Black and White, Photography, Photos

Flying To Lanzarote

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Canada, Canon 40D, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Take off from Quebec Airport

Take off from Quebec Airport

Quebec Airport has all you might need: free wifi, free power at some seats and even a children’s toy area for the kids to play in! Nice sunset too! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Look up, Photography, Photos, Sky, United Kingdom, Urban

Lone plane over Windsor

Lone plane over Windsor

If you live anywhere north of London it seems you’re in the flight path of one airport or another. Windsor, despite having a great big castle, is no exception and a number of flights flew over in the few hours we spent in the town.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Vehicles

Ryanair’s bumpy landing

Ryanair's bumpy landing

Will Ryanair face a bumpy landing this year?

Shots taken at Cork Airport of a Ryanair flight coming in to land. There are two small cottages just down the road from where I stood with children playing in the garden of one. I guess you get used to the engine whine after a while.

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Architecture, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Chicago, Photos, Sky, United States, Urban, Vehicles

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!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky

The Fields of County Cork

On the way into Cork Airport I snapped this shot of the beautiful green fields of Co. Cork.

After the desert landscape of Arizona it was a relief to see familiar countryside again.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Autumn, Beach, Canon 20D, Inch Strand, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Vehicles

G-BKSP on Inch Strand

Another shot from our few hours at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry last September. This is G-BKSP waiting on the beach to fly. Unlike the glider I posted earlier I saw this plane fly. Unfortunately conditions weren’t suitable for flying the gliders before we had to head home to Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Inch Strand, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Vehicles

EI-128 ready to fly

Here’s another shot of EI-128. Following my last shot I moved to the other side of the glider to capture some of the beach and hills behind.

This was originally shot at an angle to get as much vertical space in but I rotated the image and filled in the sand and background as well as I was able. Sand is usually quite easy to fill in because it’s so uniform but there was a gradient of shade according to how damp it was that made things harder.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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