Britten-Norman Islander of Anguilla Air Services landing on the Gustaf III Airport of St. Barthelémy.
A hill on the end of the runway requires very steep descend giving an impression of diving rather than landing on this 650 m runway. The island is quite popular holiday destination, and since only small aircraft can land here, traffic is sometimes pretty dense.
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bema (26425) 2010-05-18 6:42
one more impressive capture of such a stunning airport in the caribean sea and islands.. not really a place for happy landings when the weather isn´t as nice as here shown..
great colors, nice depth, a good work!
have a nice day, greetings Bernd
areque (267) 2010-05-18 6:53
Nice moment.. very sharp..
rikko77 (10861) 2010-05-18 7:07
great shot this one! The timing was perfect, as well as the perfectly saturated colors. Good job!
have a good day
dta (77135) 2010-05-18 7:10
Hello Kari ,
A stunning shot ! Both interesting for the plane approaching for landing , and the beautiful landscape . I like especially the emerald color of the sea . The composition is well balanced , too .
wolf38 (31296) 2010-05-18 7:17
Hi Kari. Ready for landing. Interesting photo, interesting title. It seems that this is an ideal place for tourists. The photo pleases me very well. For the successful composition my special compliment. Regards, Wolfgang.
oncel (1407) 2010-05-18 7:33
Great photo.Very well composed.Colors are looking brilliant.
leo61 (0) 2010-05-18 9:48
I`ve landed or departed 3 times at runways like this one,ending at the shore.
Phuket/Thailand,Sao Vicente/Cape Verde and Thandwe/Ngapali beach,Myanmar.There they close a gate for pedestrians, when planes depart 2-3 times a gate.
This is a great shot,taken from an excellent POV with perfect timing and perfect sharpness.
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-05-18 11:06
Excellent POV, beautiful saturated colours and very good depth of field...congrats, Hemant
Corpus (381) 2010-05-18 12:07
Wicked POV! This is somewhat a pilot's challenge to get his bird on the ground. Good exposure with the patches of sun due to the clouds. The different layers and runway help bringing depth to the image.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-05-18 13:07
Good angle right into the action, I wonder if some pilots consider not braking for taking a bath in the emerald background water that looks soooo temptating
Have a nice day jY
edge (6771) 2010-05-18 19:36
Hello Karl, This is a very exciting scene with the airplane just above and the runway directly in the foreground. Coupled with this excellent picture we are also privileged to see a lovely panorama of the water and the village in the background, all under a beautiful cloud filled blue sky. Great. But back to the airplane and the runway, does the runway end at water's edge? I used to fly in to the old airport in Hong Kong and when landing there was the South China Sea directly ahead, I was always a bit worried with those takeoffs and landings. Later, in fact, a plane load of US Marines, during Vietnam era, ended up in the sea. Terrible. Anyway great shot and lots of splendid composition here. Regards, Roger
Yves-triga (5149) 2010-05-19 12:11
very nice composition,impresionnant vision,
a hard landing.
reijame (577) 2010-05-19 12:20
an extraordinary and interesting point of view, a very dynamic photo. The sea looks so inviting, congrats!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-05-19 15:09
Again, an excellent moment!!! And again, a great sky.
So...obviously, a nice pic!
macjake (67060) 2010-05-19 23:13
the point of view here is truly unique.
and the 500 shutter speed worked well for you.
love the colours in the water, and the action of the plane landing.
dont see too many shots like this
jemaflor (96057) 2010-05-20 4:11
Well framed at the good time, always impressive place, well composed with the plane and the airport in each side ot the photo, nice blue water, an intersting memory for me ...
pierrefonds (65278) 2010-05-20 18:05
A good capture of the spectacular approach for landing at St-Barths airport. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the runway and of the surroundings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-05-20 23:50
Impressive picture with the airpain landing in this small lane
Lovely water colors, excellent POV
have a nice day
lucasgalodoido (22078) 2010-05-21 4:47
really impressive this picture, the aircraft landing is very interesting in this situation, and the beach and waters colors in BG is wonderful too. Great job, my friend.
phwall (6785) 2010-05-21 18:57
Excellent action shot.
Considering that the aircraft is doing about 150kph you've framed the shot perfectly and it is as sharp as a tack.
The colour of the water in the background is stunning.
xuaxo (6846) 2010-05-23 11:57
Outstanding POV, good colours, beautiful and interesting photo.
delpeoples (57278) 2010-05-24 17:52
Hi Kari, wow, what a great point of view. I feel as though I could reach out and touch the plane! Excellent vibrant colour makes it all the more real for me. I also like the lines of the airstrip and that beautiful emerald sea in the BG. TFS - have a great week, Lisa
ellelloo (6572) 2010-06-05 8:44
A fascinating photo, both because of the inclusion of the small landing aircraft and the gorgeous landscape. An excellent POV and composition. Very beautiful colours and the emerald colour shade of the sea is a lovely detail.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-06-09 19:54
Had a pleasure of browsing (again) through your gallery, beautiful pics btw! I really liked your series with planes and this place too. I'm a fan of airplanes and runways that's why i really liked it.
This image is superbly composed. Full of energy and uncertainties if the plane would really make it before the runway ends! Such a short runway with a view! Wow, this must be one of the difficult airports to land on, and I suppose this place is different from the photo with a KLM 747 Plane. You've had a fun-filled and exciting vacation I guess. These islands sure is a feast! Great capture on this one!
npecanhuk (74878) 2015-05-16 8:50
Great catch here!
I'd love to see that and even to be in that airplane!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (27328)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-29
- Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, HOYA 72mm circular polariser
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Easter week at Caribbean
- Theme(s): Airports, Aircrafts, Top 18 transportation [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 6:28
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