Friday, June 25, 2010

(Day 175) Up, Up, and Away ...

Today was going home day and it was a beautiful day for flying. Unlike the trip down, there were no delays, in fact, both legs of the journey were actually a little ahead of schedule. The aircraft on the second leg was relatively small - what I call a 'puddle jumper' (don't tell the flight crew that). I decided to make it the subject of my post tonight.

(18-55mm  f4  1/3200 sec  ISO400)

over Cleveland - engine problems ?



















(18-55mm  f8  1/250 sec  ISO100)

phew - got it going again!



















(18-55mm  f8  1/160 sec  ISO200)

bird's eye view

24 comments:

darlin said...

Whew, good thing that propeller got going again!

Awesome photos Rick, welcome home! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and get all rested up from your holiday! :-)

Rick said...

@darlin - LOL - just having a bit of fun with the shutter speed. Thank you, and have a great one yourself!

Katherine said...

Wow cool aerial photos Rick... I love to fly but think I would probably get a tad nervous in a small plane but it certainly did look like the perfect weather to fly.

Karen said...

Hope you had a great trip and are home safely. I'm not a good flier and when we were in Alaska we took a 4 man 'puddle jumper' with a pilot that looked like he was 14. I was scared to death. I think I held my breath the whole flight!! I'm getting heart palpitations just looking at your photos!!!

Jeanne Klaver said...

My heart stopped. Then I read your comment. WHEW! Great shots!

teca said...

UAU! Lindas imagens...

Beijos.

Scott said...

These are cool and Phun. Believe me the crew already knows it's called a puddle jumper. I looked back through your past several photos and as always you've kept up your tradition of having several beauties. Great job.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Neat shots.It is amazing the effects one can get with the camera.
Blessings,Ruth

CarreraCaballo said...

The 3rd perspective is amazing :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

S. Etole said...

Feel like I'm landing there, too ...

Rick said...

@Katherine - I'm always reminded of David Bowie's Space Oddity: "Here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world" when I'm in a plane. It's always nice to put both feet back on solid ground.

Rick said...

@Karen - yep, back home, safely! Flying in a 'Puddle Jumper' can be a bit more 'exciting' than the large jets, but I don't usually like too much excitement when I'm flying. I prefer it when 'getting there is half the fun!'

Thanks for stopping by.

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - thanks Jeanne; just a bit of camera fun ;-)

Rick said...

@teca - obrigado para suas palavras gentis

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks Scott. I had time to play with the camera during the flight and decided I may as well have some 'phun' with it.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look around, and welcome back.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thanks Ruth; yes, that's what I like about a DSLR - its versatility.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph; right place - directly beneath the wing!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - we had a skillful pilot - fairly strong cross-wind but he put it down very nicely.

imac said...

Wonderful shots Rick.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks Stewart!

Julia said...

Were you just making sure that you didn't have a flat tire again and how did you get that shot, lean out the window? lol

Rick said...

@Julia - LOL! Yep, one flat tire per trip is enough. I just rolled the window down and got my shot! Ha ha!!

Krista said...

Holy moly... the shot of the landing gear made me a little nauseous... not from photo quality though, just the angle made me feel like I was hanging upside down beneath the plane. You and I both know the best seat is UPRIGHT, on top of the wing. ;o)

Rick said...

@Krista - ha ha; this 'puddle jumper' had an overhead wing - at least it was over my head! Next time though I'll ask the flight attendant to clean the window before we take off - this one was quite smudged. Either that or give me a seat with a roll down window ;-)