Bush Plane Over Inside Passage – Alaska

Bush Plane Over Inside Passage - Alaska

Bush Plane Over Inside Passage – Alaska, 1985

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Alaskan bush planes use the Inside Passage which follows the Alaska Panhandle as their highway. Only the old, high wing, tail draggers with the ability to fly slow and make short takeoffs and landings will do the job. A skilled bush pilot can land in 20 ft. I made this capture from the top deck of a small ferry on the way back from fishing in Ketchikan. The film was Ektachrome 400 push processed to 800. You can always count on a lot of grain when you do this, and for me the grain gives a nice painterly affect to the image.

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7, Kodak Ektachrome 400X Professional, hand held, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner, Honda Ascot VT500


2 thoughts on “Bush Plane Over Inside Passage – Alaska

  1. I like the way your image of the bush plane has jumped off of my monitor.

    It is because of the grain.

    The whiteness of the clouds among the mountains has a chilly, damp, feel or is it fog?

    The trees are a beautiful, soft pastel, muted, green which highlights the bright, sunshine yellow of the Bush plane that is centered perfectly to be accented by the white of the clouds or fog.

    Your signature is the same bright, sunshine yellow as the plane.

    The dark green of the trees in the shade also has its own way of drawing the eye into it and down onto the dark, brown of the shore at the edge of the water.

    The blue of the water is a jewelled sapphire sparkling its brilliance as the white trail of the ferry glitters its winding path through the water.

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