G17

g17

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the flight-deck… it appears that, uh… my scheduled painting will be delayed for a few weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience, and for the following, which, (give or take eleven and a completely different aircraft), I just couldn’t resist.

‘… Like a G6, like a G6

Now now now now now now

Β I’m feelin’ so fly like a G6…’

– Far East Movement – Like a G6

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

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64 thoughts on “G17

  1. You win the obscure quote competition, hands down, SIG! If there were, you know, such a thing.

    Cool shot – was this sunrise or sunset? Amazing what you can do with a cell phone. I can barely make phone calls.

    • That is wonderful to hear, B.F. (because I really like retro-ish stuff)… thank you!
      Pretty close – it was a sunset (pretty tough to distinguish between the two in photographs – had I not been the one who took this I would have guessed sunrise, too – think maybe it’s something with the color balance).
      πŸ™‚

  2. Well done . Effectively created that old time colour & saturation. Takes one back to when , if your plane was hijacked, the worse thing that happened is you went to Cuba. If you lived in Canada, you could go to Cuba anyway, so the hijackers were not interested. πŸ™‚

  3. I sat next to this guy on an American flight and he had a little note book in which he was writing down all the numbers of the planes he could see. A plane spotter. Being the friggin loon I am, I asked him if he crossed them out when they crashed. Needless to say he never spoke to me agian throughout the flight. Oh well!!!

    • Thanks very much, Mr. B!
      It seems like airports are one huge photo-op – unfortunately I usually don’t spend too much time in them… and I don’t know how comfortable I’d be with my camera there these days.
      πŸ™‚

  4. I didn’t know that youe are an aircraft fan, I will have
    to find some out for you and email you them, I would
    add them to my new Space but unfortunately planes
    are just a bit too modern for my new theme πŸ™‚ lol

    A wonderful photograph SIG I like it a lot πŸ™‚

    • I find airplanes very fascinating (although to tell you the truth I know very, very little about them). I specifically remember going to an airshow in high school which was a lot of fun (many vintage planes from WWII up through a fly-over by an SR71 blackbird and a vertical take-off demonstration of an AV-8 Harrier).
      Also I’m working on a painting at the moment which is very closely to vintage aircraft… I’m very hopeful to have it up next week sometime – I think / hope you might like it…
      πŸ™‚

  5. Control Tower: “You’re a little to the left of the centre line”
    Pilot: “Yes and my Co-Pilot is a little to the right” πŸ˜‰

    I assume the G6 they’re referring to is the Gulfstream 650.

    Anyway – I like the old ‘Instamatic’ look to this shot – there must be lots of people with similarly fading images from holidays in the 1960’s. Great recreation.

    • Control Tower: “They’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your flight attendant.”
      I always thought so, too. Then after I read your 650 comment I saw (on ‘Wikipedia’, so… you know…) that, ‘he songwriter, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, has said “G6” was made up for hyperbolic and rhythmical reasons, and is not a G650 reference…’ I don’t know, though… I still like to think it’s related somehow…
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