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Detroit's Metro Airport


Tomorrow I'm starting a series from when we went to Farm Day in Michigan back in August.  So let's start with another airport control tower, this time from Detroit. 

I took this through the window of the shuttle bus after dropping off our rental car.  Thus the blurred little tree and grass.   Hmm.  Why isn't the tower blurred, I wonder!

Add Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to these:

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
Atlanta's
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
New York's
LaGuardia Airport

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Detroit's Metro Airport


Tomorrow I'm starting a series from when we went to Farm Day in Michigan back in August.  So let's start with another airport control tower, this time from Detroit. 

I took this through the window of the shuttle bus after dropping off our rental car.  Thus the blurred little tree and grass.   Hmm.  Why isn't the tower blurred, I wonder!

Add Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to these:

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
Atlanta's
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
New York's
LaGuardia Airport

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (24)

WOW this is a pretty interesting shot. Especially with the blurred foreground wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Susan. How one can be blurred and not the other is beyond me!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2007, 00:25
Strong architectural shapes and good contrast of colours here Ginnie. I like the little tree - it looks kind of incongruous.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ingrid. That little tree really is something else, isn't it!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2007, 00:25
I find this very creepy - I think it is something to do with the lonely tree on a manicured "lawn" next to the all seeing control tower. Striking image Ginnie. Mike
Ginnie Hart: Creepy as in Big Bother is watching you! I know, Mike. Thanks.
This is a great architecual shot, I do wish the colours were a little more vivid but you can't have everything. I love the angle of the shot in particular.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. When you're riding by in a shuttle bus, you get what you get. Thanks, Johnny!
Always amazes me how the photos turn out. Guess I don't know enough about the technical stuff yet.
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Aussie. But thanks. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Sep 2007, 02:20
Composition is great here, Ginnie. Centering the tree, rather than the tower, seems to have made the whole image more interesting.
Ginnie Hart: The tree was accidental, Ray! I made sure the tower fit the Rule of Thirds and the tree just came along for the ride. grin Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Sep 2007, 09:35
Ginnie glad you had a safe flight. If you had'nt have said what this tower was, from the angle you have taken it from it could have been anything you wanted it to be.I like the solitary tree, may be its a little blured as a plane is over head.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tracy. Yes, we're back safe-n-sound and even had a few hours with Donica's mom who lives near the airport, before heading home last night.

Those planes can certainly stir up a ruckus! smile
You even manage to make an airport look interesting!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I collect these towers, Bill, and I must say this makes Detroit look very clean and bright! smile
wow!, detroit airport looks so pleasant and peaceful from this angle...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Sam. It surprised me as well. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 16 Sep 2007, 13:06
What a cool image. I would never recognize that as Detroit's tower, which shows how little I observe airport towers, unlike you.

I'm anxious to see what you're going to post from Farm Day!

And welcome "home." smile
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Ruth! I was very pleasantly surprised to see this come out so well. I thought there was no way I would be able to add it to my collection. smile

It's good to be home. And yes, I hope I do you and your farm proud this week!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 16 Sep 2007, 15:45
That's the wonder of it...the blurred green in contrast with the amazingly sharpened tower...great lines and composition (Loved the David-tree agains the Golias-tower smile)
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I really like the David and Goliath comparison, Lina. Thanks.
Like very much the tree against this very modern building David Against Goliath smile
Ginnie Hart: As always, Zeb, thanks!
I like it, simple and strong composition....I'm not sure why it is blured in the forground and not in the background....could it have something to do with your distance to the object beeing photographed...you move quite a bit in respect to the close subjects, but you move less in respect to the background....just guessing...

I'm not sure how to do it without tilting the tower, but have you thought of making the grass horizontal....
Ginnie Hart: Making the grass horizontal...you mean making it straight, Aksel? Well, hmmm. That would make me freak out if the tower wasn't straight. grin Actually, there was quite a hill/mound here, so I just took it as part of the slope.

But in regards to the blur, I'm sure you're right. That makes all the sense in the world (so why didn't I think of it!). Thanks.
Hi Ginnie,
I just wonder what you can show me throug your camera of Atlanta and surrounding, I also like to see the serie of Michigan and I'm looking forewards to it,

I hope the journey was OK , see you on blog or otherwise by msn. bye smileJoAnn

(btw did you get 2 of your photo's? by email)
Ginnie Hart: Maybe while I'm home this time, JoAnn, I can take time to go downtown Atlanta and take some pics with my new camera. That will be a nice goal.

And yes, I DID get your photos and have already responded to you about them. Now I'm wondering if you are receiving my e-mails??? That's really confusing me!
  • Dr A.W!
  • Nigeria
  • 16 Sep 2007, 21:11
askel is right
your shutterspeed was fast enough to freeze the tower cos, despite it's imposing size in the image, it's far enough away from you to not alter position as quickly as the grass which is closest to you
you'll notice that the tree which is intermediate in distance, is also intermediate in sharpness
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for confirming what makes sense to me now, DrAW. And special thanks for stopping by and commenting here.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Sep 2007, 23:03
Hi Ginnie, glad you got home allright. I agree with Bill smile
And that poor little tree looks like it's trying to fight against the planes. What's the name of that guy who was fighting against windmills Don Qui.. something?
Ginnie Hart: Don Quixote! Oh yes. Can't forget him, can we. smile Thanks, Scarlet.
Perhaps he is not blurred because it was the approach point and you had it noticeable when you tightened the trigger! Yes? You are the person that I know that more trips in less time do! Asomobroso! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Jose, with all my trips back and forth, no wonder the tree is blowing in the wind. smile Thanks.
Ginnie, this is definitely a close cousin of my tree. I am not sure it can be lonely this close to an airport tower, but I like the clean lines of the shot very much!
Ginnie Hart: I knew you'd see the resemblance, Martin. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Sep 2007, 12:02
The effect that you are wondering about has to do with the fact that you were panning - even if not thinking about it. You kept the camera aimed at the tower.
What happens is that because of the distance to the tower, that objects passes by slowly. The lawn in front and the tree have shorter distances and pass faster relative to the point where you are in the bus.

If you are up in the plane the clouds around the plane pass fast, while the ground down below passes slowly.

Great shot - simple and strong as Aksel says.

That guy I remember as Don Quickshot tongue
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis, the logic of it all makes sense to me now. Thank you kindly for the explanation.

Don Quickshot? LOL
Lovely clean lines to this image. Like it a lot. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2007, 20:47
Great angle of view, Ginnie! I love the green hill meeting the blue sky (and of course the metro airport tower)!
Ginnie Hart: Just had to show it, Kay! smile Thanks as always for backtracking....way back, I see.
This look like a stunning piece of architecture, Ginnieell captured and that 'six feet under' tree adds a lot to this photograph. Regards, chad.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chad, for backtracking to here.
Ah! Airports environmental policy ... the ''token tree''! ... ummmm or maybe it's the token control tower ... Now I wonder !!!! richard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, Richard!
Lol, see what I mean!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Jose-Ann. Thanks.

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