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Helsinki, Finland by Jon Norris

Trent XWB fan blades and spinner cone on a Finnair A350XWB-900  [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, 1/17 sec at f/1.8]

Trent XWB fan blades and spinner cone on a Finnair A350XWB-900 [iPhone 8 Plus, ISO 40, 3.99 mm, 1/17 sec at f/1.8]

February 2018 | Helsinki | Rovaniemi | Singapore

Following 2 amazing days exploring Rovaniemi (Lapland) by snow mobile and husky sled I had the opportunity to visit the Finnair maintenance hangar at Helsinki airport. As a life-long aviation geek I was drawn to the sheer size of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines mounted to one 350XWB-900 aircraft ... and took this abstract shot of the spinner cone and fan blades.

Paris, France by Jon Norris

Detail from the base of the Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France  [Canon M5, ISO 3200, 22 mm, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec]

Detail from the base of the Vendôme Column, 1st arrondissement of Paris, France [Canon M5, ISO 3200, 22 mm, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec]

September 2017 | Long Beach | Paris | London

After a quiet summer for work travel I made up for lost time with trips to Paris, London and Long Beach to attend two conferences and an exhibition. Thanks to jet lag I awoke very early one morning in Paris (well before dawn) and decided to go for a long walk ... and came across Place Vendôme. 

Place Vendôme was built on the orders of Louis XIV, as a grandiose setting that would embody absolute power in the very heart of Paris. Napoleon replaced the statue of the king, dismantled in 1792, with a bronze column made from 1,200 enemy canons. The detail in the column base is just incredible.

One Month, One Picture by Jon Norris

Street Art? Baker Ranch, Lake Forest  [iPhone 6s Plus, ISO 25, 4.15 mm, 1/460 sec at f/2.2]

Street Art? Baker Ranch, Lake Forest [iPhone 6s Plus, ISO 25, 4.15 mm, 1/460 sec at f/2.2]

February 2017 | Doha | Dubai

A quiet month for travel - just a quick trip to Dubai (via Doha) for a conference. When I'm at home I like to start my day walking our dog Tilly around the neighborhood -  good exercise (for me and Tilly), gives me some time to listen to podcasts (which I use for inspiration, motivation and personal development) and also some time for photography each morning.

Walking across a footbridge I look down to see what appears to be a one-sided conversation - in marker pen on the concrete floor of the bridge ... I wonder how this story continued?