Sunday, 18 May 2014

Up Close

2013_NLD_F4_1960My final post about my trip to the Netherlands last spring is about a KLM/Air France aircraft that I was able to photograph at Schiphol airport (AMS) as I was leaving Amsterdam. Despite having flown on jets for over 40 years, and despite having worked on the ramp at CFB Goose Bay one summer, I had never before had the opportunity to get up close and personal to a plane with my camera.

The airplane was a small commuter jet, something that is now quite common on short-haul routes. I started my exploration with a more traditional composition; a view that you can see from the bottom of the stairs as you board.

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I continued with another shot of a view you see just as you are about to enter a plane.

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Ready to have a look at the plane from a different perspective, I then walked underneath the plane.

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I could get close enough to read the instructions to ground crew that are painted on the side of the aircraft.


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I thought this was too close to be very interesting, so I backed off a bit, and concentrated on what the plane's Captain might see during a pre-flight visual inspection of the aircraft's underside.

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This concludes my blogs posts about my Dutch trip from 2013. Here are links to all the posts in this series.


House of Oranje
Koninginnedag
Postcards from Kuekenhof
Rijksmuseum
Train Stations
More Museums
Dutch (S)Treat
Up Close



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