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McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (N318FE) - This is the moment of exact sunrise over Reno Tahoe International.  Behind me, the sun is just coming up over the crest of the Virginia Range Mountains east of the airport, so the sun is lighting up the upper floors of the Atlantis Casino; however, because it has not yet risen high enough, the bottom floors of the hotel casino, the RTIA grounds, and Fed Exs "Annabel" (N318FE) are all still in shadow as the DC-10 taxies north toward the cargo area ramp after landing on runway 16R.
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McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (N318FE)

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This is the moment of exact sunrise over Reno Tahoe International. Behind me, the sun is just coming up over the crest of the Virginia Range Mountains east of the airport, so the sun is lighting up the upper floors of the Atlantis Casino; however, because it has not yet risen high enough, the bottom floors of the hotel casino, the RTIA grounds, and Fed Ex's "Annabel" (N318FE) are all still in shadow as the DC-10 taxies north toward the cargo area ramp after landing on runway 16R.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
On mornings when there are no clouds in the eastern sky, this is always a wonderful three to four minutes of time. Three to four minutes is about all the time it takes for the scene to go from "full shadow" to "full sunshine," and capturing this particularly brief instant when the scene is "divided in half" between shadow and sunshine is always a challenge ... trying to get the settings just right so that the top doesn't come out too bright or the bottom doesn't come out too dark.
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Less than two minutes earlier, I captured "Annabel" touching down on 16R .... and the entire scene in THAT snap is in full shadow because the sun was still just below the crest of the mountains behind me. Yet, by the time "Annabel" taxied past me here and was being marshaled into its ramp slot, the sun had come completely over the crest and in my next set of pics, clicked only 80 seconds after this series, the entire airport is fully bathed in morning sunshine. On cloudless evenings, the same thing happens in reverse as the sun drops below the crest of the Sierra Nevada.
Greg Byington
Yeah, that's cool! Nice job, Gary!
Mark See
Very nice shot Gary! 5*****s! That is one awesome background too.
Dwight Hartje
Outstanding capture! I saw one very similar to this one at RDU, N385FE.
beautiful ! DC-10
Scott Gist
Really nice shot, love the light work.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
06-Dec-2022 DC10Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Memphis Intl () 11:14PM EST 11:56PM CST 1:41
06-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:59PM CST 07:15PM EST 1:15
06-Dec-2022 DC10Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 11:52AM CST 02:31PM CST 2:39
06-Dec-2022 DC10Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 09:35AM CST 10:16AM CST 0:41
06-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l () 05:12AM CST 08:01AM CST 2:49
05-Dec-2022 DC10Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:41PM EST 10:39PM CST 1:57
04-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 05:11PM CST 07:57PM EST 1:45
03-Dec-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 07:01PM CST 08:48PM CST 1:46
03-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 04:53AM CST 06:47AM CST 1:54
02-Dec-2022 DC10Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:28PM CST 12:14AM CST (+1) 2:45
02-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos Int'l () 04:22AM CST 07:08AM CST 2:46
01-Dec-2022 DC10Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 08:52PM CST 11:28PM CST 2:36
01-Dec-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 05:00AM CST 07:40AM CST 2:40
30-Nov-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:42PM CST 11:26PM CST 1:43
30-Nov-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 05:35AM CST 07:40AM CST 2:05
29-Nov-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 10:18PM CST 11:59PM CST 1:40
29-Nov-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 05:35AM CST 07:39AM CST 2:03
28-Nov-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:54PM CST 11:38PM CST 1:44
28-Nov-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 04:20AM CST 06:24AM CST 2:04
25-Nov-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:43PM CST 11:48PM CST 2:04
25-Nov-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 04:24AM CST 06:35AM CST 2:10
24-Nov-2022 DC10General Mariano Escobedo Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 09:49PM CST 11:38PM CST 1:48
24-Nov-2022 DC10Memphis Intl ()General Mariano Escobedo Int'l () 07:57AM CST 10:07AM CST 2:09
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