Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

May 27th, 2017: China Moon

Recent Images

May 26th, 2017: Eurasian Beavers
May 25th, 2017: Snowmobile
May 24th, 2017: International Cryptozoology Museum
May 23rd, 2017: Sutro Baths
May 22nd, 2017: Ivy Oak
May 21st, 2017: Micro-Art
May 20th, 2017: Mr Rogers' Cardigans

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   Undertoad  Saturday Oct 7 04:02 PM

October 7, 2006: Night takeoff



A UPS-owned B767 departs Des Moines Int'l and turns south.

via airliners.net, and one of the most interesting photos I've seen recently!



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 7 04:23 PM

WOW, too cool.



Bromskloss  Saturday Oct 7 04:25 PM

Very cool! But it looks wierd from here, doesn't it? Far to steep an ascent.



wolf  Saturday Oct 7 04:29 PM

Is is a cargo plane ... so nobody's drinks get spilled in a steeper ascent ...

I actually think that the image is foreshortened by the wide angle camera lens and shot angle. Look at the spacing on the red light.



Bromskloss  Saturday Oct 7 04:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
Is is a cargo plane ... so nobody's drinks get spilled in a steeper ascent ...
Hehe, unless you stall. How do you know it only carries cargo, by the way?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
I actually think that the image is foreshortened by the wide angle camera lens and shot angle. Look at the spacing on the red light.
Yeah, it's a good thing the lights are there.


wolf  Saturday Oct 7 04:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bromskloss
Hehe, unless you stall. How do you know it only carries cargo, by the way?
Because the plane belongs to UPS ("United Parcel Service").


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 7 05:06 PM

And UPS never spirits political prisioners out of Des Moines.


btw....Canon 20D, 50mm f/1.8 MK-II



xant  Saturday Oct 7 08:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
And UPS never spirits political prisioners out of Des Moines.
Sometimes it does. But it refuses to give them drink service. Gotta draw the line somewhere.


glatt  Saturday Oct 7 10:50 PM

I've tried taking pictures exactly like this one. It's hard to get the exposure right. This was a very clear night. The sky isn't all washed out.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 8 03:22 AM

Around here the light pollution around the airport would kill any chance.



glatt  Sunday Oct 8 12:59 PM

I just dug out an old shot I took in 1994 at Washington National. There's a cool park right next to the end of the runway in the flight path of the approach. This is a long exposure that caught a couple flights. Flights are about a minute apart, so this must be a 3-4 minute exposure.



Spexxvet  Sunday Oct 8 02:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xant
Sometimes it does. But it refuses to give them drink service. Gotta draw the line somewhere.
Just as long as they're packaged properly.


Wombat  Sunday Oct 8 06:59 PM

Fantastic shot.

Why does the red tail light miss about 5 flashes at the top of the steep bit?



Hoof Hearted  Sunday Oct 8 10:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat
Why does the red tail light miss about 5 flashes at the top of the steep bit?
As the plane flops forward onto the flattened traveling plane, the tail moves faster and therefore we don't see the 'motion' in the picture because it moves from red light to the next red light?

OR...

The back wings at the tail of the plane are blocking the view of the red light.


Hoof Hearted  Sunday Oct 8 10:17 PM

Need to add...

I showed this pic to Hubby tonight as I knew he would enjoy looking at it. When we were married, we flew to SoCal for our Honeymoon.
When we left John Wayne Int'l Airport to come back home, the plane went straight up with full thrust and when it reached the altitude it wanted, it cut the engines back to nearly nothing (compared with take off and the climb) and the plane dropped a good bit.

Hubby was wide eyed, gripping the arms of his seat and staring around to see what the other passengers were doing. I was calmly flipping through a magazine and he jerkily twisted towards me and stage whispered "Is this normal? Are we okay?" I gave him a puzzled look until I understood what was bothering him...

He hadn't flown much and had NEVER taken off somewhere where the planes had to get out of residential noise areas... He thought the plane had cut out and was gonna go down!
Poor guy. He's much better about flying, now.



BigV  Sunday Oct 8 10:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat
Fantastic shot.

Why does the red tail light miss about 5 flashes at the top of the steep bit?
Having begun his turn, he no longer needed his turn signal on.


charmzny  Monday Oct 9 09:21 AM

It kinda looks like Santa's light trail. Is Rudolph up there somewhere?



axlrosen  Monday Oct 9 11:55 AM

I'm puzzled by the sharp right-angles of the light paths on the runway. Presumably these are his wing lights, while taxiing before take-off. Doesn't a plane make a sweeping turn? It reminds me of the light-cycles in Tron...



richlevy  Monday Oct 9 06:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted
Need to add...
He hadn't flown much and had NEVER taken off somewhere where the planes had to get out of residential noise areas... He thought the plane had cut out and was gonna go down!
Poor guy. He's much better about flying, now.
That's because in most of the country, rich people don't live too close to airports and it's a lot easier to fly lower over middle and lower income neighborhoods.

The funny thing was we were discussing that today after the funeral since some of the mourners were from California.


mitheral  Friday Oct 13 10:40 PM

A very cool photo.



SimpleSimon  Saturday Oct 28 01:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat
Fantastic shot.

Why does the red tail light miss about 5 flashes at the top of the steep bit?
The beacon is the light that means the plane has an engine running. As it climbs you see the beacon on top and as it levels off you begin to see the beacon on the bottom. Planes have at least two of everything. Some systems, like navigation have six or seven layers of redundancy.


wolf  Saturday Oct 28 01:15 PM

Welcome Simon!

Tell the truth ... you're actually quite complex and you're trying to put us off our guard, right?



SimpleSimon  Saturday Oct 28 01:41 PM

No I'm pretty simple. It's all the time I spend with my two year old, I think.

Lots of great photos at http://www.airliners.net
Check out the editors choice section.



Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.