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It was a dark and stormy flight (Original Post) HAB911 Jan 2023 OP
Yeah, a really bad title, my dear HAB911! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #1
Thank you! the next photo got me started on this series HAB911 Jan 2023 #2
Thanks for your in-depth reply! Fascinating stuff, for sure. CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #4
From the looks of your photo, Callalily Jan 2023 #3


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1. Yeah, a really bad title, my dear HAB911!
Fri Jan 27, 2023, 04:39 PM
Jan 2023

But the photo intrigues me.

How did you get it? Drone, or ???

Nicely done!


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2. Thank you! the next photo got me started on this series
Fri Jan 27, 2023, 05:50 PM
Jan 2023

98% of the time Tampa International flights land from the south over the bay to the north. When the prevailing winds are from the south, they switch to landing from the north to the south. This means any flights from the south of Tampa, i.e. San Juan, Nassau, Miami, Palm Beach etc. swing around to the north of me to land to the south. When they bank on the left turn, the wing drops and can give the impression I'm level with them. I curse cloudy weather, but it can give some spectacular effects. They are not as close as they seem, probably 1-2 miles out with a 2000mm lens, My goal with the series is to get a face in a window, pilot or passenger.

2000mm no crop

600mm cropped

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