One of the strangest 'extreme sports' I've seen is experiencing the jet blast of an aircraft taking off. On this picture it's Boeing 747 of KLM departing Princess Juliana Airport of Sint Maarten and continuing her journey to Curacao.
Something I didn't want to experience that close, especially after having seen how jet blast of 747 tumbled over a school bus on the Mythbusters TV series.
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Waylim (25368) 2010-04-29 15:33
I heard about this place, I'm not sure that is sound like fun to do, but perhaps to experience it once would be interesting, and I'm sure this people think the same, I would hate sand over. this makes me think of when I was in the Iguacu falls, I took the boat that drive us close to the waterfalls to feel the power of it. A nice shot, and kind of funny.
delpeoples (54463) 2010-04-29 23:27
Hi kari, and I wouldn;t want to know what damage the sand did to your sensor! Talk about extreme sports, this is extreme photography. An interesting and very dynamic composition. I like the effect of the sand blowing everywhere and am very happy to be 19,000kms away from it :) TFS and I hope you have a lovely weekend, Lisa
saxo042 (37602) 2010-04-30 5:08
This is definitely a very strange kind of entertainment! But I understand you were yourself at a safe distance to capture this event with all these details and colours. An entertaining picture, especially without the sand...
pablominto (53744) 2010-04-30 22:41
I guess they know what they are doing, if they are locals and used to it!
The scene indeed looks dramatic, comparable to nature going wild with hurricanes & tornadoes...
Action well captured!
mozzy27 (2) 2010-05-02 0:16
Why on earth would one put themselves in this position? it must hurt surely! Extraordinary shot. Well done, I just hope you didn't get too much sand in your camera.
gunbud (34066) 2010-05-02 20:49
Wonderful action shot with all the people caught in the jets blast.
Beautiful tropical backdrop to this fine bit of motion.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-06-09 19:51
Haha, this picture is ridiculous, and the fact that the runway just behind the beach is bizarre!! I love the peoples reaction in here, the one on the foreground severely affected while the people at the BG are enjoying watching the plane take off with all those cameras ready. Such an interesting place and scenery too. Great moment captured. I would really love to visit this place someday! Great post!
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (25505)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Easter week at Caribbean
- Theme(s): SXM - Princess Juliana Airport of St. Maarten [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-29 3:19