Today is my last day in the America for the next next 20 days. I am off to Thailand for another grand adventure. My happy place where I get off the plane and just instantly relax.
This was shot in Chicago O’Hare Airport as I was making my way to baggage claim from what I guess is the United terminal. I have no real idea. I used my Sony RX100 and took the shot. I had to go a higher ISO but still got a very usable photo.
Editing wise is what you see is what you get out the camera. I punched some colors up and removed some noise but otherwise that was all.
This image was taken after I took Lonesome Traveler shot that I published on Tuesday. The Tuesday shot was the first time I think I have ever published the plane I have flown in an image. Usually I never get a clear shot of the plane so it never happens. This time, because I went to a different gate area I managed a shot of the plane I was going to fly.
I really like the skies in this image. I was a bit worried that my flight was going be delayed because as I was being driven to the airport lightening was streaking in the sky and they tend to not let planes fly when there is lightening. I have been on a plane that has been hit. We were coming into Amsterdam and I saw a bright flash off the wing and then the pilot came on explaining said bright flash was indeed lightening striking the wing. The plane was fine and we landed normally at Schiphol Airport.
How the above relates to the image I have no idea. Still, enjoy.
I shared one image from the plane show I went to which was the Japanese plane. I shot a bit more but I wasn’t in a position to process them as I was on travel and forgot to bring a mouse which makes masking a bit of a pain without it. I wanted to shoot the planes differently then just the normal. I have a think for airplane engines in that I like the symmetry of them so I took a wee bit more of them then anything else but the angles on the rest give a different perspective of the planes I hope. Enjoy.
Flew home yesterday and had the trusty Canon ELPH 330HS on me (along with a selection of other cameras) but I like the ease of it instead of hauling out a bigger one from my bag. While I took some Lightroom liberties these are straight out of the camera jpegs. If you are willing to fiddle with some settings for your shot its a damn fine camera.
It seems I am on a plane at least once a month. Sometimes by my own choice other times for work. I used to be a nervous flyer after a couple of incidents involving storms and running out of fuel. Then one day I didn’t care anymore because I realized that I had zero control over the outcome of the flight anyways so why bother. I could ramble about statistics of flight versus other modes of travel but the reality is you have no control so why worry. Now you will find me reading my iPad through the worst turbulence or snoozing if the air is smooth. Oh, I guess you can tell where one picture was taken where the arrival was. No, I hate Vegas.
For the record these were all shot on a cheap Canon ELPH 330HS. Not bad if I say so myself.
Sticking with the aircraft theme. This is a Japanese bomber of some sort. Not being an aviation junkie I don’t know the make, model, or serial number. I just knew it would be a cool picture because of the way the plane was sitting. The lighting was problematic with back lighting and having to use a high ISO to get the shoot and the fact the camera may have switched to manual mode and the photographer (clearly this is a gear issue and not the photographer checking his settings) didn’t realize it. One of the other joys is the Panasonic 7-14 has a bit of a an issue of putting purple blobs on images that sometimes can be corrected depending on where they are or just pretend that the purple is part of the picture. I know where they are on this plane and I attempted to correct it but the more I did the worse it looked so I left them. Extra points to anyone who could in theory point them out considering I converted it to black and white. I also went with the 16×9 crop to give it that bigger feeling to the image. It’s a bit noisy but I think the grain gives it a film look so I left it instead of just removing it.
There is some irony in this picture of a Japanese bomber, thats the Enola Gay’s tail in the background.