Photos from commercial flights

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 350duser, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    I wonder how many of us have a camera ready to capture images when on a commercial flight. Whether it is images of a city, mountain ranges, cloud formations, or of the northern/southern lights.

    This article BBC News - Peter Day: A decade of not reclining in flight led to this thread.

    So photos from commercial flights only please......

    Here are a couple to get this thread started

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  2. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    Line of windmills in Andalucia, Spain

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  3. AerialFilm1

    AerialFilm1 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    Wekiva, Florida
    iPhone was handy and I had a four month old airbus with clean unscratched windows.

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  4. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
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  5. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    The Bassman
    On the ground at JFK, we were next in line for takeoff. It was a bit anxiety-producing, but he was actually not really headed at us, just yawing a bit.

    Olympus XZ-1, ISO 100, 1/160s @ f/8, 24mm (120mm equiv).

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  6. jmax

    jmax Mu-43 Regular

    May 22, 2012
  7. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I think I've posted this one before, but not in such an appropriate thread. These are the Italian Alps on a flight into Venice:

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  8. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Nice photo. Thanks for sharing.

    It looks like you have a lot of junk on that sensor, thugh.

  9. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    The "speck" directly above the landing airplane is probably another airplane. Approach will be handing airplanes to the tower lined up at something like three or five miles in trail. On a busy early evening, it will look like a strand of pearls coming in.

    I don't have a photo to contribute but I did just look at an LR5 video where the presenter had quite a number. She demos making a book of her photos that is titled "Window Seat."

    Lightroom 5 - Creating and Publishing a Book | Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 | Adobe TV
  10. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Over San Francisco...Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Overcast winter day.

    E-P2 and 45mm
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  11. super8man

    super8man Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    While it's not m4/3, my Dad took this photo of Tonga (South Pacific) back in the 1960s:

    I shoot out the window of commercial flights every chance I get. Even shot with super 8 and regular 8 cameras though the noise they make can be distracting to others depending on the noise in the cabin. Now I can't wait to do it with my m4/3 camera.
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  12. Colorbright

    Colorbright Mu-43 Regular

    WHOA! great iPhone photo! just goes to show that the best camera is often the one you have handy... Thanks for sharing!
  13. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
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  14. Crater Lake, Oregon


    Taken with my old Canon S50, on the way to Portland, OR.
  15. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

    May 21, 2012
    I'm a big fan of taking pictures on flights (especially clouds!). Too bad they always make you turn off/put away your camera during takeoff and when almost landing--where I feel that those times are some of the best to take interesting photos of the cities.

    1st one: out the window on my flight from Denver to New Orleans
    2nd one: from the New Orleans airport

    Both taken with E-PM1. I think the first shot is the kit lens, the second with the 14mm pancake.

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  16. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    A couple of the better windows shots I've taken were in Argentina in late 2011 - and they're the only ones I have online (I think).

    Buenos Aires:
    IMG_4448_DxO by mattia_v, on Flickr

    More of the urban sprawl, with bonus flare from the plane window:
    IMG_4456_DxO by mattia_v, on Flickr

    Flying into Patagonia, breaking through the dark cloud cover to see the Andes lit up in late evening sunlight..
    IMG_4523_DxO by mattia_v, on Flickr
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  17. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD

    Like the 3rd one the best. Lovely play of light
  18. stevendotwang

    stevendotwang Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 13, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Steven W
    After seeing this thread, I no longer want to sleep on my next trip to my friend's wedding.
  19. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    On a recent trip to UK i woke up to find an electrical storm in the distance. There was no way I could catch the lightning but it looked awesome and scary from up there.....

    Slep is overrated anyway!!!!:eek::smile::wink:
  20. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    The Southern Alps enroute to Christchurch
    (Not m43 tho!)

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