20090402 Sao Luis to French Guyana to Grenada

Leaving Brazil, finally. Two hours to check out, then two flights, each three-ish hours, and we're at the La Luna in Grenada. A lunch/fuel stop in French Guayana turned into a rain/fuel stop.

Just beacuse the ending was so spectacular, ALL the flying pictures are on the flying pages.

OK, some of the better flying pictures are here too.


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 55.0 mm; 1/2500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
Yikes! Landing in French Guyana. In driving rain.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Papa takes advantage of the rain in French Guyana to wipe off thousands of miles of soot from TMB N850SJ. How much soot? Before/after.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
All four planes lined up in French Guyana.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Fueling in the rain. Frank's second choice.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Tilt-shift shark. TBM N850SJ, in Grenada, subjected to a tilt-shift lens.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
History. If only I'd remember what the story was. Something about a fortress on the hill.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
Virgin Atlantic 747-400 from Rochambeau to London. Not everday that one gets to walk in front of a 747. A beautiful and ugly plane.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 45.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
Sunset. La Luna, Grenada. We arrived at exactly sunset. I (and John) dropped all our stuff as soon as possible (literally, in the middle of the walkway to the pool) and ran down to the beach.

I won't take credit for this, since someone had already set the...thing....in the perfect position.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 73.0 mm; 1/4 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Minutes after sunset, still in awe. I still haven't checked in to the hotel, and my bags (with $$$'s of camera crap) are still in the middle of the walkway.



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