Navigation lights on aeroplanes are used to signal the craft’s location and heading. They are the primary focus in Terence Chang’s wonderful long exposure photos. During a period from July 2008 and April 2010, Chang went to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to photograph air traffic. What looks like handmade light paintings are the trails made by the navigation lights on the aeroplanes as they took off and landed from the airport. See a few of Chang’s long exposure shots after the jump.
If you have DSTV, you may have noticed the nightly comedy festival on BBC Entertainment (channel 120). There has been a great lineup of comedians thus far, notably the quick-thinking Dara Ó Briain who I thought was most excellent. I missed it last night on account of going to quiz night at a pub in town. The toilets smelled of poo and peaches and cream, and the team next to us used Google to come second, so overall it wasn’t such a great night.
My mate and passive-smoking partner, Fayyaad, told me about one of the sketches he saw last night. He was laughing so hard that he could barely speak so my keen intellect told me this should be worth a watch – it was, sidesplittingly so. It’s a sketch by Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Gilbert tells the story of the time he flew to Ireland and lost a handle on things when his luggage didn’t arrive in the same state that he remembered. Check it out below.
The comedy festival carries on until May 14th so if you’re in need of a good laugh, see the schedule on the BBC Entertainment website.
[thanks again, Fayyaad]