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summer 2003

Everyones favourite...

Copenhagen, Kastrup Airport

747 jumbo jet lazily taking off. A great sight - rare from such a close distance.

I had a chance for only one shot - with a manual focus camera, manual rewind, and catching
a fast moving subject. But on that day, luck worked in my favour. The light, the lift off just
above the tunnel, the curving road which crosses underneath the runway.

Even the bushes on the right ended up adding depth and balance to the composition. Just cover the
branches with your hand (or check out another image of a Korean 747 in this gallery) to see
how without the tree this photo would not have been the same.

Minolta X-700 ,200mm Rokkor

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Ray :)05-Nov-2018 16:39
Excellent - as is your gallery of aircraft!
Dov28-Oct-2018 06:19
This is a great capture. You can really see how big is the 747.
Just bumped to this picture now. I wonder if Korean Airlines still fly that route.
I think the plane is in take off configuration.
Thanks for sharing.
Markus Grompe23-Oct-2016 16:04
you are a master at timing...
Ehud Dekel05-Mar-2016 14:19
My favorite too. V! Ehud
prefect19-Jan-2016 10:55
fara118-Jan-2016 21:22
an amazing capture.v
JacoDub28-Aug-2015 05:05
Great shot!
Karen Moen28-Aug-2015 05:02
Luckily there were no passengers other than the crew. It might have given nervous passengers a heart attack when they looked out the window. Yikes!!! Voted.
XiaoBernard9925-Jul-2015 15:33
MarcViskens19-Jul-2015 19:49
very impressive
John Reynolds LRPS30-Jun-2015 18:01
Well done. Amazing for a film camera capture. V.
Ken Zaret17-Jun-2015 02:28
indeed a great shot!
settler14-Jun-2014 17:09
Oh nice..V!
pascal14-Jun-2014 10:16
What a terrific shot ! Fantastic !
trento redento11-Apr-2014 10:35
Roland27-Sep-2013 20:34
Stunning image, have never seen anything even close to the drama of this. BV
JacoDub12-Jul-2013 19:51
Great shot, yes! (Love your comments, too.)
cobler30-Jun-2013 15:26
J Ponces04-Jul-2012 14:10
Yes, absolutly outstanding!
goelsamuel05-Mar-2011 14:13
Truely an amazing capture! As Judithann said, it looks scary! Great job! V++
judithann01-Mar-2011 17:27
That's kind of scary looking, Pawel! I can't believe it is only that far off the ground while being past the end of the runway! A once in a lifetime shot! Incredible!!!!
François Fauchard02-Mar-2010 17:57
What a great capture and a lucky man !
Guest 19-Feb-2010 00:37
Excellent! no more no less.
alfredo camba jr.05-Nov-2009 04:19
Fantastic capture! Very nice and interesting image! V
Pete Hemington04-Sep-2009 21:24
Great timed shot - eye catcher
Long Bach Nguyen07-Mar-2009 18:41
great timing and great shot
Nikon Mama - Birgitte Ott07-Mar-2009 13:22
Spectacular capture, Pawel!!! Great work :o) ~v~
Kaja 14-Feb-2009 15:45
Marcia Rules06-Feb-2009 00:01
unbelievably awesome! never seen anything like this! V
Guest 03-Feb-2009 19:26
No word to say: just watch this incredible snapshot !!!!!!
Guest 03-Feb-2009 19:04
Yes, I can see why this is everyone's favourite! Yikes!! Very well done. V
Stan Wojick31-Jan-2009 03:30
you really nailed it!!! congratulations, SW. V.
Philippe GUERIN04-Dec-2008 20:31
incredible shot.. great shot!
routerer09-Aug-2008 10:18
incredible shot
Zoltán Balogh09-Aug-2008 09:13
Amazing shot, great capture! V
Guest 01-Jul-2008 12:56
Excellent shot. Moments that are fantastic. You should get that published or sold somewhere. Regard Carl voted.
william mahan29-Jun-2008 18:47

Very scary but well done capture !!!
The Third Side29-Jun-2008 18:43
janetspain29-Jun-2008 16:42
Scary but superb!
tomandlinda29-Jun-2008 16:34
Amazing shot, although looks a little too close for comfort. V. Linda
Guest 15-Feb-2008 22:46
:-O ! Great!
MarcWildPassion13-Feb-2008 22:42
Super. Does not gave confidence for this flight (even if this is "common") .
Darbowski05-Feb-2008 21:33
Très belle image !!! Bravo ! V
tomaszd17-Dec-2007 12:36
nice shot
BleuEvanescence31-Oct-2007 04:12
I can't believe my eyes....
Christopher P17-Oct-2007 16:04
Incredible shot. A little creepy if you are the car underneath.
jlB18-Sep-2007 10:00
waow incredible !
leelou31-Aug-2007 01:03
WOW! Flawless ! v.
Giussani Luciano21-Aug-2007 15:14
Very very good
François Fauchard21-Aug-2007 12:54
C'est vraiment impressionnant ! Magnifique image! Quelle prise de vue, bravo !
Guest 12-Aug-2007 18:25
Guest 10-Aug-2007 18:38
I like the way this gives such an idea of the size of the plane by seeing it against everyday items. Gives a real sense of the wonder that is heavier than air flight.
Gervan09-Aug-2007 22:17
A fantastic image. V.
Guest 07-Aug-2007 18:03
Amazing shot!
james200203-Aug-2007 12:03
Definitely right place at the right time. Awesome shot.
cezarmart02-Aug-2007 21:25
Fenomenal capture!
Guest 23-Jul-2007 15:28
fuck! -great great!!!
"Even the bushes on the right" - u thought of the compo in this moment?! great shot of a superb photographer!!
fnone 23-Jul-2007 07:37
great capture really!!
Robyco17-Jul-2007 07:56
Well seen and good catch too.... (V)
Guest 14-Jun-2007 13:55
Holy Crap !!! I love this shot.
Guest 14-Jun-2007 09:57
WOW !!!
great one!!
Raymond13-Jun-2007 12:11
I think the runway is very short for a 747.... but very wide !
Great shot and great timing
Colleen Prohaska13-Jun-2007 07:04
Tremendous image. I bet it was loud too.
silvia marmori04-Jun-2007 22:13
great.. you are right.. reading all situation, you made a soo good image! v
Apostolos Tikopoulos31-May-2007 21:38
Great great shot. V.
Alina26-Apr-2007 14:30
That blue bird looks huge and heavy. Great.
Raphael_E07-Apr-2007 20:14
Beautiful "bird" and terrific shot !
Guest 07-Apr-2007 16:25
Fantastic capture Pawel, looks like it is taking off from the road!


Guest 07-Apr-2007 11:26
Great shot!Awsome
Kat05-Apr-2007 21:22
Wow, I love it!! Great shot Big vote
Marcel Mutsaers05-Apr-2007 20:38
Of course this is real, nice pic!
Kate 03-Apr-2007 21:12
IS this is a real foto?
Andreas Stoeckl31-Mar-2007 09:55
Well done, thanX for sharing!
Digital GreetinX
Walter Otto Koenig25-Mar-2007 22:02
You had the chance for one shot and you got it just right. This is a one of a kind image ! Regards, Walter
Einar Johannessen15-Mar-2007 16:55
Spectacular shot! Well done!
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