Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #30

The new Sky Watch Friday is doing really well. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were over 300 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I just flew to Austin Texas from Atlanta and got these neat flying photos. Check out the gorgeous color variations above the clouds.
This was going from half way to Austin and was when we crossed the Mississippi River and the clouds opened up for a photo.
The Sun was fighting to get through in this one a little closer to Austin.
This was an early morning flight home at sunrise. I thought the plane beside me made a great subject in the early morning light..
This final shot was a river close to Georgia as we chased the sun to the East. What a neat set of water in that area.
I do hope you will check out some other great skies.

75 comments:

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

I love these shots from the sky! Happy SWF!

Carletta said...

Great shots Fishing Guy!
I envy these. Haven't been in a plane for a long time but I do remember how I felt looking at the sky from that position.
I really like the tail of the plane silhouetted against the sunrise - neat capture.

Dewdrop said...

My two favorites are the plane with the sunset layering of color. Wow! Cool shot!

The other is the windy river with the twinkling sun reflection in it! Awesome!

Sylvia K said...

These are fabulous, FG! And hooray! I could actually sign myself in today!!! although a friend of mine had done it for me!
Thank you so much for these beautiful shots, hope you had a good trip. Enjoy the weekend!

Tricia said...

I've flown in helicopters and a sea plane, but never a commercial airline. These images are so BEAUTIFUL, that it makes me want to fly!!! Great shots for SWF!!!

Steffi said...

Wow...perfect SWF photos!Fantastic shot!Happy SWF and have a nice weekend!

Photo Cache said...

that river snaking its way across the landscape is very pretty. thanks for taking us on your plane trip.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Neat, neat photos, Fishing Guy! Great Sky Watch.

Sue said...

Wow, Fishing Guy! I was in awe of each one, and my favorite changed each time, so I guess they are all my favorite, even if it makes me use incorrect grammar.

Spectacular!

Annie said...

Thanks for the photos...very good! Love the ones above the clouds!

Annie

angela said...

Amazing photos, all, though I especially like the Mississippi seen through the clouds.

imac said...

Wonderful trip in the sky, my friend.

George said...

Wonderful pictures. I have never had much success getting pictures from a plane, but you obviously know the secret.

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures about the clouds.

Tom said...

Hi Tom- I love to fly, I'm jealous! We may get out of C-bus in Late March. Great photos, great Sky Watch!

Tom

Elaine Dale said...

Ah yes, a Skywatch from the sky. I always request a window seat, why would anyone choose to miss the view?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fun shots, FG. Seeing the sky from above looking towards the earth is magical...at least to me.

Wren said...

I love photos of the tops of clouds. Plus, you gave us the Mississippi River, too. Great post!

Babooshka said...

You got such a wonderful set of images. The light is really magical and those delicate hints of pink on a few are really pretty.

Kallen305 said...

Love, love, love the sky pictures from the plane!!

Willard said...

An amazing series of photographs.

Also looking a your recent posts, I see that you have a lot more snow than we do yet. We have quite a few bare areas now, making for better living conditions for wildlife.

uncleawang said...

I love to watch skyscape,beautiful!!
Have a nice day.

Kathy said...

Who would think that a plane flying as fast as what it does you would be able to get such great shots. Love the pictures. =)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Tom. I love that sunrise shot with the airplane. Beautiful!!! AND--the clouds above and below you in the air were neat!!!

Glad you had a safe trip home.
Betsy

Pacey said...

This is a splendid photo fishing guy. Must be a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are spectacular photos.Thanks for sharing scenes some of us don't usually get to see.
Blessings,Ruth

Grammy said...

What an awesome photo. I love to see clouds from the top side. Hope you had a great trip.
Have a great week.
Grammy Lake of the Ozarks,
Missouri. USA

Mary said...

These are great....I love looking out airplane windows and feel like I am right there with you.

Shionge said...

Very very nice and I love to capture shots like this when I'm inside the aircraft too :D

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love these shots! I've always loved looking out at the clouds from a plane. And that last shot of the river is awesome. What a change to see one from that height.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Neat photos, FG! I have only flown once, but I remember how beautiful it was from the plane window.

Carver said...

Those are great shots from the plane. I've never managed to take any photographs when flying. You did such a good job of it.

Sara G said...

Totally awesome photo's!!!
Thanks for sharing
Happy SWF

Jim said...

beautiful sky shots.

happyone said...

Great seeing the sky out of an airplane and love the winding river.

Luke Wiley said...

Awesome plane shot!

Sally in WA said...

Isn't a window seat great on a plane? Enjoyed your photos.

Lawstude said...

hello FG. your shots make me wanna walk in the clouds. sooooo beautiful. take care always my friend.

Lew said...

Great post! Above the clouds gives a whole different perspective of the sky.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love flying and always make sure I get a seat by the window. Sometime you could be flying upside down and not know the difference. Lovely post Tom.

alicesg said...

Lovely view from the plane. I also like to take photos from the plane up above. :) Have a nice weekend.

Guy D said...

I love these shots, great stuff.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pietro said...

These pictures from the sky are fabulous, Fishing Guy! Really a splendid Sky Watch.

Glennis said...

I like the snaking river from on high, it looks so silvery and special from up there.

Small City Scenes said...

Awesome!! I love the shots above the clouds. the clouds look like they are bubbling. MB

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful captures. Happy SWF and have a great weekend

Pearl Maple said...

Cool collection of photos for this week's sky watch friday, interesting to see the sky from different angles.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful to see it all from abowe.The second photo is gorgeous.

Michele said...

WOW.... this is fantastic. The only way I'll probably see the world because I think the last time I was up in a plane (many years ago), I was not a happy girl. I was pretty terrified.
I'm not too keen on flying! =)

Your photos are beautiful!!!!!

Hug♥

Afanja said...

It's a great series of sky shots again.
Must be great to fly between two layers of clouds like in your first breathtaking picture.

Denise said...

I love in-flight shots and you have some great ones here. Enjoyed your visit to Texas also.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, these are great shots and so different from a lot of other Skywatch posts. I like the one of the sun hitting the plane and I like the one of the old Mississppi River since it has played such a great part in our U.S. history. But my very favorite one is that curvy river. Nice capture.

Have a great weekend now!

Darla said...

AMAZING!

Vic said...

wow! those shots are amazing!thanks for sharing! :)

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

lovely arial views! When I fly and view those it truly feels like magic.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

What amazing shots! It is always so interesting to see the sky from the "up" side.

Rambling Round said...

Stunning, especially the one of the Mississippi River!

soulbrush said...

your phtography is awesome, i salute you!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Great sky shots and I just love the river pics. So interesting to see their meanderings!

Daryl said...

What an amazing series of shots ...

John said...

Lovely set of photos, FG!

Judy said...

WOW!!!! Those are all wonderful shots, and I am glad to see them as a series, too! I think my favourite is the last one, with the sun sparkling off the river!
Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

The comment you left on my Jilly post - giving him a copy of that photo is a REALLY GOOD IDEA! I'm going to do that - I'd never thought about doing anything like that! Kinda like... Kill Him With Kindness!!! Thank you!!!

Janie said...

Beautiful flight photos, especially the airplane silhouette.

Suz Broughton said...

That last shot is beautiful the way the light is reflected off the river.
Happy SWF!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful shots indeed!
I always try and get a window seat, there is something wonderful about look out over and down on our planet!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I don't like flying but there's no denying it offers wonderful photographic opportunities such as these.

Tink *~*~* said...

How awesome that the clouds cooperated for your shot at the Mississippi! Great stuff.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~* Presents: Six Mile Cypress Sky

Shark Girl said...

Very very nice FG! I love the clouds. I'm a chicken to fly any more, but being on top of the clouds was the best...when I used to fly.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

You had a good flying day it appears: great view of the meandering stream.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Tom.
I always love taking pictures from the window of a plane. You always see some interesting things.
Lisa

Jarlin said...

Nice Photos...Thanks for sharing.

tipper said...

Amazing areal shots!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a great series of skywatch shots...like them a lot.
have a great weekend.

Misty Dawn said...

Those are really gorgeous photos! I especially like the first one.