Under the tungsten light of the high-mast lamp, the yellow warm and bright light made the scene warm, gold-colored and bright lit. I made it to black and white because I liked the way the darkness of the night creeps in at the top frame of the picture, and the almost symmetrical frame of my view balanced the picture nicely to my eyes.
It was late at night and the last few passenger had just disembark from the cabin via the tail exit.
I saw all the vehicles come rushing in, cargo bay doors opening, tow truck moving around and the ground crew doing about their business while the aircraft just sits there quietly and as if it’s sleeping, in its own way. Maybe it was the light or shadows or the people around it that made me want to take this picture, they all just feels connected.
The picture struck me as I saw it laying there seemingly tired and relieved that the day is over… reminded me of the TV program, Thomas the Train and Jay Jay the Jet Plane…
Ever wonder how many flying hours an aircraft endures throughout its life span? Quite a lot actually, many thousand hours, convert them and you get an expectancy of almost more than 10 years. However, we seldom operate them until they are really worn out, because mostly depends on their economic viability, cost to keep them online, airworthiness, aviation regulations and so on. Is it efficient to maintain? If not, it is decommissioned.
Anyway, this shot wasn’t planned at all and it was just something that I stumbled upon and could be categorized as candid shot actually but it shows that, well, lots of scene and picture can take your imagination somewhere. Taken with 450D, tamron 17-50mm Di VC lens. Lightroom edit.