Friday, September 02, 2005

Wasn't I just there?


Another in my continuing photographic survey of all things aviation.

My view of the runway as we took off was somewhat obscured by the large amounts of morning dew that suddenly streamed across the window as we accelerated. A few seconds after we rotated, my little plastic porthole cleared up and all was once again right with the world.

What we're looking at here is pretty much all of Toronto's Terminal 1 complex. The crescent -shaped building toward the upper-left is where you first walk in. It was designed by Moshe Safdie (Montreal's Habitat 67, Ottawa's National Gallery of Canada, and the Salt Lake City Public Library) and it's quite imposing even as you shake off the last cobwebs of sleep on the way to your gate.

I took this one because I thought my daughter (see this link for an explanation of why I was shooting so many pictures that day) would enjoy a perspective that she hadn't yet seen. I'm learning that photography can be used to share a vision that others have not yet had a chance to experience. If that opens up their world, then so much the better.

Your turn: How do you share your experiences with others? (It's the weekend...time for big blue sky thinking!)

32 comments:

Oreo said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. How do I share my thoughts with others...loudly, unapologetically, & lately in the form of my cat's blog! Come see me again soon!

Pieces of Me said...

Hi here from Michele's...I blog..I use pics definitely...find pics and the right words and you can bring people to places that you are...did that make any sense LOL

Carmen said...

Here from Michele's today.

I blog, I take pictures, and I run my big mouth.

I like the picture idea for your daughter. You are a good dad. ;)

sara said...

I love your airplane series. Reminds me of flying (obviously).

How do I share my thoughts? Mostly in writing. I have two weblogs- one general/political one, and one that is dedicated to exploring the feelings/thoughts/experiences related to being deaf. (that's the one I've linked to my name in this comment)

Words and photographs.. They're the bloggers thought-sharing tools. :)

here from Michele's.

Erin said...

Good morning, here from Michele's. I share my thoughts by taking lots of pictures and writing a lot. I think both are very important.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend. =)

Jennifer said...

I share my experiences in words. They are all I have, or at least all I have effective enough to share the experiences as seen through my own mind's eye.

Love your photography.

And, Michele sent me!

dena said...

That crescent shaped portion looks a lot the new Tampa Airside C terminal. I guess they all look something alike, but the architecture reallly is quite similar.

visiting from michele's

Nickle Annie said...

Hmmmm, I find that I don't really share, I'm greedy that way. LOL! But when I am forced to share, I share on my blog with my writing and pictures. :)

Hi, Michele sent me!

kenju said...

Carmi, I share my esperiences just as you do - with photos and the best words I can come up with at the time.

You came up with some very good words in answer to my post about adultery. You are right, of course. I am still looking for morality and ethics in religious people, especially clerics. Seems it is runing low, these days.

warcrygirl said...

I use pics; it seems I'm always taking pictures!

Found you via Michele!

Miss Cow is a Cow said...

Ahhh, all things aviation!! I love it already!!!

Hello Michele sent me this time.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

How do I share my experiences with others? My lying a lot, I can make them better than they were.

(Small world dept.: My brother-in-law once worked for Safdie.)

I'm here from Michele's joint, Carmi.

mercuryfern said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

This picture is quite stunning. I am partial to the views from trains, it’s similarly hard to shoot through glass well.

I don’t know that I am seeing things others haven't. Right now my goals with my writing are not to demonstrate or convince or even to archive, but just to practice becoming clearer in my own perspective. I don’t remember if I felt that way when I was taking a lot of photos.

Angie said...

I haven't been by in a while, Carmi. I realized, I HAVE to blog roll you! :) Such wonderful photos of the planes and your view from the plane. I love to see photos of others' experiences. How do I share my thoughts and experiences? The obvious things are photos and words. In "real life" you can't forget my hands! When I talk my hands go a mile a minute along with my mouth. :)
Have a great weekend, Carmi!
Michele sent me today.

J Anderson said...

This is quite a cool blog, have you used Google Earth yet? Michele sent me.

Pearl said...

wow I didn't know he did Terminal 1. I was just at Habitat. Great guy that.

Kevin said...

Tomorrow I buy my very first digital camera. I can't wait to take my first self-portrait 'cause I'm just dying to see what I look like.

Sexy Soccamom said...

Very cool picture. Hi via Michele. :-)

Oreo said...

Here from Michele's this time. I STILL like your blog!

dena said...

How do I share my experiences?

I run my mouth...like crazy. And my four year old is the exact same way. Lucky thing my husband is quiet and likes to listen to the both of us.

Sarangeti said...

Thanks for visiting me via Michele.

I share my thoughts/feelings by writing, photos, facial expressions, hand gestures, tone of voice (which can say loads, can't it?), a hug, a kiss, etc. Oh, and I'll slam things around once in awhile if I'm miffed about something!

Carol said...

Hi Carmi,
I am learning to share my experiences through written words. I am not very verbal with strangers but it is easy this way.
Michele sent me...

Kevin said...

I'm pretty sheltered, so I don't really have what most people would consider "experiences." But I guess I share my insights -- demented though they may be -- via the blog thing.

Another cool pic, BTW.

janey said...

Hi there carni - neat pix. I guess I share by drawing. And I'm here via Michele's tonight.

Indigo said...

I share my experiences with others through telling my stories, which used to consist of making people sitting down and listen to me babble on and on. However, now I just blog it, and then go to Michele's and make everyone read it. :-)

Michele sent me!

Curator said...

Sweet pic, that came out well.

Here via Michele.

Cheers.

deputyswife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry you hit it on such a gloomy day.

Thank you for your kind words and prayers. We greatly appreciate them. After the Deputy leaves, I will be posting reports as I hear from him.

Thanks again.

btw, I like your articles!

kenju said...

Michele sent me here again, Carmi! Hope you are having a good weekend.

A-Dub said...

Great photo. I always mean to take photos out of the windows of my planes (I dont fly very often). But I never end up with the window seat and I'm not inclined to lean over strangers to snap photos.


By the way, Michele sent me.

Heather said...

I scrapbook or blog to share my experiences with others.

I bet your daughter is thrilled with all these pictures!

kenju said...

Carmi, sometimes I think you and I are the only people playing Michele's Meet n' Greet!

patricia said...

I share through writing, drawing and talking. Lots of talking. I talk way too much. One of my old nicknames was 'Chatty Patty'.