Scene from the Golden Age of Flight by njordphoto

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From a passenger window of a 1958 Eastern Airlines DC-7B, past the massive turbo compound radial engines, sits a DC-3 and a DC-4 from the 1940’s. If you zoom in to the shot, you can see the date on the window glass of 6-Aug-61 (apparently replaced for maintenance).

This amazing scene was taken at Opalocka Airport in 2010, using a Canon 5D with a Tamron 28-300 VC lens. Three shots were taken, and they were tonemapped in Photomatix, then the scene was converted to a Black and White image using Aperture.

The Plane from which the picture was shot is owned by the Historical Flight Foundation. This aircraft is a flying museum, the last remaining one of it’s kind certified for passenger flight.

Please see my other images of this wonderful airplane:



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I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Comments

  • mompaq
    mompaqover 4 years ago

    Terrific!

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    absolutely fantastic!!!

  • Thanks! I thought it was pretty neat to be able to capture “the past” in this way!

    – njordphoto

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 4 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thanks, Stephanie!

    – njordphoto

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you, Scott

    – njordphoto

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Thanks, Rosalie.

    – njordphoto

  • NJCameraman
    NJCameramanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful authenticity Njord…a fantastic shot that’s going in my faves.

  • Thanks!!!

    – njordphoto

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 4 years ago

    exceptional job

  • Thank you so much, George!

    – njordphoto

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago


    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • DC3Fan
    DC3Fanover 4 years ago

    DC7’s had R3350 piston engines not turboprop

  • Well, since I’m not a pilot or mechanic, I honestly didn’t know the difference between “turbo prop” and “turbo compound” … Thank you for pointing out my error; I’ve replaced the word “prop” with the accurate “compound”. I do know that these are incredibly impressive engines to be near when they’re running!!! I’ll have to look at my other images of these engines to be certian I haven’t made this error elsewhere! Thanks! -www

    – njordphoto

  • Oh… By the way… How did you like the picture?!

    – njordphoto

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 4 years ago

    Fascinating photo. Can’t see anything that suggests it’s 2010! And an excellent example of how HDR can enhance an image so that it more closely reflects what the eye would see, from the bright sky at top left to the dark interior.

  • Yes- at first I was worried that the building past the nose of the DC3 was a distant 747 that’s near there on the runway… I was relieved that it wasn’t! Thanks for the wonderful comment!

    – njordphoto

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