9.06.2007

Snakes On ... Uh....Just A Plane


A faithful reader points out that jets coming in to DFW from the northwest fly over Wise County. It has something to do with a transponder or some other jargon I don't understand.

Anyway, said reader has a kick arse camera and sent this pic in taken tonight. Click to enlarge.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is so cool. I've never seen a picture of an airplane before. Got any picures of cars or trucks?

Anonymous said...

A rock truck picture would be almost as good some thing we never see.

Anonymous said...

Uh, this person with a "kick arse" camera can't use said camera to save their life. Judging from the noise in the picture, its just a garden variety point and shoot with a mid-length zoom.

What, did mzchief waste her money on one of those Panas-I mean Leica digital cameras? hahaha

Anonymous said...

Coming from Vegas you fly just North of Decatur. You can always spot Lake Bport then James Wood tents. Not to mention all the freakin' rock quarries.

Anonymous said...

Look at all the people that judge and scrutinize just to be an arse.

mzchief said...

To 7:31...
WRONG AGAIN!
Until I received a Fuji FinePix S700 with 7.1 megapixels and 10x optical zoom for my birthday a few months ago I had for the past 4 years been using a $29.95 Concord 3040AF with 3.1 megapixels and 4x optical zoom that I bought on sale at Walgreens.

Incidentally, the Fuji costs less than $200 and is rated as one of the BEST digital cameras on the market. Since it is a wee bit bulky I will more than likely continue to carry my Concord in my pocket when I ski because my cell phone only has a 2.0 megapixel camera.

One more thing. I have NOT been in Runaway Bay for quite sometime. It is just tooo hot this time of year.

Anonymous said...

I doubt Mzchief would waste her time taking such a booooooring picture.

Anonymous said...

That "noise" maybe coming from being between 10,000 to 11,000 feet in the air(2 miles)="distance".I think the time of day plays a big roll in photography if I remember right?? I took it between 7 and 7:30 pm yesterday evening,close to sundown, dusky dark, whatever you want to call it,=(very low light conditions). I was using a long lens,handheld, no tripod and a spur of the moment shot!! For those of you out there that don't savy "noise", it is just a new term for graininess in a photo..........What can I say?? I'm not no Joe Duty!! But I would like to meet him someday, I heard he's pretty good with a camera!!! I'm sorry if the photo offended you!!! MY BAD!!!

Anonymous said...

FYI-Planes arrive and depart DFW by standard arrival and departure routes depicted on navagational charts.

These entry/exit points are also known as Gates where aircraft enter/exit the Class B airspace around DFW.

Anonymous said...

mzchief, I knew that comment would drag you out of the hole you slithered into. The S700 is a poor camera, Fuji didn't even used the SuperCCD and it has a slow f/3.5 lens. The only reason to buy a Fuji camera is the SuperCCD.

8:55AM, take a look at airliners.net. Plenty of pictures of mid-altitude planes without the noise in your shot. There is a difference between digital noise and film grain. Furthermore, film grain only appeared in faster speed films. In daylight such as your picture, you should only have to use ISO 100, which wouldn't have any noise on a decent sensor. So keep telling yourself that Rebel XT is a good camera. You weren't the one trying to sell it in the Messenger for $750, were you? hahahaha

Anonymous said...

You people sure know how to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Anonymous said...

If you look really hard you can see a blurred out panty area.

mzchief said...

To 10:03...
You seem to have a GIFT for being WRONG.

PCWorld seemed to like the Fujifilm FinePix S700 well enough that it got an 83 out of 100 and and a "VERY GOOD" ranking. Cnet gave it a 6.2 out of 10 and a "GOOD" ranking whereas the average user rating was an 8.3 out of 10 and an "EXCELLENT" ranking. Since all I tend to do with my camera is take photos of my friends, flowers, beach scenes and mountain scenes, I think it is more important what the typical user has to say about this camera. Since you do NOT have a Fujifilm FinePix S700, that would mean YOUR opinion is WORTHLESS.

If I am what you think of when you see a picture of a airplane on the Interweb, you have MORE issues than National Geographic and really do need to get your jealousy of me under control.

Thank you for again granting me the opportunity of bitch slapping a MORON.
It REALLY must suck to be you.
*LOL@U*

Anonymous said...

Somebody is a camera-snob!!!

House of R & R said...

I can see the picture just fine. As a matter of fact, I can even tell what the picture is. Imagine that. I'm sure the taker didn't know he/she was going to be hit with all this bullsh*%. Who cares. It was sent to Barry's blog not a leading magazine, etc. for a contest.

Anonymous said...

10:03 > You sound like a spoiled brat and I'm sure yo daddy pays for all your equipment AND photo education!! I went to the websight you suggested and after looking at about 100 photos, all the aircraft are taking off or landing,(gear down,scenery in background) OR they are air to air shots, ORRRR, they are sitting on the ground!! I did NOT see ANY aircraft at the 10k to 11k alt. So your wrong!!As far as the ISO setting, I was on 100!!.. So your wrong again!! The Rebel XT, you said I was using, you are wrong again!!! I have never sold ANY of my cameras, in the 30yrs. that I have been doing photography!!, So you're wrong again!!! I have always given my older cameras to the younger generation that has a strong interest in photography, maybe as a career, like you. The last camera I GAVE AWAY had 5 nice lenses and tons of very high quality accessories. It was a high end camera when I purchased it in 1986 and when I gave it away in '05, I still had over 10k in receipts. That was one of my main cameras until I went digital in 2000. Ok, I'm tired of typing now!! GOOD-BYE!!

Anonymous said...

AA SUCKS!

www.pupoff.com

mzchief said...

To 10:03...
You can copy and paste camera info with the best of the World's posers. When you finally give up your Kodak Pocket Instamatic and stop having your film developed at Wal-Mart then and only then will you be able to send YOUR prize photo to Barry. To assist you in taking that giant step out of your current pathetic existence you would be well served to get a job and move out of your parent's spare bedroom so you can buy whatever high end camera YOU think will best allow you to produce the type of photos about which you have read.

If your petty, whiny arsed behaviour gave me the wrong impression and I have misjudged your current living arrangements and employment status please excuse my error and just grow the heck up and accept with grace the fact there are BILLIONS of people out and about in the REAL world doing worthwhile things and living fabulous lives of which you cannot even dream.

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To 11:50...
Either airplanes are flying frightfully close to the ground over RAB or you did one heck of a job taking the photo.

Thank you for sharing your EXCELLENT photo.

The Devil said...

I have a cool pic of a dung beetle that I snapped with my '78 Polaroid SX-70 Sonar OneStep....can someone tell me how I can scan and email this photo to from my Commodore 64.

Annie Jokely said...

A flying machine!!! Holy crap!!!! I told ya'll space aliens were real!!!!!!! Was that picture taken in Aurora???

Anonymous said...

I sure am glad this blog is alive and well. It gives Mzcrap a reason to get out of bed each day. She just waits for the chance to go off on someone. At least on the internet people don't really know who she is. She can fell safe from her insecurities, and be able to bitch without any interuptions. If this site were to disappear, we may hear of a suicide.

Anonymous said...

The devil and dung beetles rule.
What a great combo.
Please Mr. devil, figure out how to post that pic. That will make my year!!

Anonymous said...

The blind leading the blind, have fun with your purple fringing Fuji.

devil, now that is a fine camera and and an even finer computer. I love me some Commode-I mean Commodore. I'm still plying the interwebbernet on a Amiga in my parent's attic.

Anonymous said...

It's a fake. Flaps are still up. Long before reaching Wise County, a plane's flaps have been set in descent position, and that continues on into landing, where it becomes more pronounced before touchdown.

Anonymous said...

I think someone got their blurred panties in a wad....

Anonymous said...

3:49PM>>> Are you 10:03's brother??

Denney Crane said...

I find it quite satisfying to come on this blogsite and watch the fangs and claws converge on the opposite-minded. I mean let's face it, where else can you call someone a name (or two) and make a verbal personal attack and get away with it?

I find it quite riveting that there are very enthusiastic, passionate, opinionated ladies here that I would hate to discuss these issues with in public. I see a mug of cold beer flying in my face for not accepting domination and defeat.

Alas, I choose to be a man and not a mouse. And although I may be a self-righteous, doofus crank, redneck, dingy, Neo-conservative-Knut-Nazi, I do respect those here who voice their opinions and beliefs. Although, I will admit I have a problem with haters and instructors...but that's my problem.

No greeting card statement with this one...

Denney Crane

Anonymous said...

OH GREAT!! First off we have the new and improved modern day Ansel Adams,the professional photographer, which was wrong about everything he critiqued, and now we have the future Burt Rutan!! How do you fake a 200 ton aircraft hanging out of the sky?? I can prove you !WRONG! REAL QUICK!! Just stand in front of it on take-off!!! Now, Sky King, a plane does NOT have to have flaps down when coming in on a glideslope, which is what most of them do at this distance from DFW, they do not need the flaps until they are ready to slow down!! If you would just stop and think about it before spouting off your mouth, an aircraft will desend on its own when you(can you say "power back"??), I don't know if you have a driver license yet or not, but it's the same as taking you foot off the accelerator in a car, (can you say "coasting??) the flaps are mainly used to slow the aircraft down, when in landing mode, they are used for lift in take-off mode, so therefore you are so WRONG again!! BUT WAIT MAYBE I'M WRONG!!! Maybe the plane is one of those fake ones that David Copperfield makes vanish into thin air!! Yepper!! I bet that's what I photographed, at least I will know now how to tell when fake 747's-37's-57's-67's-777's, and all of the MD jets that fly over here, just look at the flaps, if they are not extended, I can use 'em for target practice!! OK, school's out!!! Good-Bye!!!

Anonymous said...

I THINK I KNOW WHO SENT THIS PIC AND I LOVE IT, I GET EMAILS FROM HIM ALMOST DAILY WITH DIFFERENT PICS THAT I ENJOY VERY MUCH, I USUALLY SET ONE AS MY SCREEN SAVER, SEND EM ONE OF A ROCK TRUCK, I KNOW YOU HAVE ONE. 10:54 WANTS TO SEE ONE.

mzchief said...

WOW!
Since Denny Crane has weighed in with his completely biased and irrelevant commentary in yet again another pompous attempt to school the women who refuse to conform to Crane's idea of the perfect subordinate female, I guess we can all rest soundly for the night.

Crane, you have lost your feather plucking mind if you think I would give a moment's pause to responding in person precisely as I do on The Blog to those who take it upon themselves to, without cause and provocation, attempt to berate, malign and ridicule me. I never have and never will take flack from someone who is mentally inferior to me ESPECIALLY if it is some blowhard man.

Denney Crane said...

I bet your old man loves coming home to you...

Denney Crane said...

MZ

You declared the war...not me...

DC

mzchief said...

To Denny Crane...
Actually you are absolutely correct about my husband enjoying coming home to ME. He so enjoys coming home to ME that he FREQUENTLY travels for up to 10 hours one way to make it home EVERY weekend when he is working on a project in the States. When his schedule is too frantic to dedicate the time traveling or his location is somewhere I enjoy, I travel to his location and spend the weekend with him. When he is on a long-term project out of the country, we make a point to meet mid-way and spend a week together at least once a month. If it is not in a dangerous zone or the mideast, at his request, I usually travel with him if he is only going to be out of the country for a few weeks. Oddly enough, I do not enjoy travel. I actually am quite the homebody so he USUALLY comes home.

Crane, there are people who base their relationships on love and respect. It has worked for my husband and me for 20+ years. He is an intelligent, HIGHLY opinionated person who has a VERY high self-esteem thus is more than comfortable with me being equally as opinionated and intelligent. Perhaps it is his personal and professional success that keeps him from feeling threatened by a strong woman and makes him grateful to have a ME as his wife.

Incidentally, we have only had ONE argument during our ENTIRE relationship. It was 2 years ago over the purchase of real estate. I was against the purchase and he was for the purchase of the lovely beach house we currently own. I still think it was a mistake and a pain in MY hiney to manage but what is a girl you do when the bloke she loves more than life itself wants something?

Crane, as for anyone declaring "war" I do believe YOU are the one who lobed the first salvo at 5:11. I merely responded. I highly suggest you stop before you look anymore the JERK.

Anonymous said...

Wow, MzCreep - I'm totally confused. I thought your husband was dead. Or did you find another rich but gullible idiot? Maybe you're just full of shiate.

mzchief said...

To 2:33...
I am CERTAIN this is not your first nor your last experience with being "totally confused."
In the past, I have said my husband was critically injured while in Iraq and spent 5 weeks at the hospital in Landstuhl, Germany undergoing numerous surgeries in an effort to save his life. However, I have NEVER said my husband was dead. Obviously, you are again GUILTY of assuming MUCH while having FEW facts.

I am certain it makes you feel better about you being you to hate me for being me, so please keep at it. Not to mention, I get quite a chuckle EVERYTIME you let me know just how much me being me pisses you off.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! ROFLMFAO!!!! DAMN!!! You GO Girrrrrl!!! This ole boy's gonna feel like he's been ran thru a paper shredder by the time the MZ "CHIEF" gets thru with him!! It sure seems that this pic of American Airlines flt.#3041 sure has generated alot of conversation!!! I guess alot of us bloggers were on this same flight!! LOL!! It sounds as if MZchief and Denny Crane had adjoining seats, and one of them farted!!!!

Anonymous said...

God bless America, Mz crap shut the hell up already.
Denny Crane, I took your comments as just making an observation and not rude or anything. Then Mzcrap comes RUNNING for the chance to blab a bunch of crap in UPPERCASE letters thinking she's all smart and intellegent.
1:57 was right, she lives for this.
Sadly, Mzcrap is the only reason I dislike this blog.
It's funny though, hardly anyone else gets bashed like she does. Wonder why that is?
If she has been married for "20+" years, then that pic she chose to post for her profile is a fake all day long. I always thought so. She's probably about 450 pounds, stuck to a recliner with bloody sores, eating Mickey D's and continuously hitting "refresh, refresh, refresh" on the Liberally Lean home page, just waiting on the next rant she can go on.

Denney Crane said...

1:24 PM Thanks for your comment. You have got to be female!

She likes being herself... Unfortunately we all can't be a useless overachiever who equates widsom with intelligence.