Boeing 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst has taken a powerful picture of Moon over a surprising Chicago.
Christiaan takes up the story;
“Forty thousand toes above, a inexperienced and white 747 is trespassing the chilly sky above down south. Over 2,6 million folks within the metropolis alone and plenty of hundreds of thousands extra within the grown-together cities and areas that appear like one, massive glowing metropolis from above. I estimate this picture captured roughly ten million folks in whole, sleeping, working, dwelling.
“I simply love Chicago, having visited this metropolis within the final decade so many occasions in all of the completely different seasons of the yr. Lovely blazing summer time days, strolling alongside the river, visiting the Navy Pier, having fun with the distinctive downtown structure. Or visiting a number of the unbelievable museums this metropolis holds.
“Eating in one of many signature eating places and calling it a day after attending a number of the dwell Blues music being performed in one of many many Blues Bars downtown throughout these bitter chilly snow-covered evenings. Good occasions.
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“Generally with a colleague, typically alone. Pilots are despatched in every single place to replenish gaps in schedules and rosters, leaving me alone in a metropolis very often for days on finish. The lifetime of a long-haul cargo pilot, although I don’t actually thoughts. At all times carrying a few books with me, engaged on my laptop computer, or exploring the cities on my own. A solitary creature by nature, social by selection.
“This image was shot with the Nikon Z7 and the Z14-30mm f/4 with the following settings: 14mm, 1/20s, f/4.0, ISO 4000.”
Christiaan is among the world’s main aviation photographers and extra of his work and extra shut encounter (s) might be discovered right here.
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