So just imagine…. “Your own personal travel day” No waiting in the check in line, you throw your bag on the chute…it drops right down, no worries because it’s the only bag! Then you move on to the security line, you are the only one there as well, you don’t even have to take off your shoes or belt…PERFECT!
The next step is to take the escalators or people movers to Terminal C, where your personal flight takes off!
You have time for coffee! and no lines, maybe a bagel too! Bumping elbows with nobody! The Holy Grail of travel at O’Hare! This is what it looks like at terminal C-
Then as your daydream comes to an end you realize your wallet has gone through security faster than your camera bag and belt, and shoes….there are 15 people ahead of you, looking at your wallet that comes through the line first. Then you panic when your camera bag gets stuck and the TSA guy puts the conveyor in reverse to have a second look at your 15 memory cards… the camera bag is stuck..your wallet is free for all at the end of the line…
The harsh reality of travelling, unfortunately.
This shot was taken on my trip back from San Francisco last year, I had a late flight back from Cali and got into O’Hare after midnight, it was a long layover so I made the best of it. I literally had the whole airport to myself, it was very weird, to say the least, and a bit creepy as well. With tripod in hand I set out for a stroll to kill time and some memory card space, no people were removed from this shot…… because there were no people lol. Same with the shots below that I posted a few months back, some call a long layover a pain, I call it opportunity. There is always a shot to be taken! You can sleep anytime!
The winter flew by until about a week ago, then it seems like a dead uninspiring standstill, cannot wait to get out in some fresh air.
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!