Sweet Home Chicago
Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Well, it’s been a long two years, hasn’t it?
- Testing, Testing, Swab 1-2-3…
- Off to Heathrow (Take the coach they say. It’s fun they say)
- Cathay Pacific T3 lounge, Heathrow Airport
- AA87 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare International (Main Cabin Extra)
- Into the USA, Crown Plaza O’Hare
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Fooding around Chicago… Badly
- Starbucks Reserve Rosterary, North Michigan Avenue
- Exploring Chicago with a smartphone
- Back to O’Hare, British Airways Lounge
- BA296 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow (World Traveller Plus – Premium Economy)
- Welcome back to the UK, or how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
- To the Journey
Airplane Art Extra from the 10th floor of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Time for a tradition I started some years ago – Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. For those who aren’t familiar with the property, if you have an aviation geek interest, you need to get a room facing either the city of Chicago or facing the Kennedy expressway to get your aviation photos.
On a good day, you can get away with the room facing the convention centre and airport – but the winds will need to be in favour – as well as aircraft take off or landing direction.
It does help to be forwarned what’s coming in – so having a copy of FlightRadar24 on an iPad is helpful – especially if you are processing pictures quickly.
As usual, I’m shooting with my Canon EOS R, with its RF to EF adaptor., and the EF 100 to 400mm F4.5-f5.6 IS Mark I lens. Processing is completed inside Adobe LightRoom Classic, with any top-up processing down in Skylum LuminarAi.
Here are some quick edits of photos of aircraft heading into and out of the airport with a little commentary.
Editors note – I really have to write up what I do for my workflow – it might help some of my fellow photographers (be you learning, looking for hints or just nosey in general).
Sometime the angles planes take off can provide interesting photos too.
When the winds change, aircraft change directions too. In this case, the rest of the photos are of aircraft in landing configurations. These were shot on a different day.
Of course, the time of day matters too – as different aircraft turn up.
Next trip, I might be trying something new – so keep an eye open, least of all I’m shelling £600+ for this new toy. And before anyone asks why I didn’t get it for this trip, I point you to the MacBook Pro 14 that was a “distress purchase”.
Suffice to say the Canon EF100-400mm lens is still a beast, even when combined with a modern Mirrorless Camera.
Next: Fooding around Chicago… Badly.
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