If at first you don’t succeed…..
• … try, try, try again. ~William Hickson
• ….do it like your mother told you. ~Author Unknown
• ….destroy all evidence that you tried. ~ Steven Wright
• ….then skydiving definitely isn’t for you. ~Steven Wright
• … find out if the loser gets anything. ~Bill Lyon
• ….before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong. ~Leo Rosten
• ….redefine success. ~Author unknown.
• ….failure may be your style.~Author unknown.
• ….try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. ~W. C. Fields
Source: Photographer Christopher Tomas captured this shot of a Qantas Dash 8 plane flying across the surface of the moon after many, many tries. No tricks, no Photoshop.
LOL this is pretty fun way to look at things and the photo is simple amazing. We are now soooo used to tricks and Photoshop, great to see the real thing, achieved with good old fashioned patience 😉
Here is the news story on this (many other sources too):http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317072/Christopher-Tomas-captures-moment-passenger-plane-flies-Moon.html
too close yet too far…
Rajini Rao outstanding photo. thx.
i have remembered this ( with tricks, with animation ( : )
Pink Floyd – Goodbye Blue Sky
Outstanding video from PF…wonderful quality too, Thank You Konstantin Makov ! Sorry to make you blush 🙂
+100 for the Quitter’s motto, Peter Lindelauf 🙂 Thank you for the weekend laughs.
The one attributed to W. C. Fields has also been attributed to Mark Twain.
David Love , oh well, as Abraham Lincoln said, “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you never know if they are genuine.” 😀
Wait, Abraham Lincoln wasn’t alive when it was invented, so how did he know about it?
Exactly, Charles Heywood 😉
The shot is amazing… But if that’s a jet, I’m the Pope. 😉
Love it! 🙂
Just for you, Gert Sønderby “Qantas Dash 8 Q400” 🙂
It was also featured on APOD: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100929.html
Oo, Dash 8, the airplane that can’t land safely! 😀
Gert Sønderby , do tell? Was this the Scarebus?
If at first you don’t succeed…..redefine success. is from me 🙂
The only thing about star travle is the part where you freeze:(
I see no “jet” but that’s beside the point isn’t it?
Dusty Reins , Oh you G plussers always catch me out 🙂 Edited for you and for Gert Sønderby
There was a string of accidents in Denmark with Dash 8 planes, where the undercarriage blew out on landing. Nobody was hurt, but the airline in question spent a lot of time answering some very pointed questions. Don’t know if it was about the plane type, or the airline’s maintenance of it.
… call an airstrike http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/4584971401/ #Banksy
Marian Wirth , instantly recognizable Banksy, isn’t it. Particularly apt with Konstantin Makov ‘s link to PF’s Goodbye Blue Sky. Drew Sowersby , the man’s a genius for finding the perfect music for anything. His music choices for my science posts are like a match made in heaven 🙂
Rajini Rao I insist on being recognized independently instead of being tied to your other fans like Konstantin Makov and Drew Sowersby. We are all individuals, aren’t we?
Here you go, your very own fan comment box Marian Wirth 😉
hay. add me.
Rajini Rao Thanks. I mean, seriously, using social media to cram three people into one comment – what were you thinking? 😉
Consider me appropriately schooled and repentant, O Social Media Guru! 🙂 🙂
Robert The Bruce Legend “if at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Bruce#Legends
Perhaps William Hickson wrote the words to the spidery legend.
I love that story about Robert Bruce too, Kevin Clift !
Yow! Too cool!
“failure may be your style.” ~Author unknown
sumday u gonna do wonders 4 sure 🙂 🙂 Rajini Rao
“…..do it like your mother told you” But my god dont let her know. You’ll never hear the end of it! Great post.
got to find out more about +Bill lyon
There’s also “… Dust yourself up and try again.” ~Timbaland (Aaliyah and Timbaland).
this is unbelievable
superb & awesome post
good to see this picture
Oh wow. That is awesome!
Er, didn’t he have anything better to do?
destroy all evidence…totally !!! 😀
hats of the photo grapher
my versions with Boeing 737 http://500px.com/photo/3184903 and http://500px.com/photo/4617385
Both totally awesome pictures, John Spade !Thank you for sharing them here. Is there a story behind how you got them or was it just persistence + good luck?
Rajini Rao hehe, yeah, sorry to crash your thread. “Oh oh I got that!” Some luck but mostly keeping an eye out. The telescope one was a bit of luck because of full moon and zoom meant one chance. No crop on this shot. ( http://500px.com/photo/3184903 ) The full moon and the 737 AAL487 from PHI to MIA, I was just trying out new focal reducer ( down to about 1300mm ) on telescope and I saw the plane coming. It looked like it was going to cross so I just waited and hit the single frame. Settings could have been better (higher shutter ) but when I saw it was going to cross a mostly full moon I didn’t want to bump anything. It wasn’t the clearest night, but once a year type shot so I’ll take it.
The second ( http://500px.com/photo/4617385 ) was handheld 300mm plus crop of AWE184 headed from FLL to PHX. Leaving Fort Lauderdale they often make a turn above my house. This one turned early and hit enough altitude to catch the already set sun and then I fired a few frames as it approached the waxing moon. Sometimes I shoot the planes if it looks right while I am waiting for birds to fly by in the evening.
Because our winds off the ocean in South Florida are usually the same, the approaches and departures are fairly predictable. Hopefully, I’ll get a few more this year.
No need for apologies, John Spade . With pictures like these, feel free to crash in on my posts anytime! 🙂 I like how the details on the moon contrast with the shadow of the Boeing across it in your picture.