Colourful cockpit – pilot showcases amazing night views from 30,000FT
A pilot has showcased his amazing colourful views from his 30,000ft cockpit.
Christiaan van Heijst, 35, has flown all over the world capturing thousands of cities that pass by, shooting stars, the milky way, and even the northern lights.
He added: “It is sometimes hard to describe to people what’s so special about flying at night when you see the stars, northern lights and dim glow of the atmosphere around.
“This selection of photos show a series of long exposure photos from the cockpit and airplane cabin to illustrate the possibilities of long exposure photography in the air.
“The mesmerizing views at night of the cockpit and all its little lights, the cities that pass by, the countless of stars, the milky way, shooting stars and sometimes even the northern lights was something that just had to be captured by camera.”
He added: “Light is behaving in a completely different way compared to what we see on the surface of the earth and this, combined with the unique perspective we pilots have from the cockpit, was just the perfect playground for my photography.