Photo101 Rehab #18


This is  #18 of Photo101 Rehab.

You hear that your flight is delayed for one hour when you have a connecting flight waiting for you…who doesn’t get agitated with these news at one of the busiest times of the year?

I was at the airport with my family, and luckily we had some slack till the connecting flight, and didn’t get stressed at all. I engaged in one of my preferred activities: watch the crowd around me.

It is fascinating to see some people lining up anyways in front of the gate, regardless of having been informed of the delay. That is when the phenomena of groupthink takes place beautifully. The moment two or three persons go to the line, some others go after them and in a few minutes there is a long line formed.

Some others, perhaps like my family, sit there silently but unlike me, they read or watch the planes taking off and landing, perhaps dreaming of their trips, or just enjoying the scenery outside.

There is a vast majority connected, not missing a bit.


Some are distressed. Worried. I asked myself what brought them here or will meet them later… it doesn’t look promising. Some are in a hurry, late for their flights…

Boarding time starts…we all unite, queuing orderly with our differences: a tapestry of dreams, fears, concerns, curiosity and the common wish to get safely to our destination.



In the next two weeks I may not be blogging nor reading the posts of my fellow bloggers, as frequently as I am used to do, as I take a break during the holiday season. I programmed a few posts though and hope you enjoy them.

I wish you a peaceful and joyful holiday season.

Photos captured with an Olympus E-M10 using B&W grainy effect. Edited at iPhoto: Boost. Last photo of sunset made during landing.


And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.

Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.

Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.

Some of us, including me, didn’t want to say goodbye, and started feeling the first addiction’s symptoms, as described by inmate Albert nty6x at his blog Passionately Curious.

“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

I had to think of something to resolve this.

Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy,  Terri, the newcomer Bampa’s Views, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.

The Rehab rules are simple:

Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.

Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.

Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you  can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.

How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.

Have fun! And thanks for participating.

Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!


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28 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #18

  1. I love these photos your brave getting those close ups of people i am always too nervous someone will spot me and tell me off. Moreso thoufh i love your wriing you are in fact a real storyteller. I hope to see mote of this. You deserve a break, Happy Christmas sweetie xxx


    1. I was a bit scared to be caught too but was helped by the fact that people don’t look at each other at all, so only one noticed and didn’t seem to bother. Maybe they thought I was working for the airport making photos…lol
      The very worried guy sat in front of me; he is the one who caught me.

      Happy you liked it; and thanks for the compliments. Yes, i like storytelling and hope to get good at it..
      Happy Christmas, lovely! Xxx

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      1. aha that is true they are all on social media. he did look upset, but didn’t seem to mind you taking a pic of him, very brave of you. Re storytelling youre already good at it….make sure you avoid those tan lines!


  2. Delayed flight? Hit the bar!
    I got off the subway yesterday because I forgot to buy something. I ran up to the shop, bought the stuff, ran down again to get on the next one, just to find out that all the subways were vcancelled due to some technical error. I had to take the bus and then walk for 15 minutes in heavy snow!
    Haha. At least I got the last ingredient that I needed.


    1. Ops; it looks like whatever you prepared was worth your while, after all the sacrifice to walk like that. I got cold just reading your journey! Sorry for you! I guess I wouldn’t want to cover this story as a photographer as I would freeze..
      Tell me if it was


      1. It was snowing so it wasn’t that cold (it’s low pressure when it snows, so usually it’s not that cold), but I got wet from all the snow and it was hard to walk around in because none of the roads had been cleared yet. I had two cameras with me and stopped for a couple of shots, hopefully they’re good (I haven’t looked at them yet, because the camera needed to acclimatise last night).


        1. You’re a brave Nordic man! This still feels cold enough to me; and to go out shooting photos. This bravery and inspiration is also part of what makes you a great photographer. Curious to see the results.


  3. Oh Lucile, I am ever so familiar with the delayed flight situation. I’ve never considered getting my camera out (or maybe I have, buy have poured another wine instead😉). Anyway, what a clever idea and fantastic photos. I love this dreamy quality of the light that you are able to capture in a lot of your photos.
    Enjoy Brazil, Brazil. We will miss you. But we will all probably slow down a little over the next few days.


  4. You perfectly managed to catch the moods of this crowd, very impressive. I could almost hear their thoughts. I find incredible how closed you are to the characters, and the black and white is a beautiful choice. It gives more focus, makes it all look more quiet and almost worrying (I would worry under those circumstances, although it happened to me so many times that I know I should eventually get the other plane, anyhow ..). Very well done Lucile, what a story teller you are! Enjoy your holidays and I am already looking forward to reading your new adventures. Thanks for sharing and See you soon 🙂 XXX


  5. What a creative way to make a delay more bearable!!! I love the B&W on these shots,…
    Plus the guy with his head in his hands is usually how I feel when my flight is delayed!


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