TODI ITALY and NEW YORK NEW YORK – A long travel day: we started at dawn in Todi, drove to Pisa which actually has direct flights to New York, turned in our rental car, waited hours because Delta’s flights were mostly cancelled because of a computer failure on their part, miraculously boarded and flew to New York, and took a taxi home. All shot with my Leica Monochrom.
Day 2489 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day six years ago (day 698): Parati Brazil.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This was one of the worst air travel days of my life, thanks to American Airlines. The aircraft that was supposed to take us to Antigua had a serious maintenance problem and had to be taken out of service. There was no American 737 at JFK so a replacement had to be flown from Laguardia. They loaded us on to the new plane but we sat on the tarmac while they topped up catering. Then there wasn’t a tractor available to push us off of the gate. Nine hours late. And we’re traveling with our son and daughter in law and their two-year old. Misery. I got a few images around the terminal but was too grumpy really to get much done.
Day 2354 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEWARK NEW JERSEY – I landed here on my return flight from Naples. This gave me a chance to drop by the airport customs office and complete the Global Entry process, which should speed going through customs and immigration on my return from foreign travel. There was very nice light for the ride on the monorail that connects the terminals at Newark. Taken with my iPhone, not the world’s best tool to shoot landscape with very high contrast lighting.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – After an overnight flight I arrive in Schiphol Airport, meeting up with John and Nancy Novogrod, who we are traveling with and who have arrived on separate flights. Here’s Nancy taken with my Alpa TC and 35mm lens. I’m a bit tired and out of sorts, but Schiphol is my only shot at an image today because the arrival in Nairobi will be chaotic and in the dark.