N780AS – a different flower

One of the unexpected finds of our ramble around New Mexico was the discovery of stored air frames at the Roswell International Airport. There are organizations at the air field that store, scrap and refit mid-life commercial aircraft. It was a cold day and the snow was flying so no one was around to care if we walked up to the fence lines. This image is a Boeing 747-400 series currently owned by AerSale Inc. Look behind the cut to see it in it’s glory days.
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Can you hear the conversation… but Mom it was an accident, can I climb in the fountain and get it?
I had a real struggle getting this shot – and in fact did not get the shot I was attempting at all. I was spot metering on the ball but the camera was distracted by the waterfall. It is a tough shot with a point and shoot – I should have gone fully manual, but was using a program ae mode. Oh well – that’s photography – sometimes you capture it just so, and other times you just add to your learning.