Sunday, January 29, 2012

Where the flight attendant almost busts me

Please take your seats
Somewhere over Ohio, December 2011
About this photo: Thematic. Movement. Here.
I keep coming up with new ways to get myself ejected from the grocery store, asked to leave the mall, and now, kicked off the plane. Thankfully I've only come close, without actually walking the plank. But I figure if I keep at it like I did on this flight, it's only a matter of time. Anything for the picture, right?

What does this have to do with movement? Simple: the camera was moving at nearly 800 km/h when this was taken. So was everything else in the picture. I didn't compose it, per se, as I didn't want to draw any more attention to myself than I already was. So I shot quick glances in all directions to make sure no one was paying too much attention, then quietly dropped my arm down into the aisle and began shooting.

By the time I was done, the drink cart was approaching from the back. And the flight attendant looked none too pleased. Still, she resisted the urge to dump apple juice in my lap. Or lecture me on the security risks of in-flight low-angle guerrilla photography.

It's another one of those click-and-pray shots, and while it won't win any awards (though this one did...more on that soon) it nevertheless brings me back to a moment that makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile, too.

Your turn: How does photography lighten your mood?


Lisa Shafer said...

Why would it not be okay to take a photo on the plane? Were you blocking the aisle? I've taken pics on a plane before, but, of course, not as cool as this.

Cloudia said...


Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Anything for the picture, right?


Tabor said...

Because of the increase in ease and popularity of photography all us amateur photographers are becoming a bit of paparazzi. I remember recently going to the lovely park o Banff and while getting a map and discussing how the area was being loved to death, the park ranger telling me the greatest problem creators were the photographers! Not the campers, bikers or hikers. The photographers stopped traffic and harassed the wildlife. I think our free days are numbered. We do interrupt people doing their jobs and we do invade the privacy of public areas. I am not in agreement with this but too much of a good thing always ends up being a bad thing.

21 Wits said...

One way for plugging my SD card in my computer and seeing the cool things I caught by accident. Really, I'm serious! Right now I have some strange and mysterious object hanging from a tree in the way back area of our property...I was shooting our fresh falling snow, and as I focused in on a group of trees, I caught it... I'm excited to hear about this photo! Do share!

Ladybug Crossing said...

Love that photo - it's awesome!