Last summer, I was offered an exciting commission when the nice folks at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hired me to shoot the whole facility in HDR for a planned report that was originally to be published in September. The shoot took place over 4 days in July and I had access to pretty much anywhere I wanted to go. The place is so huge that I barely scratched the surface (I never saw the baggage handling systems under the terminal, for example) but I managed to shoot somewhere in the region of 3000 exposures nonetheless.
The report that the photos were destined for was, unfortunately, cancelled towards the end of the year and the pictures have not yet been seen by anyone outside ABIA but I’ve been given permission to publish a few here on the blog and am starting a series of my favourites today.
This image was shot early one morning from the roof of the control tower. You can see the main terminal on the right and the Austin city skyline immediately to its left. Getting up there was rather fun – I needed FAA approval and had to bring my passport as ID before being allowed in. I spent two mornings on the roof (above this) shooting panoramas of the complex and grabbed this image with the fisheye lens during a short visit into the main work area at the top of the tower.
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