October Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF

Hello community!

This is a continuation of my Sports Charter Series. Let’s take a look at what October brought to Buffalo. Raw files are below edited ones.

Week Six [19OCT20] - United 777-222(ER) N791UA - Kansas City Chiefs to Buffalo

This was such a gross night. Windy, rainy, and cold, and for some reason I decided it would be better than some clouds. On the bright side, it gave me a chance to test out a editing software called Topaz Denoise. ISO1250 on a crop sensor never looked so clean.

f/1.8 1/15 ISO1250 @ 28mm

Week Seven [24OCT20] - Delta 767-432(ER) N831MH - Buffalo to New York Jets

100% cloudy on the weather forecast, how amazing. I’m glad this set of clouds had some texture to work with and weren’t just a gray slab of nothing.

f/8 1/400 ISO160 @ 360mm

Week Eight [31OCT20] - Delta 767-432(ER) N833MH - New England Patriots to Buffalo

This aircraft allegedly had an engine issue in Boston. While I was disappointed at first, its arrival coincided with the sunset which made for some cool photos with artistic vibes (Ignore the bad quality).

f/8 1/400 ISO160 @ 170mm


Nikon D7500
Tamron 100-400 mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR (OLD)
Tamron SP 45 mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (OLD)
Manfrotto Element Tripod

Previous Topics

Toronto Pearson International

Shiny Metal, Silhouettes, and Memories | CYYZ Spotting | February 22nd, 2020
[BA A35K] Deice Shots @ CYYZ | December 1st, 2019
Cathay & Air France Inaugural [A350] | October 27th, 2019
New Angles: Spotting @ CYYZ | October 27th, 2019
Arrivals, Departures, and Night Shots | CYYZ Spotting September 1st & 2nd, 2019
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | PART 2
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | July 27th, 2019
AIR DRAKE visits Toronto | July 27th, 2019
Lufthansa A350’s Inaugural Flight @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Snow Storm Spotting @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Boxing Day Spotting @ CYYZ | Featuring Hainan Red Kung Fu Panda | All Heavies
New Camera Equipment | 5 Shots from CYYZ | November 25th, 2018
6 More Quick Shots @ CYYZ | October 20th, 2018
Spotting Session @ CYYZ | A Few Quick Pics
CYYZ Runway 5 Movements | September 8th, 2018 | Spotter Advice Requested!
CYYZ | Runway 23 (Airport Road) Arrivals | August 24th, 2018 | Featuring a Surprise Visitor!
CYYZ RWY 5 Arrivals @ Dixie Road - 5/6/18

Greater Rochester International

Airside with a 737 Freighter | September 15th, 2020
The Sky On Fire | Rochester Spotting | August 23rd, 2020
Airside with a 727 Freighter | June 29th, 2020
Two Smoky FedEx 767 Landings @ KROC | June 2020
Spotting A Community Member @ KROC | June 14th, 2020

Other Canadian Airports

A Beautiful Sunset | Spotting @ CYVR | August 31st, 2019
[WESTJET 787] Golden Hour @ CYYC | August 27th, 2019
YUL Spotting | April 7th, 2019

Other American Airports

September Sports Services | Chartered Heavies @ KBUF
[MORE TO LOVE] Seattle Spotting Part 2 | August 24th, 2019
Sea-Tac Spotting Part 1 | August 24th, 2019
[DREAMLIFTER] Spotting @ KPAE | August, 23rd, 2019
[ALL HEAVIES] Spotting @ KJFK | August 17th, 2019
JFK Spotting [PART 2] | June 28th, 2019
JFK Spotting [ALL HEAVIES] | June 28th, 2019
Miami Spotting | 2/17/19

Other International Airports

Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley | December 28th, 2019
Afternoon Departures @ Melbourne Tullamarine [YMML] | December 27th, 2019
Sydney Finale | YSSY Spotting Part 4
I woke up at 4:30 AM for this | YSSY Spotting Part 3 | December 26th, 2019
Afternoon Heavy Rush @ YSSY | December 25th, 2019
[QANTAS 747] Dusk Pans at Sydney [YSSY] | December 23rd, 2019
Munich/Singapore Gate Spotting + In-Flight Pictures
Spotting at ZRH/LSZH | July 15th, 2019

Special Topics

Editing Your Photos
Aviation Photography Wallpapers
Celebrating Two Years of Aviation Photography
My Tribute to the Air Canada 767
IFC’s First 15 Spotter Collaboration Topic | Part 1
Old Shots, New Edits | Quarantine Things
Bored in Quarantine | Editing like IFC Spotters
[TOP 10 SHOTS] 2019 Spotting Year in Review


Shiny Aircraft - A Complete Tutorial
A Complete Guide To Aviation Photography [2020]
10 Mistakes of New Spotters [and how to fix them]

Thanks For Viewing!



great pics 😎


Awesome photos Andrew, those are top-notch as always!

I’m sure @MJP_27 would like the fact you were at KBUF. 😜


We love topaz denoise

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Is this gonna be a thing now lol

I was there with him for the second one and sort of the third one although we were in different spots.

Literal god-tier software


That photo is my favorite.

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What hapened to the Patriots’ 767s?

Beautiful…nothing more to say.

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Thanks! Couldn’t find pilots, I’ve heard it’s been re-acquired by Eastern.

That first pic of the first Delta 764… stunning.

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So it really is all in the editing ;)

All jokes aside, legendary photos as usual

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It absolutely is all in the editing. I’m not a good photographer but I consider myself a decent editor :)

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Thank you. Happy birthday btw!

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Absolutely stunning photos like always! Keep up the great work!

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me with a free poopy pc editor from 2011


Upgraded strobes be like


Wow. Amazing Photos Andrew.

You ready for November’s sports charters?

Hint: A359, A330 Neo’s


I’m totally ready for the A330 NEO which arrives after sunset on Friday and leaves after sunset on Sunday. I hope Delta doesn’t plan to keep the thing in Buffalo all weekend.

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Hey that was my joke

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I know :)

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Instead of photographing the planes, I’m gonna fly the planes. 😎

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