Friday, April 12, 2013

Blockin' Out Scenery - Restricted Air Operations Signs

Nothing like a fence and an in-your-face sign to take the joy out of plane watching. Some small airports don't have many barriers to photographing aircraft while mid- to large airports heavily restrict visual access, let alone casual wandering. In this case a (short for Suburban Air Freight) craft sits ready for its next frieght or personnel airlift assignment. Options for the observer is to put up with the wire fence distraction or to peek through the mesh. As a photographer I vote for sticking the lens through the fence and snapping away. Besides, like the song says 'Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?' can make for a more dramatic photo.

1 comment:

  1. Just as you suggested a person that takes pictures would have stuck the lens through the fence. Instead you were thinking like a photographer and included the sign, the fence and the plane in the photo. This created a view that expressed the feeling of restrictedness by showing that you were kept within certain limits. It still works even if you did it knowingly or by instinct. That's only my simple thoughts.