While flying home from Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, I decided it would be interesting to grab a window seat and take some images. Thinking about the direction of flight and where the sun would be located I decided the ‘F’ seat would make the most sense and just hoped we would have some clear skies as we traveled east towards Denver. Being a passenger and take a pictures out of a window in an airplane further limits the control you may have in regards to taking an image. Not only do you not have control of the light and sky conditions as normally is the case while outdoors you also don’t have control of your location, the direction facing, obstructions (i.e. engine, wing and dirty window) and a clean window to name just a few. Also did I mention you are moving at a quick rate of speed so grabbing the image you see is limited in time. My main objective while take images on this flight was to compose some interesting scenes I was passing by at 35,000 feet.
The following images are a few of the many I took during the flight of under two hours using a Canon G9 point and shoot camera.
Lake Mead Shoreline (Brine Spring Area)
San Juan River near Piute Canyon
Descending through the clouds