CenAm 2008-01-11

...where we took a bus back to Guatemala City, then flew to La Ceiba, Honduras.

So long, Chichi! The plan: wake up early (remember, the bus ride to get here took five hours), on the bus and back to Guatemala City.

Which only took two and a half hours.

Which is very good, because it took as many hours to check out and get in the air.

Just another day of getting from point A to point B. After the first three photos, the rest are nerdy plane and airport pictures.


Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 116.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Ah! Morning sun!



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 72.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
I like this one better, but I wish I did a panoramic so I could have chopped off the bottom and got a bit more on the left. Oh well.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/14.1, ISO 100
Except for being morning, this evokes that whole "walking into the twilight" feeling.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 137.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/6.4, ISO 200
Doc and Doc giving up on the flying club and heading down to the international terminal to get paperwork done.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 191.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
An Otter landing on the TBM, with Baja 1 looking lonely.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 500.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400
Nose art of that same Otter.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 137.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/9.1, ISO 400
Jack and Claudia going to keep Baja 1 company.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 137.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/9.1, ISO 400
Slight duplication, just showing that indeed that was a plane on final in the last picture.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 137.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
I'll bet he could have made it from there.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 72.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/11.3, ISO 400
YAY! Paperwork done, ready to go...and sit at the end of the runway. You'll notice that Baja 1 is at the front of the line. This picture is TWENTY minutes after the full-frontal view of Baja 1. We probably sat here another fifteen minutes before getting in the air.

It didn't help that tower let a commercial guy cut in front of us.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.6, ISO 200
La Ceiba! By far, the most interesting parking arrangement I've seen yet. Baja Bush Pilots? Yeah, put them in the boneyard.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/5.7, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/7.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/7.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/5.7, ISO 200



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/7.0, ISO 200



Parking at La Cieba was...chaotic. If there was space, they'd push you into it, double, triple, quadriple parked.



Parking at La Cieba was...beautiful. Just as the sun went down, cloud encased mountains. A couple of dead Boeing 737's.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 200.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/6.4, ISO 200
I like the colors and brightness here, the only problem is that I wanted focus on Flight Surgeon Jim and his Maroon Mooney.....



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 200.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400
....which I eventually got, but lost the nice darkness.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 28.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100
Darrell, I tried.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 28.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
See, I told you I tired!



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 40.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/14.1, ISO 800



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 40.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/19.9, ISO 800



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100



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