I love the window seat on flights. Aisle seats have the advantage of a little space to stretch out to your side and not having to climb over anyone to move around the plane, but in my opinion, the view is the best part of a flight. I’ve recently started keeping my camera in my carry on bag so I can take photos of the views I just don’t get any other way. It was mostly cloudy on Sunday’s flight from Portland to Salt Lake and then Salt Lake City to Atlanta (guess what airline I was on!), but there were still some nice views.
We flew out before sunrise. I wasn’t on the right side of the plane to capture the sun itself, but here’s a hint of sunrise coming through the clouds:
The clouds started to break somewhere over Idaho:
The clouds came back, though. I love how the tallest mountains poke through, almost like some sort of liaison between the earth and the heavens:
Flying from SLC to ATL, I was at the back of the plane, so a wing made it into most of these shots. Some photography snobs might edit the plane out of these photos, but I like it, actually.
I really love how the low clouds just lap at the base of these mountains in Utah like a calm lake. The Great Salt Lake is under there somewhere.
The mountains in Utah are just stunning. I kept snapping photos until they were out of sight.
As we headed east, we crossed that great landmark, the mighty Mississippi River:
On Friday, I fly to Bermuda. I’m hoping it’s clear enough to get some good photos of the gorgeous approach. I’m experimenting with some photo gallery features here so that future Window Seat posts will be in gallery form — I hope you enjoy them!