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This is going to be close........duck! ! !
This is going to be close........duck! ! !
Sailingduck


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Sunset Beach Bar, St Martin
Date: Dec 5, 2004
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2005

Lens = Canon 28-135 IS USM

We watched for hours as 737's, 757's, A300's, and others passed by as they landed at Princess Juliana airport. Takeoff was in the same direction, and it wasn't much easier since there was a mountain to dodge. This was the highlight of the day; the second highlight was watching the person on the beach get blown into the surf by the 747 jet blast!


Statistics
Place: 45 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.5889
Avg (commenters): 7.6304
Avg (participants): 6.5331
Avg (non-participants): 6.7614
Views since voting: 3506
Views during voting: 798
Votes: 360
Comments: 62
Favorites: 23 (view)


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01/07/2006 02:42:21 AM
Nice juxtaposition.
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07/31/2005 05:13:59 PM
I did not vote on the contest, but I would have given it a 10.

I can still add it to my favorite's though.

Awesome shot !
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06/14/2005 04:12:03 AM
Originally posted by dr3amz:

this plane has no shadow???? odd :P

You know, shadows aren't always exactly beneath the object.
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06/14/2005 04:09:35 AM
this plane has no shadow???? odd :P
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06/13/2005 09:56:10 PM
Wow...that had to be intimidating! Very cool capture!
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05/02/2005 10:50:46 AM
dont forget the earplugs
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03/14/2005 09:05:27 AM
um... can we say bad urban planning? lol
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03/14/2005 06:40:27 AM
this is an INCREDIBLE capture...I have seen it replicated on many sites on the internet. even though that constitutes a form of plagarism, you should be flattered.
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02/20/2005 07:38:48 PM
Originally posted by dsa157:

assuming that this is not a faked image, it certainly has a wow factor to it. I can see some of the plane's shadow on what I assume is the runway, but it seems like the wings should be casting shadows over the spectators on the beach.


The shadow on the runway is from the wings. Look at the angle of the shadow on the side of the plane.
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02/01/2005 01:10:32 AM
"The second highlight was watching the person on the beach get blown into the surf by the 747 jet blast!"

I was wondering how all that sand stayed on the beach, it looks like huge clouds of it should be blown away with every plane.
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02/01/2005 12:49:47 AM
That is a fantastic capture. I like taking pictures of airplane landings myself, but I've never seen anything that spectacular.
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02/01/2005 12:24:32 AM
45th?!?!?!? This is an amazing capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 11:54:00 PM
Very interesting photo, I'm sure you got a lot of comments on this one. You have great colors and the photo certainly jumps out and screams 'look at me, look at me'. Great catch.
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01/31/2005 11:22:24 PM
wow.. that to close for comfort.
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01/31/2005 11:02:45 PM
Great catch of a decisive moment. Seems like a dangerous beach if they keep coming in that low. Bumping up.
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01/31/2005 05:34:08 PM
Always quite dramatic to see. A view which doesn't show the airport would afford more drama though.

Standing against those railings and looking out to sea would show an increased level of drama with no clue as to where the jet is heading.
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01/30/2005 11:26:57 PM
oh i've seen this before--or something similar--but i cant think of where this is. at anyrate--i dont know that i would love to be among the tourists down there for any amount of time! great capture. :)
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01/29/2005 02:23:51 PM
I've been places where I could have taken a similar shot ... amazing they allow that. Great timing!
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01/27/2005 09:37:36 PM
haha, how'd you do this? wish the people were reacting to it....
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01/27/2005 02:05:07 PM
Uh... Wow.
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01/26/2005 04:51:42 PM
Wow!! That's quite a capture. Good job. Looking forward in learning more about this photo.
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01/26/2005 03:19:29 PM
Oh, HOW I wish attention had been paid in post-processing to a richer expression of tonal values in this image. The whole is about a half stop too light, and the foreground even more washed out, perhaps a full stop. Also, it's leaning half a degree to the right, and that disturbs slightly. Wonderful capture!
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01/26/2005 02:25:13 PM
I was waiting for the validation on this. I still don't see how this could be real, mainly because of the lack of reaction on ppl on the beach, but no matter how this is created I like it and you deserve a 8
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01/25/2005 09:00:23 PM
Eh - Holy Cow - almost unrealistic and bizarre in a way. Real? Time will tell.
This is a case of a decisive moment if there was ever one. ((8))
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01/23/2005 09:01:26 PM
This shot is flawless... and validated.... going for 10 from me! hawe you tried to sell corsair it? :)
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01/23/2005 06:31:02 PM
Great capture of a jumbo landing. This is Nice, France right? 10
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01/23/2005 02:24:38 PM
I didn't vote on this the first six passes as I doubted its validity.... just for sheer "got it" this gets an 8
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01/22/2005 03:41:27 PM
Wow, this is an awesome shot. It reminds me of a picture I took for the Signs Revisited challenge about 2 years ago (//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=11249). Yours is so much better though. Great shot. I love the blues of the umbrellas and the plane against the blue sky.
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01/22/2005 06:34:31 AM
Holy snapping ducks. That is an amazing scene. I can't wait to see the explanation. I also can't tell you how glad I am this was validated. 8. Can't see this shot and not exclaim 'wow!'
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01/21/2005 07:51:17 PM
I am sure you have already been asked but I'll pile on: Where in the heck was this taken?! Nice capture. BOL
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01/21/2005 07:40:19 PM
I was once told that the speed and accuracy f writing files toa hard disk equates to flying a jumbo jet at 4 inches above the ground at 4000 miles an hour. I din't realise someone had ctually done that. Fascinating shot.
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01/21/2005 02:08:25 PM
ROFL Gotta tell me where this was taken because I have got to see this for myself.
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01/21/2005 01:59:07 PM
Great colors and saturation. The composition is spot on. I believe that you will have a much better photo than the other photo takers in the shot! The beach umberellas work nicely with the tail colors...
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01/21/2005 09:23:33 AM
Holy crap...Not your typical relaxing day at the beach. This is a great shot. I can't wait to read your write-up on this. Good Luck.
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01/20/2005 08:31:04 PM
There is a whole website of these photos, but this is a great shot. It's so bizarre it's almost unreal. I like it.

//www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?placesearch=Philipsburg%20%2F%20St.%20Maarten%20-%20Princess%20Juliana%20%28SXM%20%2F%20TNCM%29&distinct_entry=true
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01/20/2005 07:45:53 PM
I have seen this before in some mags...what an amazing thing to actually witness. Fabulous shot that truley show how close you are . 10
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01/19/2005 01:07:20 PM
Ummmmmm. . . .yeah. . . that is a little TOO close for comfort. . . .but sure makes a cool photograph! Great depth of field. Everything is so sharp from front to back.
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01/19/2005 02:10:59 AM
It's been validated. - I wont be flying Corsair anytime soon! Not until this pilot is fired! You may want to contact Corsair about buying all rights to this photo. I'm sure they will make you an offer just to keep their customers from seeing it! Great capture!
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01/18/2005 08:17:17 PM
How awesome, love to be on that beach, where is it ? Living dangerously though !! Fantastic capture Well Done !
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01/18/2005 07:55:10 PM
I donno what the deal is here but it's freaky if they fly so low... I see it's been validated so it's not a colage. Damn! May not be the best photo in tehnical terms but a striking one for sure. Must of been really noisy there.
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01/18/2005 01:51:53 PM
Do the planes always fly that low or was this a fluke?
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01/18/2005 12:24:08 PM
10 close call!!!
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01/18/2005 11:11:20 AM
I have been here once. Crazy place to sit and take the sun. ;)
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01/18/2005 04:39:01 AM
Hahah someone requested a DQ, nice. Top photo - I have seen this so many times, but am very envious of you for actually getting there and taking it. Always looks so fake.

Even your exposure is spot on, nice and bright.

Will be sorry if you do not win - my first 10 to you.
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01/18/2005 01:03:00 AM
whoa! lol
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01/17/2005 07:18:03 PM
I would sure as hell be ducking if that bucket of bolts was coming in that close to me on the beach! Nice capture, sure want to know where this is located!
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01/17/2005 04:51:05 PM
I can't wait to talk to the person who took this picture!!!
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01/17/2005 01:40:56 PM
Wow!
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01/17/2005 01:35:23 PM
oh my god, I would not like to be on that beach....what a fantastic shot, well done
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01/17/2005 10:24:01 AM
Holy crap. That would be scary. Where was this??
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01/16/2005 10:51:41 PM
Holy mackerel!! Why aren't people running for their lives? lol! I just can't believe the nonchalant attitude of the beachgoers.....
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01/16/2005 06:39:53 PM
This is just strange, wonder where this is. Its just unbelievable. Great capture.
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01/16/2005 05:51:53 PM
wow --- never seen anything like this --- great timing
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01/16/2005 05:04:01 PM
assuming that this is not a faked image, it certainly has a wow factor to it. I can see some of the plane's shadow on what I assume is the runway, but it seems like the wings should be casting shadows over the spectators on the beach.
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01/16/2005 02:21:09 PM
Yikes!!!
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01/16/2005 12:10:34 PM
Awesome shot
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01/16/2005 12:06:22 PM
Compelling... is this unusual or do the planes normally clip the people on the beach? I am interested in reading about this one after the voting ends!
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01/16/2005 11:01:09 AM
Cool (8)
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01/16/2005 08:56:21 AM
great shot , i saved it and sent it to a polit friend of mine , he loved it as well
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01/16/2005 08:15:36 AM
I`ve seen pics like this from this beach before and they always amaze me. It`s hard to believe people are allowed on this beach. It`s so frightening i bet alot of voters will think it`s fake. 9
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01/16/2005 08:00:07 AM
wowowowo if this is not a photoshop fake then I would not like to be on that beach!
Or is it perhaps just a small model in front of the lens?

Would have done great in the extraordinary challenge last year.
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01/16/2005 05:53:44 AM
this is an attention getter, but you also would have done well with something from the nude beaches... ;-)
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