Lots of Aviation Photography From SEA

An Alaska/Horizon Air Q400 Dash 8 sits at Alaska's regional aircraft ground loading complex as its passengers head for the main terminalAn Alaska/Horizon Air Q400 Dash 8 sits at Alaska's regional aircraft ground loading complex as its passengers head for the main terminal

Alright, I have a confession to make: I took pictures of airplanes with a cell-phone. As my interest in photography grew, I decided I had to invest in quality images, and for me that meant using a hand-me-down DSLR (a Cannon E45o more specifically) instead of my previous point-and-shoot camera. I fully intended to bring my DSLR on my trip to Hawaii, which involved a lengthy layover at SEA (the routing was SAN-SEA-KOA-SAN), leaving lots of time to take pictures.

Well, we had to leave the house at 4:45 for our 6:18 departure from SAN, and I was barely awake when we left. Guess what I forgot to bring: my camera.

However, upon arriving at SEA and having nothing better to do, I decided that I was going to leave the Centurion Lounge, wander the terminals, and take pictures of airplanes, with a cell phone. I honestly didn’t expect me to get any good photos (the thing can’t zoom at all) but I’m actually really pleased by how some of the photos turned out. I was limited to shooting stuff at the gate or pretty close, but I still got some pretty good shots. Let’s get started!

An Alaska/Horizon Air Q400 Dash 8 sits at Alaska's regional aircraft ground loading complex as its passengers head for the main terminal

An Alaska/Horizon Air Q400 Dash 8 sits at Alaska’s regional aircraft ground loading complex as its passengers head for the main terminal

A Delta A319 (registered N370NB, first delivered to Northwest Airlines in 2003) sits at its gate

A Delta A319 (registered N370NB, first delivered to Northwest Airlines in 2003) sits at its gate

Staredown with a Delta A320

Staredown with a Delta A320

Delta Connection's N767SK, a CRJ-700 operated by Skywest Airlines, awaits passengers

Delta Connection’s N767SK, a CRJ-700 operated by Skywest Airlines, awaits passengers

N3763D, a 737-800 delivered to Delta in 2001, rests between flights

N3763D, a 737-800 delivered to Delta in 2001, rests between flights

Let's play a little game called Count How Many Planes You Can See! In this shot of the busy ramp at SEA one can make out a Delta Connection E170, a Alaska/Horizon Air Dash 8, a Virgin America A320, and an Alaska/Skywest E170, plus two Delta 757's on the taxiways in the distance

Let’s play a little game called Count How Many Planes You Can See! In this shot of the busy ramp at SEA one can make out a Delta Connection E170, a Alaska/Horizon Air Dash 8, a Virgin America A320, and an Alaska/Skywest E170, plus two Delta 757’s on the taxiways in the distance

In this shot we see Alaska's N607AS, a 737-700 in a special livery in honor of the Portland Timbers MLS soccer team

In this shot we see Alaska’s N607AS, a 737-700 in a special livery celebrating the Portland Timbers MLS soccer team

An Alaska 737-800 (registration N584AS) waits for passengers in the N gates

An Alaska 737-800 (registration N584AS) waits for passengers in the C gates

A Delta 757 waits at its gate

A Delta 757 waits at its gate

Virgin Atlantic 787-9 "Olivia Rae" before departure for London

Virgin Atlantic 787-9 “Olivia-Rae” sitting before departure for London

So, there you have it: my first time taking pictures of airplanes with a cellphone. I was pretty limited in terms of what I could shoot, but I’m pleased with the results nonetheless.

 

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Alex
I'm Alex, and I am an enthusiast in all things travel: miles and points, airplanes, airline products, and more. On this blog, you can read my take on recent travel/ commercial aviation news, trip reports, ramblings, rants, and opinions, and I'll even share some of my aviation photography from time to time. Hope you enjoy reading, and happy travels!