My first international travel of the year at least brought the opportunity of doing some photography while connecting through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, on my way to Portland, Oregon. As you know from previous episodes of my series “Street? Airport!”, airports buzzing with travelers provide some awesome opportunities for some quick street shooting while passing through the terminals enroute to the gate. For another shot from this bar and some “bonus” aerial views from my Delta flight from AMS to PDX continue reading after the jump….
This colorful bar absolutely caught my eye while passing through the main terminal area, after my early morning arrival from Nuremberg. I’m connecting a lot through AMS but I never noticed this place before. Then again, airports are constantly changing. For this photo I put my Ricoh GR II directly on the glass bar counter for maximizing the reflection effect. The guy gave me an intense stare but otherwise did not object. The Ricoh was in its usual “P-Mode” and I took the image with 1/60 sec and f/3,2 @ ISO 400.
On my way back from the Lounge I snapped a different shot of the same place. Sometimes you get lucky, even early (8am) on a Sunday morning.
As “bonus” (ain’t I nice?) I chip in two shots out of my Delta Flight to Portland. The first one is a view of the frozen Hudson Bay while passing at 40.000ft over Canada, the second one is a view of Mount Hood, a potentially still active volcano in the Cascade Range and with 11,239 feet (3,426 m) the highest peak in Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
After a half day meeting in Wilsonville near Portland I will continue tomorrow afternoon down the Pacific Coast to Southern California where I will be until Thursday in Cypress in the Los Angeles Metro area. Then it’s on to Dallas, Texas where I finish my US working week on Friday, before heading back to the Streets of Nuremberg via Atlanta and Paris on Saturday, expecting to be home Sunday afternoon. Business as usual 😉
Have a great remaining Sunday!
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Beautiful photos! Is it difficult to add a camera to your luggage on busy work trips?
Actually now. When on business travel I take my little Ricoh GR II. It has an APS-C sensor, awesome image quality but is small enough to fit in my front pocket. So no extra bulk! Thanks for commenting, highly appreciated! Marcus
I realy like the Hudson Bay photograph!
Thanks, Peter, really appreciate it! Marcus
Bold is my word for the year, but I’m not sure I would have been bold enough to take a picture of those guys at the bar! But you got the shots instead of regrets. Good ones!
Thanks, they actually were quite peaceful 😉
Beautiful and you are so close to me in Portland
I was even closer to you, to a degree I probably “saw” you. While flying from Portland to La La Land yesterday we passed over the snow covered Sierra, and I was able to see Reno and then Lake Tahoe. This amount of snow is crazy, even from above. Hopefully we can further decrease the distance this year, my friend! Have a greta day! Marcus
Awe that makes me happy and I might have looked up to you in more than one way. 😉
And the thought of decreasing the distance warms my heart yo even think about.
It’s all about the right target setting 😉
love the Drinking with the stars, the reflection is awesome!! I guess it will look good in bw as well 🙂
and the Mount hood photo is surreal…
Thanks, Alexandra, love your feedback. I’ll try the B&W conversion, but the contrasts might be enough that it might look great indeed. Thanks for inspiring this. I’m already in the plane from Portland to LA with a window seat, so I’m anticipating what there is to bee seen on this flight. Marcus
Very cool – especially loving the airport bar photos!!!!!
Genial mit den Farben und der Spiegelung! Das schreit ja gerade danach fotografiert zu werden 😉
Danke vielmals! Ich konnte einfach nicht vorbeigehen 😉
The framing of the first image is great, love how the reflective bar and the green roof surround the people.
Thanks so much, your feedback means a lot! Marcus
Wauw! Great pictures!! The colors are amazing. The guy in the first photograph seems content with life 🙂
When I see your pictures of people just doing their thing it makes me wonder if there are any pictures out there somewhere of me, just doing my thing 🙂 On some blog somewhere where people wonder what my mood was.
Maybe a picture of Marcus out there somewhere taking a picture of another person. And the world goes round. I love the thought and the feel of that.
Love these thoughts, thanks for sharing!
Hello, you are very right: airport is a very good place for Street photography. For some reasons is better than Street, because you can easily find: the joy of a hug, the sadness of a person that finished his holiday, very different “kind” of people togheter that are waiting at the gate. Raffaello
Thanks for your great comment, Raffaelo, this means a lot! There are lots of emotions to be captured at an airport – you are so right! Marcus
Love all the photos, hope you have a good trip and come across some more 🙂
Thanks for your comment, Lynne, and the wishes! Will do my best! Marcus
Very groovy Marcus! I like the second of the two bar shots best because the gut blends beautifully into the brown darker shape. Hope he’s drinking something non alcoholic at 8am. Louise
Thanks Louise, and you got a good point there. Who knows in what time zone this guy is 😉 ! Have a good week! Marcus
Oh my gosh! I think I have some new favorites! Those drink with the stars will go great with the bar silhouette! 🙂 The colors and atmosphere are so awesome Marcus. Love those! I sure hope the weather clears up for you. You deserve some sunshine. 🙂 Safe travels to you!!
Thanks so much, Janet 🙏😊! I’m quite happy how the Bar photos turned out. Have a great evening! I’m enjoying a nice steak, best thing to combat jet lag 😉! Marcus
Great shots. I especially the two taken in the bar—wonderful color and composition.
Thanks for taking time to comment and your great feedback!
We visited Cascades NP some years ago and enjoyed it very much. Will be at Schipol around Easter so will look out for that bar too.
It’s between concourses D and E 😉 Have a great week, Marion!
What a crazy looking bar. Love the shot of Mount Hood.
Thanks so much 🙂
Welcome to Portland!