When I got to the airport the evening before my morning flight, I would stick my head outside every couple of hours to see how things were progressing; at about 10pm, I noticed that the wind picked up, and the rain was coming down in sheets. But the "Big Board" kept insisting that NW70 would depart "On Time;" and it did. In the morning, all was calm, if not exactly bright.
I have to admit something; due to sleep deprivation and general fatigue, I failed to note where I saw this collection of classic paintings. So I won't insult anyone by saying they were in the wrong airport. This isn't the first time I'd seen fine art like this in an airport. It is a little weird to think of folks rushing past this stuff to catch a plane, but...there you have it.
Sorry about the lighting on these images. I thought of trying to "fix" this digitally, but gave up; maybe I'll revisit that later. I did, however, adjust the hi-res images for the fisheye effect, followed by tweaks for perspective, prior to reducing them by 50%.
I just liked this cloudscape.
I think this shot (on the right) is somewhere in Canada.
I just liked the contrast and balance between the sky above and the chiselled texture of the land below.
I wanted to capture something that would convey a sense of "The Frozen North," as we say in the U.S., and I think this picture does it. Note the snow on the frozen water.
And, finally, I wanted to catch a shot of an outlying area of Detroit.
Witness this fascinating drawer arrangement. He nestled one drawer under another; you have to pull out that larger one before you can get at the smaller, hidden just behind it. Is this useful? Good "design thinking"? I suppose there could be arguments either way, but it's still very cool, in my book!
Note: He paid a little extra and got extra-nice sliders for this cabinetry; these drawers slide in and out like Holiday on Ice!