Every so often you run a landscape that seems so alien, it’s like another world – or perhaps a post-apocalyptic version of this world. I’m not exactly sure where this picture was taken, but it was somewhere over the south-west United States.
On a recent flight, I amused myself taking pictures of the thick cloud cover that dominated the sky, hoping that the directional top lighting would make for some dramatic contrast and interesting cloud studies. And then the thick cloud cover parted just long enough for a small patch of sunlight to fall on a forking section of river below – serendipity at its finest!
You can see more aerial pictures on Journey Photographic here.
Somewhere over Colorado (I think), we got a brief break and the clouds and a glimpse of the landscape below.
You can see more of the view from 30,000ft on Journey Photographic here.
I must be in an aerial mood this week – here’s a picture from a different flight, this time somewhere over California, on the approach to LA.
One of my problems when taking pictures from a commercial flight is figuring out afterwards exactly what I’ve taken a picture of, especially if I’m not familiar with the location. In this case, a quick look at the flight tracker and google maps showed my flight only crossed one significant mountain range, so I feel confident declaring this is a picture of the Rocky Mountains – more exactly, part of the Southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
I could see the thick clouds settled over the mountains as we approached, so didn’t hold out much hope of getting any pictures – I was pleasantly surprised to find some photogenically located gaps in the clouds as we passed over!