Thursday, April 03, 2008

Skywatch Friday- Flight from Laguardia to Columbus


I know nothing really about "sky watch fridays" except several blogs that I read participate by posting images of the sky every Friday. Today, I'm doing my first sky watch post. This image was shot out the window of an Embraer 140 as Megan and I were ascending up through the troposphere after taking off from Laguardia in NYC. We were visiting Megan's grandmother in Manhattan over the Columbus Day weekend, and I just couldn't resist taking this shot. In fact, I have tons of pictures that I have taken over the past few years from airplanes, but this one may be my favorite.

It looks like we are in for a fabulous Saturday here in Ohio, and I can't wait to get out and see what is blooming. Finally, I think we'll have trilliums, dutchman's breeches, and bluebells just starting to pop this weekend.

Tom

41 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a spectacular shot, what a way to start Sky Watch Friday! Welcome to SWF, and I hope you have a great time posting and sharing with others.

    Every Friday Tom (the SWF host) at womtig.blogspot.com posts a Sky Watch post, including Mr. Linky, where you can add a link to your sky watch post. You might like to check it out now that you've posted your picture.

    Cheers,

    David Webb: Pictures of Nature

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  2. Your photography is nice as it always is. I will comment more at another time as I just returned from hospital and am not back to normal.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

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  3. Abraham- I was really surprised to see your smiling face this morning...So glad to see you are home....Keep fighting......

    Tom

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  4. David- Thank you for the the SWF information!

    Tom

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  5. Beautiful picture Tom- I am always amazed at how you get good photos out of airplane grimy windows.

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  6. Interesting sky shot. I've seen some cool looking skies from an airplane but I've never taken a photo like this. Good luck with your search this weekend, it'll be a while before the wildflowers are blooming around here.

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  7. Welcome to Sky Watch Tom... 'What a great name that is'
    I do not fly.. I did once never again.. so I never get to see sights like this which is great.. I can now through your eyes and without the panic I would feel..
    I do hope you will Join in again as well.
    I will call back over the weekend as a few of your picture have really got my interest...
    From one Tom to another... Thank you for joining in with the fun of, and adding to Sky Watch.
    Tom

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  8. Wonderful picture! I looks like mountains in the sky. I love clouds and from planes they are really fascinating!

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  9. I love your sky shot. It looks quite different from up there!

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  10. Fantastic picture. When I'm in a plane looking down over interesting clouds, it's as if I'm looking at a different world. Beautiful!

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  11. If this is how you start at SKY WATCH I wonder how it will end ... that photo of the clouds is just amazing and it even seems that they are frozen.
    Very good.

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  12. Welcome Tom! I'm a newbie too.

    This is a beautiful phone from an airplane window! Great shot!

    I looked at your pic of the snow in Maine. I lived in Caribou for 6 years and I know how bad it can get. Sounds like you travel a great deal so we'll look forward to many different photos!

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  13. Beautiful soft cotton clouds!

    I love your blog by the way :)

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  14. Amazing shot! Well done.

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  15. Stunning photo! Welcome to SWF!
    You did a good job here!

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  16. tom: What a great SWF photo. I love when I'm above the clouds.

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  17. Hey, that's a different perspective of the sky.
    Well done & welcome to Skywatch!
    Only on my 3rd week but it is fun..

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  18. Beautiful shot!

    Great work you have here, I must return when I have more time to review your archives.

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  19. You have a great first post. Good job and have a good weekend.

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  20. Very nice! The sky is such a wonderful subject. :)

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  21. Welcome to Skywatch! Beautiful photo. I have a low tolerance for being hemmed in at the window seat -- so I miss these images. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Great sky, it has a landscape quality to it. Still trying to shake winter here in Maine. The ice on the river behind my home has just started to open. The rest of the landscape around the house is still under a couple of feet of snow. Good luck photographing this weekend.

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  23. I think your photo is beautiful:o)

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  24. goodness, great beginning! that is a FABULOUS shot! Welcome to skywatch

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  25. Tom this is great shot. I always ensure that I have my window seat and have my camera with me on the plane. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

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  26. Oh i just love the photos taken from plane. Welcome and you will find your going to be looking for those gorgeous sky watch shots. So addicting.

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  27. Wow! Can I eat this??? Looks like cream!
    A very geat shot!

    Petunia's SWFpost

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  28. Great Sky Watch Photo.

    Today was my first SWF post also.

    Have a great Weekend.

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  29. Megan, thank you, this window must have been particularly clean!

    John- Had to head up to NE Ohio to be with my family, so I probably won't see any wildflowers here! I feel like I've gone back in time about two weeks.

    Sandy- Thank you stopping by and taking the time to comment. Wouldn't it be cool to zip around these clouds at will?

    Tom- Thank you, and Thank you! I will dig up several of my sky pictures that I've taken over the years. Can't wait to see what I find.

    Mary- Thanks. There is a superb photographer from Florida named Clyde Butcher who refers to the clouds as "Florida's Mountains" They really can be mountains- just like these, only a wee bit softer.

    Linda- Yes, it is amazing how different the earth looks from 20,000 feet.

    Quin- Well, I hope I keep on going and never end! Thank you.

    Debbie- You bet we travel plenty, especially to Maine, since that is where my wife grew up and that is where her parents live.

    Marie- Thank you, stop by any time! Good to meet you.

    Daniel- Thank you.

    John- Thank you very much! I normally don't get this lucky when we fly, it is usually gray, but this fall day was clear and the sky was awesome.

    Sonia- Thanks for the welcome!

    Guy- Thanks. BTW i'm in Munroe Falls this weekend, back in the homeland.

    Blue- Thank you, and yes, it is fun. I really appreciate all the new faces that have stopped by to check out my nature photos.

    Salty- Yes, be sure to drop by, I have tons and tons of nature images from across the country.

    Kim- You too! Thank you.

    Lana- Thank you. Love your macro shots of bugs. Keep 'em coming!

    T.R.- Thank you. I'm intrigued by your blog...not sure I completely understand what you do for a living, but you really get around!

    Thanks Mike!

    Anne- Thank you very much.

    Suzi- Thanks for the welcome.

    Anna- Shots from planes are really cool. Although I'm pretty sure that having a digital camera on and taking pictures below 10000 feet is against FAA regulations. Anyone else have any information about this? Thanks Anna.

    Quiet Paths- thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    Lilli- thank you

    Texas- Yes, this SkyWatch Friday thing is very cool, and finally, I can say also, welcome to SkyWatch!

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!

    Tom

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  30. Tom, I know that at the take off or landing we must all turn off all electronic devices which is close to the ground. Must confess I have actually take at take off and landing. But I have not heard that it was that enforced. Way up there, no body ever really said anything. Thanks for letting me know. Anna :)

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  31. Anna- Yeah, I sneak all the time too! I really don't know the official rules..I'm wondering if anybody has been caught or had problems with a digicam?

    Tom

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  32. Stunning Photo! A different view of the sky from a different angle.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  33. Oh wow, I love this blog! I listened to your peepers and my heart sang. The blackbirds have begun to return this week. No robins yet. Juncos are back. Geese are flying over and even resting in the beaver bog but not staying. The ice is retreating and soon my peepers will sing. We can't even talk on the phone because of the "noise"! But in my whole life I have never seen a peeper, so I loved the video. I am supposed to be commenting on your SWF, tho: and I was fascinated by this cloud that seems to be growing upwards. Three layers of clouds. Beautiful photo. I'm going to blogroll you on my main blog so I will be back!

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  34. Fantastic cloud shot, Tom!!! WOOT!!! Our trillium won't blossom until May but my daffodils and crocusses have popped up from the ground. A feast of green. WOOT!!!

    Happy Saturday!

    Hugs, JJ

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  35. This is great and sorry to read in your prev post that the Skywatch didn't work out as expected! Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  36. Terrific shot. I love the photo.

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  37. Andree- Thank you for your kind comments, I'm glad that I was able to show you what these little frogs look like. They are hard to spot. You can be surrounded by thousands of them and still have a hard time picking them out, since they usually stop calling when you get close to them!

    Alexander- Thank you!

    JJ- Thanks a bunch! Wow, May! We'll have leaves on the trees by mid-may.

    Tamy- Thank you very much.

    Tom- Yeah, I'm still bummed about Skybus the airline shutting down. Oh well, will have to find new cheap travel methods!

    Travis- Thank you very much!

    Thanks again, everyone, especially Old Tom Wigley for starting Sky Watch Friday and directing people towards my blog.

    Tom

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