Airport of Zürich arranges very interesting and quite affordable sightseeing tours within the airport. Sights include maintenance halls, fire station and both terminals from the airside. But the main attraction is obviously the viewing spot right next to the runway. Especially when the Airbus 380, daily visitor from Singapore takes off.
Rotation in aviation terms means lifting the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll. The aircraft then lifts up from the runway and takes off whenever it reaches the optimal speed.
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marabu61 (10677) 2012-09-11 13:38
Good capture of a rotating airplane, you pressed the shutter at exactly the right moment. And the A380 is an impressive airplane after all.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-11 14:16
a very impressive photo with spectacular composition and superb details, I like the dramatic sky and the timing is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-11 14:52
Great clarity in a slight panning shot, Kari - the plane is in perfect focus, and captured at an ideal moment, as we can see the wheels just lifting from the ground. The plane itself is outlined nicely by the dark clouds in BG.
abmdsudi (52325) 2012-09-11 19:49
That's the pride of my country!! Singapore Icon well known world wide, that's a meaty looking aircraft simply fantastic machine. This is nicely composed with the slight tilt to give the full dynamic and thrust. Power in every sense of the word my friend! It is wonderful so well timely shot at 1/4oosec well frozen crispy sharp and the dark sky suits her well giving more punch and standout. Impressive capture.
mirosu (16031) 2012-09-12 8:08
Well captured take-off of this big B380 "bird". Well optimized crop and excellent contrast against grey sky. Well done.
baddori (20119) 2012-09-12 22:51
Pictures of great scenic effect and excellent presentation
Minimum distance between place "guided tour" and landing.
It amazes me that opportunity may not conform in Italy with the safety regulations.
josepmarin (58343) 2012-09-13 2:29
the Airbus A380 is really spectacular, and in the maneuver of takeoff that you have caught perfectly, we can admire its elegance and its huge dimensions, in a very dynamic scene.
In spite of the motion of the plane, the image is very sharp, and I love the quality of the colors, even in a grey and cloudy day.
It is an excellent work.
jhm (150674) 2012-09-15 0:29
Excellent focus on the plane, in future wait a little bit to the wheels are fifty cm of the ground.
But your picture is very well taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
delpeoples (57264) 2012-09-21 6:19
Well yes, I can imagine that to any male over the age of 2 years old, this would be the place to be! I like the tight frame, the vivid colours and excellent details. It seems that you're really into planes, trains and automobiles? What a great hobby, which nicely fits in with your photography. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend.
npecanhuk (74384) 2012-10-15 17:28
That such an impressive giant airplane!
I saw one in Miami, but not like that!
TFS - congrats,
rhinos59 (610) 2012-10-24 6:51
very interesting shot! TFS!
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (27226)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-21
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aircrafts [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 10:56