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Canon
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/640 second
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Jul 17, 2012, 3:23:16 AM
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Rotate! by shenanigan87 Rotate! by shenanigan87
Virgin Atlantic 747-4Q8 G-VTOP thunders away from the sizzling tarmac at McCarran International Airport, heading for the cooler climate of Great Britain.

This was taken from the well-known planespotting area that's just next to the two main runways, basically a small parking lot along the road going past the airport. There was an annoying mesh wire fence all along the perimeter, but apart from that, it was the ideal location, with most twinjets rotating and touching down right in front of you. Larger birds like this 747 needed a bit more of the runway of course.

I do realize that this was shot from behind and into the sun, but I really love this photo. The colour of the runway, the heat distortion, the strong contrast, the glints coming off the fuselage, it just really adds up. And an American flag for all you Patriots out there.

:B

Also, as you may be able to see by the distortion near the ground, it was very, very hot. I think temperatures were well above 40C on some days, and as expected, I came back to the hotel looking like Mr. Tanning Salon.
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome shot!!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your very welcome! Keep up the great work!!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Nice shot!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Great shot!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate! :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love shooting into the sun, especially now that I don't have to worry about burning out digital sensors. The timing on this is perfect, with the ship light in her wheels and silhouetted cleanly against the mountains beyond. Very sweet shot.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm usually more worried about my eye than about the sensor! :lol:

Thanks for the compliment, took several photos of her rotating, ended up liking this one the most.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Especially shooting film with a TLR, or a swag the aim Holga...
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