Delayed Flight – An Opportunity To Click Pictures?

Waiting inside the airport because of a delayed flight can be extremely boring and frustrating sometimes.

I was at the Bengaluru International Airport recently and the flight to Mumbai was delayed for more then 2 hours. After spending some time in Jet Airways lounge and getting bored, I and couple of my band members / friends decided to go for a stroll inside the airport premises.

imageOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M10 (25mm, f/2, 1/20 sec, ISO200)

While walking I saw a advertisement billboard with black background and white chunky alphabets which was mounted on a white wall for some tech meet which was suppose to happen soon in Bengaluru. Coincidently it came to my notice that my friends who were walking with me were also wearing either black or white t-shirts.

Suddenly a idea came in my mind why not shoot some time pass portrait shots with a monochrome theme? I like always was carrying my Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera mounted with the Olympus 25mm f1.8 prime lens with me in my sling bag. My friends most of the time are ready to model for me without any fuss and this time too they agreed immediately.

The lighting was not photography friendly inside the airport but since the intention was to kill time till our flight arrives, I went ahead and clicked some pictures of my friends with Olympus 25mm f1.8 mounted on Olympus OM-D EM10 keeping the advertisement billboard and white wall as a backdrop. The rest of time at the airport passed nicely since I got busy in post processing the pictures I had clicked.

Have you ever experienced a similar situation where you had to kill time and suddenly the same situation gave rise to an opportunity to click pictures? Feel free to express your thoughts in the comments section below and share this article with your friends who may find this article interesting.

Important notes

All images posted in this post are shot as JPEGs and then transferred via WiFi to my phone and then post processed minimally in Snapseed for Android.

Thanks and enjoy the pictures.

imageOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M10 (25mm, f/2.5, 1/20 sec, ISO200)

imageOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M10 (25mm, f/2.8, 1/20 sec, ISO200)

imageOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M10 (25mm, f/2.2, 1/200 sec, ISO200)


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I'm a self-taught photographer whose interest lies in shooting people, fashion, food and life-style.This blog documents my endeavors in photography.


  1. Swapna
    February 8, 2016

    Proud of u Raju…. luv all ur pics ….!!!

  2. kande.raviraj
    February 20, 2016

    Thanks very much.

  3. March 6, 2016

    Hey, those are really cool, way to take advantage and be resourceful! And the lighting is great, truly works for these shots, they could go inside CD covers!

    • kande.raviraj
      March 6, 2016

      Thanks Justin for visiting the blog.

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