Monday, August 25, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 35: Two sunsets in 24 hours

As a long haul airline pilot, being jet lagged while flying around the globe is clearly one of the negatives of the job. There are however moments that make it all worth getting out of bed on the back side of the body clock...

One of these happened yesterday, while I flew a +15 hour flight from Los Angeles to Dubai. The mid afternoon Californian sun was still quite high above the horizon, as we climbed to our initial cruising altitude of 33000 feet. As the days are slowly getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere and with the help of flying Eastbound, the day was quickly coming to an end as the sun set over Baffin island (top image).

Two sunrises in 24 hours

As we crossed the Northern tip of Greenland, barely a few hours later, a new day was born. Cruising along at 900km/h (550mph), it would be a short one. 

As the sun was dipping below the horizon for the second time over Iran, a huge thunderstorm created an amazing shadow on the opposite site (bottom image). 

Image details:
Top image:
FUJIFILM X-T1 with XF55-200 lens
ISO 1600, 55mm, f3.5, 1/20s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.6

Bottom image:
iPhone 5S
ISO 50, 4.12mm, f2.2, 1/30s
Lightroom 5.6 for noise reduction

Print module in Lightroom was used to make the above diptych

Remember: "A photograph is often looked at, seldom looked into" - Ansel Adams.


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