[ALL HEAVIES] Spotting @ KJFK | August 17th, 2019

I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since @Transport_Hub and I were at JFK and I just got around to editing, but I guess that’s what school does to you. The lighting conditions that day were some of the strangest I’ve ever seen before. All of these photos were shot within 2-3 hours of each other but they exhibit a pretty wide range of conditions.

Equipment:

Nikon D7500
Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD



Thank the weather gods for swapping the runways as this ANA pulled up to 4L and allowing me to get this gem of a shot departing 22R.


Weather here can’t decide between sunny and cloudy.


A huge thunderstorm rolled in behind JFK but the sun somehow stayed out. The lighting in this shot isn’t edited really at all, but it still almost looks fake.


The thunderstorm’s chilling out a bit but it’s still delivering amazing contrast.


A Queen to round out the thunderstorm shots.


And just like that the sky’s blue again.



These last three have kind of “out there” edits due to shortcoming with their raw files, but for what they are I really like them.


Major heat haze but the composition makes up for it I think.


A plane completely in shadow but we made it work.


Poor light leads to interesting edits.



Which was your favorite?

  • ANA B77W
  • JAL B77W
  • KE A388
  • TK A333
  • BA B744
  • AT B789 (Arrival)
  • AT B789 (Tower)
  • MF B789
  • KE B77F

0 voters


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Wow wow wow wow those are incredible!

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Nice photos, @xxFuryxx. They’re always of high quality, no matter the weather.

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Thanks guys! :)

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Wow that is strange lightning right there. The ANA looks fantastic is that lighting though. Thunderstorms and sunshine combined can make some really interesting lighting

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Fantastic as always.
The A380 shot does look fake, just like you said. All of the aircraft at the bottom of the screen are so under lit, but the A380 is very bright. Strange indeed.

Keep up the good work!

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Oh my god. These are so crisp and the colors really pop! Incredible!

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please add a vote for “all” on the poll thanks

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wow really nice shots:)

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Yeah, sometimes I wish it looked less fake but I’ll take it anyday over all overcast.

Thanks! I was so puzzled when I saw that on the back of my screen because it didn’t look that contrast-y IRL but hey, I’m not complaining.

Thanks!

Maybe I’ll try that next time haha

Thank you!

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Nice catches there! ✈

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Those Bayswater shots 😍😍

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Thanks!

Bayswater is honestly so much better than mounds it’s not even funny

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Told ya 😜

It was a great meetup, and I can’t wait to do more with you and others here on the forum 😃

I agree, the view is incredible especially for 4L/4R

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Yeah I kind of wish it wasnt so far though

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The first picture looked like an oil painting cool shot.

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Hey I live right by JFK… we’re did u spot @xxFuryxx

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Also determination to come In all the way from upstate

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Fantastic shots! I flew on that exact JAL 777-300ER from Tokyo Haneda to San Francisco last month!

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