Posts Tagged ‘plane’

The View from the Sea Plane

April 6th, 2011

As promised earlier, here are some pictures of the view from a sea plane made in that most extraordinary of countries, the Maldives. They were made in December of last year. I was pretty much glued to the window, in awe.

Above, taxiing by the quay before takeoff.

Above, the view onto the international airport in Male. It’s basically a single airstrip.

Above, islands, lagoons, and ships, as far as the eye can see.

Above, stunning coral reef-ringed lagoons.

Above, these lagoons are pretty big. That’s an oil tanker up in the right corner.

Above, one of the resort islands. You can see the U-shaped string of bungalows out on the shallower waters of the lagoon.

Above, a lone, remote and uninhabited island. Seen on the return leg to Male.

More coming soon.

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Look Ma, No Shoes!

March 2nd, 2011

My apologies again for the delay since my last post. Will be endeavouring to schedule posts more regularly, but what with work and everything else it’s been proving a little difficult. So thank you for bearing with me. :)

This was taken on my trip to the absolutely stunning Maldives in December of last year. It was my first time in a seaplane and I was all excited. I must say, was a fantastic experience and a surprisingly smooth ride with glorious views from the confined but comfy space of the Twin Otter‘s tiny 19-seat cabin.

I took this picture when I looked into the cockpit, the rare moment when I was able to tear myself away from the window. I loved that the pilot was so much in his comfort zone piloting the aircraft that he did so barefoot.

Look for pictures of the view from the windows to follow!

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The Tea Cup

September 1st, 2010

This is a shot from my archives, taken on the plane on the way to Bangalore, India for a wedding in October of last year.

I was setting up to make the portrait of an elderly gentleman and realised that I had packed my speedlights in my suitcase, which was *cough* conveniently in the plane’s hold.

So, I had to work with available light. Must say, not much light on a plane. I ended up switching on every reading light I could find and directing it, so far as possible, in the direction of my subject (which is why there are so many spots of light reflecting in the kind old man’s eyes).

I made a number of test shots, with the kind assistance of my frs. This was one of them. I loved how it turned out.

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Looking Out at the Rain

December 20th, 2009

The night of my arrival in Beirut I was greeted with violent thunderstorms. So violent were they that, on landing, the plane shuddered and shook a bit more than most passengers were comfortable with.

The day after was no different.

I love looking out at the rain from the cosiness of my warm, dry, armchair.

The Rain (D700, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, f11, ISO 200, 1/320sec)

The heavy rain slows everything down, and allows you time to rediscover things at home, like books.

A Passion for Books (D700, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, f3.2, ISO 200, 1/100sec)

Of course, every so often, the showers would stop for a moment or two, allowing a furtive burst of sunlight to pass through a break in the cloud cover, before the black clouds would regroup and double their efforts at drowning the world.

A Break In the Cloud (D700, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, f2.8, ISO 200, 1/200sec)

And yes, the colours  in the picture above above are as is – untreated.

More pictures coming soon.

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