CONTEST: Write Your Own Title For This Quirky Image

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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Here’s the challenge: You can write your own title for this shot. It can be funny, punny, quirky, poignant, reflective, historical, hysterical – anything you like.

All you have to do to enter is submit your title as a comment here.

Yes, you can enter as many times as you want, on as many days as you want. You can keep coming back, looking at other people’s titles and keep adding your own. The contest will close at midday (Melbourne time) on Monday.

There’s only one rule: no profanity. Have fun …. I’m throwing the gauntlet down NOW!

If it looks as if this yellow “Jelly Belly” plane is about to land on the roof of a moving pickup truck – you’re absolutely right! This is exactly what US pilot Kent Pietsch is trying to do. I shot this in very cloudy, murky conditions last night, at the Australian International Air Show. This was shot on his first of three attempts. I actually have an image of the aircraft successfully atop the roof of the truck – but this gives you an idea of just how difficult the task was. And just for the record, he then took off again, from the roof of the truck!

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 300mm.


In tenth place we have Allen Lucas with ``The Australian Musical Ride upped the stakes of the competition with Canada’s RCMP when they bought a plane.’’

In ninth place we have Spencer Copping with ``Bill had to admit it. After 8 pints in the bar the night before this stunt seemed like a walk in the park.’’

In eighth place we have KensPics with ``Ha … fooled you all, didn’t I!!! I was actually taking off BACKWARDS from that pad for this photo!!!

In seventh place we have Bevellee with ``I like Aeroplane Jellyyyyy. Aeroplane Jelly for me.’’

In sixth place we have DiTrying with ``This will be easy, I thought it would be much shorter than this.’’

In fifth place we have Judi Rustage with ``The Yellow Baron easily apprehended the runway truck.’’

In fourth place we have Ellis Morley Photography with ``In-flight candy takes on a new meaning.’’

In third place we have Woodie with ``I didn’t realise that this was what you meant when you said, `Pick up the truck at the airport’!!!’’

In second place we have LeslieBC with ``Jumping Jelly Beans! Evel Knievel takes up the new sport of Leaptruck!’’


Ranald with ``David Cameron unveils HMS Ark Royal’s replacement.‘’ and LadyFi with ``It’s not easy to land on a mobile iPad!’’

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