The great thing about having a photoblog is that I can post a picture of pretty much anything and if I don’t know what it is there will always be one reader that comes up with the answer. It was the same with the plane below. When I posted the first photo of it, I wasn’t quite sure what kind of plane it was so I’ve asked the readers. Sure enough, two days later I had my answer. It’s a Pilatus PC-6 “Porter”Â (pdf link), a plane known for it’s short takeoff and landing capabilities.
As for the shot below it’s an HDR from 7 exposures with a 1E.V. step. I had to blend back in the sky from one of the original exposures as Photomatix tends to make it look very unnatural when you are shooting straight into the sun. If you’re interested in the original shot, please let me know and I will post it in the comments.