Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Clouds Over Minneapolis

We just got back from our trip to Iowa to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary.  What an adventure!  We had an awesome time, but the trip home wasn't so.  We were supposed to fly out on Monday, but our connection thru Dallas got canceled due to bad weather and all other flights were booked.  So we had to fly out the next day.  It was a bummer, but we did get to spend another day with family in Iowa, so it wasn't all bad. :-)  (Thanks again, Sam and Betty, for being such great hosts!)

When it was time to fly out, we had to connect through Minneapolis instead of Dallas.  Makes no sense to me, but that's the way it is.  Not to mention, we had to get up at 0-dark-30 because the first leg of our trip left at 6:00am and we had an hour drive to the airport.  Sucked!

Well, Minneapolis is a cool place to fly into!  Literally!  The plane was very cold when we flew and then the terminal was freezing when we got off the plane.  I guess it's remnants of winter!  Anyway, our approach into Minneapolis had some great clouds so I whipped out the old compact camera and took a couple shots out the window.  I think this was the best of the lot.  How do you like it?

I did learn a couple of things about taking photos on a plane.  They are:

1. Take shots during the approach to land versus taking off.  It's slower which gives you a little more time to see and compose something that may be interesting on the way in.  Take off on the other hand, is much faster and the ascent is so much steeper than descent and that can make it hard to shoot anything decently.

2.  Reserve your seats in advance so you can be on the side you want during landing.  That may be a little tricky to do, but if you know where the airport is at your destination geographically-speaking, you can probably figure out which way you are coming in and subsequently what side of the aircraft would make better photo ops during your landing.

Exif data:
Camera - Sony DSC-HX9V
Exposure - 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture - f/10.0
Focal Length - 10.8 mm
ISO Speed - 100
Exposure Bias -  0 EV
Flash Auto, Did not fire

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