Image of the Day:747 Taking off from Amsterdam Schipol Airport

EVA Air Boeing 747-45EM taking off off from runway 36L at Amsterdam-Schipol Netherlands.The great timing and angle just makes this shot,and the size of the 747 look surreal seeing the distance to the fence was a mere 145 metres(475ft)!
I wonder if anyone computed the take off distance prior to the trip?
This is an amazing picture of a disaster that didn't happen.Weight and balance calculations are a critical part of flight safety.From the looks of this 747,the weight was within the CG envelope,but if they'd have added one more 'marshmallow' to each snack tray,this bird might not have cleared the fence!

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Courtesy Nagel Borsella
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