Eurotrip Day 1 – Flight

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 :: 5:36 pm

As you probably know I’ve been back for about a week from my highly anticipated 24 day Eurotrip! So far I’ve gone through about half the photos on the trip, deleting duplicates, blurry images, etc. I will have to delete as I go along later on this month.

How was it? Summing it up in one word: Great! It’s probably what I imagined it to be – and maybe even a bit more. Ate escargot, pizza, gelato, conversed with locals, jumped in front of the Eiffel Tower, and a whole load of other things.
I’m not much of a writer myself, but hopefully you can follow the small captions that I have above the photos.
Critique and comments very much welcome! I’d be glad to answer any questions about the trip! :-D

A little photo stat:

Shutter clicks (going by image number): 11109
Images kept (so far): 9921 (about 90% rate)
Average photos/day: 463
Storage used: 114GB (excluding videos)
Images shot with RAW and JPG

Eurotrip 2009 - England, France, Italy, Germany

Shutter speed: 1/500s / Aperture: f/6.3 / Focal: 10mm / ISO: 100

Just before heading out the door. Crumpler photo bag + 12kg backpack

Trip bags

Shutter speed: 1/200s / Aperture: f/4.5 / Focal: 20mm / ISO: 400
At YVR check-in counters

YVR airport

Shutter speed: 1/160s / Aperture: f/4.5 / Focal: 21mm / ISO: 400
Goodbye Vancouver!

Vancouver Airport

Shutter speed: 1/500s / Aperture: f/6.3 / Focal: 33mm / ISO: 100
Agricultural farms of Richmond

Richmond Farms from Sky

Shutter speed: 1/320s / Aperture: f/8.0 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 100

Snowy mountaintops

Shutter speed: 1/1000s / Aperture: f/7.1 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 100
In-flight drinks provided, home-baked cookies so good~ Thanks :-)

Flight snack

Shutter speed: 1/25s / Aperture: f/4.0 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 400
Transferring flights at Chicago airport

Chicago Airport

Shutter speed: 1/250s / Aperture: f/4.5 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 400
Departure Gate C21 – Destination: London Heathrow!!!

Gage C21

Shutter speed: 1/60s / Aperture: f/3.5 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 100

Chicago Airport

Shutter speed: 1/50s / Aperture: f/2.8 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 100
Cheery travelmates munching on fast food snack


Shutter speed: 1/10s / Aperture: f/3.5 / Focal: 12mm / ISO: 400
It’s hard to see, but we’re going at almost 1000km/h with a strong tailwind!

In-flight Monitor

Shutter speed: 1/50s / Aperture: f/2.8 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 400
The meal that took forever to come because they had to warm more up =.=

Flight meal

Shutter speed: 1/25s / Aperture: f/3.5 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 800
Fun with plane lights!

Drawing with Plane Lights

Shutter speed: 1.6s / Aperture: f/3.5 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 200
We’re here, 1h10m ahead of schedule!

In-flight Monitor

Shutter speed: 1/100s / Aperture: f/3.5 / Focal: 50mm / ISO: 1600
Thames River with the famous Tower Bridge!

Thames River from Sky

Shutter speed: 1/125s / Aperture: f/8.0 / Focal: 24mm / ISO: 100
Certainly a different arrangement of communities

London Houses from Sky

Shutter speed: 1/125s / Aperture: f/6.3 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 100
Heavily corporate sponsored airport – it’s all HSBC!

Heathrow Airport

Shutter speed: 1/160s / Aperture: f/8.0 / Focal: 18mm / ISO: 100

To be continued…

4 Responses to “Eurotrip Day 1 – Flight”

  1. Nicky Says:

    *Jealous* XD
    I love the houses! omg! I wanna go toooooo!!! (next fall! = =)

  2. jeff Says:

    don’t stop! keep posting :P

  3. a70 Says:

    It took me lots of time to select 85 photos out of 350 for first day in London :-P Post is up!

  4. Shiwani Says:


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