A View from the Cockpit

I always get a bit envious when I get an opportunity to view an airplane’s cockpit. Always wanting to be a pilot, it’s fun to view the instruments and silently pretend that I’m the one at the controls. Old or new, large or small, an airplane’s cockpit is where I would enjoy spending a few hours flying over the landscape far below. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for the cramped quarters of coach seating, somewhere in the back.

This is a view from the Lockheed Lodestar on the tarmac at Hobby Airport in Houston by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The HDR sequence really worked well here, as the outside exposure was much brighter than the dark interior. An individual exposure with existing light would not be capable of obtaining an image like this.

 

This is a view from the Lockheed Lodestar on the tarmac at Hobby Airport in Houston by the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The HDR sequence really worked well here, as the outside exposure was much brighter than the dark interior. An individual exposure with existing light would not be capable of obtaining an image like this. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

2 Responses to A View from the Cockpit

  1. Great use of HDR, Tim, and what an incredible outcome! I love this shot; I totally share your love for airplane cockpits, having spent far too many hours flying around in various airplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator over the years. It’s the closest I could come to the real thing… at least until this great image!

  2. Thank Toad. I’m not allowed to go near the Flight Simulator on the computer, as I would probably never see daylight again. :-)

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