My best creation yet (looong exposure of an airplane)

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My best creation yet (looong exposure of an airplane)
Mar 19, 2009

Maybe my best photo to date, and probably my favorite!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Frontier-Airlines/Airbus-A319-111/1500298/L/

Taken at night off the shores of the Potomac near DC's National Airport, with a 35 second long exposure. I listened for the plane to start its takeoff at the other end of the runway and captured its entire takeoff from right to left as it raced across the sky. I used a tri-pod and a cable release because the delayed shutter function is too tough to anticipate correctly and just pressing the shutter gives you the camera shake.

I think the light wind blowing the bushes in the foreground give it that dreamy feeling and the sharpness of the dock and glass look of the water give a realism that just looked neat to me.

Hope you all like it!

Comments always welcome...
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