Before the terror attacks of 2001 I would sometimes hang out near Logan airport fences, etc to try and get a glimpse of the action. This was most in evidence during lightning storms or interesting light such as with this foggy landing below. Needless to say, I don’t really do this too much anymore due to concerned, well meaning neighbors and an overburdened police force. In short, I don’t need the hassle either. This photo was always one of my favorites, even though there are some technical issues, such as high film (that’s right film) grain. I snapped this 11 years ago tonight. It shows moisture, or wake vortices, coming off the wing tips of this jet. According to Wikipedia: “Wingtip vortices are tubes of circulating air which are left behind a wing as it generates lift. One wingtip vortex trails from the tip of each wing. The cores of vortices spin at very high speed and are regions of very low pressure.” My photo was aided by the fact that another airplane facing me was backlighting the landing plane, so that the moisture coming off the wings really went “electric” once it was backlit. You can see the circles inside these vortices, not unlike a tornado. This was shot for the hobbyist website airliners.net where you can view a portion of my aviation photography images.
Archive for November, 2010
Revere officials work the scene of an accident at the 1200 block of North Shore that downed 4 utility poles Wednesday morning, November 17, 2010. No serious injuries were reported as a 2 trucks and 2 cars were involved. See my photos below, snapped while on assignment for the Boston Herald.
The Boston fire department saved this building after a stubborn 2-alarm fire broke out on the 3rd floor Saturday. The middle photo shows district chief Frank Jones with insulation on top of his head after the 3rd floor ceiling at 251 Saratoga St. was finally cracked open. The fire caused $250,000.00 damage. Please see my photos below. Shot on assignment for the Boston Herald.
Like it or not, our star QB now has star power that reaches past the football field and toward the glitzy lights of Hollywood. That said, he still found some time yesterday to do some good while thrilling school children at Henry Grew Elementary in the Hyde Park section of Boston. He and a few other Patriots, along with owner Robert Kraft, presented a cheque to the school in honor of the school being named an NFL “Play 60” school. My photo sequence below shows a student, Noel Jiminez, who approached the podium and asked a question. Brady looked at the boy’s hair and said: “Doesn’t this kid have a great head of hair?” Brady then took off his cap and shook out his own mane. Here is the Boston Herald’s Inside Track story and here are more of my photos from yesterday’s fun.