Images by Kipper: alex326.
Are scanned prints from the old days of film allowed? ~ Kipper
They should be fine - go ahead.
Congratulation to the winner and to those on the first places and thank you all for participating to this challenge. Many captures are absolutely awesome and the competition was really tough.I really hope that you will continue to enjoy "The sky is the limit" series and I invite you to participate to the other coming challenges. As a preview I prepared the "Flight attendants", "Cockpits", "Ode to the Space Shuttle". "Smoke Trails and Contrails" and many more.If anyone has a special preference please let me know. Again, thank you all for participating.
GeordieAWOL: A great set of entries
Indeed, great idea. Too bad we didn't see more entries.
alex326: why don't you raise the number of slots to 100?
Sounds reasonable, I will try to incorporate this rule in my future challenges.
why don't you raise the number of slots to 100?
The sky is dark blue, meaning that in reality there was still in the twilight. The flares effect make the picture look darker that it was in fact. I think that the picture is acceptable and well in the rules of the challenge.
That's very cool - you should have brought it to the Pilots challenge as well.
Congratulation to the winner and to those on the first places and thank you all for participating to this challenge. It was a difficult one, as the aviation photography is very demanding. Although there is room for improvement, I saw some really nice captures coming from the aviation enthusiasts. I really hope that you enjoy "The sky is the limit" series and I invite you to participate to the other challenges related to aviation.
Very good picture - exactly what I was thinking about when I created this challence...
To be honest I didn't think is that difficult - the runway lighting system could be photographed from the ground or from a nearby hill or building. If you visit www.airliners. net you'll find plenty of such pictures, including many from the actual landing aircraft cockpit.
Frank LoPriore: That's a fuel "dump and burn", not afterburn.
You are somehow right - it is indeed a "dump and burn". However this cannot be done without having the afterburner on (although the flame is not visible in this case). If you don't trust me try Wikipedia: "A "dump-and-burn" is a fuel dumping procedure where dumped fuel is intentionally ignited using the plane's afterburner".
The dumped fuel cannot be ignited without the flame of the afterburner flame, which in turn is ignited using special "spark plugs". Without the afterburner, the jet exhaust temperature is simply not enough to ignite the dumped fuel. The same is valid if the jet engine afterburner gets accidentally extinguished - you'll see a white fuel plume coming out of the engine and if this happens during take off it might ruin your day.
Coming back to the picture, I did not have any remorse disqualifying some other smoke trails pictures in this challenge, but I think that the dump and burn should stay.Best regards,
Very nice pan job!