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Tuesday
Nov102009

Check Six


Check Six, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

Following close behind a taxing 747-400

Taking HDR sequences from a moving car following a moving aircraft is difficult to say the least. Thank goodness for Photoshop's auto align function. We were riding in Mike's car who works at LAX in operations and were following this Singapore Airlines cargo plane. The tail was nearly overlapping the hood of the car. I have photos of it but being that my head doesn't tilt that far back, I had to extend my arms forward and just guess where it was when framing the shot. I guess I should try creating a vertorama. Being this close to such a large moving aircraft is amazing. You hear and feel it adjusting it's flight controls and throttles. When it turned in front of us the car rocked a little from the exhaust. Thanks to Kevin and Mike for an amazing day!


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