At the Departure Gate

Flying involves a series of steps and waits. Some lengthy. You’ve made it the airport in good time. You’ve checked in, and said goodbye to the hold luggage. Then you head for security; a process that requires the removal of belts, shoes and all metal items. Liquids (no more than 100mls) are placed in transparent bags, and laptops extracted from carry-on bags: and still the scanner Beeps. And so you stand arms outstretched, legs apart, while you get felt all over by a man wearing blue latex gloves (why blue?), just hoping that your belt-less trousers won’t choose that moment to move south to decorate your ankles. Then you collect all your belongings and re-pack.

And then you find a seat and wait for the departure gate to be shown on the monitors. If you flight is on time, you’re lucky. Time drags as you wait.

Out comes the camera and I go for a walk. An empty departure gate (not mine) caught my attention.

IMG_5922_finalFinally as dusk approached we moved to our own gate. I watched the light change. Light levels outside dropped and slowly the reflective capability of glass outshone the failing light outside and the building came to life.

IMG_5936At such times I would have happily waited another half an hour to see the final transformation. To see more of the same from travels to/from Geneva Airport take a look in  the En Route category in the Rt sidebar.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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10 Responses to At the Departure Gate

  1. Len says:

    Love that second image Andy. I really have to wander with the camera while waiting for flights.

  2. That second one is a real beauty!

  3. oneowner says:

    That second shot is really very nice, Andy. Make the most of your wait time,.

  4. Great way to use time you have to wait anyway. And you got some very nice shapes, forms and lines in these two images. The second is my favourite – like the other commentators.

  5. Chillbrook says:

    The second shot for me too Andy, amazing picture. A great way to spend the idle (not for you) time!

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