My family and I just returned from a trip to Wyoming. The primary purpose of the trip was to visit family, so I did not have a lot of extra time for photography. However, one of the photographic highlights of the trip was our flight from my home in southern California to Denver. The flight path covers some fantastic topography and it’s always been fun for me to see how many formations I can recognize. On this flight, I decided to try and do a black and white series of the landscape 35,000′ feet below me.
Can you figure them out? Some are super easy…others are not. Images are posted in the order you would see them flying from southern California to Denver.
Feel free to post your guesses in the comments section. I will post the locations in a few days. I do not know every detail of each image, but am pretty sure I have the locations correct…maybe you can pinpoint some better than I can.
There were some challenges that degraded image quality in these files. First, I got lucky with a pretty clean window on the airplane. A dirty window would make these sorts of images difficult. Second, the glass plane window and interior plexiglass also make focusing difficult. There are some odd things that happened to some of the files because of my high tech “plexiglass filter.” You can probably see a few things on some of these files…
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these, as well as your guesses!