Balus by bobfoto

Balus

I think if you were to colour my project, you'd say it was greenish. But I am digging the whitey kinda feel of the past few days. So I wasn't going to show this shot, but changed my mind.

Again, this was flying to Buka, and we were up around 26,000ft and the world was definitely blue out there. The Fokker F-100 is the workhorse of Airniugini and they are pretty old and can be pretty smelly inside when the air con is working poorly. Often one just needs to stare out into space and hope that the landing is not that far away...

Photo taken 4 August 2008 inside a F-100.
Ek
Love the colors
August 19th, 2012  
Interesting perspective, in my days the old DC3 was the workhorse and the Fokker was the new kid. Curious about those angle markings on the wing and engine. Do you know why ??
August 19th, 2012  
I'm loving the red, white and blue.
August 19th, 2012  
@ekvenin @kjarn - Thanks Ek and Kathy A :)

@tonydebont - I did notice that the angle was changed in taking off and landing, and the wing was always set to one of these specific numbers, never did it float around inbetween numbers. But I don't really know who they intended to use these figures. I mean, the Captain never came back and said "Can you tell me? Does that say 15º out there or 25º?"
August 19th, 2012  
@bobfoto Thanks Jason, interesting.
August 19th, 2012  
The colours here are awesome.
August 19th, 2012  
Beautiful colours such a contrast between the white and blue.
August 19th, 2012  
Wecome to red white and blue!
August 19th, 2012  
Yep, love that red,white and blue. I was also wondering about the markings, guess we will never know.
August 19th, 2012  
Simple composition that works brilliantly
August 19th, 2012  
Jason, this is very cool...
August 19th, 2012  
@bobfoto I'm a little confused, I thought I was looking at the leading edge of the wing but it would make more sence if they were the trailing edge and therefore the 'flap' settings.
August 19th, 2012  
@tonydebont - I am sitting at 11D if that helps.... right hand side of the Balus.

@shamrockinmom - Thanks Sherry :)

@rach_who - Cheers Rach!

@tigerdreamer - I think the markings are for mechanics...

@kamb - Good to be here!

@leananiemand - Thanks Leana, yeah I love the contrast!

@swilde - Thank you Sue :)
August 19th, 2012  
Are you serious? This looks like CGI. Cool shot
August 19th, 2012  
Cool shot! Love the colours!
August 19th, 2012  
@dieter - not often you get a window this clean on an Airniugini flight!

@alia_801 - Thanks Alia :)
August 19th, 2012  
this is so perfect.. the colors, the clarity and everything.. i love this shot Jason.. :)
August 19th, 2012  
Cool colours and shot
August 19th, 2012  
Great capture, and nice pov.
August 19th, 2012  
Love the colours!
August 19th, 2012  
V Nice Capture.
August 19th, 2012  
With those clouds behind I feel a sense of "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" over that wing! Wonderful clean colours, if nothing else at least they washed the wings occasionally!
August 19th, 2012  
woohoooweeeeeeee
August 19th, 2012  
That sky i a gorgeous coolour.. contrast perfectly with the white and red of the plane.
August 19th, 2012  
I like the composition and clear blue sky
August 19th, 2012  
@ravdeepkaur - Why thank you Ravdeep :)

@johnnyfrs @dalboy - Cheers Guys!

@anotherdreamer - :D Thanks!

@pbs_photography - Thanks Prasun and welcome to my project!

@filsie65 - Rainfall does a good job.

@houdiniem - :D

@michelleyoung - PNG can do beautiful everynow and then... ;)

@tthompsonca - Thanks Terri!
August 20th, 2012  
Oohh, I'm aso digging this. Faving this one also. I love those vibrant red stripes against the blue and white. Very eye catching
August 20th, 2012  
Very neat colors in this. An intriguing shot, glad you decided to share it.
August 20th, 2012  
@stuckinoz - Cheers Janelle, thanks!

@geocacheking - Thanks Cameron. It summed up a huge part of my time in PNG.
August 21st, 2012  
@bobfoto I think i just shared my views on this foto.... i didn't say thank u... :)
August 21st, 2012  
Lyn
what a COOL shot! beautiful colors
August 21st, 2012  
@ravdeepkaur - You're more than welcome!

@lyno - Thank you Lyn :)
August 21st, 2012  
This is a gorgeous plane shot! Great contrast of the blue, white, and the hint of red... nice add to your project
August 22nd, 2012  
@angeliquenordal - Thanks Angelique :)
August 22nd, 2012  
nice colours! :) but for me there´s nothing wrong with green! ;)
August 23rd, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Green's alright... just felt like a change.
August 24th, 2012  
:D Sometimes one just needs to stare into space and not think about anything either. I like the white and blue. It reminds me of Mexico for some reason.
September 17th, 2012  
@hellcat - I always add green to my idea of Mexico... must be something to do with chile or their flag?
September 17th, 2012  
green chile.... or the flag I suppose. The water is so blue though and the clouds lay low to the water almost like they are going to touch... and it's tropical-ish and people wear a lot of white, or at least where I went, which was more like a resort than actual Mexico.
September 18th, 2012  
@hellcat - sounds very cool. @leananiemand and her current travels in Central America make me want to go!
September 18th, 2012  
YOU SHOULD! I think you'd have so much fun. Go to some aztec pyramids though. And take pictures cause I keep missing that cause no one will go with me.
September 19th, 2012  
@hellcat - Good idea... adds yet another destination to his list.
September 19th, 2012  
Woot!
September 19th, 2012  
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