With the exception of most of its employees, it’s fair to say that I enjoy airports. They’re a setting mixed with both intrigue and boredom. They’re fascinating for what they fulfill such as allowing people to travel far distances quickly and rather easily yet their boring to those have no choice but to await long periods of time for their flights. And how can you forget the superficial advertisements, the overpriced souvenirs, the stale muffins and the iPod dispensing vending machines.
There’s something for everyone and if you happen to be the people watching or always-having-a-camera type, then spending time in a place more than you would like will not faze you as much. At the time I wasn’t too familiar with the protocol on being able to photograph anywhere inside the airport so sitting near an area where I was unlikely to be noticed was key as we waited and waited. Having a fisheye lens opened the opportunity for a little more creativeness in the shot.
Aside from taking beautifully-composed shots, Jorge Quinteros is a very thoughtful photographer. Always has a story to tell for each of his photos.
PS Mr. Quinteros, if by chance you read this, keep it up!
Amazing photo by Mr. Steve Richards of the “Blue Dragon” which he took on his flight from Cardiff, Wales to Faro, Portugal. There have been many claims that this photo is a fake, but he says (on Flickr):
For the record, it IS a photograph, of a real place, that I took on our flight from Cardiff to Faro.
The blue colour is from the water reflecting the sky and the white flecks are of course the clouds. The striking colours are thanks to running the original picture through Topaz Adjust 4.
Not that the above information will help anyone convinced that it’s fake, but at least it allows me the opportunity to set the record straight for anyone willing to read this text.
Be this real or not, it’s still a wonderful photo. This just proves that dragons do exist.