Origins: The startling picture displayed above was taken by Detroit News
photographer Steve Perez on 12 July 2009. On that date, a Navy F/A-18 Hornet from Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia made a scheduled flyover above Detroit to entertain crowds gathered along the Detroit River to watch the American Power Boat Association Gold Cup powerboat races. Just as the jet turned sideways and zoomed past a high-rise apartment complex, Perez snapped the remarkable photo shown here.
Perspective always confuses me.Â How could it look so close but not be close at all?Â I’ve seen these jets in person, they’re not all that huge.