Thursday, February 19, 2009

Looking for the Sky - Aviation Skyscapes

I tend to live in the past for Tish's Looking at the Sky. This week it is December 1980, and I am not just gazing skyward, but am traveling in a heavier-than-air machine in the sky. The place is somewhere over the east coast of Florida on a Delta Tri-Star at an estimated altitude of 25,000 ft. Over the Atlantic, the clouds seem to change at will, and you might never see the same sky again. This is true everywhere, of course, but the oceanic formations change faster that most. The sun is still fresh for this day, attempting to peer out from the top of the window frame. Visit Tish's great meme and aim your gaze into the skies!

16 comments:

Tammy said...

It's been a long time since I traveled by plane, 14 years actually, but I do remember the skies being so beautiful from the plane. Gorgeous picture!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A lovely view over the wing. Viewing clouds from above really is magical. ;-)

Star8278 said...

Wow, so lucky to have images that old, that look that good!

Great capture.

Cathy said...

great photo--love the colors!

Bond said...

I am up up and away again next week...

good thing I enjoy flying!

Gattina said...

Very nice capture sitting in the sky !

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful shot, Ralph! I took similar shots when I went to Florida a couple of weeks ago! I love your new profile shot! :)

Dianne said...

the perspective is perfect! such wonderful color too

Linda said...

There is nothing quite like seeing the sky from the window of a plane, is there?

Great shot, Ralph, and true to your nickname, too!

Misty Dawn said...

Very beautiful! I love photos from plane windows!

Tink *~*~* said...

I usually take an aisle seat these days, but have seen some amazing sights out the window. The Atlantic coast Florida beaches look ENDLESS from up there! Happy Looking At The Sky to you!

Tink *~*~*
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Tricia said...

Lovely photo and a neat perspective. I have flown many times but never taken a picture. Must try it sometime.

Jim said...

Hi Ralph -- This is pretty, your shot out the window of that tri-star. I had to do a doubletake and then figured out it was 29 years ago.
I'm like the rest, I like to take pictures out the window when flying. Mostly I am amazed at the clouds.
Mrs. Jim does me a 'favor' and gives me the isle seat so I have to trade with her or something. She is protecting my knee and foot, each of which is 80+/-% shot. (blogsearch "kneecap" on my other blog
Or go here for the fast skinny
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2007/05/im-back-early.html#links
).

SacredRuminations said...

Lovely view ...
Hugs and blessings,

Gayle said...

I love being above the clouds, but I've never taken a photo as such. I need to remember that one...

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

Somehow it seems as though I am always above the wing and can never get a good sky shot in a plane. You do a great job capturing such!!! Thanks for the blast from the past. The clouds are beautiful.
-Tisha