It’s been awhile, but I’m finally back for another Travel Photo Thursday. Continuing on a previous theme, this week I present a picture that I took out of the window of an Alaska Airlines 737. We were flying home from Los Angeles and this was taken around 8pm somewhere over Seattle. I really liked the contrast of the cool moonlit wing and the constant blinking red light coming from under the plane. When I saw the city lights peeking through the clouds I had to reach for my trusty Canon S90 point and shoot.
To take the shot I set the camera into shutter speed mode (Tv) and set a long exposure of 8 seconds at ISO 200. I wanted a long enough exposure to catch all of the moonlight off of the engine and wing as well as to get some nice streaks from the city lights. It took me a few tries to get the shot because I had no tripod and had to hold the camera steady by jamming it into the corner of the window frame. The guy in the seat in front of me seemed a little annoyed, but I think it was worth it for the shot.
This picture is my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday, a weekly compilation of travel photos from bloggers around the world and hosted by Budget Travelers Sandbox [budgettravelerssandbox.com]. Check it out to see some great pictures!