Thursday, February 12, 2009

Looking down at the setting sun

Forty hours it took to fly from Tel Aviv to Madrid to London to Bangkok to Sydney.
Window seats all the way made it bearable.
This was the sunset somewhere over Europe.
All the dramatic changes of light and clouds in these photos happened within just 18 minutes.
This play of light around the wing was especially exciting!
And at the beginning of the sunset the flight attendant was ordering us to close the shades. What was he thinking?? Obviously he knew nothing about SkyWatch Friday!

36 comments:

jordaenne said...

These are beautiful photos.
love and light
shalom

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos!Wonderful!Happy SWF!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Dinayou beat me I sat here at 7:00 waiting. Nice shots only seen sunset once from a plane

Tranquility said...

Those are so pretty. I love the light around the wing - so colorful!

Kallen305 said...

Lovely. I really enjoy airplane sky photos because you see the sky in a totally different perspective.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photos, Dina! Having to fly to London was sort of a round-about way of getting from point A to point B, but that's the way the planes fly!

I had to laugh about the flight attendant's comment: he definitely was not a photographer!

Photo Cache said...

40 hours would give you a lot of time to see beautiful clouds below. nice shots.

Sylvia K said...

What breathtaking colors and perspective! Yes, what was that steward thinking??? Thanks for sharing. Happy SWF!

Carol said...

Beautiful skies taken from the other side of the clouds...

VALKYRIEN said...

Great shots from your windowseat! Beautiful light, the second is quite special!

Rune said...

Beautiful color, cool shots :o)

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow, Dina! These Skywatch photos are phenomenal. I love the textures in the sky - really beautiful!

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful! 40 hours is definitely more time than I could stand flying anywhere.

Schotzy said...

Simply extraordinary! God is amazing!

JC said...

Great pictures. Great perspective.

Cloudia said...

Why isn't EVERYONE plastered to the window for this great show?

I love the window . . .it's a good place to muse . . . One time I followed the dusk from San Francisco all the way to Honolulu!

Funny, tomorrow I'm posting a sky shot taken by a pilot friend in flight! Aloha, Dear Dina

Petrea said...

Such a great view! Why did the flight attendant want the shades closed, I wonder?

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Wonderful photos!
Well done...
HSWF:)

Babooshka said...

Not a journey I envy until I see the beautiful sky and colours it produces at that height

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Dina: It sounds like you have a dream job-- archeological field worker. What is the most interesting thing you have unearthed? We have an interesting Indian Mound about an hour and a half south of here (Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery Co. NC USA). At that site, they have found interesting items.

Stop back by Greensboro Daily Photo when you find the time. So many people look and so few comment, it made my day for you to post a comment! Thanks again

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo

Katney said...

We were just talking about the pulling down the shades the other night. When I returned from India several years ago, I had read that to prevent jet lag, eat and sleep according to the time zone you are flying to. That sounds like a good idea--if it wern't for the flight attendants.

Ann said...

They are stunning. I can't believe there isn't a quicker way to get to Aus.

Hilda said...

Beautiful photos! But wow at the trip — that's such a roundabout route!

Sara said...

Oh...these are really fantastic,and really dreamy!
Sometimes, I cant belive that some sences are in this world!
By the way Dina, this is my new blog's link www.arch-diaries.blogspot.com
but it is still in Farsi,You can just see my photo in this :)

raf said...

These are great inflight shots, Dina, so we did get to share some of your sky watch, thank you!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is about as close to the sun!

Reader Wil said...

Dina, we did he same and took photos of the rising sun. It's great isn't it!?

Reader Wil said...

Dina, I forgot to say that I don't know the name of the author of the poem. I like the poem and found it with the help of Google.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

nice captures of the sky...like the colors in the last.
i don't think i could endure such a long long flight...i am already dreading 8 hours coming up this sunday.
have a wonderful day
erin

mommanator said...

wow what a tremendous site in flight

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great photos. Forty hours of flight I could not do!

Catherine said...

You 're right Dina. Your pilot didn't make part of the more than 300 participants to Sky Watch each week. He should, witj so much beauty all around.

Thanks for souvenirs you brought us back from your fly and travel.

Maria said...

Fantastic photos! So Beautiful and exciting! Happy SWF!

vincibene said...

Fantastic!

Pietro said...

Wonderful views. How beautiful are the skies from the plane!
Dina, I miss your very fine comments!!!

Susie of Arabia said...

Dina - You got some really beautiful shots from the airplane here - nice job! Perfect for SkyWatch!