Weekly Photo Challenge: Above The Alps

Above The Alps

This week’s challenge is all about inspiration from stories and lyrics, and I thought of “Learn To Fly” by the Foo Fighters, one of my all-time favorite songs. Particularly this:

Make my way back home when I learn to fly high
Make my way back home when I learn to…
…fly along with me, I can’t quite make it alone

Try to make this life my own

I took this shot during near the end of my flight from Barcelona to Munich, and I’m so glad I was able to get this amazing view. You can just see the curvature of the Earth’s horizon, all the snow-encrusted imperfections in its surface, and the moon looming in the distance. A larger version is viewable here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Goodbye, Gulf of California

Goodbye, Gulf of California

Here’s a shot of the very tip of the Gulf of California (AKA Sea of Cortez), shortly before crossing over Baja and the border back into the United States. It’s always interesting seeing major landmarks from the air. Large version viewable here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Santa Cruz From The Sky

Santa Cruz From The Sky

There are few things more inspiring than seeing the Earth from a plane. Here’s a glimpse of the Santa Cruz mountains during my flight back from Mexico. Larger version viewable here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Crossing The Border At 38,000 Feet

Crossing The Border At 38,000 Feet

This week’s challenge calls for halves, and I thought of my most recent flight home from Mexico. At that altitude, the view is divided between the Earth and sky. The plane was far from full, so I had plenty of windows to choose from. This was taken somewhere above the United States and Mexican border in Southern California. Larger versions available here and here.