Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pre-flight check - New Year's Eve

If you're observant and fortunate enough to secure a window seat, you may witness the ritual pre-flight check conducted by the pilot or first officer. Day or night, rain or shine, hot or cold, the pre-flight routine is maintained in the traditions of aviation safety. All pilots must check to see if their planes are prepared and ready for flight. Even on a frigid New Year's Eve in Denver, CO, the walk is made.

This was taken with our little Canon A80 from a very cramped position. It's not a perfect shot, but it is a very atmospheric and evocative one. The cabin reflection on the lower right corner and the blurred movement of the first officer on his lonely mission only add to the effect I wanted to capture. Despite its flaws the shot pleases me.

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