Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

A Boeing 747 is readied for another flight, with hand luggage on board.

This is the plane that flew me to London Heathrow from San Francisco. I shot the photo through the plate glass of the departures lounge. It was converted to b/w and dodged/burned afterwards. The panoramic format works really well when the image is 3504 pixels wide, but I’m not so sure about the small format uploaded here.

No pictures of the Cobh Peoples Regatta today. I didn’t have time to work on them this morning!

18 thoughts on “Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

  1. Great panoramic view, and I like the b&w look! The sky looks like it was really bright in the corner and may have been too much if the image was in color.

  2. “with hand luggage on board”? that means they let you bring a camera onto the plane with you (it hadn’t already been packed away). Did they ask you to take it apart, or did they just trust that your camera doesn’t transform into a shotgun?

    fantastic shot, btw – the distortion of the perspective really shows how large the thing is!

  3. Camera, two lenses, a flash unit, lots of wires, a laptop, chargers.. I didn’t leave any wires in my luggage because my luggage was checked by security on my way out. Didn’t get my luggage until more than a day after I arrived in SF. Made for a heavy laptop bag though 🙁

  4. Did you get one of those “How the hell does that thing stay in the air?” moments when you took the shot? I’m getting one just looking at the picture.

  5. Matt – I got that feeling when I was seated on the plane near the back. I got an aisle seat and in fact the 2 seats next to me were empty but I could look down the aisle and see through to 3 sections of the plane. “This thing is really huge!”

  6. My husband and I will be flying Air India in Sept. Can anyone tell us if it is a good company. We are going to Germany out of LAX, nonstop. We are big people, and need room. Is there a chance the plane will not be full. Thanks

  7. The one and only company which brought the technology for FLYING is BOEING, the 787 Dream Liner will Make lots of Air travelers dream come true..

  8. I love airplanes and my fvorite plane is a jumdo jet.I have never road i one before,but I have flone in reguler jets a lot and I relly want to I am a kid and I am using my moms emale but don’t tell by.

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