posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 03:57 AM
reply to post by thesearchfortruth
I practice panning zooming and naming planes by lighting configuration.
I.e., at night, an ATR42 will flash left and right front lights alternately.
the 737's have a centralized light cluster.
Regarding plane/helicopter in distance, the farther away, the slower perceived movement.
This thing was fast and headed Northwest and I was actively trying to keep with it with zoom.
It disappeared in a few seconds out of range.
I am facing North.
There is no way a distant plane would have this speed, day or night.
But, think what you will.
I'm just sharing what I captured.
It is legit and my crappy camerawork was mainly due to the surprise of the thing entering my frame.
I was holding the camera with a 1' tripod collapsed so it was like a 1 legged tripod steadied on my leg, while reclining in my swivel rocker.
I was using a Sony DCR-SX85 and was using the sunrise&sunset scene selection so it was a bit dark, but this allows better focus on the light patterns,
which is what I was focusing on.