I faved Warehouses, Phoenix
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Taking photographs from commercial airliners is problematic. At cruising altitude haze obscures much of the detail in the ground below. The windows are small (would love to fly on a 787 with the larger windows - once they fix all the problems) and sometimes cloudy. At lower altitudes haze isn’t as much of a problem, but the speed of the plane can cause the foreground to blur (so you have to shoot with a fast shutter speed), and technically you shouldn’t even be using electronic devices, which I assume includes digital cameras. Some of the best opportunities come at the lower levels when the plane makes a big banking turn. This eliminates the haze problem and slows the speed of the plane relative to the ground, diminishing the blur. It also allows you to shoot straight through the window rather than at an obscure angle.
January 20, 2013 at 02:30PM