Pearson International Sunset

Pearson International Sunset

Two weeks ago I was on my way to Cuba and I had a layover in Toronto. The entire West side of the departures area of Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada is glass. The sunset coming in through the glass turned everything in the airport orange. To make this image I put my lens up against the exterior glass to eliminate reflections from inside the airport and to stabilize the camera. I did an exposure bracket of +-2 stops. When I did the editing I used the middle exposure only instead of creating an HDR image.

I have been spending more and more time in airports over the last year. Most times I find them to be so similar that I don’t want to make any images. But sometimes either a view or the architecture calls me to pull out the camera and record the moment.

After traveling through so many airports i’ve begun to take notice how architects try to make the inside of the building look impressive and unique while still performing the function of processing people. Either the grand views are trying to distract travelers from the inconvenience of the security lines or they are trying to get people to believe they are back in the days when air travel was glamorous.

 

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com