Image Cache: Well, sort of. Photographer Mike Kelley camped out at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, along with 17 other airports around the world, to capture hundreds of photos of airplanes large and small on their takeoff climbs. Stitched together, the result looks like some kind of perfectly coordinated flying magic.
Keen-eyed airport spotters will know that this is Kingsford Smith’s Runway 34L, the main north-south runway that’s responsible for a lot of the airport’s 300,000 aircraft movements per year. It’s a great photo, and there are plenty more in Kelley’s ‘Airportraits’ series. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video on how that went together, here’s a blog post, and here’s where you can buy a print.
There’s not one but three of Qantas’ majestic 747-400s in this one photo, as well as Air New Zealand’s distinctive black-on-black 787 Dreamliner, and even the ‘RetroRoo’ 737. Bonus points if you can name all the jets! [Imgur / Mike Kelley]