2002 – The left wing of a large jet airliner at high altitude over North America. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Why this photo? It shows nothing but the wing of a large aircraft. Anyone could have taken this photo. There must be thousands of these shots on the Web. Well, well, let me explain then.
Back in 2002 when I captured this photo, you were restricted to film if you wanted high quality shots exceeding 4 Megapixels or so. That’s why there were generally not many of these shots available, and even fewer on free websites.
Secondly, you (still) need to be lucky to get a window seat on the correct side and sit before the wing. If you’re seated at the wing, you will mostly see the wing but not much more. If you’re sitting behind the wing, your view will change again. However, often the seats before the wing are assigned to customers of the more expensive Business Class.
And finally, you need to catch the right moment. You will be out of luck when you have an overnight flight, because it will be – dark.
Whatever, I like the large snow covered patches on the ground and the nice sky that gently moves from light into dark blue.
The high resolution image
|Location||Somewhere over North America|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2000 x 3000 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|