Classic Ride by njordphoto


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This image was taken during an engine run test of the Historical Flight Foundation’s classic Eastern Airlines DC-7B aircraft at Opalocka Airport in Miami Florida.

This image was featured on the Smithsonian’s Air&Space magazine site in April, 2010.

This is a restored EAL DC-7B with its original Eastern Airlines markings. The aircraft was first delivered to Eastern Airlines in 1958. This plane currently resides at Opalocka airport in Miami, Florida, and has been approved by the FAA to resume passenger service; this aircraft represents the only U.S. based, four engine, passenger prop-liner in operation today.

This aircraft was also featured in the new TV series “PanAm” where one side was painted with Pan American World Airways livery for the show- the scene was depicting Cuban evacuees fleeing Havana (actually filmed right here at OpaLocka airport).

Please see my other images of this marvelous aircraft:

(Processed in Aperture and Photomatix, 3-exposure autobracketed on a Canon EOS 5D using a Tamron 28-300 VC lens, tripod-mount
This image was taken after sunset. The light source is from a security spotlight mounted on a nearby hangar. The total exposure time on this image is over 1 minute.)

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Also featured in RedBubble’s “Explore” page 10/2/11.

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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  • Barssel
    Barsselalmost 5 years ago

    Great lighting and tonal quality

  • Thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • GraceNotes
    GraceNotesalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! The lighting and of course the age of the plane gves this image a vintage feel – Wonderful!

  • Thank you for your kind comment!

    – njordphoto

  • Bob Hortman
    Bob Hortmanalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image, well done!

  • Thank you! It was an amazing opportunity to shoot this.

    – njordphoto

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Superb work Bill, congrats on the feature

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks, Bob!

    – njordphoto

  • GenuineDragon
    GenuineDragonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work…stunning.

  • Glad you think so, Wojciech!

    – njordphoto

  • rickvohra
    rickvohraalmost 5 years ago

    Classic indeed! A fantastic capture… Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thanks, Rick!!

    – njordphoto

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. I can’t believe the color. Stumbled!

  • Debi… thank you so much. Hope your toe’s OK. (couldn’t resist)

    – njordphoto

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture.

  • Ann.. how nice of you to say. Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

  • Thanks, Gina!

    – njordphoto

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