After all, I slept three full nights in my own bed before heading westward across the big ocean once more, for about the gazillionth time this year. Sometimes I wonder what the constant exposure to high altitude radiation will do to my body. Today’s trip is Nuremberg – Amsterdam (where I am now) – Chicago. Instead of my usual Delta flight I’m on a KLM flight with the hope to find some new inflight movies that I haven’t seen yet (which is almost impossible) and a new menu (Delta changes it’s food offerings only once every three months, so honestly I can’t see that stuff any more).
I absolutely love Chicago, the perfect city to combine street- and architectural photography, but this trip is business only and I won’t even make it downtown during my roughly 30 hours on the ground. In an office park near O’Hare airport I will meet my peers from other international corporations for our annual round table get together, and I’m really looking forward to this meeting. Tomorrow night I will continue on to Portland for a full week of regular project work, before flying back home in time for the last October weekend (and hopefully a week off). After the jump you can see a few shots I took while being bored during my air travel, there is always an opportunity for some photography 😉 …
Have a great Wednesday!
Around the World in 12 Days – Rose City Waterfront
Always great photos! I especially love Catch That Plane, but all of your photos are such originals.
Thanks, Aixa, your kind words mean so much! Marcus
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Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words, Sunaina, this is so much appreciated! Will definitely check out your travel post 👍 ! Marcus
Short and to the point, I also enjoyed the photos. I now want switch airlines, because United Airlines is getting boring.
Thanks for your kind words, Pedro, much appreciated! Marcus
Thanks, Hannah, your visit and comment is highly appreciated! Have a great Sunday Marcus
Thanks, Myriam, highly appreciated! Marcus
Great pictures, love the lowlight captures!
Thank you so much for your visit and kind words, highly appreciated! Marcus
Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, appreciate it so much! Marcus
Thank you so much, Kalyani, highly appreciated! Marcus
Cool shots! Sounds like you’re constantly on the move huh? Has your schedule calmed down now? 😦
Thanks so much for your kind words, highly appreciated! Traveling a lot comes with the job that pays the bills 😉 ! Unfortunately, my schedule is still crazy, my 18th trip to the US this year alone is coming up next week ;-)! Marcus
Thanks, Justin, so much appreciated! Marcus
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Sometime doing such little things keeps providing you joy. I always prefer doing such thing in my voyage.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment 🙂 ! Marcus
very interesting post
i like it so much , can i copy your link on my personal blog ?
Yes, sure you can! Thanks for your visit! Marcus
That view from the plane is beautiful. I’ve been viewing blogs for quite some time and that may be one of my favorite photos.
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WOW!!! Beautiful photos! Really loved them!
Beautiful photography… so beautiful
Thanks so much for commenting! Marcus
Thats a wonderful photo, Marcus, the first one. I too was wondering about jet lag, I suffered with it, in fact it does put me off of flying , although I do like flying 🙂 Lynne
Thanks for the comment, Lynne. I extensively answered the jet lag question in Winterlicht’s comment 😉 ! Marcus
Well, radiation is one thing. The other one is jet lag. How do handle this constant time zones “hopping” physically? Just wondering. I hope you don’t mind this rather personal question. 😯
I don’t mind at all 😉 ! The thing is, I just accept jet lag. I never fight it, as in lying wide awake in a bed trying to find back too sleep. I go the sleep when I’m tired and have the opportunity. If this is 8am in the evening in a hotel room then I just sleep. And when I’m wide awake at 3am in the morning I get up, work on my photos or the blog or do emails and conference calls for work (someone on the globe is always awake in my job). I have to say I’m a person that can get away with just 5-6 hours of sleep forever. And this I always get. A nap in the plane, in a taxi, train, whatever. Not panicking about jet lag helps immensely to transition. If I’m abroad on a short week, I don’t try to adjust at all, I just sleep for example 9pm-3am every night, just keep that rhythm. But every human is different. What I never do is take any pills (sleeping aid), not even natural ones. Hope this answers your question 😉 ! Marcus
Thanks for your detailed response. It sounds absolutely reasonable and very experienced.
Have a good weekend – wherever you are 😉
Great photos, safe travels!
Thanks, John, as always so much appreciated! Marcus
Ich mag diese Stimmung, auch auf Flüghäfen… Hat irgendwie was total beruhigendes an sich. Ganz viel Emotion und ganz leise… Top!
Dankeschön 🙂 ! Das schöne an Flughäfen ist, es beachtet dich praktisch niemand beim fotografieren. Alle viel zu beschäftigt 😉 !
I hate airports. You make the ugly look desirable. Well done! 😄
Thanks, Kristin, actually, airports are not that bad when you travel on business, have a status card and can use express lanes and airline clubs 😉 ! And they are always great places for photography! People are too busy to notice you! Marcus
You really know how to live! 😃
I really loved the dawn break pictures. The first one shot from the aircraft with two windows. And second in Holland. Do you shoot these with high ISO or use some sort of tripod?
Thanks, Arv! Appreciate you sharing your thoughts 🙂 ! It was with high ISO (3200). No tripod, all handheld! Marcus
Great. Is Olympus great at low light photography?
Well, I don’t think it can compete with full frame DSLR’s, but certainly with APS-C cameras. Marcus
Thanks for the information, Marcus! 🙂
You are very welcome, Arv!
Beautiful photos. The first one is my favourite. It’s very dynamic 🙂
Thank you Christina, I love that you call it “dynamic”, as this is what I intended to capture. Some people might call it “not sharp” 😉 ! Marcus
Thanks, Winnie, much appreciated! Marcus
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