Maho Beach, Sint Maarten

29 Dec

This photo was taken at Maho Beach, which sits just 30-feet from the end of the Julianna International Airport in Sint Maarten.

My wife, who owns and I, planned to come here for two years just for the airplane/beach pictures. While doing a Trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze we had the chance to take a cab to this wonderful beach, set up our chairs and wait for the jets to arrive.

While there we also took video and dozens of fun images. This image was taken with my digital SLR Nikon D3100 and Nikon telephoto lens. I had the lens set on wide-angle to get as much of the plane as possible. However, this KLM jet came so low over our heads, about 30-feet or so, I did not move far enough back to capture the entire wing. Previous to this photo I shot several other jets and got the entire plane on film. Next time I know where to stand for each incoming flight.

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Outdoor and travel writer for the past 25 years. Magazine columnist for Alaska Sporting Journal.

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13 Responses to “Maho Beach, Sint Maarten”

  1. wearywanderer64 December 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Too close for comfort.

  2. adriana December 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    OMG! the pollution would be insane… which kinda negates being purified by the magic of the ocean… no thanks, that’s a no-go for moi!

    • toemailer December 31, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      I hear ya, also must be loud enough to kill your ear drums!

  3. A Simple Guy December 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    WOW!!!. My boys would love this and to see an airplane fly so close to them. =)

    • toemailer December 31, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      Kids could stay there all day waiting for the next one! :)

  4. LensTHERAPY December 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    On first look, it seemed as though the woman was holding up the plane with her head! Really cool.

  5. marga December 30, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    very fast shot

    • toemailer December 31, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      I know, the quality is exceptional.

    • Nizo April 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      I’ve been there today !!

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