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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 color processed in 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:

There’s a B&W version of this image:

This image featured in Preserving History and in HDR Photography. >125 views!

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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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely superb work Bill.

  • Thanks so much, Bob!

    – njordphoto

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanalmost 5 years ago

    brilliant hdr

  • Nice of you to say. I initially rejected it in favor of the B&W version, but had a change of heart. Glad everyone seems to approve!

    – njordphoto

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome image! Cheers, S.

  • Thank you so much, S! -www

    – njordphoto

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 5 years ago

    A’ time warp’ – but Opalocka has always been like that. Fantastic shot Sir

  • Thanks… yes it’s a wonderful airport!

    – njordphoto

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKalmost 5 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!

  • geecee
    geeceealmost 5 years ago

    Very nice. I like this better than the B&W version.

  • Thank you very much, Graham!

    – njordphoto

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesalmost 5 years ago


  • Judith… I’m relatively new to the group. It’s so nice to be honored with a feature! Thank you.

    – njordphoto

  • 6strings
    6stringsalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing image. Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • SGTBlarp
    SGTBlarpalmost 5 years ago

    fabulous scene! I’d liked to have been in that seat :)

  • You can! See the HFF link to the right!

    – njordphoto

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonalmost 5 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • Thank you!

    – njordphoto

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