Boeing 747-400 of KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines landing at Princess Juliana airport of Sint Maarten. Planes land right over the Maho Beach, which makes the location popular for planespotters. This is the same flight and same Jumbo, PH-BFB "City of Bangkok" I arrived on the island two days earlier. Thus I find it suitful for the first upload of my first visit to Caribbean.
Title Arrival, an album of ABBA, 1976.
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marina7 (8049) 2010-04-12 1:39
A moment to capture for sure! The colors of the plane perfectly matching those of the water and the sky. A great close-up too. My biggest congrats!
smarcell (19963) 2010-04-12 2:46
I see that KLM has taken its blue colour from the colour of this sea !
Nice image, with the plane so close to the sea
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-04-12 4:00
Incredible plane down for landing
above the beach.
Taken close-up, and with magnificent colors.
Nicou (116266) 2010-04-12 6:23
Fantastiqeu captage de cet gros oiseua volant, quelle merveille,, impressionant avec les trace de bleu sur la mer, le petit bâteau jaune, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (52447) 2010-04-12 6:27
Hi Kari, KLM should be paying you for an ad of this quality! How well you have seen the colours of the sea and of the plane. And how low that plane is flying! You should also be paid danger money for being so close! Great composition, a real breath of fresh air! TFS and I wish you a good week, Lisa
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-12 6:29
a very effective photo with spectacular POV and details, the timing is superb, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Buin (42260) 2010-04-12 9:35
Though I do not like flying at all, this is an amazing and fascinating sight. Let's hope that the runway begins a bit outside of the picture! ;-)) The nearly entire absence of green, of red, of yellow... is amazing and soemhow intriguing here.
Greetings from again cold Germany!
PixelTerror (0) 2010-04-12 11:19
Lucky you who enjoyed the tropical warmth, hope you had some good dolce vita on the island. Like previous visitors I like how the KLM blue matches the sea blue, and also the luminous impression from this image, last but not least it's impressive to see this big thingy suspended this way in the airs !
Have a nice day JY
Cretense (68685) 2010-04-13 1:49
Wow, very impressive photo, very rare thing to see, a plane so close to the sea and the houses, looks quite dangerous! Great composition and framing, flawless light management!
npecanhuk (60854) 2010-04-13 3:06
I've seen some pictures from this place, that I think is so interesting with those landing planes! However, this pov is a bit different than the usual pictures taken there!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, black border and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-14 2:06
Wonderful colors in this excellent picture of the airplane landing.
Amazing colors in the water
Very well seen and done
totoamoto (2519) 2010-04-14 12:06
Quelles couleurs, et l'avion assortit ŕ la mer.. bien vu..
L'avion est énorme.. et ce petit bateau jaune contraste bien..
Waylim (25036) 2010-04-14 12:10
Very impressive sight. It's like being right underneath the air plane. Great light, beautiful tropical colors, I like how the colors match so nicely.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2010-04-15 14:12
Excellent moment!!!! The compo with the plane over the idilic view is great.
ellelloo (6570) 2010-04-16 9:50
In addition to this fitting to the transportation category, it is also a great decisive moment photo, taken from a perfect POV. The quality is perfect. The blue of the sea, the sky and the plane are all fitting so well to each other here. TFS!
plimrn (21344) 2010-04-18 10:00
Very nice opening shot with the plane framed over the matching sea and the cloud decorated sky. I'm looking forward to the rest of your trip. Hope you didn't get stuck over there; or maybe I should wish you did get stuck there.
asajernigan (20364) 2010-04-22 3:22
This is a great action shot! The angle of the shot is great giving the photo depth and showing us nice details. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has nice sharpness. I have a couple of shots in my gallery from the Sunset Beach Bar of landing planes Air France landing
jemaflor (80658) 2010-04-24 11:23
Always impressive shot, nice blue water and a good memory for me, i like the difference between tiny boat and big plane ...
xuaxo (6846) 2010-05-04 14:06
I've seen several pictures of this location. Yours is especially interesting with the matching colours.
jjanczyk (2579) 2010-05-11 5:34
Wow!!! Stunning shot!
Magnificent POV, great composition of the photo.
Like previous visitors I like how the KLM blue matches the sea blue.
ikeharel (52251) 2012-10-08 1:20
Good morning Kari,
The KLM 747 on it's impressive final-approach, with the perfect match of colors to the tourquise sea-water.
I heared about this airport location, where it is so close above the beach - everyone takes airplane's pictures there.
Nice moment spotted and well collected on photo-details.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-30
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Easter week at Caribbean
- Theme(s): Photos with a title of an Album, SXM - Princess Juliana Airport of St. Maarten [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 1:32
- Favorites: 3 [view]