After visiting Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany I left via Zurich airport to Singapore. It was rainy day, but rain did not stop the airport operation, as you can see through my lens.
Swiss Airbus 320-214 during take-off phase leaving water-spray behind.
Airbus 320 family is company’s significant sales success and a technological trailblazer. The 150 seat A320 is the foundation and best-selling member of the family.
The A320 is perhaps best known as the first airliner to introduce a fly-by-wire control system - where control inputs from the pilot are transmitted to the flying surfaces by electronic signals rather than mechanical means.
Apart from a small weight saving, the advantage of Airbus' fly-by-wire is that as it is computer controlled, an inbuilt flight envelope protection makes it virtually impossible to exceed certain flight parameters such as G limits and the aircraft's maximum and minimum operating speeds and angle of attack limits.
Also integral to the A320 is the advanced electronic flight-deck, with six fully integrated EFIS colour displays and innovative side-stick controllers rather than conventional control columns. The A320 also employs a relatively high percentage of composite materials compared to earlier designs. Two engines are offered, the CFM56 and IAE V2500.
The A320 program was launched in March 1982, first flight occurred on February 22 1987, while certification was awarded on February 26 1988. Launch customer Air France took delivery of its first A320 in March that year. The first V2500 engined A320 was delivered to Adria Airways in May 1989.
The initial production version was the A320-100, which was built in only small numbers before being replaced by the definitive A320-200 (certificated in November 1988) with increased max take-off weight, greater range and winglets.
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ikeharel (57232) 2013-09-14 2:31
Excelent photo of the precise lift-off moment, Miro, and the power of its engines left a trail of rainwater that left on the tarmac.
Good contrast of the white & red on green and grey.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (23391) 2013-09-14 4:13
Hey Miro, good airport scene showing Swiss air planes in Zurich, a company and an airport I know, I'm very satisfied by them it was not too much tight inside
nice effect of the smokes in your capture
All the best
bukitgolfb301 (35952) 2013-09-14 4:14
Hi dear Miro
Great moment you did catch, perfect monet at all!
Very well composition with jet steam from engine.
Nice image indeed.
All the best and have a good Saturday! TAKERO
Silvio1953 (122269) 2013-09-14 5:53
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with beautiful airplanes, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
snunney (83801) 2013-09-14 6:22
The rainy weather that you have captured so well brings a special atmosphere to the composition. I like the juxtaposition between the two aircraft. An image captured at just the right moment.
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-14 7:13
You catched the right instant.
The color of the airplane make a contrast with the misty environment and the dark clouds while the spread water increases the dynamic of the image.
Good picture while the conditions of light where very bad causing noise in the clouds.
The lured line in the right lower corner could be erased.
As the subject is good I I propose you a WS to see if the rendering can be improved. Let me know your opinion.
ktanska (24758) 2013-09-15 2:26
Rainy weather makes this out of the ordinary. That spray of water behind the Airbus is quite impressive. You have perfect timing, landing gear has just detached from the runway.
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2013-09-15 6:06
A perfectly teamed moment to capture both the power of lift off of the plane as well as the rain soaking the place. A great composite with the two planes together in the scene like this showing the airport as an always busy place. Great shot.
thebest (4276) 2013-09-15 22:31
Where to after Singapore - are you heading to Australia?
It's lift off time - you managed to time your shot beautifully... Zurich don't tell me it is still raining there.
Take care & enjoy your travels.
batalay (35599) 2013-09-16 4:01
We the highly informative informative note, we all learn about the history of the A320. And in the process, join you on this trip. It's an excellent shot of the takeoff of the A320, amidst rain and mist. The angle suggests takeoff, and landing, although sometimes they are difficult to tell apart. I believe they take off at a higher speed, about 260 kph (160 mph) and land at around 200 kph (125 mph), but their automated processes are far more precise than my estimates.
claudeD (32745) 2013-09-16 5:13
very fine picture of this starting aeroplane. Very fine sharpness and impressive shot. I like the composition and atmosphere.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kato (11630) 2013-09-16 5:57
You're capturing well this rainy airport by a good composition, a good timing and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see two Swiss Airbus 320 with red in white airframe. You catch accurately the moment which one is taking off leaving water-spray behind. It's also impressive in the wood and mountain in back as well as thick clouds in the gray sky.
abmdsudi (43542) 2013-09-16 8:06
A fine dynamic shot, taking-off with the aircraft striking across the surface and the steaming trail. An aviation enthusiasts dream! beautifully sharp, well coloured and so very well captured in bad weather conditions but my only point would be to allow a little more space to the right of the aircraft in which to move into if possible. I think you are fully aware of this issue, the difficulty with this variant is that it's a huge airplane, one of the longest commercial aircraft in operation apparently and allowing space on the right means making the plane look more "normal size" as it would occupy less space in the final image i think. Presented in this manner, it exaggerates the scale of the airplane and its massive length. Well done, TFS
pierrefonds (57003) 2013-09-16 12:28
You have captured well the effect of the take off on a wet runway. It is also showing some reflections. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Airbus A320 of Swiss. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colours. Have a nice day.
gervaso (10729) 2013-09-16 16:00
The red parts of the plane make the picture much more attractive in a rainy day for the contrast it makes with the rest of the scene! Beautiful job! You got the plane in a very nice position!
eldancer1 (27913) 2013-09-17 7:46
Wow! Awesome capture of those two beautiful airplanes! The rainy condition made the event even more beautiful. Great timing and capture with good details considering the condition. Well done, tfs.
ourania (31073) 2013-09-17 12:14
I like this scene from the airport of Zurich, a great rendering of the moody atmosphere and the action. The white and red colours bring some brightness in the frame and signify the main focal points. As the closer plane is about to leave the frame, it has made space for us to have a deep and thorough view to the interesting setting. Light and colour management are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-09-19 22:31
Very nice shot from the airport in overcast conditions.Excellent exposure, colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
danos (86739) 2013-09-23 1:51
nice the view as the presentation of the taking off of the airplane during the rain.The moody and grey weather enhance the red colours of the airplane tails.
Have a good week,Danos
bayno (18342) 2013-09-23 8:53
Have fun Miro....swiss air serious one...no problem....
shevchenko (19279) 2013-09-25 1:03
Impressive rainy view from airport, good capture to a plane that taking off, have a happy journey.
Fis2 (85541) 2013-09-27 7:15
Curious moment, curious scene.
Excellent reportage shot.
Have a nice afternoon
npecanhuk (65530) 2013-09-29 7:01
Great catch here!
As an airplane and an airport lover, I really enjoy this kind of picture!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
mcmtanyel (13493) 2013-10-27 21:40
A nice catch that deserves to be admired. Another photo that proves that rules are meant to be broken by master photographers. I think you made a good choice to include the spray behind the airplane rather than leave space in front of it.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13844)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-07-12
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-14 2:21