A couple of weeks ago on Christmas, I got a Canon Eos 2000d/Rebel T7.
About half a week later, I went on holidays to a small village near Haarlem, a very posh place for my standards.
Good thing about that is that the house was a mere 20 minute drive to Schiphol, so I went pretty much every day, taking about 350 photos over the three days I went planespotting there.
I most likely will be posting more topics on the other sessions, but here’s the first session, which was mainly messing around with the new camera body.
This new camera means a lot to me, since I used to have a Canon Eos 350d, which was literally something they’d sell in an antique store. The fact that I could preview the photos on my phone without hooking the camera up to my laptop already seemed amazing to me.
For today’s session I went to the good old Polderbaan spotting area (18R). The weather this session was strange, but not too bad. There was no rain, which is a miracle for Holland at this time of year.
At some point in this topic you will find some pretty weird lighting, I’ll explain it then.
Canon Eos 2000d + Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6
When I arrived at the Polderbaan, they started using 18C, literally teasing me as I could watch the aircraft in the distance landing.
Just as I was about to go back, I saw an aircraft on final turn its landing lights on, and then this topic started!
Anyways, I’ll stop boring you. Here are the photos.
I was so happy that they started using the Polderbaan, that I even took pictures of what I like to call “fillers” (Common aircraft like KLM 737 and Embraer aircraft).
Very first photo here is KLM Boeing 737 from Zurich.
Aircraft: Boeing 737-7K2
Serial number: 38125
Flight number: KL1954
Aircraft Age: 9 years, March 2011
As I knew there weren’t too many planes inbound, I decided to take pictures of some small planes as well, enjoy this Embraer shot from Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Aircraft: Embraer 175STD
Airline: KLM Cityhopper
Serial number: 17000723
Flight number: KL1364
Aircraft Age: 2 years, April 2018
Fun fact: Embraer 175s do not need to use reverse thrust on the Polderbaan due to its length. The Embraer aircraft keep their nose up as long as possible, which will bleed off airspeed very efficiently without using brakes or reverse thrust.
Number two is a KLM Boeing 787-9 from Tokyo Narita with its spoilers and GEnx reversers deployed
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Serial number: 38767
Flight number: KL862
Aircraft Age: 4 years, August 2016
Next up is KLM Boeing 777-200ER from Guayaquil touching down nice and firmly.
Aircraft: Boeing 777-206(ER)
Serial number: 33713
Flight number: KL753
Aircraft Age: 17 years, December 2003
This is where the weird lighting comes in. There is heavy overcast everywhere except for where I was. Take a look.
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8K2
Serial number: 29134
Flight number: KL1074
Aircraft Age: 21 years, August 1999
Two very different looking pictures: first one being in what looks like a massive storm, and the second showing a beautiful morning.
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Serial number: 38766
Flight number: KL686
Aircraft Age: 4 years, June 2016
Breaking the KLM-only streak of this topic is LATAM Cargo Boeing 767 with the same weird lighting as before.
Aircraft: Boeing 767-316F(ER)
Airline: LATAM Cargo Colombia
Serial number: 30780
Flight number: UC1506
Aircraft Age: 20 years, August 2000
Wrapping up today’s topic is Etihad Cargo Boeing 777 freighter from Abhu Dhabi.
Aircraft: Boeing 777-FFX
Airline: Etihad Cargo
Serial number: 62745
Flight number: EY917
Aircraft Age: 4 years, February 2016
That’s it for this session, I hope to make more topics on the sessions of the new year.
All feedback is appreciated!
- 1 - KLM B737
- 2 - KLM Embraer 175
- 3 - KLM B789
- 4 - KLM B772
- 5 - KLM B738
- 6 - KLM B789
- 7 - KLM B789 with Control Tower backdrop
- 8 - LATAM Cargo B763
- 9 - Etihad Cargo B77F
To see some more shots of these planes and more, check out my Instagram page:
Thanks a lot for checking out this topic, have a nice day/night wherever you are!