I’ve made some changes on image - added engine glows and lower plane scaled down a little bit.
Circular blur on image is of course not as in real world - from this altitude should be almost unnoticeable. But ALL in CG is a fake. To be 100% real our scenes should have one light thousands miles from center. There is no GI, shaders, radiosity etc in nature. Or rather there is all together. From one big sun and it is “counted” in real time.
I didn’t try to reproduce every elements of reality, but capture a sence, dynamics, mood etc. Vertigo made this scene dynamics - without it is only next “fly over” scene. So I tried to create something not only reproduce. Same as in every other kind of, let’s say art (small letter of course :)) - movies, novels, paintings, even photographs.