Thursday, December 27, 2007

a blessing on you and your travels

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.
--Irish Blessing

The above shot was taken somewhere over Indiana during my travels over the holiday. In the middle is the moon -- to the left are reflections from the window. I always feel a little weird reaching down to get the camera out at 30,000 feet -- it's like I know the guy across the aisle is staring intently to see if I'm trying to light my shoes on fire. And I want to say, "Hey relax, I'm just a photographer, not a shoe bomber."

Here are some very basic tips if you ever want to capture the scene outside your window seat... a) try to clean off the smudges on the glass; b) turn off the flash; and c) set the camera to manual focus (on SLR cameras) or infinity or landscape mode (on point-and-shoot cameras) so that the camera won't try to focus on the window. More tips here.

1 comment:

  1. I suddenly feel jealous of your skills as a photographer.


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