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Wednesday
Jul142010

Flying Visit

It's more flying and less visiting, at least for this week.  I'm tired of Dubai Airport. This is not in any way a criticism, far from it in fact.  I'm just bored of it.  For this trip to France, I chose my old friend British Airways so I stopped at Heathrow - a refreshing change. Our local park is visible in the above photo, the green space behind the five tall buildings.  It was funny being so close to my family and unable to meet them.  I will, God willing, see them on Friday.

I take a lot of 'wing shots', far too many to share here.  These however are a little more special, due to the fantastic clouds that decorated the sky.  They were almost at every altitude, adding a sense of depth to the heavens - something that's almost impossible on a clear day.  The effect makes a simple image, like the one below, look a little more interesting. The approach offered some wonderful views of London.

This week, I'm catching up with colleagues and management at our head office. Next week, I'll be visiting customers in the UK. My drive to Wales will be an interesting one.  I have two meetings there so I'll probably spend a night in Pembrokeshire.  My last visit to Wales was a school trip back in 1989.  It was back then, in the magical Snowdonia, that I discovered my love of photography.  My camera was the family's discarded one: a broken Ricoh.  The film compartment was held closed with black tape. I so wish I had kept it!

Reader Comments (11)

I liked the cloud in the first picture.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami Malallah

Yeah, it is always sweat to be with the families, no matter where we are.
Nice pictures. That must be times River? Beautiful. The floating sheep are nice. It would be nice to ski through them in Alps.
I was trying to take some photos (Main River) when we were landing in Frankfurt, but I thought all electronics should be shut off, so I was a chicken.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

if i have to vote i will for the first one...but i enjoy looking to all the pic of that trip...nice work

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoe's Box

Wish you a safe & enjoyable trip, don't forget pics cuz you are the best on web :)

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaZmaNiA

hmm ... i miss the skies (travelling that is coz I definetly don't miss the sky) ... hope to see new shots in this trip

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterq8travelbud

My fav too :)

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I've been told off many times... but different airplane, different people - so no-one will remember :)

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you, Joe.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you... Cheque is in the post :)

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

What has the sky ever done to you? :)

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Lovely pictures! I take a lot of these work trips but not to very nice areas! Sometimes remote areas and locations!

Amazing pictures really, I love wing shots!

My favorite being the one with all the BA tails showing!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

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