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Itallica on June 20, 2011

GREAT capture!

Inspector H snaps on June 20, 2011

Wow Bits what a stunning sunset...another secret mission? Well it's a secret location anyway.

Closed on June 22, 2011

Oh my goodness Bitsy! This is beautiful!! I'm surprised that K didn't steal it! Stars and smiles, GG:)

kamalyn on June 25, 2011

You have it all wrong GG. SHE stole it from ME!!!!!!! :D But with that 640 ISO it's really grainy, so she can have it ;)

Thanks Tery, H, and GG - I usually catch later flights on Friday nights, since this flight usually is really delayed or cancelled altogether. I'd booked the one at sunset that week by mistake, but was sure glad I did! And nothing secret about this mission Helen. Just the regular end of the work week for me these days. And it could be a scene from the regular start of the week, too. I'm sure racking up the miles these days.

diannemcd on June 27, 2011

What a shot......I dont think there would be many around like that, just getting the tail of the plane with the Hope you are settling into all of the travel. D

Scorched Earth Photo… on July 1, 2011

Much better than Sure Happy it's Thursday !

kamalyn on July 4, 2011

LOLOLOL Waldo - though Thursday's aren't that bad. Haha, that acronym might be more appropriate on Tuesdays...

Hi Di - well, the funny thing is that I've seen one pretty similar here on Pan. But it was sure a cool sunset to be flying through. That's the wing tip, though. No idea why some have the wing tips that bend up, but they're pretty cool. Yeah, sort of settling into it all. Sure is nice to be back home on the weekends, though. Ain't no where else like New England.

Ritva Astikainen on July 19, 2011

WOW! Ippa :)

Bits-n-Pieces on July 30, 2011

Thanks Ippa!

tor tom on July 30, 2011

Friday again. I am taking my jet for place in the sun! like.

Greetings, Tomas

Bits-n-Pieces on July 31, 2011

Thanks Tom! It was a really cool sunset - lots of misty clouds spreading an orange-purple glow everywhere. I thought it was just because of the view from the air, but I've since seen photos someone else took from the ground, and it was pretty similar. The frustrating thing is that this flight at sunset usually ends up really really late, and I think this has been the only one on time where I could watch the sunset.

Lloyd Weeber on November 22, 2012

Is this a 737-900 wing tip?

Lloyd Weeber on November 22, 2012

Wing tips like these act as a 'fence' to stop the vortex that forms at the wing tip. The higher pressure air under the wing tends to roll up over the wing tip into the lower pressure above the wing. You can see this watching planes in humid air. Towing the vortex behind the plane uses fuel and the vortices can last for several minutes after the plane has passed by, but grow weaker and larger and tend to go down and out from the aircraft's path. 767s were known to produce vortices as big as 747s and at least two light planes crashed after flying into these vortices near airports. Air New Zealand fitted wing tips to their 767s and saved lots of fuel and extended the range of those planes.

kamalyn on November 26, 2012

Hi Lloyd - thanks for that info - I've always been mystified by the tips. (Apologies - I'm replying with my main account, not as Bitsy!) Never occurred to me that these would eliminate the vortices (which actually can be fun to photograph when visible behind another plane, and from the ground I've seen some pretty cool clouds form from them.)

This would have been a Southwest Airlines flight, before they ended their Boston-Philadelphia run :( and I think most of their jets are 737s - so you've called that correctly!

Felix M. on September 24, 2014



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marita1004 on September 28, 2014

Simply wonderful,

L. and F.

Greetings from Austria Marita

Web Hosting on January 31, 2015

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 19, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2011/06/03 20:32:14
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash