Friday, December 7, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Aerospace place shadows

Office Buildings at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft from 1000 ft, East Hartford, CT, August 1984
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 reappears, and given my recent scanning frenzy I found this view that transports me back to August 1984 seated in a single engine to Piper Cherokee. I was invited in my walking days to take a ride with a pilot acquaintance. 

At this point, we are at about 1000 ft (305 M) flying over my then employer, big jet engine maker Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. In the foreground is the building where I worked in purchasing. Normally filled with cars, this was a Sunday with most workers away. Outside shadows and cockpit reflections emanate...

We are about to make a 180° turn to land on Runway 2 at Hartford's Brainard Field. On this warm day the workplace looked and felt way different than Monday to Friday...

11 comments:

Chubby Chieque said...

G´day Bro...

An old shot invites the most beautiful shot of today. So crips, and that means, a hot day.

Enjoy your w/end with P.

Hugs & happy SSS,
/Chie

Sylvia K said...

A great shadow shot and one to trigger great memories as well!! Have a great weekend, Ralph!! Enjoy!

robin. said...

excellent find here ralph. i do imagine you looked at it differently that sunny Sunday. perspective. it is a wonderful thing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Were you doing a fly-over in your van, Ralph?:)

Kathe W. said...

isn't it great to find an old photo that reminds you of a fine day! Have a great weekend!

Paula Scott said...

It must've felt like an 'out of body'experience!

Lighthousegal said...

I love the view from an airplane. It is amazing seeing things from the "above it all" perspective.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness...what an incredible image Ralph. My brother had a private 2 engine and flying in it with him was thrilling...as is your share this week.

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a great shot Ralph!

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BLOGitse said...

'Fly, fly away...' Never flew like you - it must be totally different than 'normal' airplane traveling...Have a good week!

Patti said...

Cool perspective on your workplace ~