Thursday, July 5, 2018

Postcards from 35,000 feet - 2.0

The United States celebrates it's Independence Day this week so I'm highlighting some photos I've taken from flights I've been on over the last year showing it's beauty from the air. Hope you enjoy them!


The snow-capped Rockies


Cloud cover just before landing in Los Angeles


The sprawl of Los Angeles once we made it through the clouds


Lake Powell


Love the pop of blue against the desert of this reservoir (?) in Utah or Arizona


Not sure but possibly the Colorado River - or maybe the Green River


The sun in the clouds


An early morning view of San Diego


The black line is a road going through the middle of nowhere


Bryce Canyon National Park from above


When you fly into San Diego, you fly very close to the city



A sunrise view on the way into Dallas



It looks like the clouds are dancing on the water between San Juan and Ft. Lauderdale


A boat cruising down the brackish water off the coast of Charleston


Just below the red dot is Zion National Park in Utah


The aqua and navy water off the coast of Florida


And one more of that stunning water


Windmills just outside of LA



How about you? Do you choose an aisle or window seat? Do you take photos of the scenery on flights?



Linking up with: WATW at Communal Global, The Weekly Postcard at Travel Notes and Beyond and The Weekend Wanderlust Weekend Travel Blog!






19 comments:

  1. Very spectacular air photos! I am not very good at that. Besides, I don't like the window seats on the plane, so no chance of taking any photos at all, hahaha! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. I was curious to see who likes window or aisle - because no one wants the middle, right? - and I thought that aisle would be the most popular. Thanks for the link-up - and for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  2. Gosh, what a great photo of sprawling LA and the lonesome reservoir. I have a couple of incredible shots taken from the air too. One where the plane wing looks on fire, but it's just the sun! Nice idea for a post #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. Thanks, Annette! And thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  3. I never thought that looking at photos from a plane's windows would be so interesting or pretty. Great idea and great photos.

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    1. I become quite bored so I am constantly scanning below to see if there's anything interesting - especially on long flights. Thanks - and thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  4. You have so many great photos! I prefer to sit on the aisle so, I do not have the opportunity to take pictures. My husband does take some photos but they are not as good as yours.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! All photos were taken with my phone cause my "good" camera is usually packed tightly away. I'd love to take some with a real camera and see how they turn out, though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. beautiful photos #theweeklypostcard

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting!

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  6. Wow you've gotten lots of pretty pictures while flying! I hardly ever get lucky! I have a cool one from London though! I do miss the thrill of flying in/out of San Diego and how close you get to buildings! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!
    (www.caliglobetrotter.com)

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    1. Flying into/out of San Diego is crazy! I was warned by my niece though so I was expecting it. Thanks for the link-up and thanks for visiting!

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  7. An unusual viewpoint! Thanks for taking us along! That black line of a road is just awesome.

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    1. I loved that black line, too - and I only could tell it was a road from seeing a car or truck on it that you couldn't see in the photo. Thanks for visiting, Betty!

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  8. Those are great photos and a fantastic concept. I wish I could be at ground level, though, for those two of Mighty 5 from Utah.

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    1. Me, too, Rhonda - the Mighty 5 are so incredible I would love to go back, on the ground. Thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  9. I loved seeing your images of USA from the air. This is the reason why I always hope for a window seat. Happy travels. Happy Independence Day and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! It's good to meet another window seat aficionado! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Stunning photos Jill. Looking out the plane window is never boring.

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