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F-15 Launch / 737 Recovery

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  1. wazzu90fiji [deleted] 111 months ago | reply


  2. dustinbrice3 111 months ago | reply

    f45 ? Haha I didn't know they went that high. I was trying to figure out how u leave the shutter open for 30 sec and dont over expose. Please tell me that one was from a tripod haha

  3. vector1771 (Hangar71.com / Aviationintel.com) 111 months ago | reply

    Thanks guys!

    DB3- I didnt know 100-400APO did eighter! Up to 30 seconds the camera will set the exposure and tell you if its impossible do to to much light. Over 30 requires a remoter realease and other forms of metering etc. You can also use filters to let less light in, but I havent gone there yet.

    No tripod here, just a tshirt and the roof of the caddy!

  4. F18E777 [deleted] 111 months ago | reply

    Ty nice shot !!!!

  5. dustinbrice3 111 months ago | reply

    thats awesome man ! i wish I didnt work evening I really want to get out there and shoot, you will have to show me where your parked at this end next time we get a chance to meet up.

  6. dave.flashbulb 111 months ago | reply

    You continue to amaze me. Awesome. I'm not sure but I think you can just barely see the taxi light as it goes out on the F-15.

  7. dustinbrice3 111 months ago | reply

    I think your right Dave

  8. marishalmonkey 111 months ago | reply

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    great idea

  9. jkaiser's 111 months ago | reply

    I thought F15s had 2 engines, yet I seem to see three bright trails here, what's up? a spare afterburner perhaps? ;)

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  10. konstantinople 110 months ago | reply

    no tripod? that alone deserves a comment...well done

  11. vector1771 (Hangar71.com / Aviationintel.com) 110 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone! Its always tough to get these night lapse images because of the sketchy area surrounding the airport. But sometimes they are well worth it!

  12. Kris Klop 110 months ago | reply

    I see you're getting better Ty....

  13. dave.flashbulb 110 months ago | reply

    Jkaiser, if I may, what I think you're seeing is a second airplane. (I'm guessing here) when Vector opened the shutter the F-15 was taking off from the middle of the runway, moving to the left and up. Then shortly thereafter (Based on his title for the photo) a 737 landed from the right, and the shutter closed when the 737 reached nearly the same point where the F-15 started the photo. So the 3 lights you're seeing are the landing lights of the 737 (if I'm correct)

  14. jkaiser's 110 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the info dave. I still am a bit confused about this pic though.

    My guess is the F15 was taking off at mil thrust and the 737 was landing towards the camera, on the far end of the runway. That was after further "studying" the picture. At first I thought the airplanes were landing/taking off towards the far end of the runway, away from the camera and the bright lights were the afterburners.

    I can't seem to bend my mind around this picture LOL

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  15. vector1771 (Hangar71.com / Aviationintel.com) 110 months ago | reply

    Oh crap, no guys! The Eagle is coming towards the camera in military thrust (its the one with the two strong red lights in the center and one green and one red outboard) The brighr lights are a 737.

  16. dave.flashbulb 110 months ago | reply

    wow, I see now how you could view this picture "inside out" kind of like an Escher (sp?) painting.

    the lower left is the close end.. the upper right is the far end of the runway.

    So both airplanes are coming towards us.

  17. dave.flashbulb 110 months ago | reply

    ugh, silly me. you both already said that.

  18. jkaiser's 110 months ago | reply

    I knew I was seeing things the wrong way, but I couldn't make the connection between the three bright streaks and the landing lights from the 737. D'OH

    I can now enjoy this picture the right way LOL

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