When I book flights, I’m always on the lookout for connections that strike me as exotic and fascinating. I love takeoffs and landings, and it’s a cheap and easy way to get a tiny taste of a new country or region, as well as a chance to get new and different airport images.Continue Reading
I did it!
I flew around-the-world exclusively in 747’s!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I contributed an article to PhotographyLife.com and it’s been published!
PhotographyLife.com is a great photo site I’ve been reading for several years now and I especially like the outdoor wildlife and travel articles. The lens reviews are equally fantastic and I like the insights into the design features on the higher-end lenses.
I decided to write an article on airplane photography which is something I obviously take fairly seriously but enjoy a lot. For me, the ideal airplane photograph is one which looks cool and visceral (or serene or any intense emotion) but that also has a lot of technical quality. I like big prints and lots of resolution which can provide a lot of fine texture where wing panels and runways and smoke and mist is involved. It goes without saying that I try to be very tough on myself with focus and sharpness and post-production as well. I don’t always get there but I always try. I hope you enjoy the article!
And stay tuned for an update on my 747 around-the-world attempt! Flight #1 is in the books! Flight #2 is coming up soon…
You know when you order something online and you get tons of useless follow-up emails? Well be sure to check those things out because not all of them are completely useless!
This is it! Around-the-world on a 747…is it still possible?
So in addition to chasing planes and trains, I also run around shooting birds and keeping a list of the ones I’ve seen.
At first glance, I’m sure many of you are rolling your eyes and clicking away in boredom, but if you give me a moment you might understand why a lot of very bright and very cool people love Birding! (in addition to a lot of bird-nerds) 😉Continue Reading
In 2014 I had plans to visit family in New Zealand and meet my little nephew for the first time. I decided that since I was going all that way from Toronto, I might as well make it another around-the-world flight, just for bragging rights 😉
I was always fascinated with flight, ever since growing up in Edmonton, Alberta when my Dad, on Saturday mornings, would occasionally take me to either the Municipal or International airport. I would watch the runways and get to play this really cool coin-operated game with a working toy helicopter in a great big plastic dome. And once in a while I would get to fly with Canadian or CP (in their orange paint jobs!). We even took a month-long trip to Europe in 1984 which had at least one 747, a change of airports in Montreal, and classic airlines such as Finnair and Swissair. It felt so special to be a passenger in one of those birds and I still get that feeling today!Continue Reading
Coming from Toronto, there is pretty much no further major-city than Perth, Australia, and I had the chance to visit for a few days and spent several hours at the airport to see what I could see!Continue Reading