Shiny Metal, Silhouettes, and Memories | CYYZ Spotting | February 22nd, 2020

I’ve been locked out of Canada for another month and probably many to come, so let’s reminisce on the old times.

The winter lighting gave me a chance to work on a new editing technique. This involves using natural reflections and enhancing them to give the plane a polished look. Hope you enjoy!

Shot on D7500 + Tamron 100-400 USD



Air Canada 787-9 (C-FGDT)


WestJet 787-9 (C-GUDH)


British Airways A350-1000 (G-XWBE)


Air Canada 777-300ER (C-FIUV)


Air France A350-900 (F-HTYD)


Air Canada 787-9 (C-FNOG)


Aerologic 777-200F (D-AALJ)


And also a different type of shot:

Air Canada 787-9 (C-FRTG)



  • Air Canada 787-9 (FGDT)
  • WestJet 787-9
  • British Airways A350-1000
  • Air Canada 777-300ER
  • Air France A350-900
  • Air Canada 787-9 (FNOG)
  • Aerologic 777-200F
  • Air Canada 787-9 (FRTG)

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Hope the border opens back up sometime within the next year.

For now, I’ll just have to edit old stuff.

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These are beautiful photos!

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Fan blades and reflections galore!
Nice photos as always!

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Nice pictures! I like the second one :)

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Whenever Andrew blesses us with another topic

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diversity 100

jk good shots bro

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Andrew has achieved clout

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Thanks guys!

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AiR cAnAdA sEvEn EiGhT NiNe

I in fact have

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Incredible as always my guy!

Could I use this as my wallpaper?

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Great shots as always dude!

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Thanks bois.

Of course, PM me your email and I’ll send you a full-size non-watermarked version.

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Ohhh, I wish I could get reflections like that, is the trick just lower light? I know we’ve talked a bunch about the lighting ng on my photos 😂

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Kind of. To get shine generally three things need to be in place.

  1. low angle of insolation
  2. nose-lit of some sort
  3. front-type angle
  4. not too far, heat and crops tend to break shininess.

Also a lot of editing.

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Beautiful photos, @AndrewWu! Well done just like always!

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Outstanding pictures!

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Amazing, as always.

I hope to be this good someday. 🤤

btw the pilots all have epic faces in all the pics 😂

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I like these photos! Perhaps the reflections could be toned down a bit next time though, if you boosted them in post.

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These pictures are unreal.

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Thanks guys!

You will, trust.

And yeah approaching this runway in the winter the sun is like directly in the pilots’ eyes so everyone either wears sunglasses or squints hard.

Thanks! I, personally, am a big fan of the crazy reflections but I understand that’s not everyone’s taste and it is a bit overboard (especially that BA). I’m just experimenting with different stuff to see what works.

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