On the road again towards Portland. Well, I should rather say in the skies again, as I’m currently somewhere above Canada on my Delta flight from AMS to PDX. As usual I used the layover in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport for some Street Photography in the Terminal. To see what I captured during this connection continue reading after the jump…
Looking at my photos during the flight I noticed that almost everyone I captured was looking at his/her phone. This is why shooting at Airports is quite easy, as busy travelers tend to overlook you.
It is anyones guess what they are looking at…Doing work -mails, sending a WhatsApp to their loved ones, checking the news or the assigned gate for the next flight.
All photos in this series were taken with my Olympus PEN-F and the mZuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 Pro Zoom, so I had to be relatively close to my subjects. I had set the camera to P-mode and Auto ISO 1600, so I only had to concentrate on finding scenes, composition and pressing the shutter.
Obviously I also got some none “looking at cell phone” images.
I leave you with my favorite shot of this session. This shot was a bit of trail and error, I snapped about ten photos before I got the one I was after, the stride of the single traveler matching the one of the Johnnie Walker statue in the background, without any other passenger walking in the shot, as this is a super busy area of the Terminal.
I will stay in Portland for almost two weeks including the next weekend, finally some opportunity to do some real sightseeing. But I plan also for some late evening shooting in the streets of the Rose City, continuing my series I started with this post. Stay tuned!
I wish everyone a great week!