The Daily Focal Point

November 25, 2008

In Transit

Filed under: Uncategorized — cabenelson @ 11:41 pm

Plane Delay

This photo was taken a couple months back on a recent business trip to Oregon. I try and take my camera with me everywhere I go (even business crap) as I ALWAYS find myself using it. For this photo I actually missed my flight home… (Insert wife saying, “Psh.. Typical Caleb”) and had some time to play around with it. I didn’t do much to the photo digitally. It was all in the actual setup of the shot. I waited and waited for an airplane to come into view. I was shooting manually and needed to make sure that my settings were dead on as I was sure I wouldn’t get the same chance again. As soon as the plane crossed the middle of the frame I took a deep breath and squeezed the button. I lost some of the definition in the clouds after it was taken but knew I could bring them out digitally.

On a separate note, I just wanted to say again how impressed I am in everyone that participated in the most recent Photo Challenge. Yes, everyone’s photos were great but I’m MORE impressed with the fact that we had so many people willing and eager to share their talents. It takes A LOT to place yourself out there. Especially, when it’s not on your own blog. But I hope everyone learned something new or took away a new perspective or new ideas. I am extremely proud- (Insert my wife’s common sarcastic phrase, “THANKS DAD!!”)



  1. Great shot! I missed the challenge last week, but I’ll try and hop on the boat for this next one 🙂

    Comment by Jaden — November 26, 2008 @ 8:28 am

  2. Caleb, I love it! It has such a free spirit to it. Love your blog.

    Comment by Gail — November 26, 2008 @ 8:39 am

  3. PS: I gave you some awards on my blog, if you want to stop by and grab em.

    Comment by Jaden — November 26, 2008 @ 9:33 am

  4. Fun composition! I love the swirly clouds, I think they really add to the feeling of the photo.

    Comment by 12littlefeet — November 26, 2008 @ 10:04 am

  5. i love this picture!

    Comment by Brian — November 26, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

  6. So cool dude! Getting any sleep?

    Comment by Dr. Cason — November 26, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  7. So what I liked about this photo was when I was scrolling down the first thing I saw were the clouds and I was thinking, “Wow, those are some gorgeous clouds.” But then I was totally surprised by the airplane and Caleb’s feet. It was not what I was expecting at all. Way to find beauty at the airport, Cabies!

    Also, Cabe, I’ve been meaning to tell you about this competition. I read about it in “Wasatch Journal” magazine and thought of you, but thought maybe I would post it on your blog as a comment so maybe everyone who wants to and is into photography could participate! This is the ad:
    “Aspiring to be today’s Ansel Adams? Here’s your change. Capture the unique spirit of our spectaculat state- city streets or mountain peaks, deep in the desert or right under our noses.
    Wasatch Journal and Busath Photography Studios and Gardens invite you to submit black-and-white photographs of Utah to our First Annual Utah Sense of Place Photography Contest.
    To find out the prize and for submission details, go to

    Comment by Abby — November 26, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  8. Try this instead:
    Then scroll down the page and the information will be there.

    Comment by Abby — November 26, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

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