Pictures from Above the Clouds

Last year I spent a lot of time flying between Baltimore and Tampa on Southwest Airlines. So much that I was an A-List member, which sadly I no longer am, although that is a different story…

I found myself often flying back from Tampa just as the sun was setting to the West, I saw some amazing sunsets, many through the broken clouds of a summer thunderstorm.  At some point, I started bringing my Canon SD870 IS along and snapping some pictures out the window.  Even with the Plexiglas, I was able to get some surprisingly good shots.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds
Above the Clouds

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
Pictures from an Airplane

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Dramatic Sunset above the clouds

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