Those Polish Pilots

Also—those Polish cranes.

 Photo taken at 10:30 in the morning of August 9, 2013, with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT and the 200mm f/2.8 L-series lens. Cropped and color-corrected in Lightroom.

Photo taken at 10:30 in the morning of August 9, 2013, with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT and the 200mm f/2.8 L-series lens. Cropped and color-corrected in Lightroom.

Pictured here is a LOT airliner on its approach to Warsaw’s Okęcie, serendipitously captured just beyond a Mokotów construction site as I happened to be out on my balcony shooting helicopters. What makes this photo so interesting to me, beyond the delightful visual pun it so obviously depicts, is its very imperfection: the noise, the low resolution that resulted from considerable cropping, the haze. These “flaws” are precisely the reason it is so clearly not a montage, even though, you know, Photoshop.