I recently took a vacation to Thailand, with a brief stopover in Tokyo on the way there. Below are some of my images from the trip – full album here.
Experimenting in Times Square with a new lens – hope you enjoy!
(Canon EOS 6D, 11 mm, 1/400, f/4, ISO 400)
(Canon EOS 6D, 11 mm, 1/250, f/4, ISO 800)
I recently had the opportunity to visit United’s Network Operations Center in the Willis Tower downtown Chicago. This is the center where they manage all United flights globally. They track all aspects of a flight; including weather, maintenance, and crew scheduling. There are around 350+ people on the floor 24/7 separated into different teams monitoring flights and rescheduling operations to minimize impact to customers. There are so many cascading downstream effects for a single flight delay. I don’t think most customers realize the complexity that goes into rescheduling a flight and how hard these people work hard to minimize the cascading effects. Pretty cool to see and nice to learn more about how United works hard every day to ensure flights go out on time with minimal disruptions.
This is the team that monitors Air Traffic Control.
One of the central monitoring areas on the floor.
The different parts of this dashboard monitor different statistics. Bottom left monitors flights that have been sitting on the tarmac for extended periods of time. Bottom right is status of each of the hubs and top right are key consolidated metrics for domestic, international and Express flights.
This is the general weather/flight map showing all of the United planes over the US. The green areas show areas with light turbulence. The red areas (only a small box over Tennessee in this case) are areas with heavier turbulence where planes cannot fly.
Some of the international flight teams sit on this side.
I decided to take a short trip to Iceland. What a strange beautiful place. Full gallery here.
Recently came back from a trip to Nicaragua. Had a blast – here are some photos from the trip.
This past weekend was the Star-Spangled 200 in Baltimore, celebrating Maryland’s role in the war of 1812. The weekend included a Blue Angels air show and the largest fireworks celebration in the city’s history. I was able to gain access to a downtown Baltimore rooftop on Saturday to photograph the air show. Sadly, the weather Saturday did not cooperate and the air show was delayed and ultimately truncated to 30 minutes. Even still, it was awesome to see the planes rip through the air.
Below are some of my favorite images from the event, with the full gallery and photos prints for sale here.