A few months back, I saw a neat long-exposure shot taken out the window of a landing aircraft. The idea was that the city lights silhouetted the aircraft’s wing in a nice, abstract sort of smear.
On a recent trip, I was flying in to Houston’s Hobby Airport at night and happened to have a window seat. So I figured — what the heck, might as well try it myself. Here’s the best of about a dozen shots I took:
Pretty decent, but as you can see, the light streaks are pretty wiggly — I had only my hands to brace the camera (my omnipresent P&S) against the window. I’ll have to get in the habit of carrying a cheap little table tripod too. Just a slight improvement in the rigidity of my “mount” would likely have resulted in a nicer shot (a word to the wise).