Airliners from YSSY

viewed from my backyard 🙂

Somedays when the light is nice its enjoyable to hang out in the back yard with tickles, my Piccolo Latte (India Elephant Hills AA Grade roasted by yours truly if you really want to know) and watch the big beasts of the air sail past.
I was also just checking them China Eastern aircraft to make sure they had all their engine cowling bits still attached;) Between China Southern and China Eastern there are alot of flights from these two carriers now, and another interesting player, which by the looks of things is backed by China Southern anyways is Xiamen Airlines. Clearly these dudes opted for the cheap default livery (paint scheme) 'cause it looks like the Boeing showroom demonstrator 🙂
That said, anything that gets more 787's in the air is a good thing in my books, good onya Boeing for striking a blow against the ugly aircraft 😉

now onto my leet segway from Chinese airlines, my recent roast of coffee included a really nice batch from Mt Gaoligong in China and the aforementioned india Elephant Hills AA, these two blended together are awesome and with my new found style of the Piccolo delivery makes any day a good one 🙂

In Album 25/06/2017

The underside A707J 32894/475

natures studio, view this marvel of modern aero engineering full res, even count the access panels if you like 🙂

Some days the conditions are just right to get the perfect light on the heavies coming out of YSSY, a smattering of cloud cover after its rain gives a crisp clear frame with a natural softbox feel to it.

The poor old 777's have copped a pretty bad media rap in the last several months with the recent issues with the Malaysian airline ones and before that the Asiana one that kinda missed the runway .. nonetheless I reckon they are a great beast, just plagued a bad luck at the moment. Although one could argue that they have had some fairly consistent issues with the thrust reverser.. even the sultans 772 dumped half its thrust reverse out the back 😉 but then again what large aircraft manufactured in the US (or EASA i suppose) has not had issues with thrust revers 😉

Techie love:
D7000 with Nikkor 300mm f4 @ 300mm – Aperture: f/5.6 and Shutter Speed: 1/1000 seconds
ISO 100
out front – fresh sydney air


As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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Even if it is hours late :-/ I am damn tired of late planes, I expect that from deathstar not qantasre.

Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f/4 @ surprise surprise, 300mm, oh wait, I lie, it was with a 1.4 TC that makes it 420mm 🙂 Aperture: f/6.7 and Shutter Speed: 1/1500s and ISO 800
out front: nothing but glass 🙂


These are very cool, you can usually only see them in the right conditions (almost raining/high humidity) but always hear them as a aircraft passes overhead.

A quick and dirty gif of some nice vortices coming off the outboard edge of the flaps.