Photographer's Note

Rotterdam Airport take off

This pic was shot a minute after taking off at Rotterdam Airport (formerly called ‘Zestienhoven’) for Faro (Portugal), in a ‘Transavia’ Boeing 737-700 with one of the two CFMI CFM56-7B engines in prominent view.

On the ground you can see the airport. It’s a regional one and its internal logistics and position in the Rotterdam road and public transport network are great. When we step out of the plane and on the tarmac on our way home, we allways arrive there only some 20 minutes later. Whilst in Schiphol Amsterdam, Holland's main airport, that 20 minutes only takes you from the gate to the bagage claim area. If you're lucky, that is ;-)

Behind the airport you can see the Rotterdam agglomeration. The high rises on the left flag the city centre.

Although flying is a bit boring and not very comfortable - the take off is always a great and thrilling moment - the thundering engines flagging that it's no mean feat to defy gravity, the acceleration, the steep angle of attack, the symbolism of the gestalt of leaving and going to places.......still lov' it .

In the WS is a picture of Rotterdam harbour, taken a few minutes later.

I’m a very busy hence my low posting speed.
This is picture #2 in this new triptych which is about ‘evocation in black and white’

Nothing remarkable on the tech side apart from the fact that I focussed manually to prevent the AF system of the little S90 from locking on the window.

npecanhuk, jhm, krzychu30, danos, maria-v1981, aliabazari, ikeharel has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3830
Points: 20
Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1934 W: 118 N: 4384] (14208)
View More Pictures