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  #89 From above
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CN Tower and Sky Dome, Toronto, Canada       ©2010 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       10th place, 73 points
1/320s, f5.6, ISO 80, 35mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: crop, layer (soft light/normal - mostly to remove minor canopy reflection) adjust contrast, saturation, resize, sharpen       Extra Info: This was from the same flight on the inbound pass just before we started to rock and roll.

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dodrizzt
Sep 28, 2010
    Many congrats Jade! at least TT again for a great double result, still in love with this spectacular view... well done! :-)

Jade O.
Sep 27, 2010
    Thank you all for your votes and especially your comments.

Jade O.
Sep 27, 2010
    Thanks, Lo. Officially, 1815.5 feet! Composition wise, a shot due north is better but that meant overflying the TO Island airport where incoming commuter traffic (Porter Airlines) were active so we were cleared only north of the harbour (hence the hard turns).

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Lo
Sep 27, 2010
    What a view! It's hard to imagine how tall the CN Tower is, but this puts it all in perspective. Great composition too.

Jade O.
Sep 27, 2010
    Billy, Toronto is a wonderful city with so much to offer at every level, including for pilots. A truly terrific city even for pilots with a handy airport that puts you right downtown (see outtakes).

Michael, Had I know I would have taken a better shot of the roundhouse (see outtakes)! I was actually worried I had over saturated the shot! For others who may read this, see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Street_Roundhouse

fc The rule is when you can see the whites of their eyes, you know you are too close!

Here are the Canadian Aviation Regulations which apply to fly by's of the CN Tower:

Except where conducting a take-off, approach or landing or where permitted under section 602.15, no person shall operate an aircraft

(a) over a built-up area or over an open-air assembly of persons unless the aircraft is operated at an altitude from which, in the event of an emergency necessitating an immediate landing, it would be possible to land the aircraft without creating a hazard to persons or property on the surface, and, in any case, at an altitude that is not lower than

(i) for aeroplanes, 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle located within a horizontal distance of 2,000 feet from the aeroplane,

...; and

(b) in circumstances other than those referred to in paragraph (a), at a distance less than 500 feet from any person, vessel, vehicle or structure.

2,000 feet is about 600m and 1,000 feet is 300m so our fly past clearly was closer than that (I overflew the Skydome - see outtakes). How is this possible? Well, in controlled airspace (control tower controlled airspace) you get to do almost anything with a Clearance which we obtained here. Ground level is about 296 ft above sea level and the CN Tower is 1,815 ft above sea level, and at this approach we were about 2,000 ft above sea level @ 400 knots indicated air speed, before the break. (O.k just kidding about the 400 knots IAS). See outtakes.

dodrizzt
Sep 27, 2010
    Hi Jade :-D
Maybe this one is not so "heart stoler" as your Main entry for me... but the stunning, wondeful view from above Toronto taken on a low level flight, is impressive on its own, reaching easily my T3. Superb image dear friend, would hang happily on any of my walls without doubt... well done!!! :-)
(P.S. did I say I'm VERY jealous? :-)))))

Mepo
Sep 27, 2010
    I think a bit more saturation in the background might help. Hard to counter the actual haze. Seeing the roundhouse in the BL corner gave me the taste for a cold Steamwhistle (Thanks for that - it pushed it into my tt LOL)

forkcandles
Sep 27, 2010
    this shot reminds the scene from Top Gun where a request to flyby the tower was refused by still done.
did you get any portraits of the visitors in the top skydome?

Jade O.
Sep 27, 2010
    Thank-you Alberto. At least I got one vote and from someone whose opinion I especially value. (Bungee jumping! Too daring for me!!!)
Edited on Sep 27, 2010

boar76
Sep 27, 2010
    I never voted for two entries that are almost similar...This time i make an exception...Mainly cause i think that snapping from a plane is an uncommon action...One of my ideas was to take a shot during a bungee jumping...Unfortunately we had bad weather during that weekend and i had to give up...:-((

Jade O.
Sep 26, 2010
    LaRee, You have an open invitation; if ever you are in Toronto, I'd be honoured to take you up.

LaRee
Sep 25, 2010
    I'd love to be up above to see and photograph a view like this!
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