Kieu-Hanh Vu  

A Perfect Landing by Kieu-Hanh Vu

September 2020 - A Perfect Landing

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at tbe airshow at Andrew Air Force base in MD.

The helicopter pilot demonstrated his skills by landing on top of the running van. No edits were done to image.

Canon 7D II, lens 70-300mm, ISO 160, F/11.0, Speed 1/640.

4 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
(Groups 5 & 62)
Kieu-Hanh, some images bring a smile of amazement. This one certainly does. Well captured! I'm quite impressed that you have done no editing. The colors, the cropping, the sharpness, and the depth of field are all excellent!

I live in Silver Spring MD, just around the beltway from Andrews. After seeing your photograph, I think I'll try to attend the next time they have it.

Thank you for sharing!

  Posted: 09/11/2020 18:08:42

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
This is a nice shot and sometimes the best ones require no editing! It looks like the perfect weather for the background and the photo does bring a smile. Very nice and fun!   Posted: 09/13/2020 14:53:52

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Kieu-Hanh,
The air show must have been an exciting event to see. The pilot accomplished quite a feat by landing on top of a moving vehicle.

Your image has interest; it's not every day a plan lands on a vehicle. There are no distractions outside of what's on the tarmac. I like the billowy clouds in the sky and there are no harsh highlights in the image.

I would like to see more movement in the propeller; the movement now seems very slight; I can not tell if the truck is moving with the plane the tires are in shadow. I took the photo into Lightroom and find the luminosity leans towards the mid-tones; brightening the image up a little would help. I would find the impact of a plane landing on a truck to be more ideal if the plane was in mid-landing on the truck. It looks as if the pilot is exiting the plane and the impact moment has passed.

I hope this helps you for the next air show opportunity you get.
Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 09/22/2020 14:10:18

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
What a fun shot! Love the colors and the blue sky and the fact that there isn't anything distracting in the background. Nice job!   Posted: 09/23/2020 14:08:20


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