Everyone knows Boeing 747, but this is Boeing 929 Jetfoil, a much less famous vehicle. It is quite surprising that Boeing once manufactured hydrofoils, but on the other hand these almost fly too!
Boeing built more than twenty 929s between 1974 and 1985. Later a few more were built under license in Japan and China.
A company called TurboJET is the largest Boeing Jetfoil operator in the world, and provides 24 hour service between Hong Kong and Macau.
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batalay (32864) 2013-03-03 11:15
Now here is a Boeing I did not know about. It's an excellent actions shot with a clear crisp image of the hydrofoil, set against the blur of a background.
Nicou (97775) 2013-03-03 11:33
quel captage et image de ce bateau, il vole sur l'eau quel effet de l'eau et ce rouge il fend la mer superbe
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (29242) 2013-03-03 11:49
Ni hao, Kari,
An interesting information and excellent illustration of your words. Good example of technical idea of Boeing.
Have a good new week!
InasiaJones (29347) 2013-03-03 12:13
Very interesting note and a stunning shot to see this vessel in action.
I took one of these to visit Macau while in Hong Kong, but I never realized that we were flying so high above water!
At the speed the jetfoil seems to go, it surprising you were not naturally panning (despite your will), and you came out with a very sharp image on the machine, as well as on the background.
Great capture and presentation.
chrisvek (5505) 2013-03-05 9:23
Great and unique composition with splendid colors and saturation.Superb POV and framing.Great job!
Have a nice day
claudeD (24173) 2013-03-07 11:39
Wonderful picture full of action. Very good sharpness and colors. I,like your informative note.TFS.
Withvregards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (21527)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-28
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Hong Kong and Macau 2013
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 11:06