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!