Saturday, November 15, 2008

-- aerial views from 20,000 feet

I absolutely love flying. Views of the earth from the air are so otherworldly and exquisite that I am consumed with nothing else but their beauty while staring out the window.
View of a dried riverbed in the midwestern plains.

Farmland, midwestern plains.

I love the textures of the land. More farmland.
Look at the tiny town -- who lives there?
What must life be like in a place
so separate from the rest of the country?

The land starts to get some texture
as we get closer to Colorado.

The mountains are so fractal in nature.

Passing over clouds, they look like giant swaths of cotton batting.

Getting closer to the mountains
of Denver, Colorado.


This looked like a road from the air
but I can't be sure it's not railroad tracks.

And the sun sets.


hebba said...

Isn't it crazy how from the air, mountains look like tree branches or veins in leaves?

hautepocket said...

These might be some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen. I'm so impressed! (My photos out of plane windows always look like poo!) Well done, yours are FABULOUS!

Kelly O said...

WOW! Those photos are amazing.

Gilman Chatsworth said...

These pics are great. :)

friyet said...

i found you on 'another excuse to procrastinate', i also love to fly and especially gawk out the window, amazing photos and the descriptions are great. your site name was interesting to me because i have two spleens [does that qualify as spleeness?]

bodelou said...

there i am...! somewhere down there in flat land midwest. hope the travels go well ;)

spleeness said...

@friyet: yes, I believe you too, are rich in all things spleen! Welcome to the Spleeness club!

@everyone else: thankyou for your kind words, you have no idea how much it means....

tony a.k.a. isweatbutter said...

i <3 sunset-over-the-wing pictures. that last one is fabulous.

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