Photo #25: Fly Me Home

The weather was grey and rainy most of the day, meaning I wasn’t going to be taking pictures outside. I was left with trying to do a long night exposure, or finding something indoors. And I didn’t really feel like going out.

I keep thinking I’ve run out of creative ideas in the house, but I managed to come up with one more. My initial thought was to take a photo of a model car (I have an old matchbox Mustang) sitting on a page of my old road atlas. But then I realized, I wasn’t even sure if I still had a road atlas. And the size of the page is limiting.

So I decided to switch to a sectional chart instead, primarily because these are much larger than the page of an atlas, and would give me a good backdrop. I dug one out, and picked up a small model of a Jenny biplane. I selected the Jenny because it was the best replica I had that wasn’t a fighter aircraft. I spread the sectional out on the table, did my best to flatten out the creases, and placed the Jenny on top.

I tried several angles, before setting the camera to toy camera mode. This darkens the edges of the image, which was a fitting effect for this particular photograph.

Here’s my best shot.

Photo #25: Fly Me Home

Photo #25: Fly Me Home

Tech Details:
Equipment: Sony NEX-5R, 18-55mm standard lens.
Image: 1/60 sec exposure, f/4, ISO-800.

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