30+ Stunning HDR Photographs of Airports and Planes Around the World

Most of us, at some time or another, have been to an airport, whether it is to take a flight or to meet friends or relatives from their flight. How often do we actually take a look around the airport, try to find unusual angles that would produce a stunning photograph or notice the way the tables and chairs are reflected in the plate glass windows?

Mostly, we either plane-watch or people-watch, read a newspaper or magazine or just sit, tapping our feet bored with the wait!

Here is a collection of photographs taken from both inside and outside airports around the world. Some are purely shots of beautiful parts of airports, others are shots taken at unusual angles that show hidden beauty within the airport boundaries, all are great shots and all are HDR photography.

As we all have different opinions on the amount of HDR post-applied to an image, I have included some photographs that may be considered 'overdone' on the HDR and some that definitely aren't!

30 Stunning HDR Photographs of Airports and Planes Around the World
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Stunning HDR Photographs of Airports Around the World

YVR HDR
Vancouver International Airport, Canada

YVR HDR

Psychadelic Tunnel at O'Hare
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, USA

Psychadelic Tunnel at O'Hare

Sidney Airport's Control Tower
Sidney International Airport, Australia

Sidney Airport's Control Tower

KLM Status: Loading
Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands

KLM Status: Loading

Sea-Tac Walkway
Seatac International Airport, Seattle, USA

Sea-Tac Walkway

Suwannaphoom Airport
Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

Suwannaphoom Airport

Emirates Boeing 777-300
Dusseldorf International Airport, Germany

Emirates Boeing 777-300

Can you meet me halfway....
Graz Airport, Austria

Can you meet me halfway....

Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport, Republic of Ireland

Dublin Airport

Brisbane Airport HDR
Brisbane Airport, Australia

Brisbane Airport HDR

Bangalore Airport
Bangalore Airport, India

Bangalore Airport

Charles de Gaulle Airport – HDR
Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Charles de Gaulle Airport - HDR

Airport Dallas Fort Worth
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, USA

Airport Dallas Fort Worth

Detroit Airport
Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan, USA

Detroit Airport

Approach of B747 at Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport, Essex, England

Approach of B747 at Stansted Airport

Guangzhou Airport
Guangzhou Airport (Baiyun), China

Guangzhou Airport

Haneda Airport
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Japan

Haneda Airport

Reflection at Portland International Airport – HDR
Portland International Airport, Oregon, USA

Reflection at Portland International Airport - HDR

Dubai Airport – HDR
Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Airport - HDR

National at Night
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington D.C., USA

National at Night

Orlando Airport HDR
Orlando International Airport, Florida, USA

Orlando Airport HDR

Hamburg International Airport HDR
Hamburg International Airport, Germany

Hamburg International Airport HDR

Osaki Airport Japan HDR
Osaka-Itami Airport, Japan

Osaki Airport HDR

Denver Airport (HDR)
Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA

Denver Airport (HDR)

Shanghai Pudong Airport – HDR
Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China

Shanghai Pudong Airport - HDR

Heathrow Terminal 5
Heathrow Airport, London, England

Heathrow Terminal 5

Changi Airport Terminal 3
Changi Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport Terminal 3

Plane
Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, USA

Plane

JFK Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, USA

JFK Airport

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm...
Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport, Tyrol, Austria

If you spend your whole life waiting...

Madrid Airport
Madrid-Barajas International Airport, Spain

Madrid Airport

Going to Spain
Ostersund-Froson Airport, Sweden

Going to Spain

Walkway of blue hope
Manchester Airport, England

Walkway of blue hope

BCN Airport
Barcelona – El Prat Airport, Spain

BCN Airport

Conclusion

Perhaps you don't like HDR photography, perhaps you are not particularly enamored by airports and airplanes, but these photographs showcase creativity, imagination and photography skills in producing engaging images from a relatively dull subject.

Please leave any comments or acknowledgments for the photos/photographers below.