What am I to do during a 12 hours trans Atlantic flight? Usually I am armed with at least 3 books, keep hoping I would sleep for a few hours.
During my flight to Los Angeles last December, looking at the gorgeous views outside the tiny airplane window, it occurred to me I should try to take some pictures. As the camera bag with all lenses was safely tucked in the overhead bin, took it out and squeezed back into my seat.
After a few attempts resulting in photographs of the blurry window, I thought I may have better success with the telephoto lens. Out from my seat again (disturbing the passenger next to me), took the bag down again, changed lens, squeezed into the seat and tried again. Nothing. Absolute zero. No one good picture.
One month later, on the flight back, I have the window seat again. And the clouds just sing and dance with light and colors. What the heck, took out my Samsung Note cellphone and gave it a try.
One bag with my Nikon camera and 5 lenses in the overhead bin, and I am using the smartphone. AND finally getting some images I like.
Always try one more time.