Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Creative Photography #3
Kudos to Roger for his Creative Photography contest. I only record the moment, yet always happy when the image brings back the memory.
I have posted this photo before, but this sunrise shot remains one of my personal favorites. Shot by a lowly 50mm Canon rangefinder, on 1/2/1981. It was shot from behind the wing on the starboard side of a Delta Airlines 727 somewhere over the Carolinas. I generally don't sleep on planes, and the 6:20 AM departure from Atlanta ensured that I hadn't slept since my travel day began in West Palm Beach around 1:30 AM, after a lengthy New Year.
You can pick up the gentle arcing curvature of the earth up there. The winter sky is as blue as can be just before the sun intrudes at 30,000 feet. This is another scan of a photo where the negative has been lost. Yet, the colors seen in the troposphere are still vivid. Nature is always beautiful, regardless of the pixel count...