Monday, June 15, 2009

Elevator Up..... Anyone?

Can you imagine going to work at your usual job on a Friday afternoon at the GM building in downtown Detroit, and stepping aboard the elevator shaft which travels up the outside of the building, and all of a sudden, from out of nowhere, appears a red stunt plane just a few feet from you, outside the window, roaring straight up also? The noise is ear splitting, and as you step out of the elevator, you feel like you are walking in water. You look down, and you are......! Unfortunately, it is about the only thing going upward around this building these days. Hopefull the fortunes will reverse soon. This shot was taken at the practice runs before the Red Bull Air Races, which occurred this weekend here in Windsor.

Camera: Maxxum 7D
Lens: Minolta AF 75 ~ 300mm Zoom

4 comments:

John Minkowskyj said...

Great angle & timing of your picture.

David c.h. Brown said...

Hey John,
Got lucky on this one. But is was the type of shot that I was hoping for. Thanks for looking in. Dave

Mike de Moree said...

Great picture Dave I love to curve of the vapour cloud contrasting with the stark lines of the building. The picture symbolizes some wishful thinking about the turnaround of GM. They probably hope that they will make a spectacular return to the top of the car industry.
Mike

David c.h. Brown said...

Thank you Mike. I thought is was a wishful shot myself, and was very lucky to be there when it happened. Dave