Flight Cancelled? No Problem!

Mindcamp Random

by Mary Ellyn Vicksta

A cancelled flight usually brings to mind long lines, appointments missed, little to no sleep, and cranky fellow passengers. Recently I had the experience of waiting for my flight to go through various “mechanical” delays and then learning that the crew had “time-out”. There are a couple of emotions that can accompany that kind of announcement and I choose to look at the bright side and see what I might encounter with an additional day before returning home.

Fortunately, I had my camera with me. In the morning prior to leaving to the airport again, I was able to take a walk around my hotel. Normally airport hotels are asphalt jungles with little to no green space. I was fortunate to have enough green space to take some cool pictures of flowers in bloom. I loaded the photos on my iPad and then used my plane time to edit the photos.

The first photo received very little editing. I used Snapseed on my iPad to crop a bit and sharpen.

First shot

This next photo was taken in the entry way of the business next door to the hotel. They had a lovely landscaped entry way. After I took the picture, I thought it would be great to use one of the apps that dramatically altered the image. The app is called Mobile Monet and here is the result.

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As a reference point, here is the original image.

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For me, I really took advantage of the flight canceling and had a wonderful experience on my walk. I felt refreshed and I had something to do on my two flight segments that was enjoyable and relaxing.

vicksta_marMary Ellyn Vicksta is a frequent flyer at Mindcamp. This year she presents Photoautobiography: Self-discovery through self-photography.