Land is limited on the Island of Saint Maarten, therefore arriving jets fly extremely low to Maho Beach as you can see.
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marion44 (9) 2008-05-26 5:18
Oh !!! Scary ! This is a very unusual capture and shows well the "crazyness" of this place !! How enjoying a sunbath with so much noise ???? And nobody seems to notice it on the beauch ! How can it be allowed ? It might be quite dangerous ? If the pilot have a problem or something... Crazy...
ahmetgedikli (25246) 2008-05-26 5:24
Great capture... Beautiful beach, excellent colors and sharpness. Nice work!
Have a good week.
npecanhuk (58264) 2008-05-26 5:54
This view is pretty well known, but it's always amazing seeing it again!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
stormboy (900) 2008-05-26 6:03
Incredible! you captured the right moment with good compo. Well done.
bartolomeo (145) 2008-05-26 6:03
Great "beach" shot... Excellent work!
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2008-05-26 6:12
Not quite like in here but still very impressive! I like the way you capture the action with a good light and very nice colours on the airplane. Well done.
comanu (902) 2008-05-26 6:21
ohooooo, what a momoment.
first picture with a beach, where you forgot the bikini and the girls for watching, a planeee.
nikosrio (1158) 2008-05-26 6:56
Excellent shot,maybe a bit scary, with very beautifull colors,light and sharpness.Very interesting composition,
yzzabelle (257) 2008-05-26 9:36
WOW! Scary indeed! I thought at first it was a tricked photo... but then I saw the shadow of the plane on the beach! It is simply crazy... no wonder it's an American plane...
Nice compo, very surprising!
avallaunius (6) 2008-05-26 10:30
great timing and wonderful details on the plane
i can hardly believe that its flying so low...the people seem suprisingly cool about it!
jemaflor (76660) 2008-05-26 12:03
Impressive, indeed ! Good place and good timing to have a big plane. Good result.
alibasarir (15580) 2008-05-26 12:50
Beautiful beach,excellent colours and sharpness.well done.
Fellini (6403) 2008-05-26 14:58
very impressive shot...good capture..
have a nice day
ktanska (23164) 2008-05-26 23:48
Classic scene well known from airliners.net. But it's always as impressive. You have a very good PoV showing the beachline and sunbathers. And you had luck with those clouds too, they surround the aircraft nicely.
francio64 (38256) 2008-05-27 13:38
Anche sulla spiaggia di Catania in Sicilia è possibile vedere un aereo così basso in quanto l'aeroporto è vicino il mare.
peaka (143) 2008-05-27 15:00
Maho Beach on Saint Maarten, "Mekka" of jet planes funs. I remember set of pictures from this place on www.airliners.net .
leo61 (0) 2008-05-31 8:46
I have seen some other images of this beach with plane ,but it`s allways fascinating.Excellent timing and great sharpness overall.
lestans (16904) 2008-06-11 9:47
it is really a scary scene!! I think that this beach is not very enjoyable!
You captured the happening very well, it is really strange to es a plane so low over turists heads!
Colors are beautiful, of course... ;.)
Sado (52) 2008-06-17 7:50
Wow, this is one wild shot!
tobourge (971) 2008-06-20 6:50
Interesting place to see and to take pictures but for sure not to relax!
Thanks for sharing
broglia (3598) 2008-07-06 3:18
Hi Rob, this is quite incredible. Who on earth would want to spend their summer holiday sitting at the end of a runway - even if it is by the sea and covered with sand. The noise must be horrendous!
Well captured, Roberto
scalerman (26900) 2008-07-12 12:00
Rob: this almost looks like a manufactured shot, perhaps contrived - but I trust you here. A real illusion from the thumbnail. best, c
asajernigan (19669) 2008-07-29 6:55
This is a great shot of this AA flight landing at Princess Julianna airport. Your composition is fine placing the place in the rear of the frame with the open space in front of it. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. I have a couple of similar shots in my gallery from the Sunset Beach Bar. This is an Air France airbus arriving
afshinazizi (6) 2009-03-02 7:36
Wow.Really wonderful scene.Nothing to say.O)
AleGaro (269) 2009-08-31 3:59
I can imagine what noise there should be down there.
One of a kind picture, congratulation!
Ricx (13489) 2010-01-05 11:22
Hi Rob,, Your concepts are great.. this is just excellent.. Must be a great experience if you are a passenger.. Rich
- Copyright: Rob Poole (RPoole5552) (1812)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): SXM - Princess Juliana Airport of St. Maarten [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 5:13