Hair-Raising Photos of Jumbo Jets Over the Beach

Imagine enjoying a quiet and peaceful day at the beach. The waves are crashing, the breeze is blowing, the sun is shining brightly–when suddenly a massive roar overtakes you and a Boeing 747 flies directly overhead as it takes off into the sky. This is the type of action that Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner experiences on the beaches of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

The runways of the Princess Juliana International Airport are so close to the beaches that Hoflehner captures the incredibly close arriving and departing planes in this photo project of live, wide-angle shots entitled Jet Airliners. The short runways require pilots to approach the airport at just 10-20 meters above the beach!

In the high contrast black and white photographs, viewers can almost hear that deafening commotion of each plane overhead combined with the squeals of surprise from the sunbathers along the shore. You can view some of these spectacular images at the AD-Galerie in Switzerland until April 6, 2012.

Josef Hoflehner's website
AD-Galerie website
via [Whudat], [The World of Photographers]

December 5, 2016

Welcome to the New and Improved My Modern Met

As some of you may have noticed already, we’ve made some big changes here at My Modern Met. Over the past few years, we realized that we were long overdue for a redesign. As the stars finally started to align, we began the process about a year ago and it’s our pleasure to share it with you today. Our first major objective was switching platforms.

Read Article

December 5, 2016

Woman Hangs 10,000 Rainbow Christmas Lights in Response to Anti-LGBTQ Neighbor

We’ve all seen the house that goes crazy with their holiday lights display—you might even know someone who does. Lexi Magnusson is one who enjoys decorating with a “ridiculous amount of lights” every Christmas. This year, her illumination is a colorful statement of support for the LGBTQ community. The Seattle-based resident covered her bushes in 10,000 rainbow Christmas lights after a neighbor openly expressed homophobic opinions.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter