Snow on the runway

On the way back from Arizona I flew via Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. I had a long wait but I have a laptop, a spare battery, DVD and Mame to keep me amused.

I took a few photos too but I discovered shortly after taking this that photography in most parts of the airport is banned!

From what I remember, it’s ok to take snapshots of family or friends beyond the security checkpoints, and possibly only with a compact camera. I can only imagine the fuss if I had been discovered taking photos of the runway and service areas with my big chunky Canon 20D!

I know for a fact that photography in Heathrow is banned. It’s a good thing too. The flash might set off the dangerous liquids left by disgruntled and thirsty travellers before they go through security.

Have you noticed this is a wide angle shot? I didn’t get my Sigma 10-20 back yet and no news from the camera store. I took this with a Canon 10-22 USM stuck to my camera. Matt very kindly gave me his lens because he’s buying Nikon kit. Thanks Matt!


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4 Comments

  1. Des Reply

    Right now you’re name is being churned by Homeland Security’s ultra super-duper computer system and they’ll be after you..

    I imagine the US is a much safer place because of the photography ban. So Much safer.

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  2. Donncha Reply

    What kept going through my head was if we (at home in Cork) had half the snow they have in Chicago the city would grind to a halt, let alone the airport.. :)

    http://inphotos.org/

  3. Flickr: uninorth13 Reply

    The last time I flew thru Dublin, there was some guy taking a lot of photos of the runway, with a very long zooming camera, and not for one photo or two.. that felt so odd.
    At least Europe is less paranoid.. I had once overnight changing flights at the airport, and it was so empty and weird to look at night light that I could not resist either. :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/donncha/2266594163/comment72157603930411722

  4. Flickr: Donncha @ InPhotos.org Reply

    uninorth13 – if that had been Heathrow you’d probably have been arrested!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/donncha/2266594163/comment72157603934555371

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