San Francisco to Boston, Feb 3 2009
24 Jul 2009
Over the course of a flight, the view out the window changes according to topography, density of human presence, weather conditions and time of day. This creates opportunities for images that have very different color palettes, and also that vary in the degree to which they are abstract vs. representational.
I recommend using a zoom with a wide range of focal lengths, to go from fairly wide angle shots that give a sense of the overall view (as in #6 and #10), to tight ones that emphasize specific features or patterns (as in #2 -the main image for this series- #3 or #4).
This particular series of images is more on the abstract side, which is why none of them include a horizon. Including both land and sky in the image gives a sense of scale and directs the eye to a rational interpretation of the image, whereas not including that boundary will tend to emphasize the formal qualities of the image - line, pattern, shape, color - and direct the eye to read it as an abstract.
I hope you find these enjoyable, and that they will inspire you to decide that, when you travel, photo opportunities begin when you board rather than when you land!