Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Pic(k) of the week 51: Leaving on a Jet plane - MEBA 2013
On 12-12-'12, I was out shooting at the 2012 Middle East Business Aviation convention (MEBA 2012) in Dubai. I was mainly there for a client, however I also managed to do some personal work.
The image above, is of a French built Dassault Falcon 7X; a top of the range business jet which some people call "the benchmark for the 21st century business jet".
For you guys (and girls!) wondering, the camera just below the windshield is a military style infrared camera, used for the "Enhanced Vision System" (EVS). This allows take-off and landings in poor visibility with the help of artificially enhanced outside visual cues.
Over the years capturing business aviation has become one of my favourite kinds of aviation photography. There smaller size and the visually pleasing aircraft, make them very interesting photo subjects!
It was the first time the MEBA convention was held at the new Dubai World airport ( sometimes also called, Al Maktoum airport). Even though one runway and terminal are operational, there is still a lot of work to be done, at what is supposed to become the worlds largest airport! Next year in November, the Dubai Airshow will be held at the same place.
Nikon D800 with 70-200 VR2 2.8
ISO100, f9, 122mm, 1/640s
RAW processing in Lightroom 4.3
SilverEfex 2 for Black and White conversion
Unfortunately, I'm not able to share the client's images, but a few more of my personal images shot that day, can be found in the MEBA 2012 gallery.
Staying with the aviation subject and for those of you not following me on social media, I've just been interviewed by the Belgian-Dutch aviation site "hangar flying.be". Unfortunately the article is only in Dutch, but I'm sure google.translate will do a "reasonable" job!
Remember, " To most people the sky is the limit, to those who love aviation, the sky is home"