Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
Thread started 27 Nov 2016 (Sunday) 19:19
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Extremely rare "rendezvous" in the sky - KLM & Lufthansa crossing over Ohio

 
gabebalazs
Bird Whisperer
Avatar
7,640 posts
Gallery: 52 photos
Likes: 1061
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Toledo, OH
Post edited over 3 years ago by gabebalazs. (3 edits in all)
     
Nov 27, 2016 19:19 |  #1

Talk about being at the right spot at the right time... I just wish the skies had been a little clearer.

Consider this: seeing large international jets above Toledo, OH is fairly rare. Having good weather in November to see them is somewhat rare. Having 2 of them anywhere in the Toledo sky at the same time is extremely rare. Having them cross above me in this precise manner is 1 in a million. KL685 - Amsterdam - Mexico City (B747), LH521 Mexico City - Munich (A340)

Sony A7RII + Tamron 150-600. Heavy crops (the middle one is almost 100% crop), heavy processing to increase contrast lost in the thin clouds.

I apologize for the big watermark, I pretty much never do that but I intend to post these elsewhere too and I'm a little cautious (not that it's impossible to erase it though.)

IMAGE: https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5471/31285873085_f73c3a1086_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PECh​5V  (external link) KLM Lufthansa Rendezvous 2 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5531/30464021704_1fda0efec1_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Nq15​iw  (external link) KLM Lufthansa Rendezvous (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5675/31285872825_e8de53d97f_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PECh​1r  (external link) KLM Lufthansa Rendezvous 3 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

SONY A7RIII | SONY A7III | SONY RX10 IV | SONY RX100 | 24-70 2.8 GM | 70-200 2.8 GM | 16-35 F/4 | PZ 18-105 F/4 | FE 85 1.8 | FE 28-70 | SIGMA 35 1.4 ART | SIGMA 150-600 C | ROKINON 14 2.8
Gabe Balazs Photo (external link)
Nature Shots Portfolio (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
joeseph
"smells like turd"
Avatar
10,193 posts
Gallery: 148 photos
Likes: 2384
Joined Jan 2004
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
     
Nov 28, 2016 02:40 |  #2

Nicely done, and completely understand the watermark. These images are likely saleable...


some fairly old canon camera stuff, canon lenses, Manfrotto "thingy", 1D MK II converted for IR, and now an M5
TF posting: here :-)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lyn2011
Senior Member
595 posts
Gallery: 181 photos
Likes: 908
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Australia
     
Nov 28, 2016 04:45 |  #3

Do you have an idea how much space there was between them? It looks pretty dangerous to me.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gabebalazs
THREAD ­ STARTER
Bird Whisperer
Avatar
7,640 posts
Gallery: 52 photos
Likes: 1061
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Toledo, OH
Post edited over 3 years ago by gabebalazs.
     
Nov 28, 2016 06:58 |  #4

Thank you.
I don't know the vertical distance between them, I presume about 3K feet. I wasn't close to my computer, otherwise I would've checked it on flightradar24. I only got home later, I still was able to find them on flightradar but cruising height could've been different by then.
So I don't know but I'm sure it was at least 2-3K feet.


SONY A7RIII | SONY A7III | SONY RX10 IV | SONY RX100 | 24-70 2.8 GM | 70-200 2.8 GM | 16-35 F/4 | PZ 18-105 F/4 | FE 85 1.8 | FE 28-70 | SIGMA 35 1.4 ART | SIGMA 150-600 C | ROKINON 14 2.8
Gabe Balazs Photo (external link)
Nature Shots Portfolio (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
lvph2
Goldmember
1,909 posts
Likes: 186
Joined Jul 2005
     
Nov 28, 2016 07:18 |  #5

Incredible timing and shots! I used to be in ATC in the Navy. Separation always scared people. lol. At least 2000 feet or someone was in trouble!



- Nikon D3300
- Nikon 35mm F/1.8
- Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4 Cont.
- Tokina 100mm F/2.8 MACRO

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
reggie35
Member
101 posts
Gallery: 82 photos
Likes: 726
Joined Dec 2009
     
Nov 28, 2016 14:15 |  #6

Fantastic!!!!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lyn2011
Senior Member
595 posts
Gallery: 181 photos
Likes: 908
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Australia
     
Nov 28, 2016 16:52 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #7

Thanks, it looked as if they were very close.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
atexasphotog
Goldmember
Avatar
1,313 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 85
Joined Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio Texas
     
Dec 02, 2016 13:50 |  #8

Great shots ya got there!!


Canon 6D,T3i, Powershot G16| 50mm 1.8II|100-400mm F4.5-5.6L|24-105 IS F/4 L||16-35mm F/2.8 vIIL|lCanon 1.4x mkII TC|580 EXII |Keeping it all in a KATA Backpack
http://texasphotog.dev​iantart.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Pagman
I just hold the thing :-)
Avatar
9,120 posts
Gallery: 2083 photos
Likes: 10245
Joined Dec 2011
     
Dec 02, 2016 21:42 |  #9

To get an idea how close they must have been consider the size difference - the boeing 747-400 has a wingspan 211 feet, and the Airbus A346 has a wing span 210 feet.

That was close - :eek:


P.


Some stuff.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HBolte
Mostly Lurking
17 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
     
Dec 02, 2016 22:11 |  #10

lvph2 wrote in post #18196794 (external link)
Incredible timing and shots! I used to be in ATC in the Navy. Separation always scared people. lol. At least 2000 feet or someone was in trouble!

With RVSM(Reduce Vertical Separation Minimums) there is only 1,000' spacing between 29,000and 41,000'.


Canon 5DIII, Canon 50/1.4, 24-105 and Canon G9X

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ddk2001
Member
118 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 29
Joined Apr 2014
Location: East of Sacramento . . ,
Post edited over 3 years ago by ddk2001. (2 edits in all)
     
Dec 03, 2016 12:54 |  #11

Flightaware and FlightRadar24 show KL685 at FL 340 and LH521 at FL 370 over Ohio on that day. So - 3,000ft of vertical separation. PH-BTW (underside of wing) is a Dutch Airlines registration (PH is Dutch Airlines).




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
lvph2
Goldmember
1,909 posts
Likes: 186
Joined Jul 2005
     
Dec 03, 2016 14:08 |  #12

HBolte wrote in post #18201666 (external link)
With RVSM(Reduce Vertical Separation Minimums) there is only 1,000' spacing between 29,000and 41,000'.

Been out so long, forgot about that.



- Nikon D3300
- Nikon 35mm F/1.8
- Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4 Cont.
- Tokina 100mm F/2.8 MACRO

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mikeeagle
Goldmember
Avatar
2,932 posts
Gallery: 1358 photos
Likes: 6455
Joined Oct 2014
Location: The Netherlands
     
Dec 03, 2016 14:13 |  #13

Very cool series!

Michiel>=-


Canon 1d MKIV - Canon 70D gripped - Canon 50D gripped (ex) 50mm II - 17-40mmL 70-200mmL 100-400mmL
flickr (external link)
Website: http://mike-eagle.squarespace.com (external link)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.​com/breitlingmike/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gabebalazs
THREAD ­ STARTER
Bird Whisperer
Avatar
7,640 posts
Gallery: 52 photos
Likes: 1061
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Toledo, OH
     
Dec 03, 2016 20:36 |  #14

ddk2001 wrote in post #18202111 (external link)
Flightaware and FlightRadar24 show KL685 at FL 340 and LH521 at FL 370 over Ohio on that day. So - 3,000ft of vertical separation. PH-BTW (underside of wing) is a Dutch Airlines registration (PH is Dutch Airlines).

Thanks for doing the research.


SONY A7RIII | SONY A7III | SONY RX10 IV | SONY RX100 | 24-70 2.8 GM | 70-200 2.8 GM | 16-35 F/4 | PZ 18-105 F/4 | FE 85 1.8 | FE 28-70 | SIGMA 35 1.4 ART | SIGMA 150-600 C | ROKINON 14 2.8
Gabe Balazs Photo (external link)
Nature Shots Portfolio (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dm1215al
Goldmember
Avatar
1,059 posts
Gallery: 60 photos
Likes: 494
Joined Nov 2016
Location: Riverview, FL USA
     
Dec 04, 2016 12:43 |  #15

I like it.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,448 views & 37 likes for this thread
Extremely rare "rendezvous" in the sky - KLM & Lufthansa crossing over Ohio
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Iulia Tucma
838 guests, 278 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.