This week WordPress is looking for “… that picture which is unfocused. It may be completely intentional, or accidental. You might have thought about trashing it, but in the end it definitely conveys something.”

I usually try to restrict myself to one shot for each week’s photo challenge.  This week I couldn’t choose which photo did the best job of conveying the message – how arduous these airport de-icing crews laboured for two days battling a major ice storm.

© Cheryl Andrews

March 2011 I was stranded for two days at the Atlanta Airport with hundred’s of other travellers.  The de-icing crew were the unsung hero’s.  Day 1 they tried diligently to de-ice the aircraft for my original flight to Toronto.  As the ice storm intensified the crews simply could not keep up as the cue for take off grew longer and longer.  Next day we had more luck!  I took these shots from inside the plane … both are unfocused because of the layers of ice and de-icing liquid.

© Cheryl Andrews

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