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Experiment with night time photography

Yesterday, I had a bright idea; I thought I would try photographing aircraft at night.

So, I picked a location off the departure end of Heathrow's Rwy 27L.

I then checked on what sort of "heavy" aircraft would be departing and off I set. I had already accepted this was only an experiment so I shouldn't be disappointed if it didn't all go swimmingly.

After an hour, I decided to give up and go home. Reflecting afterwards on what went wrong I concluded I made a couple of…


Added by Kelvin Davies on February 19, 2017 at 10:18 — 5 Comments

Astoria's Anchorage in Visual Context

This is typically the westernmost spot in the anchorage off Astoria, but there are several other spots abreast of what is considered to be downtown, and there is now extended capacity that reaches 10km or more upstream. 

Evening light aside, this the basic scene I see every day on my way to work. Sometimes there's a ship there, sometimes not. Sometimes one will…


Added by Scott Saulsbury on January 29, 2017 at 2:13 — 1 Comment


Sad to hear the news of Graham Alton passing. I always valued his comments on my photographs.

Added by Bryan Crawford on September 28, 2016 at 11:15 — 6 Comments

Australian Aviation Websites

We have just published 'Australian Aviation Websites' in the iBooks Store

The companion websites:

Added by Anthony Nixon on January 20, 2016 at 7:17 — No Comments

Gatwick spotting

I thought I might try Gatwick for a change. Having never been there, I was wondering where would be the best spot for some decent photos.

I am looking at visiting there on Friday and the weather forecast is the usual for UK; some sun, some clouds and a westerly wind.

Who can point to a couple of good spots for either arrivals or departures?

All inputs gratefully received.


Added by Kelvin Davies on February 24, 2015 at 13:25 — 13 Comments

U.S. trawler hits Canadian navy vessel docked at Esquimalt, six taken to hospital

U.S. trawler hits Canadian navy vessel docked at Esquimalt, six taken to hospital

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Added by Patrick Lawson on April 23, 2013 at 22:34 — No Comments

Carnival Triumph adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Tug boats will tow the Carnival Triumph to Progreso Mexico.   Passengers aboard the cruise ship that is adrift in the Gulf of Mexico have limited access to hot coffee, food and bathrooms on Monday as they waited for two tugboats to arrive to tow them to Mexico.   …


Added by Patrick Lawson on February 11, 2013 at 20:39 — No Comments

Cruise Ship adrift off Newfoundland

The abandoned cruise ship M/V Lyubov Orlova is adrift, and moving northeasterly, in the North Atlantic.    

Added by Patrick Lawson on February 4, 2013 at 18:48 — No Comments

US Navy Ship, Guardian, Runs Aground

Navy Ship Runs Aground Off the Philippines' Coast; Vessel and Crew Stranded
Read more at 

Added by Patrick Lawson on January 18, 2013 at 0:56 — 1 Comment

North Sea incident 14th December 2012


A crewman has died and 11 others had to be rescued when stormy seas overcame their vessel in the North Sea.

The Vos Sailor was damaged and took on water during severe weather overnight. Coastguard launched a rescue mission after a mayday call at 4.30am and 11 crew members were winched to safety.

Police said one man was fatally injured however. His body has not yet been recovered.

The vessel in difficulty sustained significant damage and became disabled while on…


Added by John McLeish on December 16, 2012 at 0:30 — No Comments

Tenerife holiday 2012

Where do I start maybe as far back April June this year I happend to spot a picture on pinkfroot from my good friend manuel who lives in Tenerife the north I do believe .i asked him where he had taken the picture from .A couple of days later he replied in broken English to which I replied could he send me a map of where to go and how to get there .In the meantime I asked the question on pinkfroot did anyone know any good places where to take pictures of aircraft at t f s airport .A quick reply… Continue

Added by melvin laycock on September 29, 2012 at 19:17 — 1 Comment - Amazing US coverage, new icons and more!!

Here at Pinkfroot we're delighted to announce a major new update to

Highlights include...

  • Near real time tracking of ALL scheduled traffic across North America!
  • Huge increase in general aviation tracking in the USA and Canada.
  • Stunning new icons with accurate detailing.
  • Customizable labels.
  • Search by flight number or callsign.
  • Various performance and visual enhancements.

We hope that you enjoy…


Added by pinkfroot news on August 24, 2012 at 10:00 — 9 Comments

Airline Finder - Now 900 Airlines and still rising!

We're delighted to say that the latest update to Airline Finder has increased the number of Airlines to over 900!


Each includes the beautiful illustrations of Graham Charles Edwards.

These are just some of the new ones included:



Added by Mark Daniels on July 12, 2012 at 17:21 — 1 Comment

Nine injured after massive explosion on yacht off New Jersey coast sinks boat and strands 21 people in ocean

An explosion aboard a yacht 17.5 miles off the coast of New Jersey forced all 21 people on board to abandon ship today with at least nine of them injured.

A Coast Guard helicopter and two rescue boats were on their way to the scene while other local government agencies and good Samaritans were also on their way, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Brandon Brewer said.



Added by John McLeish on June 11, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

MSC Poesia Aground near Freeport, Bahamas

The Cruise Liner MSC Poesia has run aground at Port Lucaya near Freeport Bahamas.

Thanks to Capt. d'Von Archer for alerting us to this using the spotted function of Ship Finder Free

Screenshot here


Photo by Patrick Kenealy of MSC Poesia leaving Venice,…


Added by pinkfroot news on January 7, 2012 at 15:00 — 4 Comments Tracks Santa

Whilst here at pinkfroot we may not have all of the resources of NORAD tracks Santa we too have seen unusual airspace activity on!

Right now this is centred at Santa HQ up at the North Pole but we suspect there will be activity across the world on Christmas Eve!

You can track Santa and his sleigh here...…


Added by pinkfroot news on December 24, 2011 at 8:30 — 3 Comments

FedEx Panda Express - Live in Plane Finder

A really nice event going on today and you can see breaking news via and Plane Finder

Giant Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang (Sweetie and Sunshine) are on their way from Cheng Dhu Airport in China to Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland!

They are on loan for 10 years and will be the first giant Pandas to live in the UK since…


Added by pinkfroot news on December 4, 2011 at 9:59 — 3 Comments

Rena - Ship aground & oil spill off New Zealand

This is not good!


The container ship Rena ran onto Astrolabe Reef outside Tauranga Harbour on Wednesday and is still spilling oil.

Wildlife is already in trouble and a cleanup and recovery operation is underway.


You can see both marine rescue traffic and cleanup activities live in the Ship Finder apps (screenshot below) and here on our …


Added by pinkfroot news on October 9, 2011 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

Airline Finder - 800 airlines and climbing!

We're delighted to say that the latest update to Airline Finder pushes the number of Airlines to over 800.


Each includes the beautiful illustrations of Graham Charles Edwards.


Thank you to everyone who has helped identify any missing airlines or artwork that needs to be updated.


We are committed to the ongoing development of the app and hope that you continue to enjoy it.



Added by Mark Daniels on September 28, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

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