography (20K views, thx!) 50 months ago | reply

      wow, great image! lots of turbulence after the shot, I imagine. :)

    9. Eden Brackstone 50 months ago | reply

      Yep, can get a bit windy ;-)

    10. nans0410(busy) 50 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on your PERFECT photo!

      Seen in the TECHNICALLY PERFECT group, celebrating your PERFECT photo!

    11. Steve Ford. 49 months ago | reply

      Great shot and really well presented
      P.S are you mental ? lol

    12. benjita1 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Awesome image!!!

    13. Mitymous 48 months ago | reply

      Great work (if a bit crazy!) I love the explanations and commentary on your shots - it adds to them immensely.

    14. rajan_nirwan 46 months ago | reply

      I hope you wore ear protection!

    15. nisa251108 41 months ago | reply

      Awesome, nice shot !!

    16. MattGreenslade [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture. Give me a message next time your in Auckland and I can take you for a fly around the north island, get a few good shots.

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