As an older teen and through my early working years I would occasionally read ‘Viz’ a boys comic aimed at the young male adult. They used to have this section called ‘Top Tips’ purporting to be readers writing in with useful self help tips. A recurring theme was the use of boxes of cornflakes to lessen injury in trips or falls. Another that sticks in my mind was a grouse about why the pilots get to sit up front. After all, they fly all the time. They should sit in the back and let those passengers that rarely fly get to see the great views to the front through the windshield! On this particular day, while I could see thunder clouds to our south, apparently the pilots of UA1142 saw a break in the clouds as our transition through the cloud wall was unremarkable. But looking back I got this fantastic view of the sunlight from the setting sun streaming through the gap in the clouds with sheets of rain from the storm falling just inland from the coast. I once again turned to my Canon S100 (B&H) to capture the scene. From the features on the ground, the aircraft would have been over or just south of Eisenhower, Lehigh Acres, Florida. You can make out the Gulf coast and the southern end of Estero Bay between the two sheets of rain in the center of the photo. Again, I produced a black and white version also, posted below the color version.
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Richard Davis – Photographer
Richard Davis is an International Photographer based in Katy, Texas. Katy, a former rice farming community and oilfield, is now more commonly viewed as a suburb 25 miles west of Houston.
Originally from Swindon in England, from an early age Richard wanted to travel. With a degree in Geophysics, he entered the oil exploration industry which, over the next 11 years, took him to live and work in Libya, South Africa, Brunei, Libya (again), Tunisia, Dubai, and Oman.
A change of track then brought him to the United States to lead a hazardous waste remediation project and that led into an IT Management career. While in Houston he met and married his wife, Karen. Richard's IT Management career took them to Paris, France, where they lived for two years before returning to Houston in early 2000.
In addition to his library of slide and print images from around the world, Richard went fully digital in 2006 when Canon introduced the EOS 5D and has continued to extend his digital image library. He uses a range of cameras but his current favorite remains the Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
Richard takes on a broad range of subjects and his images have appeared in corporate publications, local magazines and various web sites.
Richard lives with his wife Karen, of Karen Davis Design, and their two children (and 3 fish).