My trip to Germany was from Thursday March 16 to Thursday March 30, 2023.
It began with a flight from Ithaca to Newark around 7pm, and then from
Newark to Frankfurt arriving around 11am.
I had two cameras with me: my usual Nikon D7000, and as a test an older Motorola Moto-5 phone. Those who know me might recall I don't generally use smartphones (and barely use dumb cell phones). This one was a donation by a friend that has no plan, no Internet or cellular connectivity. I wanted to see if it'd be useful to have something I could use as a small, lightweight phone on occasions when I didn't want to carry my camera around, and perhaps an extra lens or two. For those keeping score, pictures with the "IMG" prefix are from the smartphone and those with the "DSC" prefix are from the DSLR camera.
I had packed my Nikon in my suitcase, and had the smartphone in my backpack with me. So I took a few pictures at Newark and on the plane. There was a 777 almost ready to push back. My flight was on a 767, but the flight back would be a 777, so I figured that would be OK.
At some point in the flight I gave up on the hope of getting any sleep. I looked out and saw the sky was starting to get some colors, and there was a half-moon visible. I took a few pictures, playing with the phone camera settings to try to get something. I was able to get a suggestion of the outline of the engine and wing and a spot reflection of the moon on the wingtip. The pictures were noisy, but capture the mood.