FA/18 Compression Wave

As this FA/18 Super Hornet nears the sound barrier a huge compression wave forms as the moisture is forced from the air (a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity). Taken at Miramar Naval Air Station, San Diego.

  • jon madison 7y

    finally a shot i can truly say "amazing" to :)

    cool!
  • Claudiu Balaceanu 6y

    Awesome !

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    congrats
  • Joe 6y

    Excellent capture

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  • Ryan Marcroft 6y

    very cool, great shot
  • Silvia Saavedra 6y

    Wow!!!! O_o
  • eagle1effi 6y

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  • miss77talktothehand 6y

    amazing
  • Andrea Costa 6y

    whaoooooo great shot!!
  • Tiki 6y

    Looove it! *_*
  • SaltedWeapon 6y

    rolliges says:
    EXIF data shows
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
    So what did you touch up?

    Hmmmmm
    I would have to agree, that and the photo was taken less then 24hours earlier and posted. Not saying its not real but looks like post editing to me.
    That an no response from the photographer on all these compliments. Nearly ever photographer wants to brag about their gear. Yet when asked how nothing. Great shot just wonder hmmmm
  • Gary Johnson 6y

    EXIF data on all my photographs will show Photoshop as that is what I use to convert from RAW.

    In fact, I DID reply a year ago to these compliments as shown above:

    "Thank you everyone for your comments of support...

    I took this shot from the top of the GrandStand at the Miramar Air Show in San Diego.

    I didn't use burst mode, but this was the third year I attended this show and attempted to take this shot. Burst mode would leave the timing almost purely to chance and left me frustrated in 2006, but, manually shooting in a kind of 'preemptive' way is the key. As soon as you see the singularity starting to form, fire off a shot.

    It's still very hit and miss of course, since, as anyone who's seen one knows, the cloud is very sporadic. It's most often witnessed around aircraft carriers due to the combination of speed, humidity and low altitude.

    Thanks once again."
  • somuchlove. 6y

    that's so amazing. really.
  • Adria B. MacDonald 5y

    OMG... amazing shot!
  • cheryl_art2004 5y

    Incredible. So glad I saw it. Thanks.
  • Bruce Thomson 5y

    That is amazing. Just an incredible picture. Brilliant.
  • Pere Nubiola Sans 5y

    Very nice!
  • Martin Zirovnicky 5y

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW....is that real?
  • Andy & Helen Holt 2mo

    Superb! H :)
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Taken on October 14, 2007
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