Posts Tagged ‘jet’

Moons, suns, rainbows oh my. My week that was, in photos.

A Supermoon, a dramatic sunrise, and a beautiful rainbow were just some of my photo experiences this past week. Here are my photos.

Sunrise with Boston Harbor fishermen.

Sunrise with Boston Harbor fishermen.

A British Airways jetliner, headed from Orlando to London, is seen over Boston Just a few days before the Supermoon

A British Airways jetliner, headed from Orlando to London, is seen over Boston Just a few days before the Supermoon

Several days before the Supermoon. Shot with an 800mm lens and a 1.4x extender.

Several days before the Supermoon. Shot with an 800mm lens and a 1.4x extender.

An intensifying thunderstorm exits the coast of Boston's North Shore August 7. Shot with an I phone

An intensifying thunderstorm exits the coast of Boston’s North Shore August 7. Shot with an I phone

A rainbow forms close to the near-full moon on August 7, as a jetliner leaves Boston's Logan airport.

A rainbow forms close to the near-full moon on August 7, as a jetliner leaves Boston’s Logan airport.

The near-full moon is seen on August 8, from Winthrop,MA

The near-full moon is seen on August 8, from Winthrop,MA

The Supermoon, August 10. Shot from Arlington,MA.

The Supermoon, August 10. Shot from Arlington,MA.

The Supermoon fades into a Boston morning sky shortly before moonset on August 11, as a Southwest Airliners jet departs Logan airport.

The Supermoon fades into a Boston morning sky shortly before moonset on August 11, as a Southwest Airliners jet departs Logan airport.

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Sunset jet, miles away, as seen from Winthrop.

This was snapped with an 800mm lens and a 2x extender, making it a whopping 1600mm. In comparison, normal sight is 50mm. I am guessing that this jet was over the Dedham area or even more west than that.

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I photographed smoke coming out of the cargo hold today as Massport firefighters, with a backup from the Boston Fire department, first investigated and then doused the morning fire. See my photos below of today’s event and also my photos from when the jet experienced happier times at Logan, first in Boeing colors, and then the inaugural flight from Japan. Also check bostonherald.com for any updates on the cause, etc.

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The moon rose tonight at 8:53pm. This was photographed at 9:17pm as a departing  jet from Logan took off  from runway 15 (its back to Eastie and its front pointing toward Hull) I was in a parking garage in Medford’s Wellington Circle. The moon was very yellow and reddish. My camera was set at 2500 asa/iso, and my settings were 1/160th of a second at F8. I used an 800mm lens with a 1.4x extender, making the lens a whopping 1120mm. I used a Canon EOS 1D Mark 111. The photo at the bottom was a “just missed” a few minutes before the “hit.” The problems I encountered led to a soft photo, that is, not as sharp as one would hope. When the moon is so “young” in its infancy, there is a lot of moisture and earth pollution in between it and my lens. Also, the jet is moving very fast and I am only at 1/160th of a second due to the limitations of such a large lens. All in all I was happy to have watched this. 

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My obsession with aviation continues. Those of you who appreciate this, like I do, please have a look. Those who think: “well, it looks like just an airplane to me,” please be patient and wait for my next post :-) The following photos were snapped Tuesday night.

 

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2 Boston Moons, 24 hrs Apart.

The top was snapped tonight from South Boston at 5:51pm. A very orange moon shot with an 800mm lens. The bottom was snapped last night at 6:01pm from Arlington. A very bright moon shot with an 800mm lens plus a 1.4x teleconverter. Both photos of this “Beaver” moon show the moon just past it’s fullness. Both photos show 2 arrivals readying for landing at Logan airport. Please see my photos below.

 

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Monday Night’s Almost-Full Moon Over Boston

I photographed the magic hour of Monday night’s sunset. To the left of me was the moon and a departing Logan jetliner, and to the right of me was a high altitude transatlantic  jet exiting the US east coast. The origin of that flight is unknown, but definitely not Logan.

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A St. Patrick’s Day Photo From pictureboston

I snapped this at approximately 4:45pm today and yes, I had the luck of the Irish on my side as an Aer Lingus jet passed by the rising moon. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Shot with a Canon 800mm with a 1.4X extender.


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I snapped this photo tonight from Bayswater St. in East Boston. I used a Canon 800mm lens with a 1.4x extender. This jet was flying from the southwest to the northeast when it came upon a dying contrail of another jet that passed this position previously. I have written in the past about my nervousness, or uneasiness, about photographing so close to Logan with such a large lens. I get these nice stares from the neighbors :-(


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Lucky for me that it was a near full moon tonight where I could simply lose myself in photographing two subjects that I love, airplanes and the moon. I packed an 800mm lens into my car and headed for Winthrop. I only had a few minutes, but it was bliss. No botched fake punt, no sports talk radio, no nothing. Just the moon and this departing Continental 737. I wondered where it was going.



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