My “From the Air” project is flying hi these days. What started about five years ago as a means to pass the boredom has evolved into a full fledged portfolio project.
After a few flights, a fully formed strategy was in place. I’d request a window seat, preferably one that was slightly aft of the wing. Like the pier jutting into the water in my Pier Project, the wing of an airplane is a solid object, anchoring the viewer with something immovable against the fluid, changeable canvas. it also provides some semblance of leading lines, lending some added sense of dimensionality into the image. Other techniques I’ve devised. Sit on the side of the airplane away from the sun, as the glare will utterly ruin the shot. Also try to wear dark clothes, so your reflection is less obvious. Mind your exposures and snap away.
Now some seven years into the project, I’ve literally a few thousand photos in my “From the Air” archive, though I’ve yet to sit down and curate them into some kind of gallery. Stay tuned for that. But till then, I’ll slip in a few random ones within the pages of my ‘Photo of the Day’ series. Enjoy.