Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Apollocon!

You didn't think I was finished posting images, did you?







Okay, about the plane image below... Saturday afternoon, around 5:30 or so, I stepped out to the parking lot to put some stuff up in my car, and was met a serious thundering rumble. The con hotel is right in the flight path of Houston Intercontinental, so jets flying overhead isn't anything new. But this cargo jet took "overhead" a wee bit too literally. The shot was taken with my 28-135mm lens at the 28mm setting. No zoom at all. This plane cleared our hotel by maybe 100 feet, tops. Ditto for the buildings across the street. Another con-goer in the parking lot looked at me, then we both turned and scanned the immediate skyline for signs of smoke and/or fire from the expected crash. Seriously, the plane looked to be struggling. When nothing immediate happened, the guy wondered aloud if we should call 9-1-1. I assume they made it to wherever they were going safely, because I saw nothing about a devastating crash on the news, but boy, that wasn't a pleasant sight.




These last two are my favorites. For obvious reasons.


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