Saturday, 14 January 2012

As we must appear to the hawk #2

I've always loved looking out of plane windows, down at the world below. Reading Alain de Botton's The Art of Travel last year confirmed it, and helped me start this series of plane window visions. These are from a recent flight from Launceston to Melbourne. 


Tasmania is famous for rugged mountains



and verdant valleys



I caught just a glimpse of the Tamar River



and the Northern Tasmanian coastline



before coming in to a stormy afternoon in Melbourne

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18 comments:

Alyce said...

That coastline shot is gorgeous! I'm always afraid that the flight attendants are going to yell at me for having an electronic device out when I'm not supposed to, so I haven't taken many flying pictures.

Leslie said...

Those are great! You got some awesome shots. I rarely sit by the window, and when I do there's usually a wing or something in my way.

BookPlease said...

Fantastic - superb photos of such wonderful sights.

Trish said...

The view from an airplane is always so mesmerizing. I love to have my camera ready when I'm flying.

Satia said...

The last two times my husband and I went for a walk, there was a hawk circling above. There are spans of openness, large yards without trees that buttress one another creating hunting fields and another field that is city property, undeveloped but not allowed to overgrow into wildness. So this hawk has two areas that are at the center and at the southwest edge of our perimeter to circle in hopes of seeing something edible. It must be good feeding territory because it is often at one or the other.

bermudaonion said...

I love looking through plane windows too - the world looks like an imaginary toy. Lovely photos.

Lisa said...

At least that's stormy and not smoggy. Beautiful pictures!

Kay said...

I love the patchwork quilt look of the valleys. Yes, it nice you didn't have a wing in the way. Seems that's always what blocks my view.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I imagine that snapping shots from plane windows would be a great distraction from "fear of flying."

I love looking at the images below.

Thanks for sharing.

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Annie @ButteryBooks said...

I love the idea of compiling photos taken from way up high!
I pout for the whole plane ride if I don't get the window seat!

storygal said...

The coastline and the valleys are my favourite pics of this collection, yet they're all so interesting.
On our rare holidays, I try to get a window seat so we can take pictures. I got some of fluffy clouds and the tapestry below. For another Saturday.

Irene said...

You've done a wonderful job capturing the beauty of your flight.

Marie said...

Awesome pictures. I love aerial shots. Fantastic coastline.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Those were terrific shots from the window of a plane.

edgar said...

beautiful collection of aerial photos. Alain de Botton writes well.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I love the window view from an airplane as well!! I've been on a couple of flights where the pilot actually pointed out a few of the particular sights for us :) That's not the norm though. But, wouldn't that be cool?

Louise said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I don't always sit by the windows now, but do prefer it on short flights. I go for an aisle seat on the long hauls (whenever I'm lucky enough to take a long haul flight).

Alyce- I don't think cameras count as electronic equipment, they don't transmit anything, so don't see how they'd be a problem. They never mention them.

Peppermint- it would be fantastic if they did that more often. It's easy to know where you are if it's a local flight, but if you're away from home it's tricky. I'd love to know what some of the things I saw between Houston and LA were. I still have no idea.

Melanie said...

I love looking out plane windows too. Definitely offers a unique perspective.